WPSU’s Story Corps / The Conversation of a Lifetime

WPSU’s Story Corps

WPSU's Story Corps, a local oral history project, records and shares the stories of central Pennsylvanians. WPSU is traveling to towns throughout the listening area to give you a chance to record your personal and family history with a friend or loved one.

Look for a visit to your town, and listen to excerpts of these interviews on WPSU-FM and here at WPSU.org.

StoryCorps
03-03-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Ina Bechtol, Tess Hartle, and Susan Haney

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Susan Haney talks to her friends Ina Bechtol and Tess Hartle, sisters who grew up in Spring Mills during the Great Depression.

StoryCorps
02-26-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Vonnie Henninger and Doug Bierly

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Doug Bierly talks to Vonnie Henninger, an historian who’s given hundreds of presentations about the history of central Pennsylvania.

StoryCorps
02-24-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Carl Gaffron and His Former Student Greta Haney

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Greta Haney speaks with Carl Gaffron, her high school English teacher. He retired from teaching a few years ago.

StoryCorps
02-19-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Betty Strouse and Doug Bierly

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Doug Bierly speaks with Betty Strouse about her life with her husband, Walter.

StoryCorps
02-17-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Mary Kay and Greg Williams

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Wife and husband Mary Kay and Greg Williams talk about renovating the Cooke Tavern in Spring Mills.

StoryCorps
02-12-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Troy and Angela Smith

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Angela and her husband Troy discuss their life together in Millheim, Pennsylvania.

StoryCorps
02-10-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Byrd Futhey and Debra Heller

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Debra Heller talks with her mother-in-law Byrd Futhey about her life.

StoryCorps
12-09-2013

Story Corps Ag Progress Days: Ron and Sue Smith

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In August, we gathered stories about farm life at the Pasto Agricultural Museum at Ag Progress Days outside of State College. Sue Smith interviews her husband Ron about life growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

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