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StoryCorps: The Day The Towers Fell

Sep 13, 2019
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On September 11, 2001, Sara Lashbrook was teaching kindergarten in downtown Manhattan…just three tree blocks away from the World Trade Center. At StoryCorps in Jackson, her friend Jessica Sell Chambers asked Sara what that morning was like.

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Wyoming is the Equality state. And when StoryCorps came to Jackson in 2018, Andrew Breffeilh told StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen the legacy of strong women in Jackson and why they deserve to be remembered.

Produced by Megan Feighery

StoryCorps: Hitchhiking - A Love Story

Jun 14, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Jay Edwards sat down with his daughter, Melodie, and told her about the time in the early 60s, when he and Melodie’s mother hitchhiked from California to Mexico…before hitchhiking up to Iowa to meet her mother’s family.

StoryCorps: 'But We Did End The War By Voting'

Jun 3, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, former Marine Corps Captain Bob Morris sat down his friend Jonathan Schechter to talk about his opposition to the Vietnam War and how he tried to end it.

StoryCorps: Learning From Fear

May 24, 2019
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Todd Skinner was a world renowned rock climber. His climbing achievements included the first free ascents of many routes around the world. 13 years ago Skinner died in a climbing accident on El Capitan. When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer Mattie Sheafor sat down with Todd’s widow Amy Skinner to discuss his death and why they keep rock climbing.

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As a chef for a Jackson Hole outfitter, Christine Semrow struggled to find an affordable place to live in Jackson.

When StoryCorps came to Jackson in 2018, Semrow sat down with StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen to talk about what it’s like to be part of the 99-percent in Jackson.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, friends Stephanie Thomas and Carrie Krose sat down to discuss how the affordable housing shortage in Jackson is affecting children. 

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Sarah Ross sat down with her mother, Alexandra Fuller, to discuss an article she wrote in the Jackson paper about her teenage experience with sexual assault.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, friends Arne Jorgensen and Anne Cresswell discussed the lack of concern for affordable housing in their community.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Teton Science School Executive Director Chris Agnew asked former board member Jean Jorgensen to recall the school's early days…and how it all started with the founders Joan and Ted Major. 

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Maria came to the U.S. illegally with her mother when she was a little girl…so they could meet up with her father, who was working in the country legally. When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Maria told her son Jorden about how she ended up in Idaho.

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Christine Semrow survived addiction by moving to Jackson and immersing herself in the wilderness.

When StoryCorps came to Jackson last year, Semrow sat down with StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen to talk about the first time she felt at peace in nature.

StoryCorps: Charismatic Megafauna

Jan 17, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Scott O'Hare sat down with his wife, Kacy, to talk about memorable encounters they've had with moose. Both of them grew up in cities, so neither of them were accustomed to a lot of wildlife before moving to Jackson.

StoryCorps: 'How's The Weather Up There, Cowboy?'

Jan 16, 2019
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The Meeteetse Chocolatier has been featured by the New York Times, the Toronto Star, and ABC News. But when Tim Kellogg was younger he was a saddle bronc rider. Even though it isn’t the most popular rodeo event, many cowboys say it’s the toughest to master.

When StoryCorps came to Jackson last June, Kellogg sat down with his friend Annessa Melnick to talk about his younger days as a saddle bronc rider before becoming the Meeteetse Chocolatier.

StoryCorps: 'The Prettiest And Smartest Girl In Law School'

Jan 15, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Nancy Guthrie sat down with her friend, Alice Widdess, to talk about how she become lawyer despite her father’s disapproval.  

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Jackson is the most economically unequal city in the U.S. That's according to the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank. A study found in 2016 that the income gap between the bottom 99 percent and the top one percent is widest in Jackson.

That makes affordable housing challenging. When StoryCorps came to Jackson in June, friends Marcela Badillo and Cristina Briones sat down to talk about what that means for immigrant families. 

StoryCorps: Conservation In The Jackson Valley

Jan 11, 2019
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The Murrie family played an important role in preserving wild places in the Jackson Valley…and around the U.S. When StoryCorps came to Jackson this summer, friends Nancy Leon and Jean Jorgensen remembered Mardy Murie and the contributions her family made to conservation.

StoryCorps: A Panorama Of Jackson

Jun 27, 2018
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On June 21, 2018, members of the Jackson community joined Wyoming Public Media and StoryCorps staff at the Teton County Library to listen through some of the stories gathered during the Mobile Booth's stay at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum from May 24 to June 22, 2018. 

StoryCorps: Rory And Primm Loudenslager

Jun 27, 2018
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Lorelei "Rory" Loudenslager (7) talks to her mom Primm Loudenslager (32) about their old apartment, their new Habitat for Humanity House, the building process, and favorite things she likes to do, play, and learn. 

StoryCorps: Steven Deutsch And Steffan Freeman

Jun 27, 2018
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Friends, Steven Deutsch (55) and Steffan Freeman (40), talk about surviving strokes at young ages, the impact of their strokes on their brains and bodies, how their lives have changed as a result, and what they imagine for their futures. This piece was edited by StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen and played at the StoryCorps Listening Event on June 21, 2018.

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Roommates and coworkers, Jeremy Noel (40) and Joseph (Joey) Langlinais (32), reflect on how moving to Jackson, WY helped them to recover from addiction. Jeremy and Joey talk about addiction, the healing power of the nature in Jackson, the power of the solar eclipse, rebirth, what brought them to Jackson, and where they plan to go from here. This feature was played at the StoryCorps Listening Event on June 21st, 2018.

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Lynn Carlson and Laura Griffith-Carlson talk about Laura’s problem with alcohol. Laura is now ten years sober, and Lynn recounts the difficulties she had with caring for her sister while they lived in Laramie. This story was recorded by StoryCorps in Cheyenne.

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Bill Schilling is the president of the Wyoming Business Alliance. He was instrumental in getting the Hathaway scholarship passed through the legislature, and he says it’s one of his greatest accomplishments.

The Hathaway allows students to get money for college if they meet certain academic criteria. Here, Schilling talks with former dean of the UW Business School Brent Hathaway. (In case you were wondering – no, the scholarship is not named after him.) Schilling recalls how the Hathaway scholarship came to be.

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Wyoming writer CJ Box and his daughter, Molly Donnell, talk about one of their favorite pastimes: fly fishing. Box is a self-taught, avid fly-fisherman and from the time his daughters were very young he was intent on teaching them about the sport, too. He remembers the first time he handed his daughters fishing rods.

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This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.

Today, we hear from two members of one of Wyoming’s most famous families.  Milward Simpson, the grandson of former Governor and U.S. Senator Milward Simpson, interviews his father Pete Simpson, a noted historian, educator, Republican nominee for Governor, and former legislator.  They begin their conversation talking about Pete’s parents.  

In May of 2013, members of The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board announced that Wyoming Public Media’s new oral histories project had been awarded a $25,000 grant to build its Wyoming Stories program. The program was kicked off in July, when the nationally acclaimed StoryCorps rolled its MobileBooth into the parking lot of the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne.

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For Veteran’s Day we have a StoryCorps segment of veteran Ted Gostas telling his wife Jody Gostas about being taken as a prisoner of war in the Vietnam War and his years in solitary confinement. Gostas remained a P-O-W for 5 years, 5 months, and 15 days. Of those captured in Northern Vietnam, he was one of only four POWs to stay in solitary confinement for more than four years. 

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We’re going to hear now from a woman who was blind for the first 38 years of her life. At that point, a doctor told her he could make her see. After four surgeries, she finally gained her vision.

The woman’s name is Pat Logan, and we’ll hear a conversation she had with Dave Stratton, the chaplain for the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, in Cheyenne. The interview was recorded as part of StoryCorps, a project that records conversations between loved ones.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we’re going to hear a story about abuse that stemmed from alcoholism. This interview was recorded as part of Story Corps, a project that records conversations between loved ones. In this case, 89-year-old Myrtle Forney talks with her grandson, Nate Swinton. After her first husband (Nate’s grandfather) passed away, she married another man, named Ken.

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In this installment of Wyoming Stories, Stephanie Reutner interviews her neighbor Noel Richardson, both residents of Jelm. Richardson worked for the Forest Service in 1957, spraying trees against beetle kill around Cody and Yellowstone. He remembers a chef that cooked for the camp.

The chef, named Phonograph Jones, was in his 80s then and had also cooked for Buffalo Bill Cody and Prince Albert I on his trip to Wyoming 100 years ago. His great great grandson, Prince Albert II, is in Wyoming this week.

 

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