StoryCorps http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en StoryCorps: How The Hathaway Scholarship Came To Be http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-how-hathaway-scholarship-came-be <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:33:04 +0000 Willow Belden 57656 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: How The Hathaway Scholarship Came To Be StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-cj-box-talks-his-daughter-about-their-favorite-pastime-fly-fishing <p>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.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:22:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-pete-simpson-discusses-his-parents-and-growing-near-heart-mountain <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we hear from two members of one of Wyoming’s most famous families.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; They begin their conversation talking about Pete’s parents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:55:17 +0000 Bob Beck 53722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain Wyoming Public Media Received A Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Grant To Capture Wyoming’s Stories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-media-received-wyoming-cultural-trust-fund-grant-capture-wyoming-s-stories <p>In May of 2013, members of <em>The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund</em> board announced that Wyoming Public Media’s new oral histories project had been awarded a $25,000 grant to build its <em>Wyoming Stories</em> program.&nbsp;The program was kicked off in July, when the nationally acclaimed <a href="http://www.storycorps.org/"><em>StoryCorps</em></a> rolled its MobileBooth into the parking lot of the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:19:01 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53580 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media Received A Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Grant To Capture Wyoming’s Stories StoryCorps: Vietnam veteran talks about his time as a POW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-vietnam-veteran-talks-about-his-time-pow <p>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.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:46:45 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49635 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: Vietnam veteran talks about his time as a POW Wyoming Stories: Learning to see at age 38 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-learning-see-age-38 <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:32:59 +0000 Willow Belden 48943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Learning to see at age 38 Wyoming Stories: Myrtle Forney recalls a marriage marred by alcoholism and abuse (StoryCorps) http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-myrtle-forney-recalls-marriage-marred-alcoholism-and-abuse-storycorps <p>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.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:12:57 +0000 Willow Belden 48606 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Myrtle Forney recalls a marriage marred by alcoholism and abuse (StoryCorps) Wyoming Stories: Noel Richardson remembers chef who cooked for him, Buffalo Bill Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-noel-richardson-remembers-chef-who-cooked-him-buffalo-bill-cody <p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:03:33 +0000 Irina Zhorov 47250 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Noel Richardson remembers chef who cooked for him, Buffalo Bill Cody StoryCorps: A career in burlesque http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-career-burlesque <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories. Today, we’ll hear from a burlesque performer. Her stage name is Stella Fox, and she talks with her fiancée, Jonathan Green, about her burlesque career.</p><p>The piece was produced by Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden with interviews recorded at StoryCorps. StoryCorps is a na­tional nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:03:31 +0000 Willow Belden 46195 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: A career in burlesque StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-wyoming-bud-decker-and-jim-latta <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we’ll hear from 95-year old Pinedale native Guy Decker, better known as “Bud”. Decker tells his longtime-friend Jim Latta about what it was like to grow up on the Wyoming Frontier.</p><p>Produced by Rebecca Martinez with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a na­tional nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. (storycorps.org.)</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:56:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-folks-cheyenne-frontier-days <p>StoryCorps Bi-Lingual Facilitator Anna Berlanga and Facilitator Callie Thuma, had a chance to take a much needed break during their busy citizen interview schedule. They were able to experience the excitement of a Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 23rd thanks to sponsor CenturyLink.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:42:55 +0000 Anna Rader 44624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days StoryCorps Opening Day In Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-opening-day-cheyenne <p>Take a look at the many on-goings during <strong><a href="http://storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a></strong> Opening Day in Cheyenne on July 12. Everyone at Wyoming Public Media had a role to play in the StoryCorps launch and the event went off without a hitch. From the press that were invited, to the live interviews and the conversations held, there was never a dull moment.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:16:12 +0000 Anna Rader 43763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps Opening Day In Cheyenne StoryCorps comes to Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-comes-wyoming <p>NPR’s StoryCorps begins a three week stint recording residents' stories in Cheyenne Friday.&nbsp; The purpose of StoryCorps is to allow families and communities to document important stories. Many get archived and some even played on the radio.&nbsp; The recordings will take place in a mobile booth near the Laramie County Library.</p><p></p><p>Senior Coordinator Jordan Bullard says people should be relaxed and have fun.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:11:04 +0000 Bob Beck 43584 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps comes to Wyoming StoryCorps coming to Cheyenne July 12. Reservations are now open http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-coming-cheyenne-july-12-reservations-are-now-open <p><strong>To make a reservation for StoryCorps stop in Cheyenne, click</strong> <a href="http://storycorps.org/stops/cheyenne-wy/"><strong>here </strong></a><strong>or call 800-850-4406.</strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a></strong>, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Cheyenne from Fri. July 12 to Sat. Aug. 3 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:28:48 +0000 Anna Rader 42543 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps coming to Cheyenne July 12. Reservations are now open