Collecting Stories Together, In A Year Spent Apart: A StoryCorps Northwest Special
Storytelling is in our DNA. It’s how we process our experiences, learn from others and pass down important information.
In this hour-long special hear the following stories: Growing up next to a Japanese internment camp; becoming a doctor while pregnant; a family’s healing after two suicides; hiding in an attic in World War II Germany; dealing with traumatic brain injuries; laying the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities Act; and creating inclusive college campuses.
Special thanks to Innovia Foundation and their Chief Executive Officer, Shelly O’Quinn, for helping to make StoryCorps Northwest and this special possible.
Rachel Jameton struggled as a new teacher at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. Her colleague, Jane Finan, co-taught biology with her. The two talk about mentorship and how disappointing a teacher can be transformative for a student, in this episode of StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Two Science Professors On The Importance Of Mentorship
When Spokane resident Evelyn Woods was a little girl in World War II Germany, she hid in an attic with her Jewish parents. In today’s StoryCorps Northwest, Evelyn’s step-daughter, Robin, asks her how that confinement compares to today’s COVID-19 restrictions. Evelyn, 82, discusses that and the Black Lives Matter movement in this segment of StoryCorps Northwest recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: ‘Hardest Thing To Be Is A Black Person’ Says Jewish Woman Who Hid In Attic
This year, you may have heard references to the 1918 pandemic, referred to as the Spanish flu. Peggy Ward of Moscow, Idaho, shares the story of her grandmother who died in the 1918 pandemic and how it affected her family and the community. She spoke with her daughter, Lynne Embrey, for StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Family Hit By Loss During 1918 Pandemic Reflects On COVID-19