Miami Valley StoryCorps

Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Kim Clay & Vanessa Stanton-Clay

Apr 13, 2011

"We have been truly blessed since the plant has closed - because some people have committed suicide, divorces, people have lost their homes, their cars... We're still standing. Everytime we think we're going under the water, something pushes us right back up."

George Vlahos & Tom Ferratt

Apr 4, 2011

"I went to first grade for a month, maybe six weeks. The Italian Army invaded the village, therefore we were left without a teacher. Luckily, she left the textbook with us and so from that textbook my illiterate mother and I learned how to read."

Doug & Elizabeth Cline

Mar 30, 2011

“All I can remember is looking out the back of the ambulance and getting the feeling we were driving about 90 miles and hour. At that point it started setting in that this was a very serious event.”

Patricia & Bryan Adams

Mar 24, 2011

“I’ll just take this child and put him in a little baby bed and he’ll just lay there and I can do my work, and then we had you. That wasn’t the way it worked out? No. You cried and fussed and carried on and you were way more work than I was prepared for.”

Linda & Damien Burrs

Mar 16, 2011

"Some people are afraid of failure, some people are afraid of success. Regardless of what that fear is, it has been allowed to get in their way. So, whether we believe we can or we believe we can't, either way, we're right."

Mary M. Morgan & Joy Schwab

Mar 2, 2011

"I went out and bought a paper, and there was a cartoon of a crazy woman - hair flying, arms askew - with the announcement: Mary Morgan takes out petitions for Dayton City Commission."

Ruby Nicholson & Jane Scott

Feb 23, 2011

“We’d do spring cleaning, and one of the exciting times in spring was when we took the stove down and took of the long underwear. ”

Sam & Virginia Dowse

Feb 16, 2011

“I can’t imagine my life without you. I’m so happy you got on my train…"

Anne Branning & Rani Deigh Crowe

Feb 16, 2011

"I was in sixth grade when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She decided to experiment since she wasn’t interested in chemo.”

Patricia Bates & Kay Lewis

Feb 2, 2011

“George died when he was forty. It seemed like the end of my life. Except, I had seven children and I had show them how you accept things like that.”

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