19 episodes

StoryCorps COLUMBUS brings you interviews from Central Ohioans discussing some of the most important moments of their lives.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. In the summer of 2019, StoryCorps partnered with WOSU Public Media to record dozens of stories in Columbus.
Now, StoryCorps COLUMBUS delivers a collection of those stories through a podcast and 89.7 NPR News.

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StoryCorps COLUMBUS brings you interviews from Central Ohioans discussing some of the most important moments of their lives.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. In the summer of 2019, StoryCorps partnered with WOSU Public Media to record dozens of stories in Columbus.
Now, StoryCorps COLUMBUS delivers a collection of those stories through a podcast and 89.7 NPR News.

    National Guard Veteran Looks Back At 1970 Ohio State Riots

    National Guard Veteran Looks Back At 1970 Ohio State Riots

    John Cross didn’t think he was military material after a childhood battle with polio left him with a weakened upper body. But a dire need for soldiers led him to enlist in the National Guard.

    • 5 min
    A Long-Distance Love Sparked By A Newspaper Personal Ad

    A Long-Distance Love Sparked By A Newspaper Personal Ad

    John-Paul Byrne took a risk by putting a personal ad in the Village Voice , a weekly New York City newspaper, far from his home in Sydney, Australia. Dawn McCombs responded and a long-distance romance ensued.

    • 6 min
    Bonding With A Sister Who Doesn't Know Her Name

    Bonding With A Sister Who Doesn't Know Her Name

    Growing up, Emily Krichbaum’s younger sister Michelle was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that causes severe developmental disabilities and neurological problems. Throughout her life, Emily found connecting with her sister - who is nonverbal - very challenging.

    • 5 min
    Finding An LGBTQ Role Model In Ohio

    Finding An LGBTQ Role Model In Ohio

    Luster Singleton is 57 and identifies as non-binary. Growing up in the Midwest, Singleton struggled to meet a role model to look up to. Singleton recently found that mentor in Ginger Boyd, when they met at a gathering of transgender people of color in Columbus. Boyd is 70 years old, transgender and an Ohio native.

    • 5 min
    Settling Down In Ohio After A Youth Spent Hitchhiking

    Settling Down In Ohio After A Youth Spent Hitchhiking

    Steve Henry was finishing out the 9th grade when his family decided to move from sunny California back to Ohio. Despite the move, he wasn’t going to let over 2,000 miles keep him from his friends out west. For StoryCorps COLUMBUS, Steve sat down with his daughter Katie to talk about his adventures on the road and what made him stay in Columbus.

    • 5 min
    Navigating Family And Faith After Leaving The Priesthood

    Navigating Family And Faith After Leaving The Priesthood

    After years serving as a priest in the Catholic Church, Mike Tynan decided he wanted instead to get married and start a family of his own. But Catholic priests aren't allowed to do either, so he chose to leave the church instead.

    • 5 min

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