12 episodes

On the banks of the Mississippi River, Cordova, Illinois has the rich history of a small river town. This podcast collects stories of old along with new stories to preserve our local history. This podcast was started with a grant from Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

Cordova Conversations Cordova District Library

    • Society & Culture

On the banks of the Mississippi River, Cordova, Illinois has the rich history of a small river town. This podcast collects stories of old along with new stories to preserve our local history. This podcast was started with a grant from Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

    Episode #12-Gerald "Gary" Fornero

    Episode #12-Gerald "Gary" Fornero

    Cordova Conversations talks with Gary Fornero. Gary is a long-time resident of Cordova, IL. This podcast is produced by Cordova District Library in Cordova, IL.

    • 32 min
    Episode #11-Staff Spotlight Emmalyn Mueller

    Episode #11-Staff Spotlight Emmalyn Mueller

    Cordova Conversations talks with Emmalyn Mueller, our Summer Intern. This podcast is produced by Cordova District Library in Cordova, IL.

    • 7 min
    Episode #10-Harvey Sothmann

    Episode #10-Harvey Sothmann

    Cordova Conversations talks with Harvey Sothmann. Harvey is a Trustee on the Cordova Village Board. He talks about the riverfront development that will start in August. This podcast is produced by Cordova District Library in Cordova, IL.

    • 16 min
    Episode #9-Ray Shackelford

    Episode #9-Ray Shackelford

    Cordova Conversations talks with long time resident, Ray Shackelford. Ray is a WWII Veteran and American Legion member. Join us to listen to Bud's interview. This podcast is produced by Cordova District Library in Cordova, IL.

    • 33 min
    Episode #8-Harlan "Bud" Poel

    Episode #8-Harlan "Bud" Poel

    Cordova Conversations talks with long time resident, Bud Poel. Bud was born on a farm in Cordova and graduated with the Cordova High School's Class of 1948. Join us to listen to Bud's interview. This podcast is produced by Cordova District Library in Cordova, IL.

    • 1 hr
    Episode #6-Staff Spotlight Kelly

    Episode #6-Staff Spotlight Kelly

    This episode of Cordova Conversations features our staff member, Kelly. She will share what it was like growing up in Cordova and working for the library for many years.

    • 5 min

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