StoryCorps collects the stories of everyday people in sound. The concept is simple: you bring a friend or loved one to a soundproof StoryCorps booth and interview them for 40 minutes. With your permission, another CD goes to the Library of Congress where it becomes part of a permanent collection at the Library of Congress. 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV brought the StoryCorps MobileBooth to the Orlando Museum of Art in January 2019 to collect stories from our community. Here are some of our favorite stories.
A preview of StoryCorps: Orlando
"What's your favorite thing about Orlando?" "It has to be the people."
Ann Hellmuth and Jean Eckles Siegfried
"It was the most wonderful, moving thing to see."
Tucker Gibbs, Denny Gibbs and Emilie Gibbs
"Free-range chickens are the best, so why not free-range children?"
Kenneth Sanchez and Karina Ledesma
"In one second, my mom knew who I was."
Kali Pawless and Sam Solomon
"I could have lost my whole relationship and my whole family."
Gilda and Audrey
"Finally he pointed to me and said, 'Just say goodbye to your mom.'"