StorySharingCNY

Syracuse Jewish Family Service (SJFS) has partnered with WRVO to record the voices of Central New Yorkers as they share the significant moments of their lives. Now, we're sharing those voices with you.

Each weekday afternoon during All Things Considered, StorySharingCNY will bring you stories of family, friends, love... and life. Listen as our friends, neighbors and coworkers tell us their experiences in their own words.

Join us for StorySharingCNY, weekdays at 5:44 p.m. between Memorial Day and July 4 on WRVO.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Michael and Sarah Gold remember when they first met, while he was in the Peace Corps and teaching near Sarah's village in west Africa.

In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Gina Palladino talks with her niece, Annette Zawadski, about her experiences in the Foreign Service, and how travelling abroad has made her a better person.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Azzy Reckess talks with his son David Reckess about the meaning of family, fatherhood and his upbringing. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whos mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Jim and Jill Brule remember when they decided to get married, and how their differences have strengthened their relationship through the years. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, sisters Iris Rubinstein and Caren Summers talk about their decision to have Caren serve as a gestational surrogate for Iris' daughter. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, David Shomar tells his son James about what it was like growing up in Lebanon during the civil war, and passing on lessons he's learned to his children. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Emma Johnston tells Catherine Green about what is was like when she moved to Syracuse from the south, and how the experience inspired her to start a grass-roots organization dedicated to fighting discrimination. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Seamus Kirst talks with his mother Nora about the history of addiction in their family, and her reaction to the book he wrote describing his experiences. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Kate Mahoney talks with her friend Anne Acevedo about their friendship which developed after Kate's medical emergency as a teenager. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Mary Benjamin talks with her great granddaughter JaQueesha Whitaker about growing up in rural Georgia, being forced into marriage and motherhood at a young age, and how her faith has helped her find joy in life. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Steven Grant and his sister, Jackie-O'Brien Gerace, remember their mother and talk about how the nursery school she started improved her self-esteem. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, sisters Kathie Deaver and Judi Simonds talk about the time they spent caring for their mother at the end of her life, and how it brought them closer as sisters. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, friends Sally Ullman and Martha O'Grady talk about Sally's son and Martha's brother - men with disabilities and special needs - and working to create a positive living environment for them. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Bikash and Kumari Regmi talk about how their families had to flee from the native Bhutan to refugee camps in Nepal, and how they eventually met and started new lives in America. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Phil Norman talks with his grandson, Stefan Lutter, about his experience in the Navy, and their close relationship with each other. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Theresa Wagner speaks with her daughters Patricia and Irene about moving from Albany, NY to the Akwesasne Native American Reservation when she was 5 years old, and meeting her grandmother for the first time. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Cjala Surratt and Emad Rahim reflect on the early days of their marriage, and how they knew they were right for each other. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.