StorySharingCNY

In 2017, Syracuse Jewish Family Service invited WRVO to help celebrate its 125th anniversary by recording the stories and significant lifetime experiences of central New Yorkers.  Now, we're sharing these stories with you.

StorySharingCNY brings you stories of family, friends, love... and life. Listen as our friends, neighbors and coworkers tell us their experiences in their own words.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Laszlo Kolozsvary talks with his daughter-in-law Kat Kolozsvary and granddaughter Maggie about growing up in Hungary, fleeing with his family during the Budapest uprising of 1956, and becoming an American citizen.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Anne Kingsley Thorpe talks with her daughter, Elizabeth Weinstein, about joining the Navy after college, and meeting Elizabeth's father, who came from a different faith and background.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Maryann Piazza talks with her mother Grace about Grace's career as a seamstress, and when she met Maryann's father for the first time.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Geraldine Roselli talks with her daughter, Gillian Skidmore, about Gillian's connection with animals, and turning her passion into a potential career.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Dr. Kenneth Spitzer talks with his daughter, Leslie Cole, about a lifetime that's taken him from the midwest to central New York to Asia and Africa, and about the importance of education.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Ann Marie and Rob Bick talk about how cancer has affected their lives and their relationship, and how they've decided to make the best of a difficult circumstance.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Kathryn Stam talks with her father David, who reflects on his priorities since being diagnosed with ALS, and on his passion for researching and writing about polar exploration.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Sarah Weisman talks with her mother, Charlane Wainwright, about Charlane's lifelong penchant for taking on new projects and trying new things, and the sense of freedom it brings to her.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Steve Lutwin talks with his son Adam about the importance of family, and a chance meeting with Yankee great Mickey Mantle at a New York restaurant.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, friends and coworkers Miguel Balbuena and Andrew Lunetta talk about their involvement with Tiny Homes for Good, an organization which address chronic homelessness in central New York, and how it has affected the residents who've moved in.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Linda LeMura talks with her mother Mary about Mary's childhood in Italy, when she came to the United States, and how the each value a good education.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, friends Monique Martin and Susan Keeter talk about their close relationship, and discuss their mutual admiration for Granny Nunn.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Carol Gleason talks with her father Charles Reilly about the time his mother sent him to a boarding school at the age of 8, and how his experiences affected the person he would become.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Kathryn Schylinski talks with her daughter, Elizabeth McCaffrey, about how she felt during Liz' pregnancy, parenting, and how motherhood has changed both of them.

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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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