Omaha's Story

A collection of interviews done in conjunction with StoryCorps' visits to Omaha in 2007 and 2015.

StoryCorps

Robert Jones tells his wife, Rosellen, about his experiences in the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra in the late 1950s.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

StoryCorps

Jerrod Hysten and his Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, David Yoble, examine the different aspects of being a "big brother".

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 9/24/2015

Sep 24, 2015
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Jade Rogers and Dr. Nichelle Horton-Brown tell us about a Black History program they created when they were seniors at Omaha Central High School in 1990.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 9/9/2015

Sep 10, 2015

Jan Lund describes her long-time effort to convince her husband, Blake, to get a dog.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 8/19/2015

Aug 19, 2015
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Cheri Cavanagh talks with her daughter, Sarah, about dealing with cancer both as a caregiver and then later as a patient.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 8/5/2015

Aug 5, 2015
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Colleagues Joan Latchaw and Marvel Maring discuss the rewards of teaching in Nicaragua.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 7/23/2015

Jul 23, 2015
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Henry Hallgren explores his options in higher education with his grandfather, Gordon Foley.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 7/16/2015

Jul 16, 2015
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Rich Stanko shares a story with his wife, Tracy, about his service in Vietnam.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 7/8/2015

Jul 8, 2015
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Patricia "Big Mama" Barron shares stories about Big Mama's Kitchen and Catering with her granddaughter, Diondria Harrison.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 7/1/2015

Jul 1, 2015
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Long-time radio personality Gordon Spencer shares a particular story with his wife, Hannelore Rogers, about interviewing a jazz legend.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

To listen to Gordon's interview with Billie Holiday, click here.

Omaha's Story 6/25/2015

Jun 25, 2015
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Beth Rigatuso explores the topic of gender identity with a good friend, Mechele Burry.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 6/11/2015

Jun 11, 2015
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Native American Pat LeMere and her friend, Donna Polk, talk about an historic event relating to Pat's ancestors, and about one man's effort to set things right.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 6/3/2015

Jun 3, 2015
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Judy Schueneman and her husband, Joe, tell us about their decision to pick up and help people in eastern Kentucky during the recession.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.  Omaha's Story is sponsored in part by the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Omaha's Story 5/20/2015

May 20, 2015
StoryCorps

Lawyers Dan Wintz and Margaret Badura update their 2007 story about their long and winding relationship.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

Omaha's Story 5/12/2015

May 12, 2015
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Jay Johnson and his daughter, Lily, describe running the Lincoln marathon together in 2014.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

Omaha's Story 5/8/2015

May 8, 2015
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Omaha performer Jill Anderson talks with her dear friend, Lynn Mills, about a loving gesture from Jill's friends after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

Omaha's Story 5/5/2015

May 5, 2015
StoryCorps

Patrick Kreifels interviews his sister, Michelle Kreifels, about the challenges she's faced living with a disability.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

This original interview references Region V Services in detail, and the assistance they provide for people with disabilities.  For more information, you can visit Region V.

Omaha's Story 4/30/2015

Apr 30, 2015
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John Thomas Jr. and his wife, Gretchen Thomas, reminisce about how their life began 40 years ago.

These interviews are recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

Charlene Tarsney & Catherine Prinz

Charlene Tarsney talks with Catherine Prinz, who started a grass-roots effort to bring a public library to the Dundee neighborhood 34 years ago.

Dan Wintz & Marg Badura

Two Omaha lawyers talk about their longtime relationship and how it's grown over time.

(by Bob Coate)

Bob Mollner, Jr. & Bob Mollner, Sr.

Bob Mollner, Jr. asks his father about the origins of Mollner's Meat Market in southeast Omaha.

(by Bob Coate)

Jean Wilson

Omaha's Story, Story of a childhood

A resident at Walnut Grove Retirement Home narrates a story of her childhood.

(by Lena Richardson)

Evelyn Zysman & Marian Fey

Omaha's Story, Sharing Memories

A 96-year-old woman shares memories with her thirty-something friend.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Karen Daneu & Lauren Price

Omaha's Story, A Female Pilots Story

A mother tells her 17-year-old daughter about the ups and downs of being a female pilot in the military.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Donald Fraysier & Jason Glenn, Pt. 2

Omaha's Story, "The Great AMerican Novel" (Part 2)

We revisit these two friends as they talk about Donald writing "the great American novel".

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Donald Fraysier & Jason Glenn (Part 1)

Omaha's Story, Omaha Comedy Club. (Part 1)

In this first of two stories, Donald Fraysier reminisces with his friend Jason Glenn about their days at an Omaha comedy club.

(by Bob Coate)

Carolyn Parker & Kimberley Turner

Omaha's Story, A Priceless Gift

Carolyn Parker tells her younger daughter about an awkward memory that led to a priceless gift.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Valerie & John Bender

Omaha's Story, Life with Polio

Valerie Bender talks with her husband, John, about how her mother struggled to care for a husband with polio in the 1950s.

(by Lena Richardson)

Sharon Robino-West & Matt Ronco

Omaha's Story, Overcoming domestic violence

Sharon Robino-West talks with her son, Matt Ronco, about overcoming domestic violence.

(by Lena Richardson)

Ron Kroenke & Sharon O'Donnell

Omaha's Story, Work with the Piano

Ron Kroenke talks to his friend Sharon O'Donnell about his job as a piano technician.

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