Omaha's Story

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

(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.

(by Lena Richardson)

Andrew Marinkovich & Adrianne Wemmert

Omaha's Story, Examining a Life

On Andrew Marinkovich's 28th birthday, his girlfriend, Adrianne Wemmert, helps him examine his life...with a surprising result.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Cindy White & Eric Ernsberger

Omaha's Story, Living with HIV/AIDS

Cindy White talks with her friend Eric Ernsberger about life and love under the cloud of HIV/AIDS.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Ky-Antre Compton & Stuart Chittenden

Omaha's Story, Big Brother

An 11-year-old mentee and his Big Brother discuss their faith beliefs.

(by Bob Coate)

Mary McHale & Joe Holm

Omaha's Story, Life with Down's Syndrome

Mary McHale and Joe Holm talk about the joys and challenges of raising a son who was born with Down's Syndrome.

(by Bob Coate)

Frances & Jim Swanson

Omaha's Story, Becoming a citizen

Frances Smyth Swanson tells her husband, Jim Swanson, about how she became a U.S. citizen.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Rachel Rosenberg & Abe Sass

Omaha's Story, Experiences in Auschwitz

Rachel Rosenberg talks with close friend Abe Sass about her experiences in a concentration camp in Auschwitz.