Omaha's Story

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

(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.

(by Lena Richardson)

Seth Fries & Dave Whitaker

Omaha's Story, Overcoming Illiteracy

Literacy Center for the Midlands tutor Dave Whitaker talks with one of his students, Seth Fries, about the challenges of overcoming illiteracy.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Rufus White & Vida Stabler

Omaha's Story, Traditional Omaha Tribe Music

Vida Stabler talks with Rufus White about singing and playing traditional Omaha Tribe music.

(by Lena Richardson)

Freddie & Ben Gray

Omaha's Story, How Youth influences your life

Freddie Gray talks to her husband Ben about how his youth influenced his life.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Tracy, Tamarrah & David Wernsman

Omaha Story's, A story of Adoption

Tracy Wernsman shares the story of how she came to adopt her children, Tamarrah and David.

(by Jenna Weiss-Berman)

Diane Watson, Christine Besen & Mary Pat Champion

Omaha's Story, Remembering a Sister

Eight years ago, Laura Watson was killed by a random act of violence. Today, her three sisters share memories of Laura and tell how her death impacted their lives.

(by Bob Coate)

Jerry Hassett and Kay Scarpello

Omaha's Story, WWII

For this Memorial Day edition, Kay Scarpello talks to her uncle, former Omaha politician Jerry Hassett, about serving in World War II.