StoryCorps

KRWG hosted StoryCorps in Mesilla and El Paso in 2012.  Now, we are airing some of your conversations recorded by the Story Corps crew.  The segments will all be posted online at www.krwg.org and you can also listen Wednesdays at 8:49am and 5:49pm.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.

In the coming years we will build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.

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StoryCorps
4:40 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

StoryCorps: Judge Lou Martinez

Judge Lou Martinez and her son, David Martinez
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Judge Lou Martinez and her son, David Martinez. Judge Martinez talks about her mother, Francisca Marquez Martinez. 

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StoryCorps
8:39 am
Wed May 22, 2013

StoryCorps: Sara Belger

Sara Belger and Andrew Polk
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps… I’m Edmundo Resendez. Today we meet Sara Belger who talks with her boyfriend Andrew Polk about how they started dating but how Sara was resistant to the relationship. Then, Andrew had a surprise for Sara. 

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StoryCorps
9:29 am
Wed May 15, 2013

StoryCorps: Sandra Iturbe

Sandra Iturbe and Cennelli de Aztlan
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Sandra Iturbe as she talks to her cousin, Cemelli de Aztlán about the Temazcal or pregnancy sweating lodge and how that was a healing experience not only for Cemelli who had had a traumatic experience when she gave her son for adoption at 16 years old.

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StoryCorps
8:58 am
Wed May 8, 2013

StoryCorps: Angelina Jaquez

Angelina Jaquez and Angelica Torres
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Angelina Jaquez as she talks with her daughter Angelica Torres about coming to the U.S. to work and what "life in the shadows" means.

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StoryCorps
9:12 am
Wed May 1, 2013

StoryCorps: Estela Reyes

Estela Reyes and Candida Reyes
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Estela Reyes and sister, Candida Reyes, as they remember their dad, Juan Reyes, who passed away two years ago from diabetes. They remember the unusual funeral that they prepared for him since their dad was the type of person that always went against the grain.

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StoryCorps
8:44 am
Wed April 17, 2013

StoryCorps: Preciliana Sandoval

Preciliana Sandoval and Erin Dickey
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Preciliana Sandoval as she talks with StoryCorps Facilitator, Erin Dickey about how she became an artists and her how knowledge of history drew her to open her business, Morena Walking Tours in Mesilla and is currently studying to become a history teacher.     

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StoryCorps
9:52 am
Wed April 10, 2013

StoryCorps: Ryan Otero

Ryan Otero and Virginia Lora
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Ryan Otero as he talks to StoryCorps facilitator Virginia Lora about working as a “pollero,” driving undocumented immigrants from Phoenix, AZ to Washington, DC.   

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StoryCorps
9:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

StoryCorps: Patsy Hermosillo

Patsy Hermosillo and Vanessa Brady
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Patsy Hermosillo and her daughter Vanessa Brady as they have a conversation about the death of Patsy’s daughter, Laura when she was 11 months old.  

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StoryCorps
10:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

StoryCorps: Harvey Hilbert

Harvey Hilbert and Virginia Lora
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Harvey Hilbert as he talks with Virginia Lora about his experiences in the Army during the Vietnam War. 

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StoryCorps
8:44 am
Wed March 13, 2013

StoryCorps: Dr. Jacob Heydemann

Dr. Jacob Heydemann and Anna Aleman
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Dr. Jacob Heydemann as he talks with Anna Aleman about volunteering at the FEMAP Clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the past 25 years. 

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StoryCorps
4:06 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

StoryCorps: Charles Swift

Charles Swift with Julie Woody
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Charles Swift as he talks to his friend Julie Woody about his first day of teaching and an influential professor. 

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StoryCorps
8:55 am
Wed February 20, 2013

StoryCorps: Stephanie Acosta

Stephanie Acosta and her mother, Maria Carillo
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Stephanie Acosta and her mother, Maria Carillo who have a conversation about Maria getting pregnant with Stephanie as a teenager. Maria has gone to college and grad school for counseling and now counsels pregnant teens.   

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StoryCorps
8:40 am
Wed February 13, 2013

StoryCorps: MaryEllen Hunner

MaryEllen Hunner
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet MaryEllen Hunner as she talks with her husband, Jon Hunner about her bout of cancer 20 years ago, the treatment she undertook, and the discoveries she made during the process.  

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StoryCorps
9:01 am
Wed February 6, 2013

StoryCorps: Bishop Ricardo Ramirez

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez and Emily Guerra
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Bishop Ricardo Ramirez as he talks to friend and parishioner, Emily Guerra about some of the events in his life that led him to become a priest and a Bishop serving the community of Mesilla and Las Cruces. 

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StoryCorps
1:18 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

StoryCorps: Felix Arenas

Felix Arenas with daughter, Olivia Arenas
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Felix Arenas as he talks to his daughter, Olivia Arenas about their family and how they came from Durango, Mexico to Juarez and then to the U.S. 

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StoryCorps
8:54 am
Wed January 23, 2013

StoryCorps: Tammy Schurr

Tammy Schurr and her partner Catherine Massey

Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Tammy Schurr and her partner Catherine Massey as they talk about their loved ones and the things that are important to them.  

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Regional
9:04 am
Wed January 16, 2013

StoryCorps: Stephanie Gray

Stephanie Gray and her family
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Stephanie Gray and her husband Scott Gray who have a conversation about the birth of their daughter, Velora. Due to a health issue, Stephanie had to have an emergency Caesarean section and Velora was born two months early.  

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StoryCorps
10:19 am
Wed January 9, 2013

StoryCorps: Kathy Denton

Kathy Denton
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps. Today we meet Kathy Denton as she talks with her friend Anette Dunshee about why she became a park ranger with the National Park Service and her 29 year career at various national parks including White Sands National Monument. 

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StoryCorps
9:06 am
Wed January 2, 2013

StoryCorps: J. Paul Taylor

J. Paul Taylor with Erin Dickey
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Today we meet J. Paul Taylor who talks with Story Corps facilitator, Erin Dickey about how his parents met; his career as an educator, and as a legislator.  

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StoryCorps
10:33 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KRWG StoryCorps: Kathleen Foreman

Kathleen Foreman and Renee Boudreau in Mesilla
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Time now for KRWG’s Story Corps, today we meet Kathleen Foreman as she talks to her friend, Renee Boudreau about how her mother, Josefina. Josefina started the tradition of holding Christmas Eve Mass in her house in Mesilla in 1965 after the church discontinued the service. 

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StoryCorps
8:47 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Story Corps: Irene Oliver-Lewis

Irene Oliver-Lewis and Sylvia J. Camunez
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Today we meet Sylvia J. Camunez and Irene Oliver-Lewis as they talk about their parents, Cecilia and Federico and their legacy. 

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StoryCorps
11:36 am
Wed December 5, 2012

StoryCorps: Robert "Bob" Egan

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Today we meet Robert Egan as he talks with his wife, Pamela Egan about how they met, fell in love, and what makes their marriage work. 

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StoryCorps
8:36 am
Thu November 29, 2012

StoryCorps: Maureen Farr

Maureen Farr with StoryCorps Facilitator, Anaid Reyes

Today we meet Maureen Farr who talks with Story Corps facilitator, Anaid Reyes. Maureen tells her story about taking a cross country road trip with her dog, Max. A woman, a dog, and the open road. 

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StoryCorps
10:33 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Paul Gil Gallegos

Paul G. Gallegos and Erin Dickey

Today we meet Paul Gil Gallegos as he talks about his family tradition: Church Bell Ringing. Paul’s great-grandfather was the town carpenter and helped to build the Basilica San Albino. He was one of the first church bell ringers at San Albino and passed the tradition down through his family who continue to have a strong presence within the Basilica.  

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StoryCorps
5:17 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Suzanne Neville Staley

Suzanne Neville Staley with Jasmine Kilpatrick taken by Story Corps in Mesilla, NM in February 2012.
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Today we meet Suzanne Neville Staley and her friend Jasmine Kilpatrick. Suzanne tells Jasmine about the birth of her first child, Sylvia, and how months later learning that Sylvia had a liver disease and would need a liver transplant to survive.

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StoryCorps
11:10 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Flor Ogaz

StoryCorps
10:10 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Aubrey Lewis