Morning Edition

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Barbara Blaisdell

You might not recognize Barbara Blaisdell if you meet her on the street. But when she dresses as Susan B Anthony, everyone knows her.



Tony and Jeffrey Perri

At age 69, Ralph “Tony” Perri identifies himself as a gay man who is very family oriented. He and his grandson Jeffrey Perri talk about how they have influenced each others’ lives.


Nancy Harber & Colleen Anderson

Nancy Harber talks with her long-time friend Colleen Anderson about the deaths of her daughter Caroline and her husband Wayne.



Tom and Donna Proietti

In 1991, Donna Proietti was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was treated successfully, but a year ago the cancer returned. She tells her story with her husband Tom.

Bonnie Abrams & Jonathan Rich

Singer-Songwriter Bonnie Abrams is the director of the Jewish Community Federation's Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information, and she is a child of Holocaust survivors. She and her husband, Jonathan Rich, visited the StoryCorps mobile recording booth in July, because they believe it is important to tell the story of how the second generation was influenced by their parents’ experiences.


Bertha Porter

Bertha Porter lived in North Carolina until she was 11 years old. She tells her granddaughter Desirae Porter about growing up with poverty and racism in the rural south.


Sister Rosemary Burgio

Sister Rosemary Burgio has lived in Rochester for nearly 100 years. She and Sister Maria Mariani talk about how the city has grown and changed in the last century.



Recordings of StoryCorps interviews that were made in Rochester.

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