Posted on · Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, which was often seen as a death sentence. That's when he discovered the Atlanta Buyers Club, which saved many lives, including his own.
Posted on · Ahead of Mother's Day, Yomi Wrong, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, thanks her mother for not giving up on her and providing her with a lifetime of love and support.
Posted on · Many Houstonians will have a chance to record their personal family stories this month as the traveling tour known as Story Corps comes to town. The non-profit organization records the stories of city leaders as well as average citizens. All will be archived in the Library of Congress. Some may be broadcast here on KUHF. Bill Stamps has more.
Posted on · Natasha Morgan Parker and Dione Morgan are sisters and both moved to Houston with their families after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their hometown. After relocating to Houston, they both got involved in an effort to document and preserve the stories of fellow survivors.
Posted on · Guy Weismantel has a lot of stories to share and his daughter Christi is a willing inquisitor. This combination made for a lively and entertaining StoryCorps interview. The love and respect between this father and daughter is unmistakable.
Posted on · Jacquelyn Ruth lived three blocks from one of the New Orleans levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Her home was consumed by flood water, but she and her family survived.
Posted on · Sara and Sue Wittie have fond memories of their "Grammie Ernie". That's what they called Sue's mother and Sara's grandmother. Their loving remembrance in this StoryCorps interview paints a wonderful picture of an interesting and independent woman who lived a full and active life.
Posted on · Alvin McFadden lived his entire life in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. He survived all types of threats, but Hurricane Katrina was different. It changed Alvin's life forever.
Posted on · Don Zook was married for 48 years. He and Katherine had seven children and by all accounts, had a great life together. Katherine recently died of pancreatic cancer. In Don's StoryCorps interview, he paid tribute to the love of his life, a woman he called, "Kitty".
Posted on · Kofi and Vicki Fiakpui are siblings and they, along with other brothers, sisters and family members, lived in New Orleans all their lives. Hurricane Katrina changed that. The storm forced the family to relocate to Houston, but they both have plans to move back to the city they call "home".
Posted on · As a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam, Robert Sones faced death many times. He was one of the fortunate ones. He came home. In his StoryCorps interview, Robert shares with his daughter Amanda, emotional and white-knuckle details about a rescue mission in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Posted on · When Pralay Das decided he was ready to marry, he placed a couple of personal ads in a local newspaper in his hometown in India. Among the 500 responses was one from his future wife, Chandra. Their meeting was a topic of interest for their daughter, Pia, during their StoryCorps interview.
Posted on · Anne Strong was born in the historic German city of Steinheim, in 1932. Anne and her family were Roman Catholics, but lived in fear of being sent to the same concentration camps where millions of Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Mrs. Strong says those memories remain vivid today and are powerfully described in her StoryCorps interview with her daughter Theresa.
Posted on · Keith Anderson's evacuation from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was an adventure defined by perseverance, luck and loss. Once Keith was able to evacuate to safety, he was forced to leave behind everything he owned including his 18 year old dog, "Fluffy".
Posted on · While growing up in southern Louisiana and southeast Texas, Colette and Kenneth's individual stories are quite similar. Both were raised in loving homes surrounded by a large family. Kenneth is the 6th of 13 children and Colette is 8th of 11 children. Both of their families were quite active in the Catholic Church and their early experiences have become proud family traditions.