WPSU's Story Corps

Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:35am, 8:35am and 5:45pm

WPSU's Story Corps, a local oral history project, records and shares the stories of central Pennsylvanians. WPSU is traveling to towns throughout the listening area to give you a chance to record your personal and family history with a friend or loved one.

(Click here for archived WPSU's Story Corps conversations from March 2014 or earlier.)

Subscribe to WPSU's Story Corps podcast.

John MacMillen and Fred Brown.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

John MacMillen told Fred Brown about his time in the Airforce in Vietnam.

Sharon Stringer and Edgar Farmer.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Sharon Stringer talked to her friend Edgar Farmer about his time in Vietnam, as well as his transition to civilian life.  

nt Pasquinelli (right) and his son David.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

David Pasquinelli talked with his father, Brent Pasquinelli, about his military service in Vietnam.  

The WPSU-TV documentary “A Time to Heal” on the Vietnam War experience from a Pennsylvania perspective premieres Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

Ryan Bogaczyk and Benjamin Czajka.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Benjamin Czajka  talked with fellow student Ryan Bogaczyk. He talked about his father’s long struggle with recurring cancer.   

Ryan Brinkman and Lock Haven University student Samantha Wilson.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Samantha Wilson talked with Ryan Brinkman, a former pro-surfer who now teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Lock Haven.   

Lock Haven University student Deja Summers-Searles and professor Laurie Cannady.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.  In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Deja Summers-Searles talked with professor Laurie Cannady about her recent health issues.

Lock Haven University professor Lynette Reitz and student Sara Aderhold.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.

Lock Haven University student Sara Aderhold talked with social work professor Lynette Reitz.    

John Ford and fellow student Joseph Isidore.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Joseph Isidore talks to fellow Lock Haven University student John Ford about playing on the university football team and about his mom’s recent medical issues.     

Julia Snyder and her grandmother, Mary George.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Julia Snyder talked with her grandmother Mary E. George about George’s fond memories of her grandparents who immigrated from the Czech Republic.     

Lock Haven University students Troy Hester and Corryn Wallace.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Corryn Wallace talks with her boyfriend, Troy Hester, about growing up in a rough neighborhood in West Philadelphia and his transition to Lock Haven. 

Lock Haven University professor Walter Eisenhauer and assistant professor Pam Ruane.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.

Lock Haven University assistant professor Pam Ruane talks with her colleague and former professor, Walter Eisenhauer about his work teaching in the Physician Assistant program at Lock Haven University. 

Lock Haven University students James Harkness and Steven Pasciak.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student James Harkness talks with fellow student Steven Pasciak about his recent motorcycle accident. 

Lock Haven University basketball coach Jennifer Smith and Loren Kaiser, one of her former players.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Loren Kaiser talks with Jennifer Smith. Smith has been the head women’s basketball coach at Lock Haven for 10 years.  

Lock Haven University students Lamin Fulton and Mike Lynch.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview. Today, Lock Haven University student Michael Lynch talks with Lamin Fulton, a student on the basketball team who played in the NCAA basketball tournament at a different college.  

Professor Ramona Broomer and Lock Haven University student Marcus Bonaparte.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Marcus Bonaparte talks with professor Ramona Broomer about her work in costume design.      

Greg Johnson and Lewis Watt.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

This week, WPSU is bringing you oral history recordings of veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Today, Greg Johnson talks with his friend Colonel Lewis Watt, about his time flying helicopters in Vietnam.  

This interview originally aired on April 30, 2015.

Al Turgeon and Larry Ragan.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

This week, WPSU is bringing you oral history recordings of veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Today, Larry Ragan speaks with his friend, Al Turgeon, who flew helicopters during a tour in Vietnam.   

This interview originally aired on April 27, 2015.

Steve Schroeder and his daughter, Jennifer Rand.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

This week, WPSU is bringing you oral history recordings of veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Today, Steve Schroeder speaks with his daughter, Jennifer Rand, about his military service in Vietnam.

This interview originally aired on April 29, 2015.

Denny Shaffner and Fred Ralston
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Fred Ralston talks with his friend Denny Shaffner about the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Thomas Dotts and Ron Stratton.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Thomas Dotts speaks with his friend, Ron Stratton. Dotts is a third generation Ford dealer and Stratton is a second generation car dealer. You can listen to other Story Corps recordings on our website at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Julie Ruggiero Houston and Rosemary O'Neill Shuey.
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Rosemary O’Neill Shuey talks with her daughter, Julie Ruggiero Houston, about the annual 4th of July carnival in Osceola Mills.  

Merrill Dunlap and Dave Campalong
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Merrill Dunlap talks with his friend, David Campolong, about their shared experience coaching Little League teams in Clearfield.   

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Richard Hughes and Dave Wulderk
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, historian David Wulderk talks with his friend, Richard Hughes about the “Bloody Knox” cabin and its significance during the Civil War.    

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Denny Shaffner and Robert Day
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Denny Shaffner talks with longtime Clearfield radio DJ, Robert Day.

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.  

Eric Fox and Ken Undercoffer
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Ken Undercoffer talks with his friend, Eric Fox, about his life-long passion for fly fishing. 

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Ken Leonard and Fred Guarino
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Fred Guarino talks with his friend, Ken Leonard, about his memories of the Clearfield Flood in 1936.   

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Michael Kunsman and Michael Kennis
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Michael Kunsman talks with his friend, Michael Kennis, about how agriculture has changed since Kennis began farming in the 1950s.   

You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.

Joan Myers, Doris Manos, Rita Gill Thompson and Eleanor Bodle
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Eleanor Bodle graduated from the Clearfield School of Nursing in 1953. Today, she talks with fellow graduates Joan Myers, Doris Manos, and Rita Gill Thompson about their training and about living as students at the nurses home.

Richard Hughes and Eric Fox
Emily Reddy / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Today, Richard Hughes talks with his friend Eric Fox about notable people from Clearfield County, including well-known Atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair.   

Rebecca and Richard Hummel
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In July, we stopped at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s William B. Alexander Research Center.

Richard Hummel speaks with his wife, Rebecca, about their surprising connection to the Gearheart Knitting Company. You can listen to other Story Corps recordings at WPSU.org/storycorps.  

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