StoryCorps http://nwpr.org en StoryCorps Northwest: Learning From Family History: Children of Divorce Breaking The Mold http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-learning-family-history-children-divorce-breaking-mold <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kristi and Geoff </span>Trickett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> both grew up in divorced families, so when they married they were determined to make their relationship strong and positive. Now married for eight years, Kristi and Geoff </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">moved to Yakima so Kristi could attend medical school. They headed to the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile recording booth to talk about the experience that shaped their union.</span></p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:31:51 +0000 Brett Charvat 36512 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Learning From Family History: Children of Divorce Breaking The Mold StoryCorps Northwest: Short-Term Plan Becomes Long Career in Yakima Valley http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-short-term-plan-becomes-long-career-yakima-valley <p></p><p>To some observers, many people take jobs in Yakima with a two-year plan in mind. That was the case for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital's CEO, Rick Linneweh, and also for the hospital’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, Russ Myers. But Rick decided to forgo the two-year plan, and in this excerpt from&nbsp;StoryCorps Northwest, he tells Russ why he ended up staying at his job for 38 years.</p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:41:20 +0000 Sueann Ramella 36159 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Short-Term Plan Becomes Long Career in Yakima Valley Air The StoryCorps Theme, Cue The Tears http://nwpr.org/post/air-storycorps-theme-cue-tears NPR's Steve Inskeep has a confession to make. In order to remain composed as the host of <em>Morning Edition, </em>he sometimes has to turn the volume down in the studio when the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps">StoryCorps segment</a> airs on Fridays.<p>"I just wait for the clock to run down so I know when to talk at the end because otherwise I know I'm going to lose it if I listen to that story," Inskeep tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:04:00 +0000 editor 36006 at http://nwpr.org Air The StoryCorps Theme, Cue The Tears StoryCorps Northwest: Staying in Yakima and Curating the Stories of the Valley http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-staying-yakima-and-curating-stories-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When John </span>Baule<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> accepted the job of Yakima Valley Museum Director, he thought he’d give it a couple of years. But his two-year plan became a ten-year passion. On </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Northwest, John tells his friend, Ralph Thompson, about the museum embracing minority stories of the Yakima Valley.</span></p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:23:20 +0000 Sueann Ramella 35453 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Staying in Yakima and Curating the Stories of the Valley StoryCorps Northwest: A Community Comes Together For Polo Aguilera http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-community-comes-together-polo-aguilera <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Polo Aguilera lived for his community. He participated in 10 Yakima council boards, funded local sports teams and was the founder of Yakima&#39;s first Mexican bakery, La Petunia. He was known as a man who loved to help others. When Polo&rsquo;s health started to fail, it didn&#39;t come as a surprise that the community came to his family&#39;s aid. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Polo&#39;s wife, Terry Aguilera&nbsp; talked to her co-worker and friend, Cherokee Frazier about Polo&#39;s struggle with cancer and the help their family </span>received<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after his death.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:38:40 +0000 Sueann Ramella 35104 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: A Community Comes Together For Polo Aguilera StoryCorps Northwest: Never Too Late To Fall in Love http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-never-too-late-fall-love <p></p><p></p><p>Senior citizen Howard Kelly Prentice Jr. decided he needed a little activity. So he signed up for an Elderhostel vacation. He ended up with quite a souvenir, his future wife, Dotty Prentice, proving&nbsp;it's never too late to fall in love.</p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:43:39 +0000 Sueann Ramella 34720 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Never Too Late To Fall in Love StoryCorps Northwest: Painful Memories Of Being Left Behind http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-painful-memories-being-left-behind <p></p><p>Imagine leaving your children with relatives while you look for jobs in another country. This is the case for many migrant workers who come to Washington state to harvest crops. In StoryCorps Northwest, hear Trinidad Rivera shares the&nbsp;painful memory of being left behind in Mexico for 3 years while her parents worked in the US with her daughter, Keila.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:04:10 +0000 Sueann Ramella 34351 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Painful Memories Of Being Left Behind StoryCorps Northwest: The Colonel, And We, Make Three http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-colonel-and-we-make-three <p></p><p>Inspired by the life and activism of a friend, Jan Michelle Lowell and Mike Isaacs of Yakima decided to work together on a community project. They raised funds to replicate the town&#39;s only public statue, the 110-year old Spanish-American War memorial of Colonel J.J. Weisenberger, a much loved military leader and a signer of the Washington State Constitution. Jan and Mike want to move the statue from its current location on Yakima Avenue, to the Yakima Valley Museum for preservation.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:04:48 +0000 Sueann Ramella 33981 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: The Colonel, And We, Make Three StoryCorps Northwest: Brains and Brawn, Farming In The Yakima Valley http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-brains-and-brawn-farming-yakima-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of farming in America, you may think of golden fields, red barns and abundant orchards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You may imagine a&nbsp; farmer in overalls, sitting on a tractor. But what about a farmer sitting in class -- at a university? </span>Cragg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gilbert and his cousin Charlie de la </span>Chapelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discuss how education and research are today&#39;s tools in farming.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:33:21 +0000 Sueann Ramella 33277 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Brains and Brawn, Farming In The Yakima Valley StoryCorps Northwest: Giving a Voice to the Yakima Valley http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-giving-voice-yakima-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KDNA</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the country's first&nbsp;Spanish-lanuage&nbsp;community radio station, was founded by Ricardo Garcia of Yakima. Garcia worked with Cesar Chavez, and established the Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic.</span></p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:32:41 +0000 Sueann Ramella 32892 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Giving a Voice to the Yakima Valley