People of Northwest Public Radio
It’s easy to look at a stranger and dismissed them as ‘that guy in your way,’ or ‘crazy driver.’ But after listening to and editing over two dozen intimate stories from fellow Northwesteners, I have been changed. I see ‘that guy in my way’ as the surviving son of a lonely widow in Spokane who watched his wife die in an iron lung. Or that ‘crazy driver’ as a young man who wasn’t allowed outside until his early twenties. Everyone has a story to tell. Some of those stories are difficult to hear. Others, like the story of a man reflecting on an idyllic childhood near a yellow cake mill give hope and laughter. These stories enrich our lives and remind us of our humanity. StoryCorps Northwest comes to a close on air, but you can hear all the stories here.
-Sueann Ramella, Northwest Public Radio Morning Edition host/producer