Listen to Stories

Listen to any story drawn from the conversations we've recorded in Forsyth County. Just press the "play" button next to each image.

Tune in to listen to our weekly radio broadcasts on WFDD, WSNC, WSJS and Que Pasa Radio.

Graham and Gilmer Murdock are identical twins (Graham left). Their mother passed away in 1947 after having given birth to her twelfth son. Overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising twelve children, their father placed Graham, Gilmer and their two brothers at The Children’s Home. Graham and Gilmer reflect on their experience growing up at The Children’s Home and compare it with that of present day foster homes.

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Graham & Gilmer Murdock son gemelos (Graham a la izquierda).  En 1947, luego de dar a luz a su doceavo hijo, su mamá falleció.  Su padre no podía hacerse cargo de los doce niños. Sus tías adoptaron al recién nacido y llevaron a Graham, Gilmer y dos de sus hermanos al Hogar de Niños.  Hoy, Graham y Gilmer comparten algunas reflexiones sobre su experiencia en el Hogar de Niños y la comparan con la de los orfanatos que existen hoy día.

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In 1975, when Andy Mekelski was three years old, his biological mother gave him up for adoption. In the year 2000, he and his mother were reunited, but his efforts to reach out to his biological father had been met with disinterest. Today, Andy talks about the search for a real connection with his father and what this means to him.

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En 1975, cuando Andy Mekelski tenía tres años de edad, su madre biológica lo dio en adopción.  En el año 2000, él y su madre volvieron a verse, pero sus esfuerzos para encontrar a su padre biológico fueron ignorados.  Hoy, Andy nos cuenta acerca de su búsqueda para lograr por fin conectarse con su padre y lo que esto significa para él.

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Debra Taylor talks with her partner, Amy Wingrave (right). Debra and Amy are supporters of The Adam Foundation, an organization that promotes the identity, strength and well-being of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Debra and Amy reflect upon their experience building a life together.

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Debra Taylor conversa con su pareja, Amy Wingrave (a la derecha).  Debra y Amy son miembros de la Fundacion Adam, una organización que promueve la identidad, la fortaleza y el bienestar de la comunidad homosexual, lesbiana y transexual local.  Hoy Debra y Amy reflexionan sobre su experiencia de vida como pareja del mismo sexo.

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Brenda Taylor talks with Amatullah Saleem (left), professional dancer and co-founder of local story-telling group A String of Pearls. A native of Winston-Salem, Amatullah went to live with her mother in Harlem in the mid 40’s when she was twelve years old. Submersed in a cultural Mecca of arts and entertainment, Amatullah found her calling at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance.

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Brenda Taylor conversa con Amatullah Saleem, bailarina profesional y cofundadora del grupo de narradores de cuentos A String of Pearls. Nacida en Winston Salem, Amatullah se fue a vivir con su madre a Harlem en los años 40 a la edad de doce años. Inmersa en la Meca cultural de las artes y el espectáculo, Amatullah descubrió su vocación en la Escuela de Baile de Catherine Dunham.

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Leslie Boney and Shirrell Thomas, close friends and former Advisory Panel Members of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, reflect on their individual motivations to embrace a lifetime of civic service.

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Leslie Boney y Shirrell Thomas, buenos amigos y ex miembros del Panel de Asesoramiento de la Fundación Z. Smith Reynolds, comparten algunas reflexiones acerca de lo que los motivó a dedicar su vida al servicio civicas.

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Weekly Radio Broadcasts

Each week, a selected story is broadcast on area radio stations as noted below:

  • QuePasa: Thursdays 9:53 am; Greensboro/Winston-Salem: 1470/1380 AM and Raleigh-Durham: 1000 AM and 1530 AM
  • WFDD: 88.5 FM  Sundays 8:34 am
  • WSJS: 600 – 1200 AM Sundays 9:30 am
  • WSNC: 90.5 FM Mondays 10:00, Wednesdays 10:00 & 3:30, Fridays 3:30, Saturdays 1:30 & 8:00, and Sundays 9:30