Narrative

All Stations: Tue, 7:45 am; Wed, 5:44 pm | News Stations: Thu, 9:30 am | Classical Stations: Thu, 9:30 am

  Narrative captures stories of South Carolina through interviews and personal conversations. Begun as an initiative to document the accounts of people recovering from the historic floods that hit the state in October 2015, Narrative explores various themes—from ongoing disaster recovery to the state’s military history, to the journeys of individuals and communities working to better understand issues of race, ethnicity and identity, to the personal struggles and triumphs of those who call South Carolina home.

Narrative is recorded by South Carolina Public Radio and also uses selections recorded separately by StoryCorps for the station. If you have a story to share for Narrative, email news@scpublicradio.org. We are currently seeking stories from people affected by the 2015 floods or Hurricane Matthew and from military personnel and families.

Narrative can be heard Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:44 p.m. on all stations, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (News Stations) and 2:30 p.m. (Classical Stations). 

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Narrative: WWII Veteran Remembers the Battle of the Bulge

Jun 30, 2017
Vernon Brantley and friend Shannon Poteat, Columbia 2016.
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, WWII Veteran Vernon Brantley shared his story with his friend Shannon Poteat. As a driver in the Army, Vernon fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last major campaign. Here, Shannon asks Vernon about his memories of the battle, which began on December 16, 1944.

Narrative: Her Grandparents from Lebanon Met and Made a Life in the US

Jun 27, 2017
Bud Tibshrany and Sally Tibshrany McKay, Columbia 2016
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, Sally McKay sat down with her father, Bud Tibshrany, to talk about her grandparents, who both emigrated from Lebanon and met in the US.

Narrative: Finding Strength as a Family

Jun 20, 2017
Kimberlyn Hicks and Taylor Hicks, Columbia 2016
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. In 2016 at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia, Kimberlyn Hicks and her daughter Taylor Hicks talked about an experience that strengthened their relationship and made them determined to succeed.

Narrative: A Father's Advice on Respect

Jun 13, 2017
Joseph H. McGee and Madeleine McGee, Charleston 2012
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. When StoryCorps visited Charleston in 2012, Madeleine McGee interviewed her father, Joseph H. McGee. In honor of Father's Day, South Carolina Public Radio's Haley Kellner presents a selection of this father-daughter interview.

Narrative: Living and Working with Transverse Myelitis

Jun 5, 2017
Annette Nielson and Tina Arnoldi, Charleston 2012
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. In 2012, Annette Nielson talked with her friend Tina Arnoldi at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Charleston. A few years before, Annette had been diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a disease similar to muscular sclerosis. Here, Annette talks about how this diagnosis has affected her life and her work as an ordained pastor.

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