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New storytelling series helps preserve pieces of Columbus’ shared history for future generations

COLUMBUS, OHIO, OCTOBER 17, 2019 – WOSU Public Media is launching StoryCorps COLUMBUS on 89.7 NPR News Thursday afternoons during All Things Considered and again Saturday mornings during Weekend Edition Saturday.

The interviews along with photos of the participants will be available on the StoryCorps COLUMBUS podcast, also now available to subscribe and download at, in the WOSU mobile app or wherever you listen.

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since 2003, StoryCorps has touched the lives of nearly half a million people. This summer, StoryCorps partnered with WOSU Public Media to record dozens of stories in Columbus.

Now, StoryCorps COLUMBUS presents a collection of those stories from right here in our city. StoryCorps COLUMBUS is produced by WOSU’s multimedia producer Leticia Wiggins.

“These stories from our Columbus community are windows into the city’s history and the unique lives of its inhabitants,” she said. “It’s incredible to be reminded how we all care for one another, despite difference in political opinion and background.”

About WOSU Public Media
A licensee of The Ohio State University, WOSU Public Media is a non-profit, community supported, noncommercial multimedia organization serving 31 counties in Ohio. An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU offers programming and services through two public radio stations (89.7 NPR News and Classical 101), a public TV station made up of four channels (WOSU TV, WOSU Plus, WOSU Ohio and WOSU Kids), a mobile app, and two websites ( and

From initiatives like Ready To Learn®, which provides workshops to childcare providers, teachers and parents, to American Graduate, which looks at workforce issues in Ohio, to offering venues for civil discourse, the mission of WOSU Public Media is to enrich lives through content and experiences that engage, inform, and inspire.