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11:24 am
Thu December 19, 2013

StoryCorps: The Heartbreak and Blessing of a Child with Autism

Craig, Gail and Carl Eichstadt
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In September and October, the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City collecting conversations between family. Craig and Gail Eichstadt stopped by with their son Carl, who has autism.

Craig is an assistant attorney general for South Dakota. Gail is an attorney for South Dakota Advocacy Services and works with the Pierre Autism Spectrum Support Group. In this conversation, Craig and Gail Eichstadt remember the heartbreak when Carl was diagnosed with autism, but tell Carl he's been a blessing and is the glue holding the family together.

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2:03 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

StoryCorps: Love and Strength Undeterred by Rare Disorder

Randall and Christy Horn
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In September and October the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City collecting conversations between family and friends. Randall Keith Horn talked with his wife Christy Ann Horn and shared memories of his first wife, Sherry, who suffered from the rare neurological disorder Stiff Person Syndrome.

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Culture
1:26 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

StoryCorps: Chuck Childs

Chuck Childs
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In September and October, the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City collecting conversations between family and friends. Among those who stopped by was 93-year-old Chuck Childs.

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Culture
2:27 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

StoryCorps: A Brave Little Dog

Matt and Lewis Goodine
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Lewis Goodine came to the Black Hills from Maine after falling in love with the prairie. The area provided the backdrop for adventures with his family, including various canoe and fishing trips.

During StoryCorps' recent visit to Rapid City, Lewis Goodine stopped by the mobile recording booth with his son Matt and shared a few stories. He remembered the time his small, black dog Midnight saved him from a Holstein bull attack.

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Culture
1:34 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

StoryCorps: Jim White and Woope Claymore

Woope Claymore and Jim White
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Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family. In September and October, the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City. Among those stopping by to share a conversation were friends Woope Claymore and Jim White.

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Arts
9:54 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

StoryCorps: Joe Saracco & Kathy Kandt

Joe Saracco and Kathy Kandt

Recorded StoryCorps conversation with Joe Saracco and Kathy Kandt.  Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family.  In September and October, the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City.  Among those stopping by to share a conversation were friends Joe Saracco (62) and Kathy Kandt (71) who talked about growing up gay in South Dakota.  They discuss Joe’s development as a gay rights activist in America during the early 1970’s and about the first time he felt that he wasn’t alone in the struggle for equality.

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Culture
2:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

StoryCorps: Remembering the Dust Bowl

Dean Myers
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Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family. In September and October, the StoryCorps traveling booth was in Rapid City. Among those stopping by to share a conversation were Marilyn Bendt and her 92-year-old father Dean Myers.

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Culture
2:05 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

StoryCorps: Harry and Kenny Putnam

Harry and Kenny Putnam

Harry Putnam grew up on a farm near Ft. Pierre with dreams of leaving it all behind and going to Oregon. After serving in the Navy during World War Two, he returned to South Dakota and found a job working construction in Pierre. When the crew moved on to Rapid City, he went with them. He met the boss's daughter, married her and stayed in Rapid City to raise a family. Although Harry Putnam never made it to Oregon, he told his son Kenny in a StoryCorps interview that he has had a good life.

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2:02 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

StoryCorps: Gene Murphy

Gene Murphy

Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family. In 2007, the StoryCorps traveling booth stopped in Sioux Falls. Gene Murphy was one of the participants He's been working to help disabled veterans since getting wounded and paralyzed in Vietnam in 1969. He later became national commander of the Disabled American Veterans. During 2013 State Fair, Murphy was presented with an award naming him South Dakota Veteran of the Year.

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Culture
11:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

StoryCorps: Dana Dupris

Dana Dupris and Mitra Bonshahi
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In 2007, The StoryCorps recording booth was in South Dakota and made a stop in Eagle Butte.  Dana Dupris and Mitra Bonshahi recorded their conversation.  Dana Dupris speaks about growing up on an isolated ranch and lessons his father taught him.

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Arts
2:33 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Storycorps Heading To Rapid City

StoryCorps Mobile Booth

The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is at Main Street Square in Rapid City from September 20-October 16th. StoryCorps' mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps' award-winning broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition. Founded in 2003 by award winning documentary producer and MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Dave Isay, StoryCorps aims to create a growing portrait of who we are as Americans.

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Culture
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

StoryCorps: Philip and James Sietstra

Philip and James Sietstra

Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family. In 2007, the StoryCorps traveling booth stopped in Sioux Falls. Philip Sietstra was interviewed by his son James and shared some memories of growing up on a farm in northwest Iowa. Today Philip Sietstra is a Doctor of Optometry in Sioux Falls. He told his son about early mornings riding his horse, Spangle, with his dog, Rusty, running alongside them. And the loss of childhood.

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2:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

StoryCorps: Sylvia Henkin and Joe Henkin

Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations between friends and family. In 2007, the StoryCorps traveling booth stopped in Sioux Falls and Joe Henkin interviewed his mother. Sylvia Henkin is a South Dakota broadcasting pioneer and community volunteer. She's often called the grande dame of Sioux Falls. She grew up in Sheldon, Iowa were her father, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, ran the Wolff Brothers Department Store. He died when Sylvia was five months old and she and her mother became the responsibility of her two older brothers.

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4:22 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

StoryCorps: Art Huseboe and Ron Robinson

Ron Robinson and Arthur Huseboe have been friends for more than 40 years. They spoke in 2007 when StoryCorps visited Sioux Falls. Huseboe died in 2010.
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Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled the country recording conversations with friends and family. In 2007, the StoryCorps traveling booth stopped in Sioux Falls and Ron Robinson interviewed his friend Arthur Huseboe. The two men were colleagues in the English Department at Augustana College and collaborated on several projects during their forty-year friendship, including a book of poetry, “Words and Savages.” During their conversation, Arthur Huseboe remembered when he was a grade school student.  

Arthur Huseboe died in 2010.

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