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Story Corps E- 2018 Stories

6 hours ago

In June 2018, WNIN hosted a Story Corps E storytelling workshop. The event was found by Julia Gregg of Evansville, in honor her son J. Zach Gregg, who was killed at the age of 33 in a bicycle accident.

The Evansville event featured instruction by Moth Grand Slam winner Mark Lamb and coaching from Judy Hood and Barbara Stahura. The stories were recorded by Brick Briscoe.

Based on maps and military records, it is believed that the spot where Chester was killed is near the small grove of trees below and to the right of the main tree line, alongside the Sedan highway.
Steve Burger

In this segment, death in a farm field leads to a historic moment for the U.S. Army’s First Division a century later.

As she traced the steps of Sergeant Chester Schulz  to northern France, the conversation shifted as Nancy Hasting, her sister Ann Stevenson and the WNIN crew moved closer to where the battle raged on the outskirts of Sedan in early November 1918.

Chester and Gertrude- Training for battle in France

9 hours ago
Steve Burger

In this segment, we go to France with Posey County resident Nancy Hasting to trace the path of her great-uncle, Chester Schulz.

We can learn a lot about Chester Schulz’s time in France from military records. But what he saw, what he felt, can only be found in the letters he wrote to his mother and family.  A short time after arriving in France, his unit moved to Mussidan, in southwestern France for more training in the type of warfare the American Expeditionary Force was using to finish the war. 

Chester and Gertrude- Author and Activist

Oct 11, 2018

When her mother died, Posey County native Nancy Hasting found a box of letters and other items that set her on a path to becoming an author, researcher and now champion of securing recognition for her great uncle, who died in battle in France in World War One.

It took nearly two decades of research, and months of preparation to correct a century old oversight that nagged at Nancy Hasting’s conscience. She put the information into a book titled “A Tragedy of the Great War”.

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It’s been a great season for us and we hope that it has been for you too. Esperamos que hayas disfrutado de los temas que tocamos esta temporada. We talked about being kidnapped in Venezuela by the FARC, we went to Liberal Kansas for Cinco de Mayo, we covered the stories of Paola’s family experiencing Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; we talked about los del 1.5 Generation, the effects of deportation among families, Domestic Violence, the Census 2020 and more.

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