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Portraits and Stories

21 EpisodesProduced by Portraits and StoriesWebsite

Water for the city of New York begins its journey in the heart of the Catskills, 120 miles away. Artist Jenny Lee Fowler and host Keiko Sono collected stories from the watersheds, covering a wide range of topics—climate change, population change, overuse of land, to name a few.

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Ep.20 Carol Smythe

July 31st, 2019


Carol Smythe is a town historian of Grahamsville, NY. She sat down to talk about why she came back to this town after living away for decades.

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Ep. 19 Margaret and Chris Helthaler

July 31st, 2019


Woodburne residents Margaret and Chris Helthaler share their views on what makes a community, the sorrow of letting go, and how the greater Neversink …

Ep. 18 Pixie Piera and David Van Valkenburg

July 27th, 2019


Interview with Piera Merrill and David Van Valkenburg 

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Ep. 17 Linda and Frank Comando

July 26th, 2019


Interview with Linda and Frank Comando

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Ep. 16 Patricia Wellington

July 23rd, 2019


Interview with Patricia Wellington

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Ep. 15 Betty Shaver and Pixie Piera

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Betty Shaver and Piera Merrill

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Ep. 13 Kristina Knott

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Kristina Knott

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Ep. 12 Wild Cat Foundation

July 11th, 2019


Interview about Wild Cat Foundation

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Ep. 11 Patricia and Peter Eakins

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Patricia and Peter Eakins

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Ep. 10 Charles Breiner

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Charles Breiner

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Ep. 8 Coby Sontag

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Coby Sontag

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Ep. 7 Frank Stapleton

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Frank Stapleton

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Ep. 6 Mary Lou Stapleton

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Mary Lou Stapleton

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Ep. 5 Dorothy Muthig

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Dorothy Muthig

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Ep. 4 Dennis Muthig

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Dennis Muthig

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Ep. 3 Diana Weiner

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Diana Weiner

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Ep.2 Marion Rubenzahl

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Marion Rubenzahl 

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Ep.1 Charles Kelsey

July 11th, 2019


Interview with Charles Kelsey 

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About Portraits and Stories

July 11th, 2019


Portraits and Stories Podcast is a companion to a project with the same title that combines oral history with portrait silhouette cutting. It's a …

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