Real People, Real Stories

Monday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Each week on Real People, Real Stories, 88.5 WFDD brings you the thoughts and perspectives of North Carolinians who are staying connected with the community and the world.

If you have a story to share on Real People, Real Stories, or if you'd like to give us feedback about the series, please e-mail us at wfddnews@wfu.edu.

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1:07 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

For the Sake of Love

Pat Grantham (left), Nancy Grantham (center), Will Grantham (right), Anne Stuart Grantham (lower center) pose for a family photo Christmas 2011.
Credit Grantham Family

The love of one Triad family gives them the strength to do the unimaginable.

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Commentary
10:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Battling for Her Affection in a Buick Electra

Years ago in a Buick Electra, Lewis Garnett discovered he still had some growing up to do.
Credit www.arabalarim.org / www.arabalarim.org

As a young man, Lewis Garnett found himself on an unexpected battle field in a Buick Electra. Find out why.

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Commentary
10:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Finding a New Home

Timothy Babula says Winston-Salem offers many opportunities to those who look.
Credit StoryLine / StoryLine

Timothy Babula grew up in New Jersey, and later  he moved to California. When he was about thirty, he decided to move again. After thorough research, Babula decided to make Winston-Salem his new home. In this StoryLine segment, Babula describes why he loves the Twin City.

StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives. It is a project of the ECHO Network, dedicated to building trusting relationships in our community.

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Resiliency
11:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Too Smart For Her Own Good

Michele Tracy Berger lets her students know successful people have failures too.
Credit Michele Berger / Michele Berger

Michele Tracy Berger, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She’s also a writer and a creativity coach. Berger excelled early in her academic career. In high school, she was a fast rising star. Then the unexpected happened. In this segment of Real People, Real Stories, listen to her story and find out what radically darkened her glow.

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Commentary
11:34 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Retelling the Old to Grow the Future

Sisters Betty Jeffers (left) and Jackie Jeffers Gant (right) skillfully weave tales about their family's history.
Credit StoryLine / StoryLine

Sisters Jackie Jeffers Gant and Betty Jeffers live in Winston-Salem. They are preserving the stories of their ancestry and in this way giving future generations a sense of their family’s strength and courage.

In this segment of StoryLine, the Jeffers sisters describe their grandparents, Betty Lawson and Lee Jeffers. Betty was a strong woman who freely expressed her opinions. Lee was a landowner who believed in education.

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