StoryTown Radio Show honors first responders
The StoryTown Radio Show will honor first responders from many fields with a live stream production on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. The performance includes stories of local firefighters, police officers, Emergency Room nurses, EMTs, Red Cross workers, civil defense volunteers from the cold war, and volunteer community responders during World War II.
The stories from this program come from oral histories collected from community members from the region. As Jonesborough has a population consisting of families who have been here several generations as well as many transplants, the scenes in this show go beyond the boundaries of Washington County, Tenn., and reach as far as England in the 1940s. Each story represents the important contributions of those brave individuals who show up first, often placing their own lives at risk, in order to keep their communities safe. This show explores the many different kinds of “first responders” and include some unexpected heroes.
The production can be found on the StoryTown Radio Show Facebook page as a Facebook Live stream at 7 p.m., and will be saved on that page for future viewing.
For safety concerns, The StoryTown Radio Show has continued to tell the stories of the community during the pandemic as radio and live-stream performances, without their usual live studio audiences. However, audiences during the live stream will have a chance to “chat” online with the cast and crew during the show, as the live-stream page will be moderated during the performance.