The Big Read is a recurring event, facilitated by USI, to promote reading, reflecting and community action on issues affecting the Tri-State Area. WNIN is proud to partner with USI by offering an archive of the submitted entries.

Several Events in February will feature discussions, keynotes, and documentaries.

High School and college students interview five survivors of the Great Depressions.
Dr. Robert Reid discusses The Big Read on February 5, 2014 on WNIN Regional Voices at USI.

Big Read Individual Stories

Jan
31

Maime Dowell

Posted by Cara Hoskins

Interview with Great Depression survivor Maime Dowell

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Jan
31

Geraldine Hammers

Posted by Jonathon Boettcher

Interview with Great Depression survivor Geraldine Hammers

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Jan
29

Chris Nix

Posted by Zach Cook

Interview with Great Depression survivor Chris Nix

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Jan
27

Mary Catherine Schmitt

Posted by Tessa Livers

Interview with Mary Schmitt about the Great Depression

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Jan
22

Mel Peterson

Posted by Cara Hoskins

Interview with Mel Peterson, Great Depression survivor.

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