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'Mom, I'll Be By At Ten'

Dani Hayes
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Utah Public Radio

While recording for One Small Step this summer, we found that crossing the divide between two strangers often began with the small step of sharing a personal story. Thirty years ago, Clare Coonan had something to tell her parents, and said she would be by at ten. 

This story was recorded in Riverton, Utah.

Discovery more One Small Step stories here.

Kirsten grew up listening to Utah Public Radio in Smithfield, Utah and now resides in Logan. She has three children and is currently producing Utah StoryCorps and working as the Saturday morning host on UPR. Kirsten graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's degree History in 2000 and dual minors in Horticulture and German. She enjoys doing voice work, reading, writing, drawing, teaching children, and dancing. Major credits include StoryCorps, Utah Works, One Small Step, and the APTRA award-winning documentary Ride the Rails.