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15 things Mary Heers can't live without during a pandemic

A collage of 15 pictures from Mary Heers, including one where she sits at a microphone in the UPR studios, and one with her leaning against a blue car.
Mary Heers

More information on this project can be found here.

Mary got hooked on oral histories while visiting Ellis Island and hearing the recorded voices of immigrants that had passed through. StoryCorps drew her to UPR. After she retired from teaching at Preston High, she walked into the station and said she wanted to help. Kerry put her to work taking the best 3 minutes out of the 30 minute interviews recorded in Vernal. Passion kicked in. Mary went on to collect more and more stories and return them to the community on UPR's radio waves. Major credits to date: Utah Works, One Small Step, and the award winning documentary Ride the Rails.

Support for this project comes from Utah Humanities.