StoryCorps

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Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.


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406 Pieces

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Caption:  Dr. Joseph Kras and his daughter, Sophie Kras, at their StoryCorps interview in Olivette, Missouri on June 13th, 2020. , Credit: The Kras family
Dr. Joseph Kras speaks with his immunocompromised daughter about the tough choices they’ve had to make as a family due to his regular exposure to C...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
Caption: Rugenia Keefe, left, a paraprofessional who assisted Cole Phillips for most of high school after he lost his sight, spoke with the graduating senior for a remote conversation from Bentonville, Ark., Credit: Cole Phillips
Cole Phillips lost his vision just months before starting high school. As a freshman, he met paraprofessional Rugenia Keefe -- or Miss. Ru -- who a...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:31
Caption: Albert and Aidan Sykes in Jackson, Mississippi, 2020, Credit: Albert Sykes.
Albert Sykes returns to StoryCorps with his son Aidan--now 14-- to talk about how Aidan is feeling as a young Black man in 2020.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:41
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Caption: Albert and Aidan Sykes at their StoryCorps interview in Jackson, Mississippi on February 20, 2015., Credit: Vanessa Gonzalez-Block for StoryCorps.
Albert Sykes speaks with his nine-year-old son, Aidan, about black fatherhood, and his hopes for the future.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:39
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Caption: During a remote StoryCorps conversation this month from Stafford, N.Y., Dr. Roberto Vargas (left), his wife, Susan, and 10-year-old son, Xavier, talk about the challenges of staying safely distanced., Credit: the Vargas Family.
As the Director of Microbiology at a hospital in upstate New York, Dr. Roberto Vargas is regularly exposed to COVID-19. Here, he talks with his wif...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:37
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Caption: Jackie Stockton and daughter Alice Stockton-Rossini at the Philadelphia Flower Show March, 2019, Credit: Alice Stockton-Rossini.
Jackie Stockton and her daughter Alice Stockton-Rossini recovered from COVID-19, the virus that killed a best friend and a family member. Having fa...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:47
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Caption: Emily Aho and her daughter Hannah Sibley-Liddle in New Hampshire. 2016., Credit: Hannah Sibley-Liddle
After losing her father, Army Staff Sergeant Emilio “Leo” DiPalma, to COVID-19, Emily Aho reflects on his WWII service with her daughter, Hannah Si...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:24
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Caption: Craig Boddie and Evette Jourdain, both mail carriers in Palm Beach, Fla., spoke for a remote StoryCorps conversation last month about the job risks created by the coronavirus outbreak., Credit: Courtesy of Craig Boddie and Evette Jourdain for StoryCorps.
Palm Beach, Florida Mail Carriers Evette Jourdain and Craig Boddie talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their daily lives--at work, an...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:35
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Caption: Shannon Doty (right) tells her father, Dan Flynn (left), in a remote StoryCorps conversation, that his dedication to help others inspired her goal to work in the medical field., Credit: Dan Flynn and Shannon Doty for StoryCorps.
Funeral Director Dan Flynn talks with his daughter Shannon about being a member of the national mortuary response team during COVID-19.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:42
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Caption: New York City MTA bus operators Tyrone Hampton (left) and Frank de Jesus spoke last week about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their work. They talked during a remote StoryCorps conversation., Credit: Tyrone Hampton and Frank de Jesus.
New York City bus operators Tyrone Hampton and Frank de Jesus talk about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their calling.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:13
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Caption: Friends for 30 years, Sam Dow (left) in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Josh Belser in Syracuse, N.Y., are both working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic., Credit: Josh Belser.
Longtime friends Josh Belser and Sam Dow, who are healthcare workers in different states, have a conversation to check in with each other during th...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
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Caption: Roman Coley Davis poses for a picture with his grandmother, "Mema" Laverne Tanner, whose special delivery from 7,000 miles away eased some of her grandson's homesickness., Credit: Dailey Hubbard
Former Army intelligence collector Roman Coley Davis talks about a package he received while stationed in Afghanistan.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:52
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Caption: Chloe Longfellow at her StoryCorps interview in Seattle, Washington, Credit: Vanessa Gonzalez-Block for StoryCorps
Chloe Longfellow came to StoryCorps to remember some of the life lessons she learned as a kid, while spending time in her grandmother’s kitchen.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:37
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Caption: Thomas Germano and Tom Germano at their StoryCorps interview in North Babylon, NY, on February 7, 2020. , Credit: Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps.
Tom Germano speaks with his son, Thomas, about the Great Postal Strike of 1970, and his love of delivering the mail.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:15
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Caption: Lillian Bloodworth and her husband, John Bloodworth, at their home in Gulf Breeze, FL, on Thanksgiving Day, 2016., Credit: the Bloodworth family.
Lillian Bloodworth speaks with her husband, John Bloodworth, about why she spent nearly half her life donating blood.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:54
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Drew Lanham tells his friend John Lane about his lifelong passion for birds and nature.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 03:02
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Jessica Kibblewhite seeks advice from her dad, Edward Kibblewhite, on whether to start a family.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:40
Caption: Josh Weiner and Sylvia Grosvold at their StoryCorps interview in Portland, OR on March 27, 2019. , Credit: By Beth Duckles for StoryCorps.
Sylvia Grosvold was 5 and half years old when she lost her mother to suicide. A decade later, she came to StoryCorps with her dad Josh Weiner to ta...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Ashley Baker and Sandy Baker at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas, Texas on October 19, 2019., Credit: By Eleanor Vasilli for StoryCorps.
Sandy Baker and her daughter, Ashley Baker, recall the two and a half years without permanent housing and the love that helped them make it through...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 02:18
Caption: Mark Carles and David Carles at their StoryCorps interview in New York City on November 6th, 2019., Credit: By Mia Warren for StoryCorps.
Brothers Mark Carles and David Carles talk about how they’ve dealt with Mark’s cancer diagnosis at age 24.

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
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