StoryCorps

Series produced by 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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419 Pieces

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In 2018, Michelle Huston came to StoryCorps with her daughter, Lauren Magaña, to talk about her life’s calling to take care of the dying, and how i...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
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Debra Fisher, an occupational therapist in the New York City Public School System, speaks with her friend Emma Pelosi, a special education teacher,...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 02:24
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Joe Bianco speaks with his son Peter Bianco about working together and carrying on the family business of tool sharpening in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 03:04
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Dr. Ayim Darkeh speaks with his mother, Shirley, about his experiences being one of the few Black students at his predominantly white elementary sc...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Martha Escutia and her cousin Marina Jimenez remember their grandfather, nicknamed Papu, who came to the U.S. as a Bracero worker in the 1940s.

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Former Marines Mike Rudulph and Neil Rafferty, who are now married, remember how their relationship began during the era of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: T. Chick McClure and Chas McClure in Los Angeles, California., Credit: T. Chick McClure.
T. Chick McClure speaks with their father, Chas McClure, about the hard times in their relationship, and the road trip that brought them together a...

Bought by WYAP and WERA-LP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rohulamin Quander at his home in Washington D.C. in 2016 and Alicia Argrett in Madison, Mississippi in 2010., Credit: Rohulamin Quander and Alicia Argrett.
An African American family that traces its roots back to Nancy Carter Quander, a woman who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington, talks abou...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2020
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto at his StoryCorps interview in San Antonio, Texas on March 23, 2012., Credit: Anaid Reyes for StoryCorps.
In a conversation with his long-time friend, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto reminisces on his childhood in San Antonio and the lessons he learned about land,...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  Nia Cosby and Chalana McFarland in Marietta, GA on June 28, 2020., Credit: Michael Reese for StoryCorps.
After being incarcerated for 15 years, Chalana McFarland is reunited with her daughter following a federal memorandum that called for releasing non...

Bought by WYAP, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, and WERA-LP


  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kenneth Felts and Rebecca Mayes after their StoryCorps interview in Arvada, Colorado in July 2020., Credit: Kenneth Felts and Rebecca Mayes for StoryCorps.
In the late 1950s, Kenneth Felts met the love of his life, Phillip. But he kept their relationship a secret for more than 60 years. It wasn’t until...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and WERA-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hadiyah-Nicole Green-Argieard and Tenika Floyd at their StoryCorps interview in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28, 2017., Credit: Jacqueline Van Meter for StoryCorps.
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green speaks with her cousin Tenika Floyd about being raised by her Auntie and Uncle, and how their separate battles with cancer...

Bought by WERA-LP


  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vivian Garcia Leonard (left), Baby Liana, Marissa Ochs, and Vivian J Leonard. , Credit: Marissa Ochs.
Three generations of hospital pharmacists discuss staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and what carrying on their family legacy means to them.

Bought by WERA-LP and KVNF


  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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.

Bought by WERA-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 2
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.

Bought by WERA-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 2
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...

Bought by WERA-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 2
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...

Bought by WERA-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 2
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
  • Purchases: 1