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.


Additional Files

334 Pieces

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Vernon Dahmer was a successful farmer who fought for voting rights in the mid-1960s. His family recalls the night he was killed by the KKK.

Bought by Public Radio for All and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A story told in two parts: Kayla Wilson came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about her mom’s drug addition and incarceration. Ten years later, she re...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
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Fred Taylor talks to his wife Julie about his 15 years writing letters to frustrated airplane passengers as Southwest Airlines’ apologizer-in-chief.

Bought by WVBI-LP, WGUC/ WVXU, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 3
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A woman speaks with one of the men who saved her life on Christmas Eve 1956, after her mother jumped with her off a bridge and into the river below.

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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A father tells his daughter about growing up in Tijuana, Mexico, after his parents left to find work in the U.S., and the day he was reunited with ...

Bought by Public Radio for All and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fred Davie (left) and Robert Sanchez (right)
A social worker who now helps others who are making the transition from prison talks with his mentor about their first meeting inside Sing Sing pri...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and Public Radio for All


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Leslye Huff (left) and Mary Ostendorf (right)
When they met in 1983, Leslye was open about her sexuality while Mary kept hers private. With a family Thanksgiving approaching, that all changed.

Bought by WMUU-LP and Public Radio for All


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Saboor Sahely and Jessica Sahely
The owner of a Logan, Utah, restaurant tells his daughter about lessons he learned growing up in Afghanistan, and how they inspire him today.

Bought by Public Radio for All, WGUC/ WVXU, WMUU-LP, and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:05
  • Purchases: 4
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A mother tells her daughter about growing up in California in the late 1960s, and the lesson learned after her mother gave her beloved bed away.

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, WEZU, and KRZA


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Duery Felton (right) and Rick Weidman (left)
The first curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection talks with his friend and fellow war veteran about the collection and his service.

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, WMUU-LP, and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hartmut Lau and Barbara Lau
A decorated veteran who served 24 years in the U.S. Army talks with his wife for the first time about his experiences during the Vietnam War.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:40
Caption: Jenn Stanley (left) and Peter Stanley (right)
A conservative father and his self-described liberal daughter try to put their political differences aside and listen to each other’s points of view.

Bought by Public Radio for All and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jasmine Pacheco (left) and Carmen Pacheco-Jones (right)
A mother talks to her daughter about what it was like to reconnect with her children after her years of drug and alcohol abuse tore their family ap...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lou Oliveram (left) and Joe Serna (right)
A retired Green Beret found adjusting to civilian life difficult. He talks with the judge that helped him change his life during a night in jail.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:31
Caption: Jay Hollingsworth (left) and Rick Williams (right)
John T. Williams, an accomplished Native American carver wrongly killed by a Seattle police officer in August 2010, is remembered by his brother.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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The mother of the gunman who entered an Amish schoolhouse and killed five girls discusses the events of the day and the bonds that came from it.

  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:26
Caption: Idella Hansen (left) and Sandi Talbott (right)
Two big rig truckers with more than 9 million miles in the driver’s seat between them discuss friendship, adventures, and why they’ll never retire.

Bought by PRX Remix, WMUU-LP, WGUC/ WVXU, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 4
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As an adult, Eileen was diagnosed with a learning disability. At StoryCorps, she remembers how she overcame the challenges she faced at work.

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Talat Hamdani (left) and Armeen Hamdani (right)
Talat Hamdani remembers her son, a NYPD cadet who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was wrongfully accused of having terrorist links.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:13
Caption: Vaughn Allex and Denise Allex
A former airline employee discusses the aftereffects of knowing he checked two 9/11 hijackers onto the plane that was flown into the Pentagon.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 1