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

382 Pieces

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Jess Buzzutto explains to his sister and niece how he became known as the Leprechaun of Yonkers, New York.

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 4
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Camaran Henson grew up hearing stories about his grandfather, Leonard Simmons, who was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey. He came to StoryCorp...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Judge Michael John Ryan talks with his son, Michael Benjamin Ryan, about growing up in an abusive household, and how he found the strength to gradu...

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


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Seventy-five years ago this month President Roosevelt signed an executive order ordering all Japanese Americans into internment camps, including th...

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 3
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When Bill and Claudia met in 1973 Bill had recently suffered a spinal cord injury that left him partially paralyzed. They came to StoryCorps to tal...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
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You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpret...

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Mary Johnson-Roy first came to StoryCorps in 2011 to talk about her bond with the young man who killed her son. Years later, she married a man who ...

Bought by Public Radio for All


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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John Marboe, aka Reverend Doctor Garbage Man, tells his 13-year-old daughter, Charlie, about his work as a pastor and a trash hauler.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WGUC/ WVXU


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 2
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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