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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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
Caption: Jenna Henderson (right) and Laurie Laychak (left)
Jenna Henderson came to StoryCorps to remember her husband, Army Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007.

Bought by WTIP and WEZU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Pastor Danny Cortez and his son, Drew, recall the sermon Danny gave to his church congregation after Drew told his father that he was gay.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Frank Mutz (left) and Phil Mutz (right)
A father and son talk about working together in an air conditioner repair business that has been in their family for more than half a century.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 2
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John Washington, 95, who is blind and deaf, recently recorded a StoryCorps interview with his eldest child, Melva, using a TeleBraille machine.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 3
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John and Carol met in 1964 when a computer dating service matched them up. This December, they will have been married for 52 years.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Savannah Phelan, 8, talks with her mother, Kellie, about how she felt after learning that her mother was in jail on Rikers Island at the time of he...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vanessa Silva-Welch (left) and Arnaldo Silva (right)
Arnaldo Silva and his daughter, Vanessa, have battled breast cancer together. At StoryCorps they discuss their past and current fights with the dis...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carlos Walton (left) and Jim Saint Germain (right)
Jim Saint Germain and his former middle school dean discuss pivotal moments in their relationship and lessons Jim learned from his mentor.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ernesto Rodriguez and his son, Sebastian, when Sebastian was 2 years old, Credit: Ernesto Rodriguez
For Father’s Day, retired Marine Lieutenant Ernesto Rodriguez answers tough questions about war and family from his 11-year-old son Sebastian.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joel Tucker (left) and his friend, Gordon Blake (right)
In this special StoryCorps production, Joel Tucker and his friend Gordon Blake share Joel’s experiences following an anti-LGBTQ incident from 2000.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carolyn Shoemaker (left) and her son-in-law, Phred Salazar (right)
Astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker remembers her late husband, renowned astrogeologist Gene Shoemaker, whose ashes are buried on the Moon.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:16
Caption: Alice and Ibukun Owolabi
Alice Mitchell and her 10-year-old brother, Ibukun, came to StoryCorps to talk for the first time about their mother who died just weeks after his ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1