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

357 Pieces

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Tom Houck shares memories of dropping out of high school in 1965 to fight for civil rights, and becoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal dri...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:27
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Mary Reed talks to her daughter, Emma McMahon, about the day she was shot while at a Gabrielle Giffords event in suburban Tucson, AZ.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:02
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Nick Hodges and Charlotte Wheelock discuss raising two boys while Nick was hospitalized with spinal stenosis and their family was homeless.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:14
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Seth Smiley and Octavius Humphries had their first date on Christmas Eve. They discuss that and other memorable holiday events they have shared.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Akiva Johnson (L) and Henry Jimenez (R)
High school juniors Akiva Johnson and Henry Jimenez talk about the friendship they developed while taking part in the StoryCorpsU educational program.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Blue Mountain Radio , WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Chloe Longfellow
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.

Bought by WVBI-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Blue Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Paul Nilsen (L) and Tom Graziano (R)
Tom Graziano remembers how his son’s elementary school principal and the community responded when they learned that his son was HIV positive.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WMUU-LP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Claudia Anton (L) and Diana Keough (R)
Sisters from Wisconsin recount what it was like to find out both of their parents had AIDS, and to lose them both to the disease in the early 1990s.

Bought by WMUU-LP, Blue Mountain Radio , WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Carol Miller (L) and Marge Klindera (R)
Marjorie Klindera and Carol Miller have spent the past 30 Thanksgivings answering phone calls about turkey troubles from panicked home cooks.

Bought by WTIP, WUTC, WHYY, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: James Kennicott (L) and Kara Masteller (R)
Recorded using the StoryCorps app, a granddaughter learns about a difficult upbringing, loved ones lost, and gets advice on growing older.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Blue Mountain Radio , WTJU, and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 4
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Teresa Valko remembers what it was like to see her mother’s memory deteriorate from Alzheimer’s, and to undergo her own genetic testing.

Bought by WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bill Branson (L) and Barry Romo (R)
Veteran Barry Romo and his nephew Bobby Romo were born a month apart and grew up together. They both went to Vietnam, only one came home.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: David Phillips (L) and Jeff Dupre (R)
Jeff Dupre remembers his friend Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich who appeared on a 1975 cover of Time with the headline, “I Am a Homosexual.”

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alex Fennell (L) and Janette Fennell (R)
In 1995, two armed men forced Janette Fennell and her husband Greig into the trunk of the Fennell's car. The men drove off with Janette believing t...

Bought by WEZU, WTJU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Erik Booker (L) and Jenna Power (R)
Eighth grader Jenna Power talks with her seventh grade social studies teacher, Erik Booker, about his military service and his deployment to Iraq.

Bought by WEZU, WTJU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marilyn Hillerman (L) and Andrea Crook (R)
When Andrea Crook was 24, she began having paranoid thoughts, delusions, and her behavior became erratic. She picked up the phone and called her mo...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Andy Downs (L) and Angelia Sheer (R)
On October 4, 1971, George Giffe, a 35-year-old Tennessee man suffering from mental illness hijacked a charter plane at gunpoint from the Nashville...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chassitty (L) and Noramay Cadena
Noramay Cadena, a mechanical engineer with several degrees from MIT, tells her teenage daughter, Chassitty Saldana, about the summer her parents to...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, WTJU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Angela Stowe (L) and Glenda Elliott (R)
Glenda Elliott, 75, tells her friend Angela Stowe about the love of her life, and what it was like to love another woman long before the gay rights...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Isaac Feliciano
Isaac Feliciano, a longtime worker at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery, remembers being at his job on September 11, 2001, when his wife, Ros...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1