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

366 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In 1979, Tanya James went to work in the West Virginia coal mines. She came to StoryCorps to share her experiences from those early days.

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WRIR, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WEZU, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 6
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François Clemmons played Officer Clemmons on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." He came to StoryCorps to discuss the role and his life.

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 4
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Together since 1971, Dick Titus and Zeek Taylor came to StoryCorps to discuss the lengths they went to while keeping their relationship secret.

Bought by WEZU and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 2
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As combat roles open to women, we present conversations from those who served when their roles and expectations were defined by gender.

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 4
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Willie Harris and Alex Brown remember the prejudice they faced as African American stuntmen while breaking into the film industry in the 1960s.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Joshua Myers and his mother, Susan Kaphammer, discuss his life living with Down syndrome, and how he has overcome some early difficulties.

Bought by KUER, WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Last year, 11--year--old Benny Smith started having seizures which kept him out of school, he talks to his mom about life with the disorder.

Bought by WRIR, WEZU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 3
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In June 1989, Sean Smith, 10, fatally shot his younger sister while playing with his father’s gun. He talks to his mother, Lee, about that devastat...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Andy Goodling tells to his father, Scott, about his boyfriend who passed away almost two years ago, and why he kept their relationship a secret.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 1
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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