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: Phillip “Buddy” De Blieck (left) and Rev. Troy Perry (right) , Credit: Rev. Troy Perry
On June 24, 1973, an intentionally set fire tore through a New Orleans gay bar killing 32. Rev. Troy Perry came to StoryCorps to recall the aftermath.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hans Walters and his wife, Martha Hiatt
Hans Walters talks to his wife, Martha Hiatt, about going from heavy metal frontman to shark researcher and supervisor at the New York Aquarium.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Jamal Faison (right) with his uncle, Born Blackwell (left)
Jamal Faison talks with his uncle, Born Blackwell, about his release from Rikers Island and the support he received through the challenges of re-en...

Bought by Public Radio for All and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nicole Engeman (left) with her mom, Donna Engeman (right)
Donna Engeman shares stories about her husband, Army Chief Warrant Officer John Engeman, who was killed 10 years ago while deployed in Iraq.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:06
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Vice Admiral James Stockdale was a Vietnam War POW for more than seven years. His son, Jim, recalls the family’s difficult wait for his father’s re...

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Frankie Preciado talks with his father, Francisco, a groundskeeper at Stanford University, about the time they shared together on campus.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Patricia Mishler discusses with her daughters what it is like living with ALS, and her thoughts on knowing that the disease will one day take her l...

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Gabe López, assigned female at birth, always felt like he was a boy. He came to StoryCorps with his mom to talk about growing up transgender.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRIR, WEZU, WVBI-LP, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 5
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Enrolling in college at 40 to study art, Sharon Long had no idea an anthropology class would put her on a path to a career as a forensic artist.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Civil rights lawyer Vito de la Cruz grew up in a family of migrant farmworkers. He describes his childhood and the loving aunt who raised him.

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


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Barb Abelhauser explains how she quit an office job she hated and became a bridgetender, beginning a career she quickly fell in love with.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Catherine Alaniz-Simonds and retired Col. David Taylor remember Catherine’s husband, Andy Alaniz, who died by friendly fire during the Gulf War.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Clarence Haskett and Jerry Collier on a visit with StoryCorps
Clarence ”Clancy” Haskett talks with his friend and former coworker about his long and successful career as a beer vendor for the Baltimore Orioles.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jeanne Abel and Alan Abel in their home in Southbury, Conn., Credit: Alletta Cooper
In 1964, Yetta Bronstein, a woman who never existed, ran for President of the United States. Her creators tell the story behind the fake candidate.

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 3
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After Leonardo Vega was diagnosed with cancer, his daughter, Eva Vega-Olds, used the StoryCorps app to record her father days before he passed.

Bought by WRIR, WEZU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 3
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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