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

365 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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 WMMT, WMUU-LP, and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 3
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
Caption: Donna Orolin
Donna Orolin remembers the disappearance of her husband, Private First Class Brian Orolin, and the day he came home from Afghanistan.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Herman (L) and John Heyn
Herman Heyn tells his nephew, John, about spending almost three decades as a street corner astronomer, giving passers-by the chance to look through...

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


  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Adam (L) and Jacqueline (R) Graff
Adam Graff, a member of New Orleans' all-volunteer, mental health crisis unit, speaks with his wife, Jacqueline, about the surge in patients after ...

Bought by WTJU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tyra Treadway (L) and Ardyn Treadway
Tyra Treadway and her daughter, Ardyn, remember their husband and father, Dr. James Kent Treadway, a beloved pediatrician in New Orleans. Dr. Tread...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:06
Caption: Lillie Cotlon (L) and Burnell Cotlon (R), Credit: Ian Spencer Cook for StoryCorps
Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it was the first grocery store to serve th...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WTJU


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andrea Cleveland (L) and Monica Harwell (R)
Monica Harwell, talks to her daughter, Andrea Cleveland, about being the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEd in New York.

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Roberto Olivera (L) and Debra Olivera (R)
Roberto Olivera tells his wife, Debra, about growing up with an abusive stepfather and how his mother helped him escape.

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio and WTJU


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Donnie (L) and Dana (R) Dunagan
Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan, who was the voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney film, tells his wife, Dana, about hiding his acting credit...

Bought by WVBI-LP, Troy Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WTJU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Wilson Matthews (L) and Jeanne Yeatman (R)
Flight nurses Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman talk about their work aboard emergency response helicopters and their attempts to save a child who...

Bought by WTJU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lucille (L) and Barbara Horn (R)
Lucille Horn, 95, tells her daughter, Barbara, about the baby incubator exhibit at Coney Island that saved her life.

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


  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:52
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anny (L) and Jonny (R) Pena
Retired Marines Anny and Jonny Pena talk about the challenges they faced as military spouses, and what it was like when Jonny came home from Afghan...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Yvette Benavidez Garcia (L) and Rene Garcia (R)
Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, remember her father, Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 02:18
  • Purchases: 1