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StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.


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585 Pieces

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.


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Avielle Richman was one of the children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She was six years old. Her par...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:59
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Sisters Didi Ndando and Egbe Monjimbo talk with Atiba Mbiwan, who honored the memory of their late brother Acha by taking on the family’s last name.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Pak Yan (left) and Joe Chan (right) at Friendship Park in Richmond, CA soon after they reunited. The text on the rock reads ‘friendship’ in Chinese
Born in Hong Kong, Pak Yan and Joe Chan were inseparable as kids. But when Joe was in the 6th grade, his family moved to the U.S. The friends were ...

Bought by KALW

  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Just as his music career was heating up, Decio Rubano discovered he was not a U.S. citizen and was deported to Canada as a young man. He came to St...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 02:15
Caption: Diane Evans and Edie Meeks at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., Credit: Courtesy of Diane Evans
Diane Evans and Edie Meeks were nurses at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969, and they remember serving next to the front lines--and their decad...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 03:25
Caption: Milt and Etta Ehrlich on their wedding anniversary in Prince Edward Island, Canada in August. 1985., Credit: Photo courtesy of the Ehrlich family.
Milt Ehrlich remembers his wife, Etta Ehrlich, and their story of eternal love.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:48
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Half siblings Linda Mae Lawelawe and Doug Carillo talk about how their lives were shaped by Kalaupapa--America’s largest leprosy colony.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Basma Alawee and Dana Aljubouri at their StoryCorps interview in Jacksonville, Florida on October 7, 2022., Credit: Andrew Avitabile/StoryCorps.
At 14, Dana Aljubouri wants to start covering her hair. She came to StoryCorps with her mom, Basma Alawee, to ask her advice about this deeply per...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Michael McConnell (left) and Jack Baker (right) with their wedding cake, featuring a two-groom topper, in Minneapolis, Minn. on September 3, 1971., Credit: Paul Hagen
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell got married in 1971, decades before same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. They came to StoryCorps ...

Bought by KALW

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sacheen Littlefeather at her StoryCorps interview in Novato, California on October 2, 2019., Credit: By Rochelle Kwan for StoryCorps
At the 1973 Academy Awards, actor and activist Sacheen Littlefeather spoke out against the mistreatment of Native Americans on and off the big scre...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:48