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.


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461 Pieces

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For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Former Marine Sergeant Jason Thomas opens up to his youngest son, Jason Christian Thomas, about the search and re...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 03:26
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Ronnie and Richie Palazzolo were identical twins who did everything together, including working at the World Trade Center. They were both there on ...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 02:59
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Ajmal Achekzai reflects on escaping Afghanistan as a child, returning as a U.S. Marine, and his fears and hope for the future of its people.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:47
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Keith Chapman sits down with his mother, Lynn Chapman, to remember his brother, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the first American soldier to b...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 03:46
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Sylvia Grosvold and her father Josh Weiner came back to StoryCorps to reflect on their relationship, just as Sylvia was about to leave for college.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 02:45
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Libby Stroik talks about finding a kindred spirit in her grandfather, Harry Golomski, and about her treasured memories of their quiet mornings in r...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 02:29
Caption: The late Rev. Farrell Duncombe (left) spoke with his friend Howard Robinson for a StoryCorps conversation in 2010 about how his role models helped shape him as a leader in his Alabama community.
Rev. Farrell Duncombe talks about growing up in Montgomery, AL, and the role models who shaped him, including his Sunday school teacher, Rosa Parks.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Melanie Dunne and her husband, Josh, at their graduation from New Mexico State University., Credit: Courtesy of Melanie Dunne.
Marine Corporal Josh Dunne is remembered by his wife, Melanie Dunne, and her sister, Marissa Miranda.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Willie Edwards Jr. died in 1957. He was killed by Klansmen who told him to either jump off a bridge or be shot., Credit: Malinda Edwards and Mildred Betts
Malinda Edwards talks to her sister Mildred Betts about the murder of her father, Willie Edwards Jr. at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan in 1957.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jo and Chad Vill in Brooklyn, N.Y., Credit: Nathan West
Chad Vill talks to his dad, Jo Vill, about following in his footsteps as a DJ, and starting a dance party on their block in the midst of the COVID-...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Six years after Jennifer Sumner brought her 12-year-old Kaysen Ford to StoryCorps, the two reflect on Kaysen’s struggles and joy.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sabrina Beavers and Shantay Davies-Balch at their StoryCorps interview in Sanger, CA on May 3, 2019. By Nicolas Cadenat for StoryCorps., Credit: Nicolas Cadena
Sabrina Beavers talks to her friend and colleague, Shantay Davies- Balch about Black maternal health and the premature births of their children.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Connie Doria Rocha talks about her experience as a civilian mechanic during WWII, and how that taste of independence changed her life.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Casimiro “Cas” Torres reflects on how his childhood led him to incarceration at New York City’s Hart Island, where he buried the poor and unclaimed...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alvy Powell and Yvonne Powell at their StoryCorps Interview in Norfolk, Virginia on July 14th, 2021.
Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. talks with his sister, Yvonne Powell, about being the oldest enlisted soldier in the Army, and the role Yvonne played i...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary "Zooks" Bezucha seen on one of their regular camping trips in 2019., Credit: Greg Klatkiewicz
Best friends Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary “Zooks” Bezucha came to StoryCorps to look back on their memories as classmates, wingmen and lifelong friends.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Max García and his grandfather, Mario, in early July., Credit: Mario García
Dr. Mario García sits down with his grandson, Maximilian, to reflect on the acting career he left behind when he immigrated from Cuba in the 1960s.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 03:12
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Caption: Dr. Charles Drew, pictured in a lab at Howard University in 1942, was known as the father of blood banking for pioneering the way we store and transport blood today., Credit: Dr. Charlene Jarvis
In the 1940s, Dr. Charles Drew was a surgeon and blood scientist, and today he is known as the “Father of Blood Banks.” His daughter, Dr. Charlene ...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Isaiah Acosta talks to his mom, Tarah Acosta, about being born with life-threatening health issues and how he’s done far more than beat the odds.

  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:21
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Julaina Glass and Beau McCall met as neighbors in a Harlem, NY brownstone. They came to StoryCorps nearly 35 years later to remember -- and laugh a...

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  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 1