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“Having CF is like being in a boat with a hole in it.”

Barbra Hendricks and her son, Brent discuss what it's like to live with Cystic Fibrosis, and remember Brent's sister... more.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at our Atlanta StoryBooth.
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Barbra Hendricks and her son, Brent discuss what it's like to live with Cystic Fibrosis, and remember Brent's sister Tiffany, ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Allison Davis

Facilitated by
Hillery Rink

Themes
Family
Identity
Struggle
Wisdom

“What a gun does, it talks to you.”

Pastor David Ned tells his friend Darius Clark Monroe about carrying a gun for protection while living in Baton Rouge,... more.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Pastor David Ned tells his friend Darius Clark Monroe about carrying a gun for protection while living in Baton Rouge, ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Family
Griot
Struggle
Wisdom

“It is difficult to watch anyone let go of hope, but when it's your son, it's excruciating.”

Scott Skiles speaks with his son, Marine Corporal Zach Skiles, about Zach's homelessness after returning home from Iraq.
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Scott Skiles speaks with his son, Marine Corporal Zach Skiles, about Zach's homelessness after returning home from Iraq.
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Produced by
Andrés Caballero

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

Themes
Family
Military
Struggle

“That day left a scar in our life. It's not going to go away.”

Phuong Nguyen talks to her son, Christopher, one of only six children at the day care center in the Alfred... more.
Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Phuong Nguyen talks to her son, Christopher, one of only six children at the day care center in the Alfred ...
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Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Alex Lyon

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“After all these years, this is the first time we've sat down and actually talked about the bombing.”

Willie Watson talks to his son, PJ Allen, one of only six children at the day care center in the... more.
Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Willie Watson talks to his son, PJ Allen, one of only six children at the day care center in the ...
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Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Alex Lyon

Themes
Family
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Witness

“I couldn't get myself to work right.”

Army Sgt. Ryan Sharp speaks with his father, Kirk Sharp, about feeling off after coming home from Iraq.
Recorded in Lincoln, Nebraska
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Army Sgt. Ryan Sharp speaks with his father, Kirk Sharp, about feeling off after coming home from Iraq.
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Recorded in Lincoln, Nebraska
Produced by
Andrés Caballero

Facilitated by
Susan Lee

Themes
Family
Memory Loss
Military
Struggle

“Do you remember when I first told you that I wore women's clothes?”

Sissy Goodwin speaks with his wife of more than four decades, Vickie, about being a man who wears women's clothing.... more.
Recorded in Laramie, Wyoming
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Sissy Goodwin speaks with his wife of more than four decades, Vickie, about being a man who wears women's clothing.
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Recorded in Laramie, Wyoming
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Luis Gallo and Maya Millett

Themes
Family
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle
Teachers
Work

“It kinda threw me for a whammy.”

Deidra Robinson sits down with her father, William Watford the Third, to recall what happened when she came out to... more.
Recorded in Homewood, Alabama
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Deidra Robinson sits down with her father, William Watford the Third, to recall what happened when she came out to ...
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Recorded in Homewood, Alabama
Produced by
Allison Davis

Facilitated by
Susan Lee

Themes
Family
Griot
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle

“I was absolutely sure that I had killed you.”

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about when he accidentally hit her... more.
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Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about when he accidentally hit her ...
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Yosmay del Mazo

Themes
Discovery
Friendship
Growing Up
Historias
Work

“What was going through your head when you first saw me?”

Nine-year-old Aidan Sykes interviews his father, Albert Sykes, about being a dad.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi at our Mobile StoryBooth.
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Nine-year-old Aidan Sykes interviews his father, Albert Sykes, about being a dad.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by
Von Diaz

Facilitated by
Vanessa Gonzalez-Block and Danielle Andersen

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Griot
Growing Up
Identity
Wisdom

“It's the kind of thing most people don't have to learn to cope with.”

Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the... more.
Recorded in Windham County, Vermont
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Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the ...
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Recorded in Windham County, Vermont
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Morgan Feigal-Stickles

Themes
Griot
Struggle
Witness
Work

“You told me to keep pushing through and we got into an argument.”

Lance Corporal Erik Galvan (R) speaks with his squad leader, Sgt. Daniel Wheeler (L) about the day that war tore... more.
Recorded in Carlsbad, California
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Lance Corporal Erik Galvan (R) speaks with his squad leader, Sgt. Daniel Wheeler (L) about the day that war tore ...
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Recorded in Carlsbad, California
Produced by
Andres Caballero

Facilitated by
Mayra Sierra

Themes
Friendship
Historias
Military
Struggle

“I just got on that rail and turned around...”

Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his... more.
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Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his ...
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Yosmay del Mazo

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Friendship
Griot
Struggle
Work

“At the age of 18, I didn't know what I was going to be doing with my life.”

President Barack Obama speaks with 18-year-old Noah McQueen, a mentee in the White House Mentorship Program. Just a couple... more.

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President Barack Obama speaks with 18-year-old Noah McQueen, a mentee in the White House Mentorship Program. Just a couple of ...
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Produced by

Michael Garofalo and John White

Facilitated by

John White

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Griot
Growing Up
Identity
Struggle
Wisdom

“My basketball teammates were my first babysitters.”

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.... more.
Recorded in Sheffield, Massachusetts
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Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. ...
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle

“When I first saw him, I turned him down.”

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his... more.
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Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his ...
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Produced by
Allison Davis

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

In Partnership with
LGBTQ Historic Context Stories

Themes
Family
Growing Up
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle

“Hello, my name is Yusor Abu-Salha.”

Yusor Abu-Salha (R), one of the victims of the tragic shooting in Chapel Hill, recorded a StoryCorps interview last year.... more.
Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
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Yusor Abu-Salha (R), one of the victims of the tragic shooting in Chapel Hill, recorded a StoryCorps interview last year. ...
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Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
Produced by
Liyna Anwar and Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Chaela Meyer

In Partnership with
WUNC and the Islamic Association of Raleigh

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Teachers

“You gave up your life to give me a life. ”

Sean Carter was severely injured in a drunk driving accident in 2005. He cannot walk or talk, but speaks with... more.
Recorded in Dallas, Texas at our Mobile StoryBooth.
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Sean Carter was severely injured in a drunk driving accident in 2005. He cannot walk or talk, but speaks with the ...
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Recorded in Dallas, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Emily Janssen and Adriana Gallardo

Themes
Family
Struggle

“I can tell you what was in your husband's mind, because it was in mine.”

Army Captain Stefanie Pelkey speaks to friend and fellow veteran Army Sergeant "TJ" Hart about the time her husband, Michael... more.
Recorded in Houston, Texas
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Army Captain Stefanie Pelkey speaks to friend and fellow veteran Army Sergeant "TJ" Hart about the time her husband, Michael ...
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Recorded in Houston, Texas
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Lone Star Veterans Association

Themes
Family
Historias
Military
Struggle

“It was like Picasso, a great artist doing his work. When he was in that car, he was doing his work.”

Frank Scott remembers his father, Wendell Scott, who will become the first African American driver in the NASCAR Hall of... more.
Recorded in Danville, Virginia
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Frank Scott remembers his father, Wendell Scott, who will become the first African American driver in the NASCAR Hall of ...
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Recorded in Danville, Virginia
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall and John White

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
The Danville Regional Foundation

Themes
Family
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Work