“This is one thing, as a mom, I didn't expect I'd have to fix.”

Kris Kalberer and her teenage daughter, Erika, talk about being homeless.
Recorded in Seattle, Washington.
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Kris Kalberer and her teenage daughter, Erika, talk about being homeless.
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Recorded in Seattle, Washington
Produced by
Liyna Anwar and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

In Partnership with
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness

Themes
Family
Struggle

“I was just another black face in the streets.”

Alex Landau, who is African American, and his adoptive mother, Patsy Hathaway, who is white, talk about how Alex's race... more.
Recorded in Aurora, Colorado.
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Alex Landau, who is African American, and his adoptive mother, Patsy Hathaway, who is white, talk about how Alex's race ...
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Recorded in Aurora, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Family
Griot
Identity

“I just wanted the pain to stop.”

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told... more.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the ...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

Themes
Struggle

“A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there.”

Barbara Moore (R) tells her daughter, Olivia Fite (L), about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Barbara Moore (R) tells her daughter, Olivia Fite (L), about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Identity
Work

“I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'”

Rita Fischer (90) and Jay Fischer (65) recall the moment that Jay came out as gay.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Rita Fischer (90) and Jay Fischer (65) recall the moment that Jay came out as gay.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

Themes
Discovery
Identity
LGBTQ
Romance

“I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?”

Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of... more.
Recorded in California, Culver City.
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Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high ...
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Recorded in Culver City, California
Produced by
Brian Reed

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Teachers

“It was the first time I met openly gay people.”

Clela Rorex (R), a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson (L) about issuing marriage licenses... more.
Recorded in Boulder, Colorado.
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Clela Rorex (R), a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson (L) about issuing marriage licenses ...
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Recorded in Boulder, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Friendship
Identity
LGBTQ
Work

“Someone was shooting in our direction...”

Aja David and her younger sister, Kai Leigh Harriott, remember the night Kai was hit by a stray bullet and... more.
Recorded in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Aja David and her younger sister, Kai Leigh Harriott, remember the night Kai was hit by a stray bullet and ...
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Christina Stanton

Themes
Family
Griot
Struggle

“Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan.”

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of... more.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois at our Chicago StoryBooth.
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Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Andre Perez and Alicia Williams

Themes
Family
Griot
Growing Up
Work

“When I saw him coming, I ducked around the hall and hid from him.”

70-year-old Patrick Haggerty tells his daughter, Robin, about the day he first had a conversation with his father about being... more.
Recorded in Seattle, Washington.
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70-year-old Patrick Haggerty tells his daughter, Robin, about the day he first had a conversation with his father about being ...
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Recorded in Seattle, Washington
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Luis Gallo

Themes
Discovery
Family
Growing Up
Identity
LGBTQ

“People thought I was such a good friend.”

Patty Woods remembers her partner, who left a lasting impact on her life.
Recorded in California, San Francisco.
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Patty Woods remembers her partner, who left a lasting impact on her life.
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Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Frank Kingman

In Partnership with
outLoud Radio

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ

“It started around my eyes and it literally grew out like a mask.”

Cheri Lindsay talks with her father, Phillip, about vitiligo, a rare skin condition they share.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver.
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Cheri Lindsay talks with her father, Phillip, about vitiligo, a rare skin condition they share.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Family

“I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine”

J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool in... more.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at our Atlanta StoryBooth.
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J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton, Amanda Plumb and John White

Themes
Griot
Identity
Legacy
Struggle
Witness

“He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant.”

Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver.
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Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Growing Up
Identity
Wisdom

“I learned to fight with a knife long before I learned how to ride a bicycle. ”

Storm Reyes tells her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up in migrant farm worker camps during the early 1960s.
Recorded in Tacoma, Washington.
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Storm Reyes tells her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up in migrant farm worker camps during the early 1960s.
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Recorded in Tacoma, Washington
Produced by
Michael Garofalo with Dan Collison

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

In Partnership with
Institute of Museum and Library Services and Pierce County Library

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

“It felt like I had a knife stuck in the middle of my brain. ”

Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
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Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Katie Simon

In Partnership with
Joining Forces

Themes
Discovery
Friendship
Memory Loss
Struggle

“I don't know how many I sent home...”

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) tells her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L), about one of the hardest things she had to... more.
Recorded in Alaska, Fairbanks.
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Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) tells her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L), about one of the hardest things she had to ...
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Recorded in Fairbanks, Alaska
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

In Partnership with
Fort Wainwright

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ
Military
Work

“You remember the first dinner together?”

Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for... more.
Recorded in North Carolina, Pineville.
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Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for ...
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Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Griot
Historias

“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”

Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
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Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
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Recorded in Danville, Illinois
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

In Partnership with
Danville Correctional Center

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Wisdom

“I guess it's my turn, now.”

Eddie Lanier, Jr., who first came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about being homeless and alcoholic, returns to speak... more.
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Eddie Lanier, Jr., who first came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about being homeless and alcoholic, returns to speak with ...
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Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Susan Lee

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Struggle