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“Everybody in the city was in a crisis.”

Adam Graff, a member of New Orleans' all-volunteer, mental health crisis unit, speaks with his wife, Jacqueline, about the surge... more.
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Adam Graff, a member of New Orleans' all-volunteer, mental health crisis unit, speaks with his wife, Jacqueline, about the surge ...
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Hurricane Katrina
Witness
Work

“It's been almost ten years and people still rave about him. ”

Tyra Treadway and her daughter, Ardyn, remember their husband and father, Dr. James Kent Treadway, a beloved pediatrician in New... more.
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Tyra Treadway and her daughter, Ardyn, remember their husband and father, Dr. James Kent Treadway, a beloved pediatrician in New ...
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Hurricane Katrina
Struggle
Work

“When I first bought the building, everybody thought that I was crazy.”

Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it... more.
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Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it was ...
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Erika Romero and Danielle Andersen

In Partnership with
WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Themes
Griot
Hurricane Katrina
Struggle
Work

“Nobody wanted to work with me.”

Monica Harwell talks to her daughter, Andrea Cleveland, about being the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEd... more.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Monica Harwell talks to her daughter, Andrea Cleveland, about being the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEd ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Erika Romero

Themes
Family
Griot
Identity
Struggle
Work

“The beatings? Humiliations? I remember them every day.”

Roberto Olivera tells his wife, Debra, about growing up with an abusive stepfather and how his mother helped him escape.
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Roberto Olivera tells his wife, Debra, about growing up with an abusive stepfather and how his mother helped him escape.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Christina Stanton and Jenn Stanley

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Struggle

“I never said a word to anybody about Bambi.”

Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan, who was the voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney film, tells his wife,... more.
Recorded in San Angelo, Texas by our Door-to-door team.
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Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan, who was the voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney film, tells his wife, Dana, ...
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Recorded in San Angelo, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Gautam Srikishan

Themes
Growing Up
Military

“It seemed like a really long flight.”

Flight nurses Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman talk about their work aboard emergency response helicopters and their attempts to save... more.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee by our Door-to-door team.
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Flight nurses Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman talk about their work aboard emergency response helicopters and their attempts to save ...
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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Gautam Srikishan

In Partnership with
National Institutes of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle
Work

“I just hugged the man who murdered my son.”

This week, President Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system, and became the first sitting President to visit... more.
Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This week, President Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system, and became the first sitting President to visit ...
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Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro

Themes
Griot
Struggle

“You had to pay to go in and the babies would be all lined up.”

Lucille Horn, 95, tells her daughter, Barbara, about the baby incubator exhibit at Coney Island that saved her life.
Recorded in Long Beach, New York by our Door-to-door team.
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Lucille Horn, 95, tells her daughter, Barbara, about the baby incubator exhibit at Coney Island that saved her life.
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Recorded in Long Beach, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Mayra Sierra

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Growing Up
Struggle

“It was the wild, wild west.”

To commemorate the close of the Futures Pits at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, former traders Tom Howard (L) and Bill... more.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois at our Chicago StoryBooth.
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To commemorate the close of the Futures Pits at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, former traders Tom Howard (L) and Bill ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
John White

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

Themes
Friendship
Work

“Maybe if I had come back the same, things wouldn’t have turned out the way they did.”

Retired Marines Anny and Jonny Pena talk about the challenges they faced as military spouses, and what it was like... more.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Retired Marines Anny and Jonny Pena talk about the challenges they faced as military spouses, and what it was like ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Von Diaz

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

In Partnership with
Goodwill of NY and Northern Jersey.

Themes
Family
Military
Struggle

“The injuries were so severe they thought he was dead.”

Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, remember her father, Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, a Medal of Honor... more.
Recorded in El Campo, Texas by our Door-to-door team.
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Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, remember her father, Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, a Medal of Honor ...
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Recorded in El Campo, Texas
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Alletta Cooper

Themes
Family
Historias
Military

“That was the only thing we could do to legalize our relationship.”

Walter Naegle tells his niece, Ericka, about the unconventional decision that he and his partner, Bayard Rustin, made to protect... more.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Walter Naegle tells his niece, Ericka, about the unconventional decision that he and his partner, Bayard Rustin, made to protect ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman and Matt Wolf. Matt Wolf is a filmmaker in New York City.

Facilitated by
Nadia Reiman

Themes
Family
Griot
Identity
LGBTQ

“Denise and I went everywhere together.”

Gwen Moten remembers her childhood best friend, Denise McNair, who was killed in the 1963 16th Street Church bombing in... more.
Recorded in Newark, New Jersey by our Door-to-door team.
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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood best friend, Denise McNair, who was killed in the 1963 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham, ...
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Recorded in Newark, New Jersey
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Friendship
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle

“I will do four, five, ten, a hundred jobs for your education.”

Mario Loiseau talks with his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou, about why he works so hard to provide for her education.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Mario Loiseau talks with his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou, about why he works so hard to provide for her education.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Von Diaz and Emily Martinez

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Family
Griot
Work

“I remember seeing you and thinking, 'Don't trust anything he says.'”

Sean Fitzpatrick and Officer John Gately remember the day back in 2003 when Sean came to school with a gun.... more.
Recorded in Spokane, Washington by our Door-to-door team.
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Sean Fitzpatrick and Officer John Gately remember the day back in 2003 when Sean came to school with a gun.
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Recorded in Spokane, Washington
Produced by
John White

Facilitated by
Christina Stanton and Gautam Srikishan

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle

“What made you decide that you were going to be gay?”

Patrick Kreifels and his older sister, Michelle, discuss how their differences have brought them together.
Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska at our Mobile StoryBooth.
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Patrick Kreifels and his older sister, Michelle, discuss how their differences have brought them together.
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Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska
Produced by
Allison Davis

Facilitated by
Erika Romero

Themes
Family
LGBTQ
Struggle

“I didn't really have any lox slicing credentials.”

Len Berk talks to his friend, Joshua Gubitz, about becoming a salmon slicer after retiring from a long career in... more.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Len Berk talks to his friend, Joshua Gubitz, about becoming a salmon slicer after retiring from a long career in ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Friendship
Wisdom
Work

“His hands were those of someone who worked since the age of six.”

Santiago Arredondo and his wife, Aimee, remember the most influential person in his life--his grandfather, Jose Guadalupe Enrique Sanchez.
Recorded in Hawthorne, California by our Door-to-door team.
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Santiago Arredondo and his wife, Aimee, remember the most influential person in his life--his grandfather, Jose Guadalupe Enrique Sanchez.
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Recorded in Hawthorne, California
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Alletta Cooper

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Historias
Wisdom
Work

“I wanted to be exactly like him.”

Sgt. Major Lisa Torello remembers her father, Sgt 1st Class Carl Torello, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965, with... more.
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Sgt. Major Lisa Torello remembers her father, Sgt 1st Class Carl Torello, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965, with Tony ...
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Veronica Ordaz

In Partnership with
Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

Themes
Discovery
Family
Friendship
Military