“I wanted to apologize to the people who were inside the bank.”

17 years after Darius Clark Monroe robbed a bank at gunpoint, he came to StoryCorps with David Ned, one of... more.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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17 years after Darius Clark Monroe robbed a bank at gunpoint, he came to StoryCorps with David Ned, one of the ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Struggle
Witness

“My American soldier became my Iraqi brother.”

Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember working together in Iraq. Today,... more.
Recorded in Blaine, Minnesota.
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Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember working together in Iraq. Today, ...
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Recorded in Blaine, Minnesota
Produced by
Andrés Caballero

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Military
Struggle

“I've got pictures of you in the shop when you were in the bassinet.”

Phil and Philip Mortillaro, a father-and-son locksmith team, talk about the family business.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Phil and Philip Mortillaro, a father-and-son locksmith team, talk about the family business.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Von Diaz

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family

“By the time we arrived, more than 20 nurses had died from Ebola.”

Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at our Atlanta StoryBooth.
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Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher-Morris

Facilitated by
Brittany Bromfield

Themes
Struggle

“You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light.”

Sonia Vasquez and her daughter, Tina Vasquez, talk about what it was like to grow up broke in the 1990s.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Sonia Vasquez and her daughter, Tina Vasquez, talk about what it was like to grow up broke in the 1990s.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Family
Friendship
Griot
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle

“Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people...”

Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Yasmin Peña

In Partnership with
Brooklyn Museum

Themes
Military
Struggle
Witness

“I was the preacher's wife...”

Marcia Sutton talks to her partner, Sandra Sowder, about what happened after she came out.
Recorded in Alabama, Huntsville at our Mobile StoryBooth.
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Marcia Sutton talks to her partner, Sandra Sowder, about what happened after she came out.
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Recorded in Huntsville, Alabama
Produced by
Allison Davis

Facilitated by
Mayra Sierra

In Partnership with
Huntsville Public Radio

Themes
Struggle

“We go to cemeteries along the border...”

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while... more.
Recorded in Texas, Waco.
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Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while ...
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Recorded in Waco, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher-Morris

Facilitated by
Liyna Anwar

Themes
Work

“I just remember him walking off into the darkness, and the darkness engulfing him. ”

Kevin Lucey talks to his wife, Joyce Lucey, about their son Jeff who was a marine convoy driver in Iraq.
Recorded in Massachusetts, Wellesley.
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Kevin Lucey talks to his wife, Joyce Lucey, about their son Jeff who was a marine convoy driver in Iraq.
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Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Cambra Moniz

In Partnership with
Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Survivor Outreach Services

Themes
Family
Military

“I always walk them through the lunch line...”

Kenny Thompson, a volunteer mentor, tells students Gary Barber and Dakota Gibson about discovering that some kids he works with... more.
Recorded in Houston, Texas.
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Kenny Thompson, a volunteer mentor, tells students Gary Barber and Dakota Gibson about discovering that some kids he works with ...
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Recorded in Houston, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Liyna Anwar

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Struggle

“When Moises Rivas was hired, I was assigned to train him.”

Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his... more.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Friendship
September 11
Work

“It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall.”

Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air Force volunteers who tested the... more.
Recorded in Florida, Jacksonville at our Mobile StoryBooth.
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Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air Force volunteers who tested the ...
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Recorded in Jacksonville, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo and Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

Themes
Family
Griot
Growing Up
Military
Work

“I see a group of boys walking towards me, and I knew something was going to happen.”

Darnell Moore (R) tells his friend Bryan Epps (L) about an incident that shaped his youth.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
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Darnell Moore (R) tells his friend Bryan Epps (L) about an incident that shaped his youth.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Von Diaz

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle

“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