"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 effects of high speeds on the body, and helped prove that space travel was safe for humans.
Recorded in Jacksonville, Florida
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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

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Family
Griot
Growing Up
Military
Work

"We saw, on the side of the road, a guy with a prosthetic leg."

Jake Bainter talks to "Boston" Bill Hansbury about their chance meeting on the day Jake got his leg amputated.
Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Jake Bainter talks to "Boston" Bill Hansbury about their chance meeting on the day Jake got his leg amputated.
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Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anita Rao

Themes
Friendship

"I've been the grandson of the postmaster, the nephew of the postmaster, the son of the postmaster, and the husband of the postmaster."

Freddie Wood and his wife Wilma Sue talk about the Wood and Swink General Store and Post Office, which has been in Freddie's family for more than a century.
Recorded in Evinston, Florida
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Freddie Wood and his wife Wilma Sue talk about the Wood and Swink General Store and Post Office, which has ...
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Recorded in Evinston, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anita Rao

Themes
Work

"What made you decide you wanted to adopt a child?"

Aimee Gerold speaks with her father, Bob, about her adoption from China.
Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
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Aimee Gerold speaks with her father, Bob, about her adoption from China.
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Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Sara Culver

In Partnership with
WUWF

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Angels & Mentors
Growing Up

"He described what he used to feel when he came home every night..."

Michele Garcia and her husband, Frank, remember her son NYPD officer Robert Oswain, who patrolled the World Trade Center site shortly after September 11, 2001.
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Michele Garcia and her husband, Frank, remember her son NYPD officer Robert Oswain, who patrolled the World Trade Center site ...
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Recorded in Palm Beach Gardens,
Produced by
Katie Simon, Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Naomi Greene

Themes
September 11

"My dad in Cuba said, 'When you go there you're going to ask for George.'"

Jose "Pepe" Noriega , one of over 14,000 children who came to the U.S. as part of Operation Pedro Pan, speaks with Lynn Guarch Pardo about the role her father, Jorge "George" Guarch, played in the historic airlift.
Recorded in Coral Gables, Florida
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Jose "Pepe" Noriega , one of over 14,000 children who came to the U.S. as part of Operation Pedro Pan, speaks ...
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Recorded in Coral Gables, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Nadia Reiman

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Historias

"She was everything to me."

Gladys and Carolina de la Torre remember their older sister Azucena who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in Orlando, Florida
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Gladys and Carolina de la Torre remember their older sister Azucena who was killed in the World Trade Center on ...
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Recorded in Orlando, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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Historias
September 11
Struggle

"I caught a wave and was gliding down the face..."

Tom Davis talks with his parents, Connie and Robert, about a surfing accident when he was 21 years old that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
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Tom Davis talks with his parents, Connie and Robert, about a surfing accident when he was 21 years old that left ...
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Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Sara Culver

In Partnership with
WUWF

Themes
Angels & Mentors

"You are her handiwork..."

Sy Saliba talks to his daughter, Yvette, about her mother, Pat, who passed away from multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in 2005.

See a photo of Pat Saliba here.
Recorded in Orlando, Florida
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Sy Saliba talks to his daughter, Yvette, about her mother, Pat, who passed away from multiple myeloma, a type of ...
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Recorded in Orlando, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Naomi Greene

In Partnership with
Florida Hospital

Themes
Romance
Struggle

"I just idolized him."

Zenobbie Clark (L) and her sister, Diana Carter (R), remember their brother, Samuel "Bubba" Hammond Jr., who was shot in the back and killed during the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968.
Recorded in Plantation, Florida
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Zenobbie Clark (L) and her sister, Diana Carter (R), remember their brother, Samuel "Bubba" Hammond Jr., who was shot in ...
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Recorded in Plantation, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Dan Mauzy

Themes
Griot
Witness

"I was in the ICU and there was a man dying of tuberculosis..."

Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer talks to his wife, Janus, about how he started working with Miami's homeless.
Recorded in Miami, Florida
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Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer talks to his wife, Janus, about how he started working with Miami's homeless.
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Recorded in Miami, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Lily Percy

In Partnership with
WDNA

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Work

"It's hard to believe that our troop's lasted that long."

54-year-old Boy Scout Derek Connell (C) talks with his Scoutmasters Richard (L) and Claudia Coleman (R) about Troop 409, a troop for scouts with special needs.
Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
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54-year-old Boy Scout Derek Connell (C) talks with his Scoutmasters Richard (L) and Claudia Coleman (R) about Troop 409, a troop ...
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Recorded in Pensacola, Florida
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Nadia Reiman

Themes
Angels & Mentors

"Letting go, for my mother, was scary."

Fanni Green (L) tells her daughter, Danyealah (R), about moving her mother, Pauline, into an assisted living facility after her health began to fail.
Recorded in Tampa, Florida
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Fanni Green (L) tells her daughter, Danyealah (R), about moving her mother, Pauline, into an assisted living facility after her ...
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Recorded in Tampa, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Anna Walters

In Partnership with
WMNF Community Radio

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle

"She was a formidable presence."

Nancy Wright tells her son, JD, about her mother, Frances Ericksen.
Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
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Nancy Wright tells her son, JD, about her mother, Frances Ericksen.
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Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

Themes
Growing Up

"We used to put out a hurricane section..."

Retired newspaperman Ed Pierce talks to his grandson, Scott, and his daughter, Rebecca, about working as managing editor of the Miami News.
Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
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Retired newspaperman Ed Pierce talks to his grandson, Scott, and his daughter, Rebecca, about working as managing editor of the ...
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Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

Themes
Wisdom
Work

"I was eighteen years old, and I had a fake ID..."

PJ Goetz tells her son, Sam, about how she met his father.
Recorded in Tampa, Florida
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PJ Goetz tells her son, Sam, about how she met his father.
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Recorded in Tampa, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Anna Walters

Themes
Growing Up
Romance
Wisdom

"Everywhere we went my mother would make sure that they enrolled us in school."

Lourdes Villanueva tells her son Roger about growing up in a family of migrant workers.
Recorded in Tampa, Florida
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Lourdes Villanueva tells her son Roger about growing up in a family of migrant workers.
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Recorded in Tampa, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Anna Walters

In Partnership with
Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle

"I broke a hundred and sixty-four bones."

Barbara Esrig remembers the car accident that nearly took her life.
Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
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Barbara Esrig remembers the car accident that nearly took her life.
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Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

In Partnership with
Shand's Art and Medicine

Themes
Struggle

"We got a postcard that my father was alive..."

Eric Lamet remembers reuniting with his father in Italy, where Eric and his mother lived as Jewish refugees during WWII.
Recorded in Miami, Florida
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Eric Lamet remembers reuniting with his father in Italy, where Eric and his mother lived as Jewish refugees during WWII.
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Recorded in Miami, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jonah Engle

Themes
Discovery
Struggle
Witness

"Let's talk about Miss Devine."

James Ransom and Cherie Johnson remember their neighbor and Sunday school teacher.
Recorded in Sarasota, Florida
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James Ransom and Cherie Johnson remember their neighbor and Sunday school teacher.
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Griot
Growing Up
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