"I remember saying, 'I'm toast.'"

Peter Obetz (L) talks to his best friend, Jeff Jarrett (R), about being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
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Peter Obetz (L) talks to his best friend, Jeff Jarrett (R), about being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
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Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Mitra Bonshahi

Themes
Friendship
Struggle

"So I get a call from a local funeral home..."

Reverend Eric Williams tells his co-worker Jannette Berkley-Patton about his first experience with AIDS.
Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
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Reverend Eric Williams tells his co-worker Jannette Berkley-Patton about his first experience with AIDS.
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Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
Produced by
Katie Simon with Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Lizz Straight

Themes
Griot
Work

"He was a strong, fit kid. So I really didn't think anything was seriously wrong."

Dennis Apple and his wife, Beulah, remember their son Denny, who died when he was a teenager.
Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
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Dennis Apple and his wife, Beulah, remember their son Denny, who died when he was a teenager.
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Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Elizabeth Straight

Themes
Struggle

"The train stopped and I thought we were somewhere like Colorado..."

Bud Norton tells his nephew Tim Locher about his childhood adventures growing up in Kansas.
Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
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Bud Norton tells his nephew Tim Locher about his childhood adventures growing up in Kansas.
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Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Elizabeth Straight

Themes
Growing Up

"How did you feel when I was born?"

15-year-old Mary Warm, who has Down syndrome, to her father, David.
Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
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15-year-old Mary Warm, who has Down syndrome, to her father, David.
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Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Ryan Murdock

Themes
Growing Up