"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

"Some guys couldn't handle it."

Vietnam veterans Gary Redlinski (L) and Glen Fruendt (R) remember working in Graves Registration at an Army mortuary near Saigon.
Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
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Vietnam veterans Gary Redlinski (L) and Glen Fruendt (R) remember working in Graves Registration at an Army mortuary near Saigon.
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher with Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Daniel Littlewood

Themes
Friendship
Military
Witness
Work

"It changed me forever."

Jerald Collman, who served in Vietnam, remembers receiving the bodies of fallen soldiers as an Army Graves Registration collection point officer.
Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
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Jerald Collman, who served in Vietnam, remembers receiving the bodies of fallen soldiers as an Army Graves Registration collection point ...
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher with Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Daniel Littlewood

Themes
Military
Witness
Work

"I was afraid that I hadn't given you all you needed."

Tami Hayes talks to her daughter, Dymond, about battling breast cancer as a single parent. Dymond was 13 at the time of Tami's diagnosis.
Recorded in St. Peters, Missouri
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Tami Hayes talks to her daughter, Dymond, about battling breast cancer as a single parent. Dymond was 13 at the time ...
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Recorded in St. Peters, Missouri
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University

Themes
Angels & Mentors

"How's it feel...telling someone they're going to die?"

Sarafina Viviano asks her mother, Dana, about her work as a cancer nurse.
Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
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Sarafina Viviano asks her mother, Dana, about her work as a cancer nurse.
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Work

"I dealt with it by saying to myself that I would fight this cancer like a boxing match."

Dottie Copeland tells her daughter Tina Nelson about being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
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Dottie Copeland tells her daughter Tina Nelson about being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University

Themes
Struggle

"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