"When I asked him what I owed him, he said, 'You just pass it on.' "

Thomas Weller remembers how he got started helping strangers in need.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Thomas Weller remembers how he got started helping strangers in need.
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Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

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Angels & Mentors

"The disconnect is huge."

Marine Corporal Paul Wayman (L) talks with his friend Nathanael Roberti, (R) a former Navy Seal, about their trouble readjusting to civilian life after their combat deployments.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Marine Corporal Paul Wayman (L) talks with his friend Nathanael Roberti, (R) a former Navy Seal, about their trouble readjusting ...
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Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

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Sophia Simon-Ortiz

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Military
Work

"One of the big mistakes you can make is to not believe yourself."

Big-rig driver Boyd Applegate tells his sister, Rhonda Dixon, about being a real-beard Santa Claus.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Big-rig driver Boyd Applegate tells his sister, Rhonda Dixon, about being a real-beard Santa Claus.
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Michael Garofalo

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Michael Garofalo

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"My day starts at about four o'clock..."

Big-rig driver Boyd Applegate tells his sister, Rhonda Dixon, about volunteering at the polls nearly every Election Day for 20 years.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Big-rig driver Boyd Applegate tells his sister, Rhonda Dixon, about volunteering at the polls nearly every Election Day for 20 years.
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Michael Garofalo

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Michael Garofalo

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Work

"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."

Scott (R) and Les (L) GrantSmith talk about how Les' decision to transition from female to male affected their marriage. Les also interviewed his daughters, Thea and Amanda.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Scott (R) and Les (L) GrantSmith talk about how Les' decision to transition from female to male affected their marriage. ...
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Recorded in San Diego, California
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher

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Discovery
Identity
LGBTQ
Romance

"By the time I was in the second grade, everyone was calling me Raymond."

Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez remembers how teachers changed the names of Mexican-American students during the 1950s.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez remembers how teachers changed the names of Mexican-American students during the 1950s.
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Katie Simon

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Growing Up
Historias
Identity
Staff Picks
Witness

"Can you tell me the scariest moment when you were a little boy?"

Mary McCormick interviews her 84-year-old father, Dan E. Andrews, Jr.
Recorded in San Diego, California
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Mary McCormick interviews her 84-year-old father, Dan E. Andrews, Jr.
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Jackie Goodrich

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Growing Up