StoryCorps 432: Coming Out Strong

June is Pride Month all across the country, and on this week's episode, we share a couple of stories about growing up gay in rural America. You'll hear two very different experiences recorded as part of our LGBTQ initiative, OutLoud. We'll also check back in with one of our participants to see what's changed since coming out to his mom.
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StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me

In this Father's Day episode, we'll hear a 9-year-old conduct an interview with his dad, a father and son remembering the giant of a man who came before them, and a dad who fell into his role in an unexpected way.
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StoryCorps 430: Finding Home

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles served in Iraq at the start of the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he came back, he couldn’t hold a job and ended up homeless. In this episode, Zach and his dad, Scott, talk about his return home for the first time. We also hear from an Iraqi interpreter searching for a new place to call home after fearing for his safety.
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Andrés Caballero

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StoryCorps 429: A Decade On The Road

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of StoryCorps' national mobile tour. We'll hear five stories recorded the first year we hit the road. Listen for a Sunday school teacher from Florida, a criminal who couldn't stay away from Mississippi, a California family who came from Mexico, a Pennsylvania steel mill worker, and bounty hunters from Texas.
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StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile

In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.
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Jud Esty-Kendall

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StoryCorps 427: In The Stairwell

This is the story of a father’s grief at losing his son to a policeman’s bullet. It happened two decades before Ferguson or Baltimore and long before smartphone videos. Nicholas Heyward Sr., came to StoryCorps to remember his son, Nicholas, Jr., who was 13 when he died.
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StoryCorps 426: Mom

In this special Mother's Day episode we hear from a single mom, two women who were sent to a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s, and how one mom dealt with her son coming out. Also, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares a story from our new app.
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StoryCorps 425: Evolution

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he had to make a decision about whether or not to use it.
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StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.
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StoryCorps 423: Sissy

There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's stood by him for the past four decades.
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StoryCorps 422: His Name Is Carl

Rebecca Greenberg recently came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the '50s. She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It only seemed fair to invite the family back so Rebecca's father, Carl, could tell his side of the story.
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StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode, remembering Susan Silverstone Darer.
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StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner, and last week he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode, you'll hear part of that talk as well as the stories he shared with the audience.
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StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released

Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the biggest art heist in U.S. history.
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StoryCorps Podcast 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.
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StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.
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StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.
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StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.
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StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.
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