StoryCorps 438: The Wind and The Rain

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A decade later, we revisit recordings made in our mobile recording booths, shortly after the storm, as well as a story about rebuilding in the Lower Ninth Ward.
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StoryCorps 437: Lasting Impression

In this episode, we'll hear stories about the things that stick, for better and for worse, and leave behind an impression that you can't shake.
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Nadia Reiman

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StoryCorps 436: Great Escapes

Stories about escaping — or trying to escape — from bad situations, dangerous encounters, teachers, parents, and more.
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StoryCorps 435: Major Bambi

Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan served 25 years, including two tours in Vietnam. But during his entire military career there was one thing he didn't want his comrades to discover — as a child he had been the voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney film.
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StoryCorps EXTRA: Traffic Stop

Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life.
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StoryCorps 434: Listen Closely

It’s been twenty-five years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. So, we dug into the StoryCorps archive to bring you stories that celebrate just a few of the millions of people who gained civil rights from this landmark legislation.
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StoryCorps 433: Coney Island Baby

In this episode, stories about one of the weirdest, most wonderful places in New York: Coney Island. You’ll meet a woman who spent the first six months of her life on display at a Coney Island sideshow, and the woman who lived under the Thunderbolt rollercoaster.
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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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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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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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