"It seemed like a really long flight."

Flight nurses Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman talk about their work aboard emergency response helicopters and their attempts to save a child who was severely injured in a bicycle accident.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
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Flight nurses Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman talk about their work aboard emergency response helicopters and their attempts to save ...
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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Gautam Srikishan

In Partnership with
National Institutes of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Angels & Mentors
Struggle
Work

"It was the wild, wild west."

To commemorate the close of the Futures Pits at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, former traders Tom Howard (L) and Bill O'Hara (R) remember how they got their start at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
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To commemorate the close of the Futures Pits at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, former traders Tom Howard (L) and Bill ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
John White

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

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Friendship
Work

"I will do four, five, ten, a hundred jobs for your education."

Mario Loiseau talks with his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou, about why he works so hard to provide for her education.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Mario Loiseau talks with his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou, about why he works so hard to provide for her education.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Von Diaz and Emily Martinez

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Family
Griot
Work

"I didn't really have any lox slicing credentials."

Len Berk talks to his friend, Joshua Gubitz, about becoming a salmon slicer after retiring from a long career in accounting.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Len Berk talks to his friend, Joshua Gubitz, about becoming a salmon slicer after retiring from a long career in ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
John White

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Friendship
Wisdom
Work

"His hands were those of someone who worked since the age of six."

Santiago Arredondo and his wife, Aimee, remember the most influential person in his life--his grandfather, Jose Guadalupe Enrique Sanchez.
Recorded in Hawthorne, California
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Santiago Arredondo and his wife, Aimee, remember the most influential person in his life--his grandfather, Jose Guadalupe Enrique Sanchez.
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Recorded in Hawthorne, California
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Alletta Cooper

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Angels & Mentors
Family
Historias
Wisdom
Work

"She looked at me and she said, "Not my son.""

Leslie Hurd, a Navy CACO, remembers notifying a family that their son had committed suicide.
Recorded in Cypress, California
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Leslie Hurd, a Navy CACO, remembers notifying a family that their son had committed suicide.
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Recorded in Cypress, California
Produced by
Von Diaz and Andrés Caballero

Facilitated by
Andrés Caballero

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Military
Work

"I wasn't very nice..."

87-year-old Kay Wang tells her granddaughter, Chen, and her son, Cheng, about her childhood.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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87-year-old Kay Wang tells her granddaughter, Chen, and her son, Cheng, about her childhood.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
John White

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Family
Growing Up
Staff Picks
Work

"Do you remember when I first told you that I wore women's clothes?"

Sissy Goodwin speaks with his wife of more than four decades, Vickie, about being a man who wears women's clothing.
Recorded in Laramie, Wyoming
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Sissy Goodwin speaks with his wife of more than four decades, Vickie, about being a man who wears women's clothing.
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Recorded in Laramie, Wyoming
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Luis Gallo and Maya Millett

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Family
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle
Teachers
Work

"I was absolutely sure that I had killed you."

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about when he accidentally hit her with his car in 1984.
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Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about when he accidentally hit her ...
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Yosmay del Mazo

Themes
Discovery
Friendship
Growing Up
Historias
Work

"It's the kind of thing most people don't have to learn to cope with."

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.
Recorded in Windham County, Vermont
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Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the ...
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Recorded in Windham County, Vermont
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Morgan Feigal-Stickles

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Griot
Struggle
Witness
Work

"I just got on that rail and turned around..."

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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Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his ...
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Yosmay del Mazo

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Angels & Mentors
Family
Friendship
Griot
Struggle
Work

"It was like Picasso, a great artist doing his work. When he was in that car, he was doing his work."

Frank Scott remembers his father, Wendell Scott, who will become the first African American driver in the NASCAR Hall of Fame when he is inducted today.
Recorded in Danville, Virginia
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Frank Scott remembers his father, Wendell Scott, who will become the first African American driver in the NASCAR Hall of ...
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Recorded in Danville, Virginia
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall and John White

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
The Danville Regional Foundation

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Family
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Work

"Here comes this guy into my office. Drop dead gorgeous."

Colleen Kelly Starkloff (R) talks to her daughter, Meaghan Starkloff Breitenstein (L), about the day she met her late husband Max Starkloff.
Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
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Colleen Kelly Starkloff (R) talks to her daughter, Meaghan Starkloff Breitenstein (L), about the day she met her late husband ...
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Vanessa González-Block

In Partnership with
Disability Visibility Project

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Family
Identity
Romance
Work

"How hard was it for you to find a job?"

Darlene Lewis, who helps former inmates find employment, interviews James Taylor about his life after prison.
Recorded in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Darlene Lewis, who helps former inmates find employment, interviews James Taylor about his life after prison.
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Recorded in Little Rock, Arkansas
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
John White

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Angels & Mentors
Griot
Struggle
Work

"You can hear the shopping cart coming down the sidewalk."

Herman Travis speaks with his neighbor Robert Cochran about delivering food to elderly and disabled residents of his housing complex.
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Herman Travis speaks with his neighbor Robert Cochran about delivering food to elderly and disabled residents of his housing complex.
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Yosmay del Mazo

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Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Griot
Work

"My brother asked me if I'd like to work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge..."

Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

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Family
Witness
Work

"If we left, they wouldn't have nobody."

Miguel Alvarez (L) and Maurice Rowland (R) remember caring for residents at an assisted living home, where they were a janitor and a cook, when it closed suddenly, leaving many elderly residents abandoned.
Recorded in Hayward, California
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Miguel Alvarez (L) and Maurice Rowland (R) remember caring for residents at an assisted living home, where they were a ...
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Recorded in Hayward, California
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

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Friendship
Legacy
Struggle
Work

"He never really spoke too much; but his love for my grandmother was amazing."

Hospice nurse and Retired Navy Corpsman Ron Riveira tells his friend, retired Army Medic Jason Deitch, about his grandmother and grandfather -- a Korean War veteran -- who helped raise him.
Recorded in Concord, California
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Hospice nurse and Retired Navy Corpsman Ron Riveira tells his friend, retired Army Medic Jason Deitch, about his grandmother and ...
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Recorded in Concord, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman and Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

In Partnership with
War Ink

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Family
Military
Work

"We go to cemeteries along the border..."

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.
Recorded in Waco, Texas
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Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while ...
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Recorded in Waco, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher-Morris

Facilitated by
Liyna Anwar

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Work

"When Moises Rivas was hired, I was assigned to train him."

Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his coworker Moises Rivas along with many others on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Friendship
September 11
Work