"I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world."

Dean Smith, who spent 40 years as a stunt double for Hollywood Westerns, talks with his wife, Debby, and son, Finis.
Recorded in Breckenridge, Texas
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Dean Smith, who spent 40 years as a stunt double for Hollywood Westerns, talks with his wife, Debby, and son, Finis.
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Recorded in Breckenridge, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

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Discovery
Growing Up
Wisdom
Work

"What are some of your dreams?"

John Curtis talks to his son John Wikiera, who he adopted as a baby from Vietnam.
Recorded in New York, Rochester
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John Curtis talks to his son John Wikiera, who he adopted as a baby from Vietnam.
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Recorded in Rochester, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

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Discovery
Growing Up

"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."

Diane Tells His Name talks to her daughter Bonnie Buchanan about discovering she was adopted.
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Diane Tells His Name talks to her daughter Bonnie Buchanan about discovering she was adopted.
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall with Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

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Discovery
Growing Up
Identity

"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 California, San Diego
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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
Romance

"He put his hands on my face like he was trying to feel was I really his son."

George Robinson tells his daughter, Katie, about meeting his biological father after searching for more than 40 years.
Recorded in Edina, Minnesota
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George Robinson tells his daughter, Katie, about meeting his biological father after searching for more than 40 years.
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Recorded in Edina, Minnesota
Produced by
Brian Reed

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

In Partnership with
Hennepin County Library

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Discovery
Griot
Growing Up

"I was very strict because I was afraid kids would discover I was gay."

High school teacher John Byrne talks with one of his former students, Samantha Liebman.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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High school teacher John Byrne talks with one of his former students, Samantha Liebman.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Rose Gorman

In Partnership with
Friends Seminary

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Discovery

"I was in Brooklyn, New York teaching the third grade."

Sister Vincent Cecire, 94, tells her friend Sister Catherine Garry how she fell in love with baseball.
Recorded in Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Sister Vincent Cecire, 94, tells her friend Sister Catherine Garry how she fell in love with baseball.
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Recorded in Dobbs Ferry, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
St. Cabrini Nursing Home and Convent

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Discovery
Work

"I found out what girls were..."

Jim Crane tells his daughter Missy Worden what he liked best about college.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Jim Crane tells his daughter Missy Worden what he liked best about college.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Kathrina Singh

In Partnership with
WABE

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Discovery
Romance

"What do you miss most about not having a hand?"

Lanie (L) and Alex (R) Jones interview their father, Eric, about his bionic hand.
Recorded in Mamaroneck, New York
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Lanie (L) and Alex (R) Jones interview their father, Eric, about his bionic hand.
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Recorded in Mamaroneck, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Lily Percy

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Discovery

"I remember being in court every day..."

Sylvia Mendez (L), 73, talks to her sister Sandra Mendez Duran (R), 59, about Mendez v. Westminster, their family's 1945 lawsuit that won Mexican-American children the right to attend white schools.
Recorded in California, Walnut
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Sylvia Mendez (L), 73, talks to her sister Sandra Mendez Duran (R), 59, about Mendez v. Westminster, their family's 1945 lawsuit that won ...
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Recorded in Walnut, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Lily Percy

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Discovery
Historias
Struggle

"I wasn't afraid. I thought, 'I'm going to be cool about it.'"

Jim Krawczyk remembers seeking out the late author and recluse J.D. Salinger in the 1960s.
Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Jim Krawczyk remembers seeking out the late author and recluse J.D. Salinger in the 1960s.
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Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Hillary Marshall

In Partnership with
WUWM

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Discovery

"I got married on the day of my 22nd birthday."

Mala Fernando tells her daughter Ashanthi Gajaweera about the early days of her marriage in Sri Lanka.
Recorded in New York, Rochester
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Mala Fernando tells her daughter Ashanthi Gajaweera about the early days of her marriage in Sri Lanka.
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Recorded in Rochester, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
WXXI

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Discovery
Romance

"I spotted this book that looked rather risque..."

Judge Olly Neal tells his daughter, Karama, how he discovered African American author Frank Yerby while cutting class and hiding out in the school library.
Recorded in Arkansas, Little Rock
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Judge Olly Neal tells his daughter, Karama, how he discovered African American author Frank Yerby while cutting class and hiding ...
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Recorded in Little Rock, Arkansas
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Yasmin Peña

In Partnership with
Federation of Genealogical Societies

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Angels & Mentors
Discovery
Griot
Growing Up

"I just felt I was not living an honest life."

Tony Perri tells his grandson, Jeffrey about coming out as a gay man.
Recorded in New York, Rochester
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Tony Perri tells his grandson, Jeffrey about coming out as a gay man.
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Recorded in Rochester, New York
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and WXXI

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Angels & Mentors
Discovery

"The usher goes down to the dugout, comes back with the Babe..."

89-year-old Bob Panara, who became deaf when he was ten, tells his friend Greg Livadas about meeting some of baseball's greatest players.
Recorded in New York, Rochester
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89-year-old Bob Panara, who became deaf when he was ten, tells his friend Greg Livadas about meeting some of baseball's ...
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Recorded in Rochester, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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Discovery
Growing Up

"It was one of those miracles at The Wall."

Allen Hoe remembers meeting Major Paula Couglin, an Army nurse, at the 2005 Memorial Day services in Washington, D.C. Hoe's son, First Lieutenant Nainoa Hoe, was killed in Iraq earlier that year.
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Allen Hoe remembers meeting Major Paula Couglin, an Army nurse, at the 2005 Memorial Day services in Washington, D.C. Hoe's ...
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Recorded in , District of Columbia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Naomi Greene

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Discovery
Military

"It was probably the loneliest time of my life."

Sue Adam (L) tells her daughter, Deborah Dimasi (R), about her decision to place Deborah for adoption as a baby.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Sue Adam (L) tells her daughter, Deborah Dimasi (R), about her decision to place Deborah for adoption as a baby.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Kevin Oliver

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Discovery
Friendship
Growing Up

"We had to do a good deed every day..."

John Hope Franklin, the late scholar of African American history, tells his son, John, about being a Boy Scout during the 1920s.
Recorded in Oklahoma, Tulsa
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John Hope Franklin, the late scholar of African American history, tells his son, John, about being a Boy Scout during ...
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Recorded in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Carl Scott

In Partnership with
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

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Discovery
Griot
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle

"We go around and we bless the hands of all the people who work in the hospital."

Janet Lutz (R) tells her friend, Lori Armstrong (L), about working as a hospital chaplain.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Janet Lutz (R) tells her friend, Lori Armstrong (L), about working as a hospital chaplain.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Nadja Middleton

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Angels & Mentors
Discovery
Wisdom
Work

"You followed my footsteps and I thought it was great."

Ledo Lucietto and his daughter, Anne, talk about how their family's mechanical inclination has been passed down through the generations.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Ledo Lucietto and his daughter, Anne, talk about how their family's mechanical inclination has been passed down through the generations.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Rose Gorman

Topics
Angels & Mentors
Discovery
Growing Up
Wisdom
Work