"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"

Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high school.
Recorded in California, Culver City
Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high ...
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Recorded in Culver City, California
Produced by
Brian Reed

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

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Historias
Struggle
Teachers

"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."

Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

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Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Struggle
Teachers

"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."

14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
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Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

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Growing Up
Struggle

"I'm very proud that he was my son."

Jeff Lasater tells his friend Drew Cartwright about his son Jeremiah who, after being bullied at school, committed suicide at 14 years old.
Jeff Lasater tells his friend Drew Cartwright about his son Jeremiah who, after being bullied at school, committed suicide at 14 ...
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Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Eliza Bettinger

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Friendship
Struggle

"She attracted people wherever she went."

Adrienne D'Luna Directo interviews her parents, Debra and Lionel D'Luna, about her sister Alexis who died from complications of CHARGE syndrome in 2012.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Adrienne D'Luna Directo interviews her parents, Debra and Lionel D'Luna, about her sister Alexis who died from complications of CHARGE ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
André Pérez

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Struggle
Wisdom

"I can't believe it's been 10 years."

Kathleen Russo and Marissa Maier, widow and stepdaughter of the writer and monologist Spalding Gray, remember the day he disappeared.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Kathleen Russo and Marissa Maier, widow and stepdaughter of the writer and monologist Spalding Gray, remember the day he disappeared.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda with Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

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Struggle

"We were given fictitious names."

Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home for Unwed Mothers in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where they had been sent to hide their pregnancies.
Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts
Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home for ...
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Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts
Produced by
Nadia Reiman, Katie Simon and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Eve Claxton

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Friendship
Growing Up
Struggle

"Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant..."

Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after finding out she was pregnant.
Recorded in California, Los Angeles
Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after finding out she was ...
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Eliza Bettinger

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Historias
Struggle

"I didn't even recognize myself."

Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during an IED attack while deployed to Afghanistan in 2008.
Recorded in Lubbock, Texas
Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during an IED attack while deployed ...
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Recorded in Lubbock, Texas
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

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Historias
Military
Struggle
Work

"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."

Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused by their uncle. They recorded this conversation just 10 days after he was sentenced.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused ...
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Katie Simon with Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Beatriz Colon

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Growing Up
Struggle

"I draw my strength from you."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him apart from other college freshmen. He was also raising his infant daughter, Olivia. At StoryCorps, they looked back on their college days.

Just before recording, Wil found out he had cancer. Recently, they came back to tell us how they're doing now.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher, Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Susan Lee, Jud Esty-Kendall

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Growing Up
Struggle

"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist Andrew Velez.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist ...
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

In Partnership with
The Homecoming Project

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Growing Up
Military
Struggle

"Did you ever give up hope?"

Josh Lampert and his father, Chuck, talk about Josh's struggle with mental illness, which began while Josh was in college more than a decade ago.
Josh Lampert and his father, Chuck, talk about Josh's struggle with mental illness, which began while Josh was in college ...
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Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

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Struggle

"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."

Dan Miller grew up in a family of nine children in Wisconsin. His family was poor, and his father supported them by working at a local paper mill. At StoryCorps, Dan talked to his wife, Celeste, about his father's legacy and what it meant for him as a parent.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Dan Miller grew up in a family of nine children in Wisconsin. His family was poor, and his father supported ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Lara Levitan

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Growing Up
Struggle

"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."

Iraq war Veteran Travis Williams, sole survivor of his 12-man squad, remembers the explosion that took the lives of his 11 teammates.
Recorded in Missoula, Montana
Iraq war Veteran Travis Williams, sole survivor of his 12-man squad, remembers the explosion that took the lives of his 11 ...
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Recorded in Missoula, Montana
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Jorge Rojas

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Military
Struggle
Work

"He's the reason I'm here. "

Constance Labetti remembers her boss, Ron Fazio, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Constance Labetti remembers her boss, Ron Fazio, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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September 11
Struggle
Witness
Work

"I remember feeling helpless."

Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Dan Collison, Michael Garofalo and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Atlantic Philanthropies

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Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"You moved into the hospital with me."

Ondelee Perteet talks to his mother, Deetreena, about getting shot when he was 14 years old.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Ondelee Perteet talks to his mother, Deetreena, about getting shot when he was 14 years old.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
André Pérez

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Growing Up
Struggle

"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"

Liza Long talks to her son about his experiences living with mental illness.
Recorded in Boise, Idaho
Liza Long talks to her son about his experiences living with mental illness.
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Recorded in Boise, Idaho
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Olivia Cueva

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Growing Up
Struggle

"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"

Jerris Marr interviews his 10-year-old daughter Faith about surviving bone cancer on her spine.
Jerris Marr interviews his 10-year-old daughter Faith about surviving bone cancer on her spine.
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

In Partnership with
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle