16-year-old Jamie Marks interviews her former kindergarten teacher Ron Cushman about choosing his career after... more.
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16-year-old Jamie Marks interviews her former kindergarten teacher Ron Cushman about choosing his career after being wounded in Vietnam.
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Recorded in Bothell, Washington
Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School... more.
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Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago, IL.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Neurosurgeon Lee Buono and his eighth grade science teacher, Al Siedlecki, remember reconnecting after more... more.
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Neurosurgeon Lee Buono and his eighth grade science teacher, Al Siedlecki, remember reconnecting after more than 15 years.
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Recorded in Medford, New Jersey
Meliza Arellano tells Sarah Benko, her former seventh-grade teacher, about how she became a serious... more.
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Meliza Arellano tells Sarah Benko, her former seventh-grade teacher, about how she became a serious student.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out... more.
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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
Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
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Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
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Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Twenty-three-year-old Tierra Jackson talks to John Horan, the president of her high school, about what... more.
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Twenty-three-year-old Tierra Jackson talks to John Horan, the president of her high school, about what her life was like when ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Rogelio Martinez talks to his former dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, about how she helped... more.
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Rogelio Martinez talks to his former dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, about how she helped him through abuse at home.
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Recorded in Dallas, Texas
John Cruitt speaks with his former third grade teacher, Cecile Doyle, about how she helped... more.
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John Cruitt speaks with his former third grade teacher, Cecile Doyle, about how she helped him through his mother's death.
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Recorded in Monroe, New York
Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda (R) talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez (L), about... more.
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Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda (R) talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez (L), about growing up poor in Chicago.
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Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin
Two stories about teachers who went beyond the classroom to help their kids.
John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace... more.
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John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace Game, which he created.
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Author Walter Dean Myers talks about his father in an interview with his son Christopher... more.
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Author Walter Dean Myers talks about his father in an interview with his son Christopher Myers.
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Recorded in Brooklyn, New York
Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car... more.
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Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash has influenced his teaching.
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Recorded in Chico, California
Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their... more.
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Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their kids to class.
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Recorded in Pasadena, California
Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is... more.
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Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is interviewed by his son Jason (...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Raul Bravo tells his former high school automotive teacher, Clairene Terry, how she inspired him... more.
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Raul Bravo tells his former high school automotive teacher, Clairene Terry, how she inspired him to stay in school.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois