"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
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
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Work

"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'm always perfectly free to be me."

Growing up, Barbara Handelsman often felt out of step with her family. But she has always had a special connection with her grandson Aaron.
Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Growing up, Barbara Handelsman often felt out of step with her family. But she has always had a special connection ...
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Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Kate Brown

In Partnership with
The University of Michigan Geriatric Center's Silver Club

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Angels & Mentors
Wisdom

"In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife."

Lynne Bruschetti tells her son, Jack, about her father, Leonard Carpenter.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Lynne Bruschetti tells her son, Jack, about her father, Leonard Carpenter.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

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Wisdom

"Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?"

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn talks with his granddaughter Sydney Reed about his career in politics.
Recorded in Columbia, South Carolina
South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn talks with his granddaughter Sydney Reed about his career in politics.
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Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Alexandria Wright

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Griot
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"She was one of these women who would grab a rattlesnake by the tail and snap its head off."

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez remembers his grandmother Francisca "Panchita" Espitia.
Recorded in Mesilla, New Mexico
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez remembers his grandmother Francisca "Panchita" Espitia.
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Recorded in Mesilla, New Mexico
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

In Partnership with
KRWG

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Historias
Wisdom
Work

"I think I could have done another 31 years."

Retired New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno (L) speaks with his friend and former partner, Eddie Nieves (R), about working together on their daily route.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Retired New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno (L) speaks with his friend and former partner, Eddie Nieves (R), about ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo and Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Michael Garofalo

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Friendship
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"When I look back, I do realize that I was a little bit too tough."

Theresa Nguyen (L) talks to her daughter, Stephanie (R), about balancing their Vietnamese heritage with raising a family in the United States.
Recorded in Georgia, Morrow
Theresa Nguyen (L) talks to her daughter, Stephanie (R), about balancing their Vietnamese heritage with raising a family in the ...
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Recorded in Morrow, Georgia
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight

In Partnership with
WABE and Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region

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Growing Up
Identity
Wisdom

"Have me and Mom ever extremely disappointed you?"

Minister Beau Harris talks to his daughter Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall about the changes their family has seen over the years.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Minister Beau Harris talks to his daughter Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall about the changes their family has seen over the years.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Jalylah Burrell

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Growing Up
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"When I was thirteen, I mapped out my life..."

StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love talks to her friend and fellow Facilitator Anthony Knight about how her life has been different than she'd imagined.

Lillie died on June 25, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love talks to her friend and fellow Facilitator Anthony Knight about how her life has been different ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Amanda Plumb

In Partnership with
WABE

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Griot
Identity
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"A lot of people don't know where one family starts and the other one ends."

Dot (L) and Kim Campi (R) talk about blending their families when Dot married Kim's father in the early 1960s.

To see a photo of the Campi family, click here.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Dot (L) and Kim Campi (R) talk about blending their families when Dot married Kim's father in the early 1960s. ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
John White

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"How did you meet Dad?"

Audrey Newman (R) talks with her mother, Florence (L) who has Alzheimer's, about her father, Joe Newman.
Recorded in Commack, New York
Audrey Newman (R) talks with her mother, Florence (L) who has Alzheimer's, about her father, Joe Newman.
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Recorded in Commack, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Linder Residences

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Alzheimer's & Memory Loss
Romance
Wisdom

"What were you thinking when I was born?"

Nathan Williams, 15, interviews his father, Colbert, 30, about being a single parent.
Recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nathan Williams, 15, interviews his father, Colbert, 30, about being a single parent.
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Recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

In Partnership with
WGVU

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Griot
Wisdom

"The door slid aside and there she stood -- the prettiest girl I had ever seen."

93-year-old Paul Wilson tells his daughter Marty Smith about meeting her mother at the building where he worked in the early 1940s.
Recorded in Kansas, Wichita
93-year-old Paul Wilson tells his daughter Marty Smith about meeting her mother at the building where he worked in the ...
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Recorded in Wichita, Kansas
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Nina Porzucki

In Partnership with
Wichita Public Radio

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Romance
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"I learned from her, and that's why I can pass it on to you guys."

Richard Anthony Torres talks to his daughter Kathy Namba about his mother, Guadalupe Torres.
Recorded in New Mexico, Taos
Richard Anthony Torres talks to his daughter Kathy Namba about his mother, Guadalupe Torres.
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Recorded in Taos, New Mexico
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
KRZA

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Growing Up
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Identity
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"I knew the top ten on the radio and I could do my nails, but I didn't even know how to cook."

Lucille Mascarenas tells her son, Victor, about what happened when she moved from the city to work on her husband's family farm.
Recorded in New Mexico, Taos
Lucille Mascarenas tells her son, Victor, about what happened when she moved from the city to work on her husband's ...
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Recorded in Taos, New Mexico
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
KRZA

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Angels & Mentors
Historias
Wisdom

"There's a Little League baseball field called Brian Calvin Korbon Field."

Gregg Korbon and his wife, Kathryn, talk about how a baseball field came to be named after their son, Brian.
Gregg Korbon and his wife, Kathryn, talk about how a baseball field came to be named after their son, Brian.
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Produced by
Michael Garofalo, Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Brett Myers

In Partnership with
WMRA and WVTF

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Wisdom

"It changed me from the moment my children came onto this earth."

Michael Cahn talks to his daughter Maya Leonard-Cahn about being a parent.
Recorded in Eugene, Oregon
Michael Cahn talks to his daughter Maya Leonard-Cahn about being a parent.
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Recorded in Eugene, Oregon
Produced by
Vanara Taing & Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Alex Kelly

In Partnership with
KLCC

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Growing Up
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"We used to put out a hurricane section..."

Retired newspaperman Ed Pierce talks to his grandson, Scott, and his daughter, Rebecca, about working as managing editor of the Miami News.
Recorded in Florida, Gainesville
Retired newspaperman Ed Pierce talks to his grandson, Scott, and his daughter, Rebecca, about working as managing editor of the ...
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Recorded in Gainesville, Florida
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

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"He did all his typing with his two fingers..."

George Edwardson tells his cousin, Doreen Simmonds, about watching his grandfather translate the New Testament into Inupiaq, their native language.
Recorded in Alaska, Anchorage
George Edwardson tells his cousin, Doreen Simmonds, about watching his grandfather translate the New Testament into Inupiaq, their native language.
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Recorded in Anchorage, Alaska
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Sharon Svarny-Livingston

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Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Wisdom