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Tia Williams and LeKeisha Williams

Teenagers LeKeisha Williams and Tia Williams are schoolmates and best friends. The pair, who are not related, recently talked about Tia’s father, who left her life very early.

Danette Banks and Hasiyna Price

Danette Banks (left) and Hasiyna Price (right) are friends, neighbors, and cousins. Close for as long as they can remember, they discuss how Hasiyna, who describes herself “As the sweetest girl—if you don’t get on my bad side!” copes with scoliosis, and how it affects her relationships with boys.

Originally aired September 22, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.