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StoryCorps

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  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound.

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Pieces

Caption: Sylvia Bullock and Marcus Bullock
In the mid-1990s, Reverend Sylvia Bullock was raising two kids on her own near Washington, D.C. while working and going to college full-time. Her ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:44
Caption: Wally and Mary, circa 1993. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Mary Holsenbeck.
When Wally Funk was 8 years old, she jumped off the roof of her barn while wearing a Superman cape, hoping to fly. That desire never left her, and ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 02:32
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Father Noel Hickie was working as a hospital chaplain when he met Marcia Hilton, a bereavement counselor, at a hospital in Eugene, Oregon. For 25 y...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 1
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One night, in October 2015, Asma Jama went out for dinner with her family at an Applebee’s restaurant in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Asma, who is Somal...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tom and Terry Sullivan holding a photo of their son, Alex
On July 20, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 12 people in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. One of the victims was Alex Sullivan. He was ce...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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StoryCorps gives people the chance to sit down together and have a conversation they’ve never had before. Five Mualimm-ak did just that with his so...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Emily Addison
On June 12, 2016 a lone gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.Among those killed was Deonka Drayton. She was 32. Deon...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:54
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Ten-year-old triplets Maddy, Zoë, and Nick Waters have spent their entire lives together, sharing everything from a birthday to a bedroom. But desp...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Vincent Chin was a 27-year-old draftsman living near Detroit. On a June night in 1982, he and a group of friends went out to celebrate his wedding,...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Now, a conversation that reminds us how being a father can be about much more than biology. In 2007, after volunteering to care for infants born ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:52
Caption: Tony Bees shows off his bee-themed tattoos. The scroll reads in Latin: “Go to the honeybee, thy poet, consider her ways and be wise.”
When bee season in New York City begins in early spring, that means retired police detective (and unofficial NYPD beekeeper) Anthony “Tony Bees” Pl...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 1
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At the beginning of the Iraq War, nearly 40,000 members of the United States military were not citizens. Army Private First Class Diego Rincon was ...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Howard II talks with his mother, Roberta Vincent, about losing his father, an Army Sergeant killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Bought by WEZU, WVBI-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 3
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Sarah Churchill tells her daughter Yomi Wrong -- who has a genetic disorder that causes her bones to break easily -- about the night Yomi was born.

Bought by WEZU, WVBI-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 3
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Nine-year-old Isaiah Fredericks and his younger brother, Josiah, used their StoryCorps interview to ask their dad, Kevin, some hard-hitting questions.

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KZYX, WVBI-LP, WGUC, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 02:17
  • Purchases: 5
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Michael Yandell tells his wife, Amy, about being exposed to sarin gas while serving in the U.S. Army as a bomb disposal technician in Iraq.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Calvin Burns and his teenage daughter, Stepheni Bellamy, visit StoryCorps to have a difficult conversation about rac

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Jane Vance and Lucinda Roy, who taught at Virginia Tech during the shooting that killed 32 people in 2007, talk about the aftermath.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Maryan Osman and her sister, Fatuma Abdullahi, are Somalis who came to the U.S. as refugees in 2014 and found a stable home with Annie and Randall ...

Bought by WGUC, KRZA, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 3
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Designer Manuel Cuevas crafted iconic outfits for Gram Parsons, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. At StoryCorps, he tells his daughter Morelia about h...

Bought by WGUC and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2