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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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Caption: Ronald Clark and Jamilah Clark
During the 1940s, custodians who worked for the New York Public Library often lived inside the buildings they tended. In exchange for cleaning and ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:11
Caption: Johnny Holmes (left) and Christian Picciolini (right)
In the 1990s, Johnny Holmes was head of security at a high school in Blue Island, Illinois, located just outside of Chicago, where he met Christian...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 02:19
Caption: Dr. William Lynn Weaver
In 1964, Dr. William Lynn Weaver was one of 14 black teens who integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. At StoryCorps, he spoke about h...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:41
Caption: David Apkarian (left) and Russell Lehmann (right)
Air travel can be a stressful experience for just about anyone. But for 26-year-old Russell Lehmann, a flight delay or cancellation isn’t just a sm...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
Caption: Kyle Cook (left) and Carla Saunders (right)
Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders are neonatal nurse practitioners at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. They’ve spent decades caring for...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
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On September 11, 2001, Salman Hamdani was a 23-year-old emergency medical technician, NYPD cadet, and aspiring medical student who rushed to the Wo...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:09
Caption: Max Hanagarne (left) and Josh Hanagarne (right)
StoryCorps gives people the chance to talk to each other about the events that have helped shape who they are. Josh Hanagarne did just that with hi...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:51
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You may recall the voice of Dr. William “Lynn” Weaver from a StoryCorps interview he did back in 2007, where he talked about his father, Ted Weaver...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 03:04
Caption: Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson grew up in rural Virginia during the 1950s. It was the Jim Crow South and “Whites Only” signs punctuated the windows of many busi...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1
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 ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • 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