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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

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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 WVBI-LP


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KRZA and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Joanne Nucho tells her husband, Jeff Ono, about her grandmother, Isabel, who was born in a refugee camp after her parents fled the Armenian Genocide.

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Jess Buzzutto explains to his sister and niece how he became known as the Leprechaun of Yonkers, New York.

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Camaran Henson grew up hearing stories about his grandfather, Leonard Simmons, who was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey. He came to StoryCorp...

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Judge Michael John Ryan talks with his son, Michael Benjamin Ryan, about growing up in an abusive household, and how he found the strength to gradu...

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Seventy-five years ago this month President Roosevelt signed an executive order ordering all Japanese Americans into internment camps, including th...

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 2
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When Bill and Claudia met in 1973 Bill had recently suffered a spinal cord injury that left him partially paralyzed. They came to StoryCorps to tal...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
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You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpret...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:42
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Mary Johnson-Roy first came to StoryCorps in 2011 to talk about her bond with the young man who killed her son. Years later, she married a man who ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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John Marboe, aka Reverend Doctor Garbage Man, tells his 13-year-old daughter, Charlie, about his work as a pastor and a trash hauler.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:35
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Vernon Dahmer was a successful farmer who fought for voting rights in the mid-1960s. His family recalls the night he was killed by the KKK.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A story told in two parts: Kayla Wilson came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about her mom’s drug addition and incarceration. Ten years later, she re...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
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Fred Taylor talks to his wife Julie about his 15 years writing letters to frustrated airplane passengers as Southwest Airlines’ apologizer-in-chief.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 1
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A woman speaks with one of the men who saved her life on Christmas Eve 1956, after her mother jumped with her off a bridge and into the river below.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:31
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A father tells his daughter about growing up in Tijuana, Mexico, after his parents left to find work in the U.S., and the day he was reunited with ...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fred Davie (left) and Robert Sanchez (right)
A social worker who now helps others who are making the transition from prison talks with his mentor about their first meeting inside Sing Sing pri...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and Public Radio for All


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Leslye Huff (left) and Mary Ostendorf (right)
When they met in 1983, Leslye was open about her sexuality while Mary kept hers private. With a family Thanksgiving approaching, that all changed.

Bought by WMUU-LP and Public Radio for All


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 2