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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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Gene Kendzior tells his daughter, Jennifer, about his father, who died working in a coal mine in 1967.

Bought by WVBI-LP and West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Military war veterans John Banvard (100) and Jerry Nadeau (72) live in a veterans home for seniors in Southern California. At StoryCorps, they talk...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Lan Cao lived through some of the fiercest fighting of the Vietnam War before starting her life over in the United States. She tells her daughter w...

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Brangman (Left) and Jenna Lester (Right)
Dr. Jenna Lester talks to her mother, Dr. Sharon Brangman, about growing up in a family of black women who have dedicated their lives to medicine.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
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33-year-old April Gibson talks to her teenage son, Gregory Bess, about how she felt when he was born.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Dion Diamond talks about the risks he took as a young civil rights activist in the 1950s and 60s.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rickey Jackson (Left) and Eddie Vernon (Right)
Rickey Jackson, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent nearly four decades in prison for it, talks with Eddie Vernon, the man whose false...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 03:26
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Anna Freeman and her daughter, Brianna, discuss how bullies have impacted their lives.

Bought by WEZU and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:21
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Thompson Williams (Left) and Kiamichi-tet Williams (Right)
Thompson Williams tells his son Kiamichi-tet about a difficult decision he had to make at the holidays.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. William Lynn Weaver remembers one Christmas when he was 18 years old in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wayne Lo (Left), Gregory Gibson (Right)
Greg Gibson speaks with Wayne Lo, the man who murdered his son, Galen, in a shooting at Simon's Rock college in 1992.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: Christopher Harris
StoryCorps Legacy gives people with serious illnesses the chance to share their stories. At Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Christopher Harris recorded...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: David Wynn (left) and Carolyn Lyon (right)
The scene could be a bleak one — a hospital room, a patient near death, and no family or loved ones present during their final moments. But David W...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Karen Goodwin (left) and Marlene Shay (right)
This is a story of two women brought together by an unintended consequence of the opioid epidemic. As of late 2017, as the number of deaths skyrock...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 04:07
Caption: Alan Stepakoff (left) and Josh Stepakoff (right)
On the morning of August 10, 1999, a white supremacist opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at a Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. Five were woun...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kristin Glasgow (left) and Karen Offutt (right)
In the late 1960s, Karen Offutt was a patriotic teenager who got chills whenever she heard the “Star-Spangled Banner.” At 18, she dropped out of nu...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brian Peterson (left) and Matt Faris (right)
Brian Peterson, 31, is an artist — he designs cars for a living — who lives in Santa Ana, California. Matt Faris, 38, is a homeless musician who wo...

Bought by WEZU and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Greg Houston (left) and Lynne Houston (right)
Many StoryCorps conversations touch on love, work, and death. But when Lynne Houston and her husband, Greg, sat down for their interview, they cove...

Bought by WEZU and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jessi Silva (left) and Maggie Marquez (right)
Maggie Marquez and Jessi Silva grew up in the desert town of Marfa, Texas in the 1950s. At the time, segregation of Latino and white students was n...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:40
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