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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: 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...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:57
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...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
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...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
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...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
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
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...

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • 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 ...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • 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...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 1