Also in the StoryCorps series
StoryCorps: Herman and Sidney Blake
Herman Blake and his brother Sidney remember their childhood during the 1940s
StoryCorps: Jack and Reagan Richmond
Jack Richmond tells his daughter, Reagan, about being an amputee.
StoryCorps MVI: Daniel and Evelyn Hodd
Staff Sergeant Daniel Hodd and his mother, Evelyn, talk about Daniel's decision to put aside a promising career as a pianist in order to join the Marine Corps.
StoryCorps Historias: Ruben Aguilar and Bill Luna
Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
StoryCorps: Dawn Maestas
Dawn Maestas, who removes tattoos for survivors of domestic violence, talks to a client about her work.
StoryCorps: Lucinda Marker and John Tull
Lucinda Marker and her husband, John Tull, talk about being diagnosed with bubonic plague in 2002.
StoryCorps: John Cruitt and Cecile Doyle
John Cruitt speaks with his former third grade teacher, Cecile Doyle, about how she helped him through his mother's death.
StoryCorps: Reginald Mason
Reginald Mason remembers growing up in Harlem with his mother during the 1970s.
StoryCorps MVI: Randy and Judy Pilgrim
Judy and Randy Pilgrim remember their son and Iraq war veteran, Army Specialist Lance Pilgrim.
Life's defining moments can come at surprising times. For John Brown, his life came into focus in 1993, when driving to work one day, he heard a radio program attacking homosexuals and decided to call in to the show....
NPR's Morning Edition 11/14/08
Intro and OutroINTRO:
Time now for StoryCorps.
This project is traveling the country, recording conversations between loved ones ...
... like the one we'll hear today from two brothers.
Paul Corbit [Korr-Bit] Brown and John Brown sat down together in Charleston, West Virginia.
Paul -- the older brother -- wanted to know something about John's life...
... as a young gay man.OUTRO:
John Brown with his brother, Paul Corbit Brown, in Charleston, West Virginia.
This story and the many others is in the StoryCorps book, "Listening Is An Act of Love."
The book is now in paperback.
StoryCorps interviews are also kept at the Library of Congress and at NPR-dot-ORG.