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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
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At the beginning of the Iraq War, nearly 40,000 members of the United States military were not citizens. Army Private First Class Diego Rincon was ...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode 9: Houda introduces you to another resident of Tucson’s Small Syria: her neighbor and classmate, Mohammad.

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
Caption: Mattea, her big sister, Margo, and her dad
Even though Mattea was only six years old when her dad died, the loss still affects her today. In this moving story, Mattea, now 17, sits down to t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Refugees navigate Europe's elusive borders

Bought by WRGY and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:01
  • Purchases: 2
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When Richard Newman accepted at job at the World Health Organization in Guatemala in the late 70s, he never expected to get mixed up in the country...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2016
  • Length: 17:13
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Catherine Alaniz-Simonds and retired Col. David Taylor remember Catherine’s husband, Andy Alaniz, who died by friendly fire during the Gulf War.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bill Branson (L) and Barry Romo (R)
Veteran Barry Romo and his nephew Bobby Romo were born a month apart and grew up together. They both went to Vietnam, only one came home.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Donna Orolin
Donna Orolin remembers the disappearance of her husband, Private First Class Brian Orolin, and the day he came home from Afghanistan.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Tanya Biank is the author of Army Wives, on which the hit TV series is based, and she's traveled the world with the troops as a newspaper reporter....

  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 07:10
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Widow of highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveils her husband's amazing story of service.

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 16:12
Caption: One of the few remaining unknown markers left in the county cemetery in Falfurrias, Texas, Credit: Brandon Thibodeaux
Over 6,000 migrant deaths were recorded on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico between 1998 and 2013. This documentary travels to the desert ra...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Shirley Parrello speaks with former Marine Sergeant Kevin Powell, who was with her son Lance...

Bought by WEZU, PRX Remix, and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember... more.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 3
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Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Medic Clint McCullough shows off his memorial tattoo with the name of his unit, and the names of three friends who died., Credit: Michael May
American fighters have been getting military tattoos, such as American eagles, stars and stripes, anchors and cannons, since the 19th century. Tatt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lance Corporal Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez joined the Marines because he thought he could make a difference. His service changed Nick–and his family–forever. Nick’s mom &...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A young boy's father is killed in Somalia, as he makes his way to a camp in Kenya. After a long journey, now in the US, he doesn't feel discriminat...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2013
  • Length: 08:51
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Iraq war Veteran Travis Williams, sole survivor of his 12-man squad, remembers the explosion that took his 11 teammates.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sally Edwards (L) and Lue Hutchinson (R)
Sally Edwards (L) and Lue Hutchinson (R) remember becoming friends after they both lost sons in the Gulf War.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Judy and Randy Pilgrim remember their son and Iraq war veteran, Army Specialist Lance Pilgrim.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Army Specialist Matthew Bolar
Gordon Bolar tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about his son, Army Specialist Matthew Bolar, who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

Bought by WEZU, KUT, and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 3
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Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi he befriended during his service in Iraq.

Bought by KOSU and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 2
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Vietnam veteran Harvey Hilbert remembers one night from the war.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Trooper Henry Dixon
As part of a series marking Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War, reporter, Alison Turner, asked expat actors living in...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 06:49