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StoryCorps : NPR

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:05:00 -0500

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Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:05:00 -0500

In a StoryCorps conversation, two women who attended the New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana talk about the abuse they say they experienced there and how it affected them years later.

'Good Morning, Miss Devine': Cousins Remember Their Sunday School Teacher

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:11:40 -0500

Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson swap stories about the Sunday school teacher who taught and took care of two generations of the family.

2 Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:52:06 -0500

When Jerry Nadeau, 72, a Vietnam vet, met his husband, John Banvard, 100, a World War II vet, neither had been openly gay. Together now for almost 25 years, each says he feels completed by the other.

A Former Refugee Reflects On The Vietnam War And Starting Over In The U.S.

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:03:49 -0500

Lan Cao was sent to the U.S. as a teenager from Vietnam in 1975. At StoryCorps, she tells her daughter about watching the Tet Offensive play out in her city and about adjusting to life in America.

For These 3 Women, Medical Careers Are A Family Affair

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:48 -0500

In this family, three generations of women have held careers in the medical field. In a StoryCorps interview, Sharon Brangman tells her daughter the struggles she faced while pursuing her dream job.

'It's Not A Fairy Tale, It's Not A Failure': A Mother At 16 Conquers Stigma With Love

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:51:00 -0500

Until she put her own feelings before the judgments others made about her, April Gibson says she, as a young mother, "felt like I didn't deserve to feel the way women who do the right things do."

The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

He participated in lunch counter sit-ins in the 1950s and '60s and was arrested on more than one occasion. Few may recognize the name Dion Diamond, but he tells StoryCorps he knows he left his mark.

He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

Rickey Jackson served nearly four decades of a life sentence. Recently, he sat down with the man whose false testimony led to his wrongful conviction.

How Unicorns Help This 8-Year-Old Deal With Bullies

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Anna Freeman's 8-year-old daughter, Brianna, is obsessed with unicorns. She explains to her mother how the imaginary creatures relate to real experiences in her life.

When Money Can't Buy The Best Christmas Gift

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:55:00 -0500

A father and son remember a Christmas in Edmond, Okla., when financial hardship forced an easy choice for the children: family over gifts.

On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:54:00 -0500

William Weaver planned to confront the boy who stole his younger brother's bicycle on Christmas Eve. Instead, his parents showed him the power of kindness and what it means to help those in need.

25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of a shooting at Simon's Rock college in Massachusetts, a father whose son was killed that day sits down with the man who pulled the trigger.

How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, which was often seen as a death sentence. That's when he discovered the Atlanta Buyers Club, which saved many lives, including his own.

They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:08:00 -0500

When someone is dying, and they don't have loved ones to be with them, David Wynn and Carolyn Lyon rush to the hospital to be by their sides. The work is emotionally draining, but has its rewards.

For Thanksgiving, A Mailman Inspires Gratitude

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

William Weigal's brief experience delivering mail made a lasting impact on him. His grandson recalls how after that, he made a point to give back to the mailman who came by every single day.