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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, 28 Apr 2017 04:54:00 -0400

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One Soldier's Lasting Memories Of Exposure To Sarin Gas

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:54:00 -0400

In 2004, Michael Yandell was a U.S. Army bomb tech during Operation Iraqi Freedom when he and his partner were exposed to sarin. Almost 13 years later, he talks about the experience with his wife.

Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

Calvin Burns' daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, is usually reticent. At StoryCorps, she tells him about dealing with racism at her high school. Burns says he faced similar issues when he was growing up.

10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students' Response To Tragedy

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Jane Vance and Lucinda Roy were both teachers at Virginia Tech 10 years ago when the deadly campus shooting occurred. They talk about coming back to campus afterward and moving on since that day.

Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 05:07:00 -0400

Annie and Randall Johnson have two teenage daughters who came to the U.S. as refugees from the Somali civil war. Since meeting, they've learned about both cultures, all while becoming a family.

This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400

Manuel Cuevas of Manuel Couture crafted iconic outfits for Hank Williams and Gram Parsons, and turned Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black."

A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

In Armenian, the word for grandmother is metzmama. Isabel Kouyoumjian became a metzmama after her family fled from the Armenian Genocide. For her granddaughter Joanne Nucho, she was more than that.

The Happiness One Lucky Leprechaun Created In Yonkers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:20:00 -0400

Jess Buzzutto was known as "The Leprechaun of Yonkers." Every day he wore green from head to toe and with a bit of luck, brought happiness to those around him.

A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Camaran Henson remembers his late grandpa as larger than life. He "could probably fly," Camaran tells his mother at StoryCorps. The legacy her son leaves, she says, is the one that honors his grandpa.

Transgender Boy Finds His 'Bros,' And Himself, At Camp

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 04:42:00 -0500

Gabe López, a fourth grader in Arizona, worried about telling his mom he was transgender because he thought she liked him as a girl. But since he told her, the two still have fun as mother and son.

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:34 -0500

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.

Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:08:00 -0500

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's executive order that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. We hear from two people who were interned when they were children.

A Romance That Began With A Mistake

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:43:00 -0500

The Dewanes' paths crossed when Claudia, a bank teller, accidentally gave Bill, a customer, too much money. It led to a first date, and an admission that an accident changed Bill for the better.

'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:51:00 -0500

You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpreter's family has finally joined him in the U.S.

In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:01:00 -0500

After forgiving and befriending her son's killer, Mary Johnson-Roy started sharing her story in local churches. That's where she met her future husband, Ed Roy, who also lost a son to murder.

For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:37:00 -0500

When times were lean for Lutheran pastor John Marboe and his family, he took on shifts hauling trash. It's a job that reminds him that small and unnoticed things people do for others are valuable.