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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, 17 Mar 2017 04:20:00 -0400

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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.

What One Family Sacrificed To Help Black People Vote In 1966

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:02:00 -0500

When Vernon Dahmer said publicly he would pay the poll tax for black people in Mississippi who wanted to vote, it started a chain of events that is still felt by his family today.

After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 04:37:00 -0500

As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.

For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 04:42:00 -0500

For 15 years, Fred Taylor Jr. apologized for a living. It was a "sorry" job, but someone had to do it, and for Taylor it became a way of life.

Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:39:00 -0500

Sixty years ago on Christmas Eve, Judy Charest met Harold Hogue and his co-worker, Jack Knox, because the two men were in the right place at the right time.

He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:27:00 -0500

A father talks to his daughter about growing up poor in Mexico and the challenges he overcame that make him able to provide her a life filled with opportunity.

A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:00 -0500

An effort to cover up a schoolyard incident led to decades of regret for Joseph Linsk. "The event never left me," he says, as he reveals a secret he has been keeping since the 1930s.