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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, 13 Oct 2017 05:07:42 -0400

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How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:07:42 -0400

Ronald Clark's father was a live-in custodian at a New York City library. Clark tells his daughter about growing up surrounded by stacks of books — and how that shaped the man he would become.

The Man Who Helped Change A Neo-Nazi's Mind

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:42:20 -0400

Former high school security guard Johnny Holmes talks with a student who turned his life around after leaving a neo-Nazi group.

What Evil Depends On: 'Good People To Be Quiet'

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400

William Weaver, who helped integrate his Southern high school, recounts painful memories of football games he played with teammates he says may now wish they would have said something supportive.

How An Air Traveler With Autism Found Strength In A Stranger's Kindness

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400

Russell Lehmann, who has autism, suffered a major meltdown at the airport in June. An airline employee saw him and tried to help. That "meant the world," Russell says, and changed his life.

How 2 Nurse Practitioners Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:16:58 -0400

Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders, two neonatal nurse practitioners, remember the early days of the opioid crisis, a time that led them to help develop treatment protocols for babies exposed to opioids.

A Mother Remembers Her Son, A Muslim-American First Responder Who Died On Sept. 11

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:15:31 -0400

Talat Hamdani's son Salman died after the police cadet rushed to the fallen towers to help. The first responder was later wrongfully identified by police and the press as an accomplice in the attacks.

A Father To His Son: 'I Know What It's Like' Living With Tourette's Syndrome

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:13:31 -0400

Josh Hanagarne has an extreme form of Tourette's syndrome, where his tics — or involuntary movements and sounds — have been so severe, they've put him in the hospital.

'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:33:00 -0400

William Weaver was one of 14 students who integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1964. He struggled at first, but with help regained his footing and earned a scholarship to college.

After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:29:00 -0400

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.

As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:37:00 -0400

Marcus Bullock was tried as an adult and sent to prison when he was 15. The eight years he was away changed his relationship with his mother, Sylvia. The distance actually brought them closer.

This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:07:00 -0400

In 1961, Wally Funk trained to be an astronaut. But she never got to go to space. Fifty years on, she still dreams of flying among the stars.

For Decades These Caregivers Helped Patients, Families Through Illness And Death

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:13:54 -0400

When the Rev. Noel Hickie and Marcia Hilton began working in hospice care, neither was sure they were cut out for the job. But they realized they could help families process grief and make things OK.

When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:30:00 -0400

Asma Jama was struck in the face with a glass mug after speaking Swahili in a restaurant in Minnesota. After the trial ended and the attacker pleaded guilty, the attacker's sister reached out to Jama.

Returning To Row 12, Seat 12, Again, As Aurora Shooting Anniversary Nears

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people. Tom and Terry Sullivan remember one of the victims: their son, Alex.

While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:08:04 -0400

By the time Five Mualimm-ak completed a sentence for weapons charges in 2012, he had served nearly a dozen years in prison. When he was released, his son Omar was already a senior in high school.