Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:28:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:28:00 -0400Carmen Pacheco-Jones lost custody of her children due to her drug addiction. But she resolved to "let them know they're worth fighting for." Now clean, she recalls those dark days with her daughter.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:36:00 -0400When he asked her out, she needed a pocket dictionary — and two whole days — to respond in English, on a napkin: "Yes, OK." Decades later, the two immigrants are still together — and still in love.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:41:00 -0400Two veterans met in court last year: a man who violated his probation and the judge who sentenced him. But it was the judge's decision to visit his fellow veteran's cell that changed them both.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:30:00 -0400A Native American woodcarver, crossing the street with his carving knife, was killed when an officer mistook him for a threat. "I want them to know him the way I did," his brother says.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:38:00 -0400When Charles Roberts shot and killed five Amish girls in Lancaster, Pa., 10 years ago, his parents were devastated. But the Amish community forgave their son and has since embraced the Robertses.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:29:00 -0400When Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott got started in trucking, women were a rarity in big rigs. Now they've got nearly 9 million miles in the rearview mirror, and they won't hear of retirement.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:37:00 -0400Eileen Kushner strove — and strove, and strove — to overcome a learning disability diagnosed later in her life. But Kushner, who was inspired by Edison, found a crucible in her job at McDonald's.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:32:00 -0400Working the ticket counter on that terrible day, Vaughn Allex checked in families and a student group. But he also checked in their plane's hijackers. And because of that, "They were just all gone."
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:18:00 -0400In this installment of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative, Jenna Henderson remembers her late husband, Army Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:01:00 -0400As a chaplain, Ceceley Chambers often visits with seniors. Still, she was nervous the first time she brought along her 9-year-old son. But William says the visit left him changed — for the better.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:57:32 -0400Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:43:00 -0400More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:31:00 -0400Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:29:00 -0400Back in the early '60s a computer dating service decided these two people were compatible. That calculation was right. John and Carol Matlock will celebrate 52 years of marriage in December.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:58:00 -0400Savannah Phelan, 8, recently discovered a video that revealed her mother had been in jail — all while still pregnant with her. So, well-equipped with questions, she took her mom to StoryCorps.