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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, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:18 -0500

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

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:18 -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.

This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:33:36 -0500

This Thanksgiving, as families sit across the table from each other, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says it's a great time to document those family memories.

After He Died From An Opioid Overdose, She Got A New Chance At Life

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:49:00 -0500

When Marlene Shay lost her son Adam to an opioid overdose, his organs went to Karen Goodwin, who was in treatment for drug addiction. If it wasn't for him, Goodwin tells Shay, "I wouldn't be here."

She Served In Vietnam, But 'Nobody Had Ever Welcomed Me Home'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:07:01 -0500

Karen Offutt faced unique challenges as a woman in the Army during the Vietnam War. But "I felt real proud to have the uniform on," she tells her daughter Kristin Glasgow.

What 'Don't Worry, I'll Keep You Safe' Means When Your Child Survives A Shooting

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500

Josh Stepakoff remembers the day he was shot at his Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. He was 6. His father, Alan, recalls there was no manual on how to parent your child through something like that.

An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Brian Peterson crossed paths with Matt Faris, a homeless man on his street, dozens of times before he decided to say hello. Through their bond, the two men also drew inspiration from each other.

They Fell In Love For Life, After She Got Over All The Death

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:47:28 -0400

In 1992, when Lynne Houston first laid eyes on the man who would become her husband, he was wearing a white gown with blood all over it. The then-waitress dropped the food she was delivering and ran.

The Day A Texas School Held A Funeral For The Spanish Language

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Two women remember a day in the 1950s when their elementary school in Marfa, Texas, banned speaking Spanish on campus in a ceremony called the "burial of Mr. Spanish."

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.