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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, 11 Aug 2017 04:37:00 -0400

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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.

The Ups And Downs Of Togetherness And Independence When You're A Triplet

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:58:46 -0400

In a StoryCorps booth in Bloomington, Ind., Maddy, Zoë and Nick Waters, 10, talk about what it means to be a "three-in-one package."

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:00 -0400

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:05:00 -0400

After caring for drug-addicted infants, two men became foster parents. It was hard saying goodbye to the first child, but when offered the chance to do it again they said, "How can you say no?"

What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:40:00 -0400

Emily Addison remembers the last time she saw Deonka Drayton, who was killed by a gunman during the mass shooting in Orlando. "I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."

Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:24:00 -0400

Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis spent nearly 20 years as the New York Police Department's unofficial beekeeper. He says the bees have taught him patience, respect, and a particular work ethic.

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:38:00 -0400

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:10:59 -0400

Robert Howard II grew up in Norwich, Conn., in the shadow of his father — a larger-than-life character in town — who fought in Vietnam, and was killed in action there in 1969.

A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:49:00 -0400

Ahead of Mother's Day, Yomi Wrong, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, thanks her mother for not giving up on her and providing her with a lifetime of love and support.

'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:29:00 -0400

When two boys get to interview their dad they start with some basic questions about his life history, but quickly get to the tough ones: "Why can't I be in charge?"