StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

Thursday, April 23, 2015

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.



Using Meditation, Plane Crash Survivors Make Speedy Recovery

Monday, September 01, 2014

Few people survive fiery plane crashes in rural areas of developing countries. Meditation expert Alan Lokos and his wife Susanna are part of that exclusive group. 


On Being

Leonard Mlodinow — Randomness and Choice

Thursday, May 01, 2014


On Being

[Unedited] Leonard Mlodinow with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 01, 2014



Survivors: Kylie Minogue, Keith Sweat, And Low

Friday, August 23, 2013

Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting "Survivors," featuring veteran musicians who have beaten the odds and carved out a space for themselves after decades in the industry.

In this episode: Dance floor diva Kylie Minogue reflects on 25 years of music and fashion.

Plus: In the late 1980s, Keith Sweat helped pioneer the fusion of hip-hop beats and R&B grooves known as New Jack Swing. Now, he’s giving love advice to fans in a new book and on his radio show.

And: For two decades, Low has created some of the most intense “quiet” indie rock around. We talk with Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, the husband and wife duo behind the Minnesota-based trio, about their 20th anniversary. And, the group plays songs from its new album, The Invisible Way.


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    Fighting American Anti-Semitism After the Holocaust

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012


    Beginning in 1947, Jewish and secular civic groups formed the Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons in a public campaign to liberalize U.S. immigration quotas, with the hope that many more Holocaust survivors would be permitted to settle in America.

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    Cancer Veteran or Cancer Survivor?

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    For individuals facing cancer, the battle is a personal one, and whether one lives or dies, the experience is always traumatic. Mary Elizabeth Williams, a staff writer for Salon, has been sharing her own cancer story on the website over the past several months. Last month, after undergoing experimental trials for her metastatic Stage 4 cancer, her doctor told her that her tumors had disappeared. 

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    Survivor Recalls the Costa Concordia Crash

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Last night rescuers hunted for survivors from the Costa Concordia cruise ship in a race against time. Eleven people have died and more than 20 are said to be missing after the ship crashed into rocks off Italy's west coast on Friday. Costa Cruises blames the captain of the ship for the crash claiming that he changed course, veering too close to the nearby island of Giglio. The captain is presently being detained on suspicion of manslaughter, but denies any wrongdoing.