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Mixed Immigration Status Gave Brothers 'Very Different Perspectives'

Friday, April 23, 2021

At StoryCorps, Angel and Randy Villegas spoke about the complexities of having a different immigration status. Angel, who grew up undocumented, said, "I always had that fear, no matter what."


3 Generations Of Pharmacists Reflect On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, July 03, 2020

Despite her dedication to her work, a pharmacist is following the advice of her daughter and granddaughter — who are also pharmacists — to stop working during the coronavirus pandemic.


For Hospice Physician, Patient Care Means Walking 'The Path With Them'

Friday, June 26, 2020

A doctor who treats terminally ill patients talks with his daughter about caring for people with COVID-19.


In Self-Isolation, A Doctor Deepens His Connection To His Family

Friday, May 29, 2020

To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. "What carries me through is this family," he tells them.


'We've Seen A Lot Of Brothers Die.' NYC Bus Operators Witness Loss Amid Pandemic

Friday, April 24, 2020

As of this week, 83 workers with New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority died from COVID-19. Two bus operators talk about the crushing loss they've witnessed in their field.


By Age 85, She'd Given 23 Gallons Of Blood: 'Because I Can'

Friday, March 27, 2020

Lillian Bloodworth, now 92, says when she first started to give blood, other donors would read her name tag and ask if that was really her name or if it was a gimmick for the blood bank.


A Postal Worker Loved His Job. But An 8-Day Postal Strike Was A 'Dignity Thing'

Friday, March 13, 2020

In 1970, New York letter carrier Tom Germano walked out with fellow postal workers across the U.S. to demand better pay. The public was supportive, he said. "You knew them. ... We shared their lives."


'I Just Needed Help.' How 2 Brothers Opened Up To Forge A Bond In Adulthood

Friday, January 31, 2020

As kids, Raymond and Derrick Storms were not close. They had to confront anger, mortality — and each other — in order to reclaim their brotherhood.


A Father's Advice: The Choice To Start A Family Is 'An Act Of Hope'

Friday, December 13, 2019

Jessica Kibblewhite wonders whether it makes sense to bring a child into a world that seems broken and scary. At StoryCorps, her dad helps her find clarity with advice about humanity.


When Cancer Arrived, The Battle Was Second Nature For Uncle And Nephew Veterans

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Michael Menta, who served in the Navy, bonded with his uncle, Sal Leone, a former Marine, over their shared experience as veterans. But when Leone got cancer, Menta assumed another soldierly role.


Brothers Pass On Their Farmer Father's Life Lessons

Friday, November 01, 2019

Arguster and Lebronze Davis and their 14 siblings grew up and worked with their parents on the family's Alabama farm. The brothers remember their father, who taught them how to "do the right thing."


Their School Integrated But Racial Divisions Remained: 'We Missed Knowing Each Other'

Friday, October 25, 2019

Eli Brown, who's black, and Natalie Guice Adams, who's white, were classmates when their Louisiana school integrated 50 years ago. "Our lives were so intertwined, but so separate," Adams said.


She Was His Crew Boss — And His Mom — On The Fire Line

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ian Bennett followed in his mother's footsteps when he joined the Forest Service. The pair later fought an active fire together in Oregon's Elkhorn Mountains.


For 2 Nurses, Working In The ICU Is 'A Gift Of A Job'

Friday, August 30, 2019

For years, Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts worked together caring for critically ill patients, a job they say is also a daily mindset. "You carry a little bit of them with you," Ebberts said.


When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

Friday, August 23, 2019

Pedro Lopez, a 24-year-old born in Mexico, recalls when ICE agents raided the meatpacking plant in Iowa where his parents worked. "It was just shattering," he said.


'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Aden Batar directs a refugee resettlement program in Utah. It is the same organization that helped resettle his family 25 years ago, when they fled a harrowing civil war in Somalia.


To 'Get Even' With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' He Brought Military Float To Pride Parade

Saturday, June 29, 2019

At StoryCorps, gay veteran Sean Sala remembers forming the first-ever Pride march with an active duty military contingent, in the final days of the policy that barred openly LGBTQ people from serving.


He Led A Platoon Of Artists Who Fooled The Germans: 'Imagination Is Unbelievable'

Saturday, May 25, 2019

At 104 years old, Gilbert Seltzer remembers his time in a secret Army unit in World War II, helping deceive the enemy with rubber artillery and the recorded sounds of rumbling tanks.


'We Were Lucky': Kids Of Holocaust Survivors Learned Their Parents' Life Philosophy

Friday, May 03, 2019

At StoryCorps, Abe and Esther Schuster remember their parents' joyful outlook, even as Holocaust survivors. "They never were kids," Abe said. "So sometimes you can make up for things later."


A Year After Parkland, A Mother And Daughter Remember

Friday, February 08, 2019

Maya Altman survived last year's shooting in Parkland, Fla. At StoryCorps, she and her mom, Robyn, reflect on that day and how it has affected them.