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After her friend's death, their families were combined into one

Friday, June 03, 2022

In this week's StoryCorps, a single mother of five recalls what happened when she agreed to take care of three more children after her friend died of cancer.


A counselor at Mississippi's only abortion clinic shares her story

Friday, May 20, 2022

In this week's StoryCorps, a worker at Mississippi's last remaining clinic that performs abortions, talks about her experiences.


Three's company: A man sticks out the pandemic with his ex-wife and his mother

Friday, February 11, 2022

What might sound like a nightmare for many became a reality for exes Neil Kramer and Sophia Lansky when COVID hit New York. And somehow, they made it work. Kramer photographed their chaotic ordeal.


School bullies told him to speak English. His mentee showed him he already belonged

Friday, January 07, 2022

At StoryCorps, a Dominican immigrant speaks with a fellow Spanish speaker who in high school helped him adjust to living in America. Eventually, they helped each other find their own voices.


The day Santas stormed Macy's to protest for AIDS awareness

Friday, December 10, 2021

On Black Friday 1991, AIDS activists protested the department store's decision to not rehire a Santa who had HIV. The man who inspired the protest reconnects with an activist who helped organize it.


The power of grandma's hands — a mother and daughter remember

Friday, November 19, 2021

In this week's StoryCorps, a woman remembers growing up in the same apartment building, where her grandmother lived. Audio produced for Morning Edition by Barry Gordemer.


How the Coast Guard's 1st Black woman pilot helped give the next one her wings

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Jeanine Menze was discouraged from pursuing her dream to fly planes when she didn't see any women of color in the field. Then she met La'Shanda Holmes. "When I met you, I saw myself," Menze told her.


An Afghan Marine Fought To Make His Homeland Safer. Now He Feels Like He Failed

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Ajmal Achekzai remembers the war in Afghanistan, which brought him back to his birthplace of Kabul. Now that the war is over, he says, "I feel like I failed the Afghan people."


A Family Remembers The 1st U.S. Soldier Killed In The War In Afghanistan

Saturday, August 28, 2021

As the U.S. pulls its troops out of Afghanistan, family members of Nathan Chapman remember the decorated veteran, who was killed in action at age 31 on Jan. 4, 2002.


As An Army Chorus Member, He Didn't Carry A Weapon. His Job Was To Sing

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. sang opera at some of country's most decorated institutions during his 26 years in the U.S. Army Chorus. At StoryCorps, he told his sister that she's his inspiration.


A Family Tradition Of Feeding Workers In Need: 'You Do Not Need To Be Rich'

Friday, December 04, 2020

Since 2004, brother and sister Luz and Jorge Muñoz have fed day laborers in Queens, N.Y. Since he was young, Jorge has looked for ways of putting food in the hands of those who needed it.


A Mother And Daughter Join Together As Poll Workers 'To Make A Difference'

Friday, October 30, 2020

For StoryCorps, Cherie DeBrest tells her 18-year-old daughter, Naima, how civil rights issues inspired her to get more involved in the voting process.


Her Mother Voted In The Wake Of The 1918 Pandemic. Now, Voting Is A 'Sacred' Ritual

Friday, October 16, 2020

Helen Merrill and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hartley, remember their family's matriarch, whose determination to vote in 1920 drove her to the polls even though she was recovering from the flu.


Keeping The 'Odd' Family Tool Business Sharp Through 3 Generations

Friday, September 04, 2020

A father and son reflect how their family has honed toolmaking through three generations at their Brooklyn, N.Y., shop. Despite pandemic stresses, they hope to be in business well into the future.


For The 1st Time In Almost A Century, A Family Reunion Interrupted — By A Pandemic

Friday, August 07, 2020

An African American family that traces its roots back to a woman who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington talks about keeping their history alive through annual family reunions.


Remembering His Mexican American Heritage, Rooted In Language — And Under A Tree

Friday, July 31, 2020

At StoryCorps, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto remembers lessons his family passed down to him that have continued to reaffirm his pride in his Mexican American heritage and as a Spanish speaker.


A Bronx Tale: Childhood Neighbors Celebrate Seven Decades Of Love

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Joel and Julia Helfman met in 1943. Married nearly 70 years, they're still utterly devoted. Says Julia: "How was I smart enough to know that this young man would always keep me happy?"