Jey Born

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A grandfather inspires his grandson to live full of honesty and love

Friday, July 22, 2022

When Jeffrey Perri was nine, his grandfather Tony Perri came out to him as gay. Later, Jeffrey also came out. What was already a close relationship became something more meaningful for both of them.

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A survivor of the Columbine shooting returned to teach at the school

Friday, May 27, 2022

In this week's StoryCorps, we hear about a student who endured the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, and later returned to the school as a teacher.

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School forced Native American children to assimilate

Friday, March 18, 2022

As part of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin, Kirby Metoxen had heard stories about his grandparents being sent to a boarding school in Pennsylvania, designed to strip Native children of their culture.

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Bucking stereotypes, a Black cowboy leads the way in South Central LA

Friday, January 28, 2022

Ghuan Featherstone founded Urban Saddles stables in 2019 to create a safe space where kids could ride horses. At StoryCorps, he tells a young rider a lesson he hopes to impart: a respect for all life.

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A mother and daughter build a tradition around roller skating

Friday, December 31, 2021

Temica Hunt and her mother Necothia Bowens-Robbinsontalk about their love for roller skating.

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With 3 bold marks, Indigenous women helped revive a once-banned tradition

Friday, October 15, 2021

Grete Bergman was among the first Gwich'in women to get traditional facial markings since colonizers barred the practice. She and markings artist Sarah Whalen-Lunn did it for their daughters.

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Remembering The Father Of Blood Banking, A Black Doctor Who Took A Stand

Friday, August 06, 2021

At StoryCorps, Charlene Jarvis spoke with her son Ernest about the legacy of her father, Charles Drew, a doctor who developed a way to get life-saving blood plasma to soldiers during World War II.

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Their Nearly 50-Year Friendship Stays Strong Thanks To Simple Gestures

Friday, July 23, 2021

Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary "Zooks" Bezucha have been friends since 1972. At StoryCorps, the pair talk about how their bond has carried them through good times and bad.

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An Independent Spirit Guided Her Through World War II — And Beyond

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Connie Doria Rocha contributed to the war effort even though women were barred from combat. At StoryCorps, she recalls her time as a mechanic in the military.

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How Role Models Like Rosa Parks Shaped A Distracted Kid Into A Leader

Friday, June 11, 2021

At StoryCorps, the Rev. Farrell Duncombe remembered those who nurtured him — like Rosa Parks, his former Sunday school teacher, who joked once that as a kid, "I ain't think you was gonna be nothing."

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It Wasn't Friendship At First Sight. 35 Years On, They Found A 'Forever Love'

Friday, May 14, 2021

Young and on her own in New York, a bright-eyed Julaina Glass arrived in Beau McCall's Harlem apartment building. Though it took time, Glass endeared herself to McCall. "You're a part of me," he said.

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A Joy Of Reading, Sparked By A Special Librarian Determined To 'Make A Difference'

Friday, April 30, 2021

Hasina Islam fostered a love of reading and the library in Abigail Jean, who is 12. Abigail was just 3 when they met at a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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With 'The Mom Every Other Kid Wanted,' She Was An Only Child But Never Alone

Friday, April 09, 2021

Growing up, Mary Mills saw her mom, Joyce Carter Mills, spread her joy and love to other kids in the neighborhood. "No other parents were that fun," Mary said. "Everybody wanted to be at our house."

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'We Mesh Together Like One': A Miami Love Story

Friday, March 19, 2021

When Angela walked into George's restaurant in 1971, he was immediately smitten. They married not two weeks later. At StoryCorps, George and Angela Ju remember those early days.

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2 Sisters On Enjoying Life: Instead Of 'A Drama Or A Novela, Make It A Sitcom'

Friday, January 29, 2021

As kids whose parents worked full time, Corina Ulloa and Brenda Ulloa Martinez spent a lot of time looking after one another in their Los Angeles neighborhood. Corina said it made them who they are.

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'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

Friday, January 22, 2021

In 10th grade, Ngoc Nguyen dropped out of school in Vietnam to support her family. After earning a GED in the U.S., she told her teacher how much she appreciates the energy he gave to his students.

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'Do What's Right And Have Fun': Remembering A Mother With A Fighting Spirit

Friday, January 01, 2021

Rosella Liscum died at age 101 last week after contracting COVID-19. At StoryCorps in 2012, she told her daughter, "Just do what's in your heart. Do what's right and have fun."

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In Running, Work And Parenting, Fauci Paces Himself For The 'Marathon'

Friday, November 20, 2020

At StoryCorps, Anthony Fauci talks with wife, Christine Grady, about parenting, running and work. He sees a link: "the idea of sticking with something and not giving up, even when it's painful."

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'Brighten The Corner Where You Are': Finding A New Way To Be Thankful In A Pandemic

Friday, November 13, 2020

For 35 years, Scott Macaulay has been organizing the annual holiday gathering in Massachusetts for anyone who wants to come. "I can't fix the country ... but I can brighten my own corner," he said.

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A High School Dropout Finds Support On Road From Prison To Law School

Friday, October 23, 2020

Bob VanSumeren served nearly six years in prison for robbery. But Mike McKenney, his ex-girlfriend's dad, never gave up on him. "Your visits kept me from sinking fully into prison," VanSumeren said.

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