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Friday, March 30, 2018
At 13, Kay Johnston pretended to be a boy and played first base for a Little League team in upstate New York. That was in the 1950s. Now 81, Kay Johnston Massar says, "I just wanted to play the game."
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Recent school shootings are prompting many difficult conversations for families. In a StoryCorps interview, a fifth-grader and his mom discuss active shooter drills.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Rickey Jackson served nearly four decades of a life sentence. Recently, he sat down with the man whose false testimony led to his wrongful conviction.
Friday, December 22, 2017
A father and son remember a Christmas in Edmond, Okla., when financial hardship forced an easy choice for the children: family over gifts.
Friday, December 15, 2017
William Weaver planned to confront the boy who stole his younger brother's bicycle on Christmas Eve. Instead, his parents showed him the power of kindness and what it means to help those in need.
Friday, October 27, 2017
In 1992, when Lynne Houston first laid eyes on the man who would become her husband, he was wearing a white gown with blood all over it. The then-waitress dropped the food she was delivering and ran.
Friday, September 29, 2017
William Weaver, who helped integrate his Southern high school, recounts painful memories of football games he played with teammates he says may now wish they would have said something supportive.
Friday, September 01, 2017
Josh Hanagarne has an extreme form of Tourette's syndrome, where his tics — or involuntary movements and sounds — have been so severe, they've put him in the hospital.
Friday, August 25, 2017
William Weaver was one of 14 students who integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1964. He struggled at first, but with help regained his footing and earned a scholarship to college.
Friday, July 07, 2017
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.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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.
Friday, May 19, 2017
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.
Friday, May 12, 2017
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.
Friday, March 24, 2017
In Armenian, the word for grandmother is metzmama. Isabel Kouyoumjian became a metzmama after her family fled from the Armenian Genocide. For her granddaughter Joanne Nucho, she was more than that.