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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.


They didn't plan to be a family of 17. Then, the opioid crisis hit their community

Friday, December 17, 2021

Suzanne and Jesus Valle adopted six kids from Ohio families struggling with addiction, after raising nine of their own. At StoryCorps, the couple reflected on their unexpected shift in priorities.


Encore: This Memorial Day, Remembering The Overlooked Heroes

Friday, May 28, 2021

At StoryCorps, a mother remembers her son, an Army specialist who died by suicide in 2012. His wounds may not have been immediate or physical, she said, but war gave him a "sad heart."


Her Son Wasn't Expected To Survive. Now He's Showing Her How To Live

Friday, May 21, 2021

Isaiah Acosta was born with life-threatening health issues. Now 21, he's done far more than beat the odds. At StoryCorps, his mother Tarah told him, "You want to do it all, whether it's scary or not."


A Gay Veteran Remembers Serving In Silence

Saturday, December 26, 2020

It's been 10 years since President Obama moved to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Joseph Patton was discharged from the the Navy for befriending gay men, before openly gay Americans could serve.


'This Is My Way Of Serving.' How An Airline Worker Honors Fallen Military Members

Saturday, October 17, 2020

At StoryCorps, Brian McConnell said he's found his "calling" as a Delta Honor Guard Coordinator. The volunteer group honors the remains of military members killed in active duty.


From Trayvon Martin To George Floyd, A Dad And Son Keep Protesting For Equality

Friday, June 12, 2020

Albert and Aidan Sykes have protested against racial injustice for years. What makes this moment especially tough, says Aidan, 14, "is knowing that could have been me."


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.


Childhood Friends On The Health Crisis Front Lines Connect Virtually

Friday, April 17, 2020

Sam Dow and Josh Belser are working in different cities amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm not at all surprised that we both ended up working in health care," Belser said in a StoryCorps interview.


93-Year-Old Retired Nurse: 'It Takes A Special Person' To Go Into The Profession

Friday, March 20, 2020

Ruth Owens worked for four decades as a nurse in Tennessee, inspiring family to go into the profession. "I love people, and I love to help them — physically, mentally, spiritually," Owens said.


In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

Friday, February 21, 2020

Shig Yabu rescued a bird when he was a young boy detained at a Japanese relocation camp in Wyoming. "She was so compassionate with the internees," he said. "I don't think she realized she was a bird."


A NASA Engineer Tells 6-Year-Old Nephew To Aim High

Friday, January 24, 2020

Six-year old Jerry Morrison is obsessed with space — a love that intensifies when talking to his uncle, a NASA engineer. "I learned from you a lot," Morrison told him. "More than I could imagine."


A Hateful Attack Led To An Unexpected Forever Friendship

Friday, December 27, 2019

After a Somali American woman was attacked for speaking Swahili, the attacker's sister reached out to see if she was OK. The two women recently returned to StoryCorps to talk about their bond.


He Survived A Near-Lynching. 50 Years Later, He's Still Healing

Friday, November 15, 2019

As a young, black man living in Georgia's Jim Crow era, Winfred Rembert experienced an unforgettable trauma. "I still wake up screaming and reliving things that happened to me," he told StoryCorps.


'A Great Burden Was Lifted': A Father's Made-Up Day Of Forgiveness

Friday, October 11, 2019

Bernie Feldstein created "Amnesty Day," a tradition he started so his kids could confess anything without punishment. "I just wanted you to feel that you could share anything with me," he told them.


Coming Out As Transgender When There Was No Language To Describe It

Friday, August 16, 2019

In the late 1960s, Elizabeth Coffey-Williams' family kicked her out after she told them that she was transgender — before many knew what that meant. A little brother's embrace welcomed her back.


'You Make Your Own Family': Losing A Mother, Gaining 2 More

Friday, July 12, 2019

Corinthia Isom was just a child when her mother died, but her mom ensured that a mother figure stayed in her life.


StoryCorps: Remembering Dr. William 'Lynn' Weaver

Friday, May 31, 2019

William "Lynn" Weaver, whose StoryCorps interviews have been among the most memorable, died on Saturday. He came to StoryCorps many times — to pay tribute to his father and remember his childhood.


'That Day Wasn't About Us': One Of The 1st Same-Sex Married Couples Looks Back

Friday, May 17, 2019

David Wilson and his husband Rob Compton were plaintiffs in a lawsuit that led to marriage equality in Massachusetts in 2004. At StoryCorps, they remember their wedding day.


A Father-Daughter Relationship Strained By 'Mental Illness And Time'

Friday, March 15, 2019

Shotzy Harrison's dad has spent most of his adult life homeless. Growing up, he was in and out of her life. They reunited in 2013 before he disappeared again — but she hopes she'll see him again.