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Loved Ones Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Cope With Their Loss Together

Friday, August 10, 2018

"Grief is like standing in the shallows of the ocean, knee-deep in the water," Heyer's mother Susan Bro tells her daughter's former supervisor Alfred Wilson in a StoryCorps interview.

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He Grew Up With An Unfortunate Name He Hated — Now He's Owning It

Friday, June 08, 2018

Allan Fuks' name subjected him to a childhood of teasing. Although the name-calling led his parents to legally change the family name, he recently decided to use it in his career as a comedian.

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The Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Recalls Those Final Moments

Friday, June 01, 2018

It's an infamous scene: Juan Romero, then a teenager, attends to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who had just been shot at LA's Ambassador Hotel. He reflects on his brief time with RFK 50 years ago.

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'He Had A Very Sad Heart': This Memorial Day, Remembering The Overlooked Heroes

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A mother's once "happy-go-lucky" son took his own life in after serving in Iraq. Because of this, she feels he's not seen as a "hero," like his fellow soldiers — which makes her loss more painful.

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A Little League Of Her Own: The First Girl In Little League Baseball

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."

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'There Is No Handbook For This': A Mother And Son Talk About School Shootings

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.

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He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

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.

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When Money Can't Buy The Best Christmas Gift

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.

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On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

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.

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They Fell In Love For Life, After She Got Over All The Death

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.

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What Evil Depends On: 'Good People To Be Quiet'

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.

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A Father To His Son: 'I Know What It's Like' Living With Tourette's Syndrome

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.

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'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

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.

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While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

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.

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Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

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.

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

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.

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A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

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.

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A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

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.

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