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Friday, May 20, 2022
In this week's StoryCorps, a worker at Mississippi's last remaining clinic that performs abortions, talks about her experiences.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.