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A Mother And Daughter On Homelessness, Humility And A $6-A-Week Grocery Budget

Friday, November 29, 2019

When Sandy Baker left her marriage, she and her daughter moved into a hotel. They were homeless for over 2 years, and that, they said, left them with what mattered: Those who loved them the most.


Mother-Daughter Duo Reunited Against The Odds: 'I Believed That You Were Dead'

Friday, November 08, 2019

At age 19, Janie Bush gave birth to a daughter with a life-threatening condition and gave her up for adoption. After 12 years, Janie reconnected with Tracey Bush, who has since made a full recovery.


A Daily Mother-Daughter Moment Documented Forever

Friday, September 20, 2019

Maria Rivas stepped in as caretaker when her aging mother, Julia Medina, began having health complications. After Julia's death, a nostalgic photo reminds Maria of their life together.


'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

Friday, September 06, 2019

On their first date, Tom Gasko and his husband, Donnie Pedrola, talked for hours about vacuum designs. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola tells Gasko at StoryCorps.


'What You Did Changed Me': Ferguson Protesters Found Friendship Amid Unrest

Friday, August 09, 2019

Jamell Spann and Elizabeth Vega protested in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting death of Michael Brown. A comforting response in a moment of rawness, immortalized in an iconic photo, led to friendship.


Declared Dead At War, He Returned Alive To Find His World Had Moved On Without Him

Saturday, July 27, 2019

After three wars, two marriages and 30 months as a POW, Walter Dixon says he's proud of his time served in the military. "I'd do it again," he says in an interview for StoryCorps.


1st-Generation Mexican American Attempts To Save Migrant Lives In The Arizona Desert

Friday, June 21, 2019

Maria Ochoa, 70, looks out for the well-being of migrants crossing into the Arizona desert from Mexico. At StoryCorps, she talks about her experiences helping people at the border.


Survivor Of Deadly 1983 Beirut Bombing: 'We Don't Talk About It Much'

Friday, May 24, 2019

Navy hospital corpsman James Edward Brown wasn't far from U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983 that were the target of a terrorist attack. At StoryCorps, Brown remembers what he saw that day.


'It Surfaces With The Same Rawness': A Daughter Remembers Her Mother's Disappearance

Friday, March 29, 2019

Carolyn DeFord, a member of the Puyallup tribe, was 26 when her mother suddenly vanished. At StoryCorps, she remembers what life has been like having never learned what happened.


Her Dad Was A Slain Civil Rights Leader. She Remembers His Assassination

Friday, March 22, 2019

Edwin Pratt, the then-head of the Seattle Urban League, was assassinated in 1969 at his home. At StoryCorps, his daughter and her godmother remember him and the night he was shot.


After Combat, A Veteran Finds Solace In Sheep Farming

Friday, March 01, 2019

Army veteran Sgt. Mickey Willenbring was injured while serving in Iraq and also developed PTSD. Running a Navajo-Churro sheep farm has helped her cope with the lingering trauma of combat.


His Love For Books Reads Like Poetry

Friday, January 04, 2019

At StoryCorps, Alagappa Rammohan, 79, says books are a sacred transfer of knowledge from one person to another. A book "doesn't force you to read, but it is there," he tells his daughter.


Meet The Couple Behind A New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop' In Georgia

Friday, December 28, 2018

Bud and Jackie Jones helped establish the annual Dec. 31 tradition in their town. Married 62 years, the taxidermists share their love story, which began with a snake — not an opossum.


He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling

Friday, December 07, 2018

Rick Rosenthal has been playing the role of Santa for almost seven years. At StoryCorps, he recalls how it all began.


A Couple Reflects On A Loss From AIDS That Brought Them Together

Friday, November 30, 2018

Shortly after Larry Dearmon lost his partner to AIDS in 1991, he met Stephen Mills, the man he'd eventually marry. At StoryCorps, the couple talks about the impact Larry's prior relationship has had.


When Immigration Status Puts Couple's Life 'At Pause'

Friday, October 19, 2018

On their first date, Irakere Picon told Arianna Hermosillo that he was undocumented. He works as an immigration lawyer, and the couple, now married, face anxieties related to his status.


Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

Friday, October 12, 2018

At the 1968 Games, some African-American athletes protested racial inequality but not all could. At StoryCorps, track star Melvin Pender recalls his teammates' demonstration with pride.


A Veteran Finds Relief Through Fashion: 'It Was So Much About Finding My Peace'

Saturday, October 06, 2018

During his Army deployment, Duane Topping began poring through fashion magazines. In retirement, what started as a sewing hobby to help alleviate his PTSD flourished into a new career as a designer.


An Unlikely Pair Share A Moment That Goes Beyond Politics

Friday, September 28, 2018

At an anti-Trump rally in 2016, a Muslim student there protesting tried to help a Trump supporter who was being taunted by some attendees angry he was there.


The 'Babe Ruth' Of Ice Cream Gives The Scoop On His 71-Year Career

Friday, July 27, 2018

The town of Peabody, Mass., calls him "The King of Cool." Allan Ganz reflects on how his father introduced him to the business, and the cherry on top of his lifelong career: meeting his wife.