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A survivor of the Columbine shooting returned to teach at the school

Friday, May 27, 2022

In this week's StoryCorps, we hear about a student who endured the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, and later returned to the school as a teacher.


A transgender woman remembers her aunt who always made her feel comfortable

Friday, March 11, 2022

Dee Westenhause came out as a transgender woman at the age of 63. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, in the 1950s, she remembers having a hard time fitting in.


StoryCorps remembers Mark Carles, who recently died of cancer

Friday, March 04, 2022

In 2019, Mark Carles went to a StoryCorps booth with his brother David to talk about his cancer diagnosis, and their relationship as brothers.


'We Mesh Together Like One': A Miami Love Story

Friday, March 19, 2021

When Angela walked into George's restaurant in 1971, he was immediately smitten. They married not two weeks later. At StoryCorps, George and Angela Ju remember those early days.


'I Have These Dreams Where I Go Back.' Dad And Daughter Mourn A Syria They Once Knew

Friday, March 12, 2021

Before civil war devastated Syria, Walid Sakaan's home country, his daughter Magda moved there. At StoryCorps, Walid and Magda remember family they haven't visited in years.


Before Making Military History, She Witnessed One Of History's Worst Race Riots

Friday, February 28, 2020

Olivia Hooker advocated for the military to open its doors to women of color. But even after policies started to change, "nobody seemed to be joining," she said. So she decided to join herself.


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."


After A Cancer Diagnosis, Brothers Share As Much Time As Possible, Even On Dates

Friday, November 22, 2019

David Carles and his younger brother Mark Carles are just a year apart in age. When Mark learned he had cancer last year, the men decided to support each other as much as time would allow.


Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp

Friday, October 04, 2019

As a child, Willie Ito spent nearly three years in a Japanese American internment camp. At StoryCorps, he tells his son how he went from doodling on Sears catalogs to animating for Walt Disney.


Their 'Tough' Mom Was Also The Navy's 1st Asian American Woman Officer

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Susan Ahn Cuddy didn't fit the 1950s housewife mold. For one, she was an expert in air combat tactics. It wasn't until after her death in 2015 that her kids understood the full extent of her legacy.


How A 10-Year-Old-Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth

Friday, July 19, 2019

Greg Force was just a boy when his father, the director of a NASA tracking station in Guam, called home with an important mission for him: to help the crew of Apollo 11 return safely to Earth.


'She Was The Adult I Needed Growing Up': Remembering A Great-Aunt's Enduring Love

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tina Dietz spent her childhood in a troubled home. Her great-aunt Shirley changed her life and provided solace through love and validation.


'He's In Our Soul': Sisters Remember Their Dad's Legacy On Father's Day

Friday, June 14, 2019

At StoryCorps, Estela and Candi Reyes recount how a simple act of devotion helped them say goodbye to their beloved father. "Papito era lo máximo," Estela said. "He was everything to us."


'I Will Never Lie About Being Gay Again': LGBT Activist Remembers Source Of Pride

Friday, June 07, 2019

At StoryCorps, Alexei Romanoff, an 82-year-old gay activist, recalls lessons he learned as a teenager from a proud gay elder — and which resonated as an adult.


20 Years Later, Sibling Columbine Survivors Reflect

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lauren Cartaya and her older brother, Zach, were at Columbine High School in 1999 when two students opened fire. At StoryCorps, they remember that day and discuss the effect it has had on their lives.


Her Aunt Let Her Be Herself. As A Transgender Woman, She Still Had To 'Play The Game'

Friday, April 05, 2019

Dee Westenhauser came out as transgender last year. At StoryCorps, she remembers "Aunt Yaya," the first person to accept her for who she truly was.


8 Days, 2 H-Bombs, And 1 Team That Stopped A Catastrophe

Friday, January 25, 2019

In 1961, it was Jack ReVelle's job to make sure two hydrogen bombs that had accidentally dropped over North Carolina didn't explode. At StoryCorps, he tells his daughter about recovering the bombs.


A Mom And Her Teenage Daughter Brace For A Future Apart

Friday, January 11, 2019

Maria is one of nearly 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who could lose their temporary protected status this year. "[I'm] terrified of missing you growing up," Maria tells her daughter at StoryCorps.


'The Dark Side Of The Railroad': A Locomotive Engineer's Fraught Legacy With The Rails

Friday, December 14, 2018

Barnie Botone's grandmother cried when he told her he was a locomotive engineer because an ancestor had been forcibly relocated by train. "The irony, it was too much to bear," he says at StoryCorps.


'You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That': 2 Strangers Find Common Ground

Friday, November 09, 2018

Israel Baryeshua has conservative political views, while Tiffany Briseño identifies as liberal. Both agree that more kindness and compassion in politics would benefit the country.