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'Essential Puerto Rican Recipes' with Von Diaz

Monday, April 05, 2021

Journalist and cookbook author Von Diaz joins us to discuss her new “Essential Puerto Rican Recipes” feature in the New York Times. 

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After 15 Years In Prison, A Mother Gets To Know Her Daughter Again

Friday, July 24, 2020

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, Chalana McFarland will serve the rest of her sentence at home. McFarland told her 20-year-old she "can't wait" to build their relationship.


'It Was Personal.' After Tragedy, Physicist Devotes Career To Cancer Research

Friday, July 10, 2020

Hadiyah-Nicole Green lost the aunt and uncle who raised her to cancer. The loss inspired her to develop a cancer treatment using lasers. "I was born to do this," she tells her cousin at StoryCorps.


Encore: A Black Father Answers Tough Questions From His Son

Friday, June 05, 2020

In 2015, then-9-year-old Aiden Sykes asks his father, Albert, some of the heavy questions — and gets some meaningful words in return. "My dream is for you to live out your dreams," Albert tells him.


Remembering Her Father, A WWII Veteran Who Stood Guard At The Nuremberg Trials

Friday, May 22, 2020

At StoryCorps, a daughter cherishes memories with her dad, WWII veteran Emilio "Leo" DiPalma, who died of COVID-19 last month at age 93. "I'm honoring his life, not how he died," Emily Aho said.


'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Aden Batar directs a refugee resettlement program in Utah. It is the same organization that helped resettle his family 25 years ago, when they fled a harrowing civil war in Somalia.


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.


Feliz Navidad: Tamales and More

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Join Fany Gerson, Maricel Presilla and Von Diaz to unwrap the secrets of making perfect tamales and share some other favorite holiday recipes.

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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.


'Coconuts & Collard Greens' from Puerto Rico to the South

Friday, June 29, 2018

Von Diaz writes a recipe-packed memoir that looks closely at what it means to grow up Latina in the Deep South. 


What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

Friday, June 09, 2017

Emily Addison remembers the last time she saw Deonka Drayton, who was killed by a gunman during the mass shooting in Orlando. "I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."


10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students' Response To Tragedy

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jane Vance and Lucinda Roy were both teachers at Virginia Tech 10 years ago when the deadly campus shooting occurred. They talk about coming back to campus afterward and moving on since that day.


Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

Friday, April 07, 2017

Annie and Randall Johnson have two teenage daughters who came to the U.S. as refugees from the Somali civil war. Since meeting, they've learned about both cultures, all while becoming a family.


Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For many immigrants arriving in the U.S., opening a family food business can be a pathway to economic stability. While many fail, one Dominican woman in the Bronx has managed to get her family off food stamps, send her kids to college and share her heritage with new friends and ...


Last Chance Foods: A Compromise for Cilantro Haters?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Culantro is a leafy green herb that is a cornerstone of Puerto Rican cooking. But is this cousin to the world's most polarizing herb mild enough to please the skeptics?

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DREAMers No Longer of One Mind on Immigration Reform

Friday, June 27, 2014

After years of impasse on national and local immigration reform, young activists in the once-monolithic movement are questioning its core goals.

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How Chef Zarela Martinez Brought Mexican Cuisine to New York

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In this Food in Two Worlds podcast, Von Diaz reports on how Chef Zarela Martinez brought sophisticated Mexican cuisine to New York. Also, Mariana Suarez, of Gourmet Latino, weighs in ...

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DOMA and Immigration: What Next?

Monday, April 04, 2011


President Obama’s decision to challenge the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) came as a shock to gay rights activists and conservative lawmakers alike. The full implications of this decision remain unclear, however, and gay immigrants have been on an emotional roller coaster as rights are granted one week and denied the next.

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