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StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.


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579 Pieces

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.


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Half siblings Linda Mae Lawelawe and Doug Carillo talk about how their lives were shaped by Kalaupapa--America’s largest leprosy colony.

Bought by WYAP

  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Basma Alawee and Dana Aljubouri at their StoryCorps interview in Jacksonville, Florida on October 7, 2022., Credit: Andrew Avitabile/StoryCorps.
At 14, Dana Aljubouri wants to start covering her hair. She came to StoryCorps with her mom, Basma Alawee, to ask her advice about this deeply per...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Michael McConnell (left) and Jack Baker (right) with their wedding cake, featuring a two-groom topper, in Minneapolis, Minn. on September 3, 1971., Credit: Paul Hagen
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell got married in 1971, decades before same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. They came to StoryCorps ...

Bought by KALW

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sacheen Littlefeather at her StoryCorps interview in Novato, California on October 2, 2019., Credit: By Rochelle Kwan for StoryCorps
At the 1973 Academy Awards, actor and activist Sacheen Littlefeather spoke out against the mistreatment of Native Americans on and off the big scre...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:48
Caption: Helen and Matthew Perry after Helen’s promotion to Captain in July of 2015, at the Brooke Army Medical Center. , Credit: Courtesy of Helen Perry
Capt. Helen Perry talks with her husband, Sgt. Matthew Perry, about their enduring love, and the impacts of Matthew’s memory loss.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:56
Caption: Chief Albert Naquin and Démé Naquin Jr. at their StoryCorps interview in Montegut, Louisiana on September 17, 2022., Credit: By Zanna McKay for StoryCorps
As stronger and more frequent storms hit the Louisiana coastline due to climate change, members of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation have been forced...

Bought by WYAP

  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Faygele ben Miriam at his last Seder before his death in 2000., Credit: Courtesy of the University of Washington Library, Geoff Manasse special collection.
Patrick Haggerty and his friend, Ronni Gilboa, remember their friend, Faygele ben Miriam, a gay rights trailblazer who fought against workplace dis...

Bought by KRVS and KZMU Moab Community Radio

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mikayla Stephens and Tesia Williams at their StoryCorps interview in Washington, D.C. on August 27, 2021., Credit: By Clean Cuts Studios for StoryCorps.
Tesia Williams talks to her daughter, Mikayla Stephens, about being at the Pentagon during the terrorist attack on 9/11 and how that day shaped her...

Bought by WYAP

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 03:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Emily Fortner and Amy McNally. , Credit: Photos courtesy of the participants.
Amy McNally tells her sister, Emily Fortner, about a memory that shines bright against the backdrop of their difficult childhood.

Bought by WYAP

  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Nelva Williamson came to StoryCorps with her son Timothy J. Harris to reflect on a life in the classroom and her commitment to shedding light on hi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 02:53