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StoryCorps is a national nonprofit that records the stories of everyday people and preserves them at the Library of Congress. Hosts Michael Garofalo and Nadia Reiman share stories and conversations from StoryCorps' recording booths. Updated weekly.More from StoryCorps »

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StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music in this episode:Ticking Away by Cranston Prelude No 1 by Chris Zabriskie 

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StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. Music Info "Hotel Meeting" by Jeff McIlwain And David Wingo from the album Snow Angeles

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StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash.Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. Music Info"Opening Credits" by Johnny Ripper"Fives" by Podington Bear"Send Off" by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo

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StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years.Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013.Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music Info: "Patience for Books' by The Loom"Monte" by Mermonte  

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StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott

On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major league level.Scott’s family served as his racing team. They traveled to speedways together from their home in Danville, Virginia, and his sons worked as his pit crew.Wendell Scott died in 1990. One of his sons, Frank, and his grandson Warrick, sat down to remember him for StoryCorps.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music in this episode:"Saunter" by Podington Bear http://podingtonbear.com/"Subotnick" by Caribou http://www.caribou.fm/ from the album "The Milk of Human Kindness"

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StoryCorps 410: Standing with a Giant

In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home. One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff sat down with her daughter, Meaghan Starkloff Breitenstein, to remember him. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music Info: "Jubilee" by Unwed Sailor"The Flowers are Still Standing" by Jahzzar

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StoryCorps 409: The Come Back

When Darlene Lewis' son was released from prison 20 years ago, he couldn't find work.

So, Darlene decided to do something about it. 

She runs an organization dedicated to helping former inmates find jobs. Darlene prepares them for interviews, places them with local businesses, and advocates for them in court. 

She's helped thousands of men and women — including James Taylor, who served seven years for weapons possession and drug charges. 

Today, James works as a videographer, youth mentor, and also volunteers for Darlene's organization.

They spoke at StoryCorps.

Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. 

Music Info: 

"Filaments" and "Low Jack" by Podington Bear 

"Prelude 1" by Chris Zabriskie

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StoryCorps 408: How We Roll

In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed.

While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, is trying to do right by the Hameed family.

They connected after the accident. And now she visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to day-life. They sat down for StoryCorps in Colorado Springs.

Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.

Music in this episode:

"Rarified" by Podington Bear from the album "Yearning" http://podingtonbear.com/

 Vladimir's Blues by Max Richter from the album The Blue Notebooks 

 

 Keywords:  "StoryCorps"," NPR", "National Public Radio", "Morning Edition", "StoryCore", "Sound Portraits", "Dave Isay", "David Isay", "Documentary", "Oral History", "Interviews", "Colorado", "Car Accidents", "Forgiveness"

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StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.


Music in this episode:

Sleigh Ride by The Ventures - http://www.theventures.com

Fives by Podington Bear- http://podingtonbear.com

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StoryCorps 406: The Bridge

Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.

Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. If you'd like to write to the people you hear on this podcast, send a note to podcast@storycorps.org.

Music in this episode:

"John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie from the album Undercover Vampire Policeman

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