Ronald McNair (third in line) and his fellow Challenger astronauts head to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center to board the space shuttle on Jan. 27, 1986. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Astronaut's Brother Recalls A Man Who Dreamed Big

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Laura Greenberg (left) and her daughter Rebecca chatted at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother Reflects On Her Not-So-Normal Family

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Erin Ryan, daughter of the late Rep. Leo Ryan, spoke with StoryCorps at NPR's Washington headquarters this week. She had dinner with her father the night before he left for Jonestown. Erin C. Schwartz/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Leo Ryan's Daughter Recalls His 1978 Murder

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Looking Back At The 'Tremendous Hate' Of Bullies

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George Guarch greets children at the Miami airport in the early 1960s. His daughter, Lynn, says George would carry the youngest children off the planes. Lynn Guarch Pardo hide caption

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A U.S.-Cuban Airlift Of Precious Cargo: Children

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Jennifer Michaels recently interviewed her dad, Don, at StoryCorps in Bellefonte, Pa. StoryCorps hide caption

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One Student's Christmas Lesson

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Ed Jackson, Gerald Hannon, Bill Lewis and Robert Trow during a trip to France in the early 1980s. Lewis, who is now deceased, was Stefan's stepfather, and the other men played the role of his "aunties." Courtesy of Stefan Lynch Strassfeld hide caption

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Lessons From 'Aunties' And The AIDS Epidemic

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A Street Fight Leads To Love

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Sean Lennon And Yoko Ono: DNA Memory

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Ellene Montagne decided at 10 she wanted to be a pilot. She's pictured here in 1947 near Fort Belvoir, Va., where she learned how to fly at a local airport. Courtesy of Michael Montagne hide caption

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Radio Host's Mom Recounts Nebraska Childhood

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Doctor And Son: A Tradition Of Service

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NPR's Guy Raz and Robert Siegel chat about Siegel's first days in radio. Friday is the National Day of Listening, a chance to sit down with a loved one, turn on a tape recorder, and ask that person about his life. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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A Riot Sparks Robert Siegel's Love For Radio

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