Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of his former English teacher, Antero Garcia. At 22, Alvarez still hopes to get his GED. StoryCorps hide caption

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Dropout Has Thanks, Not Blame, For Teacher

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After Son's Sudden Death, Shock, Grief And Coping

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Using A New Voice To Enjoy Life After Cancer

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Threats And Lies, And 'Who I'm Supposed To Be'

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CEO Looks At A Veteran, Sees A Business Partner

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On New Year's Eve, An ID Check Helps Love Prosper

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Peace Game Puts 'Weight Of The World' On Students

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A Bowlful Of Memories About A Mama Named Sugar

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Homeless At 60: 'A Bullet I Didn't See Coming'

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MaryAnn and Jim Fletcher pose for a photo on the night of their junior prom dance, in the Half Hollow Hills School District of New York's Long Island. Jim Fletcher hide caption

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A Livin' Thing: After Decades, A Couple Reconnects

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Chris Whitney (right) spoke to his friend, Erin Kuka, in San Francisco about his life after learning that he was HIV positive. StoryCorps hide caption

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Being Positive: Love And Life After An HIV Diagnosis

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Meliza Arellano (right) is now an 11th grader at Democracy Prep in New York City. Her seventh-grade teacher, Sarah Benko, inspired her to want to become a teacher. StoryCorps hide caption

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Teacher Pushed Struggling Student To Honors

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English Teacher Reaches Through Student's Haze

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Joshua Littman and his mother, Sarah, visited StoryCorps for the second time to talk about their evolving relationship. Their first visit was in 2006. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Parenting Dance: Hold Tight While Letting Go

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Battleships USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.The attack initiated U.S. participation in World War II. National Archives hide caption

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Living To Tell The Horrible Tale Of Pearl Harbor

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