Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

A store burns during the Los Angeles riots in April 1992. Three colleagues at a local radio station watched the riots from their studio on Crenshaw Boulevard, as listeners called in to share their own stories. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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The New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, killed hundreds of students in the East Texas town. London Museum in New London/AP hide caption

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Dorothy Biebrich's red scooter helped Winslow Jackson break the ice with her back in 2006. Today the couple, shown here at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, spend their days having fun together. Courtesy of the Jacksons hide caption

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Laura (left) and Phil Donney (right), with their Aunt Abby, whom they call "Tabby." Liebman Family Photo hide caption

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Amanda, Les and Thea GrantSmith spoke about Les' transition from a woman to a man in 1997. StoryCorps hide caption

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Before he was three years old, Grant Coursey underwent several surgeries for a cancerous tumor. The Coursey Family hide caption

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The barber shop run by Anthony Bravo Esparza — whom everyone knows as "Dreamer" — is a fixture at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's West Los Angeles Campus. Paula Berger hide caption

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