Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis at StoryCorps in New York City. Planakis retired from the NYPD in 2014, but still takes calls about hives and swarms. StoryCorps hide caption

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Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

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Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II, at their StoryCorps interview in Hartford, Conn. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

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Sarah Churchill and her daughter Yomi Wrong at their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

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Kevin Fredericks, 34, let his sons Isaiah (left) and Josiah interview him at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

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Manuel Cuevas (left) is known for turning Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black." Photo courtesy of Morelia Cuevas hide caption

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This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

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This St. Patrick's Day the people of Yonkers, N.Y., will be thinking of Jess Buzzutto. He died in 2012, but was known as "The Leprechaun of Yonkers." StoryCorps hide caption

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The Happiness One Lucky Leprechaun Created In Yonkers

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Toni Henson, 53, and her son, Camaran, 23, at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

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Michael B. Ryan, 19, a sophomore at Ashland University, and his father, Michael J. Ryan, 45, a judge in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division in Ohio. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

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Roy Ebihara (far left) with his siblings, Mary, Kathy and Bill, on Easter 1941 in Clovis, N.M. In 2014, Roy and his family received a formal public apology from the mayor of Clovis for the mistreatment they endured there. Courtesy of Roy Ebihara hide caption

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

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Claudia and Bill on their wedding day, July 12, 1975. Courtesy of the Dewane family hide caption

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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

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Philip, 43, (right) and his nephew Andy, 28, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis in December. Philip got his nickname from the American soldiers he was assigned to in Iraq because he loved Philip Morris cigarettes. Andy is also a nickname. StoryCorps hide caption

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

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Ed Roy, 63, and Mary Johnson-Roy, 64, were married in 2015. Both had sons die. "I'm grateful to have someone there that has experienced the same thing I have," Mary tells Ed at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. Courtesy of Brian Mogren hide caption

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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

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John Marboe is a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minn., and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, but says he keeps hauling trash because it's important. Courtesy of John Marboe hide caption

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For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

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Ellie Dahmer holds a photo of her late husband, Vernon. StoryCorps hide caption

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What One Family Sacrificed To Help Black People Vote In 1966

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Kayla Wilson with her mother, Wendy Founds, in Little Rock, Ark. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

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Fred Taylor Jr. served as a kind of "apologist-in-chief" for Southwest Airlines. StoryCorps hide caption

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For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

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Judy Charest and Harold Hogue recounted the story of their fateful meeting for StoryCorps in Nashville, Tenn. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

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Kaya Ortega with her father, Francisco, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. StoryCorps hide caption

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He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

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Dr. Joseph Linsk of Atlantic City, N.J., has held on to a secret for more than 80 years. Stefanie Campolo/The Press of Atlantic City hide caption

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A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

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Fred Davie and Robert Sanchez, on a recent visit to StoryCorps in New York City. StoryCorps hide caption

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

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Leslye Huff, 66, and Mary Ostendorf, 79, in Cleveland, where they recorded their StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Unwelcome News, Her Daughter's Outing Opened Door For A New Love

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Saboor Sahely at his restaurant, Angie's, in Logan, Utah. Cache Valley Family Magazine hide caption

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

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