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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993.

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It took 14 years for stone carvers to create the Mount Rushmore monument, seen here in 1995. Gloria Del Bianco's father, Luigi, led the carving team.

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A.P. Tureaud Jr. (right) talked with Steven Walkley at StoryCorps in New York.

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John Klein, 60, and Bernice Flournoy, 60, visited StoryCorps in Oakland, Calif.

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A Love That Turned Difference Into Intimacy

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Mary says she knew Thomas was the one for her by the way he treated his mother.

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Remembering A Man And A Marriage

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The New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a home run at the Polo Grounds to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in their playoff game, Oct. 3, 1951. It remains a painful memory for Harvey Sherman. AP hide caption

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After a patient told neurosurgeon Lee Buono to thank the teacher who inspired him, he called up Al Siedlecki. StoryCorps hide caption

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Al Siedlecki (left) and Lee Buono speak at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative at the White House. AJ Chavar /StoryCorps hide caption

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Earl B. Reynolds spoke with his daughter, Ashley Reynolds, in Roanoke, Va., about how a chance encounter with singer James Brown helped prod him into a new plan for his life. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soul Singer Helps Shoeshiner 'Get On The Good Foot'

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Ellaraino (right), spoke about her late grandmother with her friend Baki AnNur at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. StoryCorps hide caption

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Memories Of Grandma Silvia, And Slavery's Legacy

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A mortally injured Father Mychal Judge is carried out of the World Trade Center by first responders, including Bill Cosgrove (in white shirt). Cosgrove says, "everybody you see in that picture was saved" from the North Tower's collapse, moments later. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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"It's like the only thing on his mind was to tell the kids that he loved them, and I tell the kids this every day," Monique Ferrer says of her ex-husband. Harriet Jones/NPR hide caption

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Robin Weems' son Jason (left) teaches kindergarten across the hall from his parents' first-grade class in Baltimore. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Kovac Planetarium is dedicated to Frank's father, Frank Kovac Sr., seen in the inset photo on the sign, who inspired his son to gaze at the stars. StoryCorps hide caption

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Homemade Planetarium Reflects One Man's Dream

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