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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, with a taxidermy two-headed duckling. Liyna Anwar for NPR hide caption

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

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Shirley Parrello's son, Brian, died in Iraq almost ten years ago. Sgt. Kevin Powell was with him that day, and he says he can still picture Brian Parello in the moments after the IED exploded. Storycorps hide caption

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After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

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Darius Clark Monroe, 33, and David Ned, 63, met while Monroe was working on a documentary about a robbery he committed in his teens. The film, Evolution of a Criminal, will air on PBS in January. StoryCorps hide caption

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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

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When Sgt. Paul Braun (right) first met Philip, the Iraqi interpreter assigned to his company, he didn't trust him. But after his tour was over, he worked for years to get Philip a visa to come to the U.S. Storycorps hide caption

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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'

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When Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school in eighth grade, he started work as a locksmith. Now he and his son, Philip Jr., run their own shop in Manhattan. StoryCorps hide caption

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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

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Sonia Vasquez with her daughter, Tina, during a recent visit with StoryCorps in New York City. StoryCorps hide caption

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Growing Up Broke Strengthened Daughter's Bond With Working Mom

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'Here In The States, I Don't Even Know How To Talk To People'

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She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

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Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project. StoryCorps hide caption

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

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Kevin and Joyce Lucey remembered their son, Jeff, in an interview with StoryCorps in Wellesley, Mass. Jeff, a U.S. Marine, took his own life months after returning from a deployment in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

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Students Dakota Gibson (left) and Gary Barber with school volunteer Kenny Thompson after their StoryCorps interview in Houston, Texas. StoryCorps hide caption

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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

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Sekou Siby worked at Windows on The World in the World Trade Center. He recorded a remembrance of his friend and colleague, Moises Rivas, who died in the twin towers, for StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. StoryCorps hide caption

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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

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Alton Yates says the trip on the high-speed sled could be painful, and frightening. But he also says, "We were anxious to get strapped into that seat to conduct the next experiment." Courtesy of Alton Yates hide caption

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

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Darnell Moore (right) tells his friend Bryan Epps about growing up in Camden, N.J., where a group of boys once attacked him and attempted to light him on fire. Moore now mentors LGBTQ teens. StoryCorps hide caption

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An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

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