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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Jasmine Pacheco and her mother, Carmen Pacheco-Jones, on their recent visit with StoryCorps in Spokane, Wash. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

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Tariq and Tabinda Sheikh, on a visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Came To America And Found Love. But First, They Found 'Love' In A Dictionary

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Judge Lou Olivera (left) with retired Green Beret Joe Serna outside the Cumberland County Courthouse in Fayetteville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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In A Jail Sentence, A Veteran's Redemption — With Help From A Fellow Vet

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In a photo taken just hours before his death, John T. Williams sits at Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle. Williams would carve here regularly. Courtesy of Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee hide caption

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Years After Police Shooting, Woodcarver's Brother Remembers The Man He Lost

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Terri Roberts at her home in Strasburg, Pa., a neighboring Amish farm in the distance behind her. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Amish School Shooting, Gunman's Mother Talks Of Forgiveness

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Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott, at an annual trucking convention in Dallas. StoryCorps hide caption

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On The Road For Decades — And Not Stopping Anytime Soon

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Larry and Eileen Kushner, on a visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Lightbulb Moment: All Her Practice Added Up To Triumph

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On Sept. 11, He Checked Hijackers Onto Flight 77. It's Haunted Him Ever Since

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Chris and 1 1/2-year-old Kayley play in mud puddles. Courtesy of Jenna Henderson. hide caption

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After Loss In Afghanistan, Vivid Memories Of A Loving, 'Goofball' Father And Husband

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William Chambers, 9, with his mom, Ceceley, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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In Visit With Seniors, This Boy Learned Lessons That Go Beyond The Classroom

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Drew and Danny Cortez, on a recent visit with StoryCorps in Cypress, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

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Frank Mutz, 67, and his son Phil, 36. StoryCorps hide caption

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

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John Washington with his wife, Fannie Ruth Washington, in the mid-1970s. Photo courtesy of Melva Washington Toomer hide caption

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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

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John and Carol Matlock met more than 50 years ago using what was then a fairly new dating technique. Photo courtesy Carol Matlock hide caption

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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Savannah Phelan, 8, and her mom, Kellie, in front of a 77-foot mural they helped paint, which reflects the experiences of children and teenagers affected by incarceration. Emily Martinez for StoryCorps hide caption

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Born In Custody, A Girl Finds Answers With Someone Who Knows Best: Mom

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