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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Greg and Lynne Houston shared the story of their unconventional courtship with StoryCorps in McLeansville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Fell In Love For Life, After She Got Over All The Death

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Jessi Silva and Maggie Marquez on the grounds of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas. The school closed in 1965 and some of it was demolished. Both women returned to the grounds in 2007 with a group of alumni to hold a symbolic ceremony to unearth "Mr. Spanish." Sarah Vasquez for StoryCorps hide caption

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The Day A Texas School Held A Funeral For The Spanish Language

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Ronald Clark, 83, and his daughter, Jamilah, 47, at StoryCorps in New York City. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

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Johnny Holmes and Christian Picciolini during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Man Who Helped Change A Neo-Nazi's Mind

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Dr. William Lynn Weaver at his StoryCorps interview in Fayetteville, N.C. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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What Evil Depends On: 'Good People To Be Quiet'

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Russell Lehmann (left) and David Apkarian at their StoryCorps interview in Reno, Nev. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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How An Air Traveler With Autism Found Strength In A Stranger's Kindness

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Nurse practitioners Carla Saunders (left) and Kyle Cook at the East Tennessee Children's Hospital earlier this year. Courtesy of Carla Saunders hide caption

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How 2 Nurse Practitioners Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis

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Talat Hamdani says her son Salman, pictured here in 1983, was so proud to be an American. Salman died responding to the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. Courtesy of Talat Hamdani hide caption

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A Mother Remembers Her Son, A Muslim-American First Responder Who Died On Sept. 11

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Josh Hanagarne, 39, and his son Max, 9, recently sat down at StoryCorps to talk about Tourette's syndrome. Josh has dealt with Tourette's since he was Max's age and while Max hasn't been officially diagnosed, he has started to show symptoms, too. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Father To His Son: 'I Know What It's Like' Living With Tourette's Syndrome

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Dr. William "Lynn" Weaver during a recent visit to StoryCorps in Fayetteville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

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Francine Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia in the 1950s. She says that when she was 5 years old, she first realized that the color of her skin could put her in danger. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

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Sylvia and Marcus Bullock talked to StoryCorps about how their relationship as mother and son developed when Marcus was in prison and what it is today. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

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Wally Funk is one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who trained to be astronauts in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Wally Funk hide caption

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This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

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The Rev. Noel Hickie was working as a hospital chaplain when he met Marcia Hilton, a bereavement counselor at a hospital in Eugene, Ore. For 25 years they often worked together on hospice teams. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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For Decades These Caregivers Helped Patients, Families Through Illness And Death

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Dawn Sahr (left) and Asma Jama met for the first time at StoryCorps. In October 2015, Sahr's sister physically attacked Jama at a restaurant in Minnesota. Afterward, Sahr reached out to Jama to make sure she was OK and to offer her support. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source

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