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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Nina Totenberg and David Reines at their wedding in 2000. Courtesy of Nina Totenberg hide caption

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When he was being abused, Rogelio Martinez says his teacher, Lisa Moya King, showed him that he was not alone. StoryCorps hide caption

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Renee Montagne and Jim Wildman in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in photos they took of each other. In the background is the space where the giant Buddhas were located before the Taliban blasted them out. Courtesy of Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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NPR's Mike Pesca (right) reminisces about his middle school days with former teacher Kevin Sheehan. Courtesy Mike Pesca hide caption

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Glenda Rike's husband was in the room when President Kennedy received his last rites. She recounted his experience to her son, Larry, on a visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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New York City subway conductor Paquita Williams (left) and passenger Laura Lane became friends after a two-hour train breakdown. StoryCorps hide caption

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Jessica and Anthony Villarreal in December 2011, more than three years after the explosion that severely burned Anthony in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Jessica Villarreal hide caption

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Robin Share and Rami Aizic hold a photo of their daughter, Bailey, at a visit to StoryCorps in Santa Monica, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unconventional, But 'Perfect,' Path To Parenthood

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Danny and Annie Perasa on their wedding day on April 22, 1978. Courtesy of Annie Perasa hide caption

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Laura Greenberg and her daughter Rebecca, in 2011. StoryCorps hide caption

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A 'Not Normal' Family That Knows How To Laugh At Itself

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Wil Smith with his daughter, Olivia, today. StoryCorps hide caption

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Priya Morganstern (left) and Bhavani Jaroff visited a StoryCorps booth with their father, Ken Morganstern, in 2006. He passed away a year later. StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Father With Alzheimer's, Life 'Came Down To Love'

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Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios a few years after the project was launched. StoryCorps is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Starr Cookman (left) says she and Kylee Moreland Fenton have been "connected at the hip" since they were kids in Tucson, Ariz. StoryCorps hide caption

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