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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

David Wynn, 62, and Carolyn Lyon, 74, in Santa Ana, Calif., volunteer at a hospital where they accompany patients who are near death and don't have loved ones to be with them in their final hours. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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For Thanksgiving, A Mailman Inspires Gratitude

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

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Marlene Shay's (right) son Adam overdosed on heroin when he was 21 years old. His kidney and pancreas went to Karen Goodwin, a recovering addict herself. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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After He Died From An Opioid Overdose, She Got A New Chance At Life

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Kristin Glasgow and her mother Karen Offutt visited StoryCorps in Clovis, Calif. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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She Served In Vietnam, But 'Nobody Had Ever Welcomed Me Home'

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Alan Stepakoff (left) and his son Josh at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. Courtesy of StoryCrops hide caption

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What 'Don't Worry, I'll Keep You Safe' Means When Your Child Survives A Shooting

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Brian Peterson, 31, and Matt Faris, 38, in Santa Ana, Calif. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

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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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