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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20. Chuck Kennedy/The White House hide caption

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You've Got This Strength Inside Yourself'

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Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass. StoryCorps hide caption

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Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

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Bill Jones with his son, Aaron. Courtesy of Bill Jones hide caption

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

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Yusor Abu-Salha was one of the victims in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C. She sat down with her teacher, Mussarut Jabeen, at StoryCorps last May. StoryCorps hide caption

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

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Jenny and Sean Carter during their visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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For An Injured Son, Caring Mom Is 'The Picture Of Unconditional Love'

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Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

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Wendell Scott's son Frank Scott (left) and grandson Warrick Scott at StoryCorps in Danville, Va. Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was one of the first African-American NASCAR drivers to win a race at the elite level. StoryCorps hide caption

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

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Shane Fairchild (left) tells his friend Sayer Johnson that his late wife, Blue Bauer, was "the only person I ever met that ever treated me like I was me." StoryCorps hide caption

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Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

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After Son's Death, Marine's Parents Grow Close To His Platoon

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Max Starkloff with his daughter, Emily, led a disability rights march in St. Louis, Mo., in 1995. Bill Greenblatt hide caption

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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

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Darlene Lewis, 60, and James Taylor, 40, sat down to talk for StoryCorps in Little Rock, Ark. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Former Inmate And The 'Mother' Who Buoys Him

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Megiddëh Goldston (left) with Heidi Hameed (right) and her husband, Raphael, at StoryCorps in Colorado Springs, Colo. Raphael holds photos of his son, Ish — short for Ishaq — who was killed in July when he was struck by a car driven by Megiddëh's sister. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

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Herman Travis (L) with his friend, Robert Cochran (R) at StoryCorps in San Francisco. Travis delivers groceries from a local food bank to his elderly neighbors, like Cochran. Courtesy of Storycorps hide caption

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

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Doug Neville (left) and Ryan Johnson have been friends for three decades. They met shortly before Neville found out he was HIV-positive. StoryCorps hide caption

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30 Years Of Friendship, Through Fear And An Uncertain Future

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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the "Santa Colonel." He died in 2009. Courtesy of NORAD hide caption

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

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