StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday Americans StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.
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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Petty Officer 2nd Class Denise Clancy and Capt. Margie Finlay. Joe Buglewicz/Storycorps hide caption

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'I'm A Female And I'm A Veteran ... Those 2 Things Are Not Mutually Exclusive'

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For 2 Black Stuntmen Breaking Into Hollywood, 'You Were Subject To Get Hurt'

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Susan Kaphammer and her son, Joshua Myers, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mom, A Son With Down Syndrome — And The Love That Made A 'Curse' A Gift

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Christine Ristaino, with her son, Benny Smith, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

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Sean Smith, 10, with his sister Erin, 8, at home on June 4, 1989,” the day before her death. Courtesy of Lee Smith hide caption

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Gone With A Gunshot, His Little Sister Remains 'Eternally 8'

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Andy Goodling, with his father, Scott, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

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Encore: In Wake Of War, Former Homeless Vet Found Hope In Treatment

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Tom Houck, standing in front of a mural at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. Todd Burandt/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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The Accidental Wheelman Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Mary Reed and her daughter, Emma McMahon, at the Safeway where Mary was shot along with 18 others on Jan. 8, 2011. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of Tucson Carnage, A Family Emerges Unbroken — And 'Grown Up'

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Nick Hodges and Charlotte Wheelock, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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When The Closest Thing To Home Was A Hospital Bed

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Octavius Humphries, 32, (left) Seth Smiley, 51, and Seth's mom, Carole Smiley, 81, visited StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Couple's Love Blooms At Christmas

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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

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The cookbook, featuring those handprints left in beet juice. Courtesy of Chloe Longfellow hide caption

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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

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John Graziano was adopted in the early '80s. Long beset by illness as a child, in 1986 he was discovered to have contracted HIV from his biological mother. Courtesy of Tom Graziano hide caption

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For A Schoolboy With AIDS, A Principal Opened Doors — By Opening His Arms

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Claudia Anton, with her father, Roger Bessey, and sister, Diana Keough, at their home in 1978. After being diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Bessey died in 1990. Courtesy of Diana Keough hide caption

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Caught Between Their Dying Parents, Daughters Find Comfort In A Lie

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