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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

New York City MTA bus operators Tyrone Hampton (left) and Frank de Jesus spoke last week about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their work. They talked during a remote StoryCorps conversation. Photos courtesy of Hampton and de Jesus hide caption

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'We've Seen A Lot Of Brothers Die.' NYC Bus Operators Witness Loss Amid Pandemic

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Friends for 30 years, Sam Dow (left) in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Josh Belser in Syracuse, N.Y., are both working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Josh Belser hide caption

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Childhood Friends On The Health Crisis Front Lines Connect Virtually

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Roman Coley Davis poses for a picture with his grandmother, "Mema" Laverne Tanner, whose special delivery from 7,000 miles away eased some of her grandson's homesickness. Courtesy of Dailey Hubbard hide caption

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Encore: A Soldier Receives A Piece Of Home In Afghanistan

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At her StoryCorps interview in Seattle in 2015, Chloe Longfellow remembered her grandmother, who died when Longfellow was 5 years old. Vanessa Gonzalez-Block for StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: Remembering Her Grandmother, A Best Friend And Mentor

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Lillan Bloodworth (left) with her late husband John Bloodworth, at their home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Lillian, now 92, donated 23 gallons of blood over five decades. Courtesy of the Bloodworth family hide caption

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By Age 85, She'd Given 23 Gallons Of Blood: 'Because I Can'

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Retired nurse Ruth Owens, left, told her grandson James Taylor why being a nurse "is the most rewarding profession," at their StoryCorps recording in April 2019, in Cookeville, Tenn. Rochelle Hoi-Yiu Kwan/StoryCorps hide caption

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93-Year-Old Retired Nurse: 'It Takes A Special Person' To Go Into The Profession

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Tom J. Germano (right) told his son, Thomas Germano, about when he took part in the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to demand better pay, during a visit to StoryCorps last month in North Babylon, N.Y. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Postal Worker Loved His Job. But An 8-Day Postal Strike Was A 'Dignity Thing'

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Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat

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In her StoryCorps interview in September 2018, Olivia Hooker talked about her experience as the first black woman to enter the Coast Guard. Afi Yellow-Duke/StoryCorps hide caption

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Before Making Military History, She Witnessed One Of History's Worst Race Riots

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A barracks building at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Park County, Wyo., one of the camps built to confine people of Japanese descent during World War II. Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress hide caption

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In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

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E.F. Wen (left) and Eddie Chang in 1973. Courtesy of the Chang family hide caption

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After His Wife's Death, A Dad Tells His Daughter That Grief Can Be A Gift

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Kate Quarfordt and Kevin Craw at their StoryCorps interview in New York. Nicolas Cadena for StoryCorps hide caption

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A Dad's Lesson To His Daughter About Risks: 'Never A Harm To Try Taking A Swing'

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During a visit to StoryCorps in New York this month, brothers Raymond (left) and Derrick Storms talk about how they opened up to each other later in life and unexpectedly built a close relationship. Rochelle Kwan for StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Just Needed Help.' How 2 Brothers Opened Up To Forge A Bond In Adulthood

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Six-year-old Jerry Morrison and his uncle Joey Jefferson, a NASA engineer, talk about their mutual love for learning about space, in November 2019 at their StoryCorps interview in Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Morrison family hide caption

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A NASA Engineer Tells 6-Year-Old Nephew To Aim High

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Georgia Rep. John Lewis near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. At StoryCorps in 2018, Lewis talked about meeting King in Montgomery, Ala., at 18. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Image hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

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