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

Dr. Joseph Kras and his daughter, Sophie, at their StoryCorps recording in Olivette, Mo. The Kras family hide caption

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For Hospice Physician, Patient Care Means Walking 'The Path With Them'

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Rugenia Keefe, left, a paraprofessional who assisted Cole Phillips for most of high school after he lost his sight, spoke with the graduating senior for a remote conversation from Bentonville, Ark. Courtesy of Cole Phillips hide caption

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He Went Blind Before High School. His Teacher Aide Thanks Him For 'Saving' Her

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Albert Sykes (left), with his eldest son, Aidan, at home this week in Jackson, Miss. Courtesy of the Sykes family hide caption

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From Trayvon Martin To George Floyd, A Dad And Son Keep Protesting For Equality

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Albert Sykes fielded questions from his son, Aiden, at StoryCorps in Jackson, Miss. StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: A Black Father Answers Tough Questions From His Son

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During a remote StoryCorps conversation this month from Stafford, N.Y., Dr. Roberto Vargas (left), his wife, Susan, and 10-year-old son, Xavier, talk about the challenges of staying safely distanced. Courtesy of the Vargas family hide caption

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In Self-Isolation, A Doctor Deepens His Connection To His Family

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Staff Sgt. Emilio DiPalma (right) stands on guard at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945. Courtesy Emily Aho hide caption

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Remembering Her Father, A WWII Veteran Who Stood Guard At The Nuremberg Trials

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Craig Boddie and Evette Jourdain, both mail carriers in Palm Beach, Fla., spoke for a remote StoryCorps conversation last month about the job risks created by the coronavirus outbreak. Courtesy of Craig Boddie and Evette Jourdain hide caption

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'We're Like A Lifeline': Postal Workers Fight Fear To Work During Pandemic

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Jackie Stockton (left) and daughter Alice Stockton-Rossini at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2019. The two women have recovered from COVID-19 after an outbreak hit their New Jersey community. Courtesy of Alice Stockton-Rossini hide caption

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'This Is ... Personal': After Surviving COVID-19, A Mom And Daughter Mourn Loved Ones

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Shannon Doty (right) tells her father, Dan Flynn (left), in a remote StoryCorps conversation, that his dedication to help others inspired her goal to work in the medical field. Courtesy of Dan Flynn and Shannon Doty for StoryCorps hide caption

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Funeral Director First Responder: 'You're Stronger Than You Feel'

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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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