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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

'Here In The States, I Don't Even Know How To Talk To People'

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She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

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Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project. StoryCorps hide caption

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

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Kevin and Joyce Lucey remembered their son, Jeff, in an interview with StoryCorps in Wellesley, Mass. Jeff, a U.S. Marine, took his own life months after returning from a deployment in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

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Students Dakota Gibson (left) and Gary Barber with school volunteer Kenny Thompson after their StoryCorps interview in Houston, Texas. StoryCorps hide caption

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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

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Sekou Siby worked at Windows on The World in the World Trade Center. He recorded a remembrance of his friend and colleague, Moises Rivas, who died in the twin towers, for StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. StoryCorps hide caption

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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

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Alton Yates says the trip on the high-speed sled could be painful, and frightening. But he also says, "We were anxious to get strapped into that seat to conduct the next experiment." Courtesy of Alton Yates hide caption

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

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Darnell Moore (right) tells his friend Bryan Epps about growing up in Camden, N.J., where a group of boys once attacked him and attempted to light him on fire. Moore now mentors LGBTQ teens. StoryCorps hide caption

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An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

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Erika Kalberer (left) and her mother, Kris. Their family has been living in their car. Kris tells her daughter, "I don't think sometimes you know how strong you are." StoryCorps hide caption

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When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home

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Alex Landau and his mother, Patsy Hathaway, on a visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

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Mytokia Fair with her husband Thomas Fair. "I see you as a very powerful, beautiful woman," Thomas tells her. "I wish the men before me could have seen this." StoryCorps hide caption

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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

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More than four decades working as a bricklayer gave Barbara Moore calloused, aching hands — and these biceps. Courtesy of Olivia Fite hide caption

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

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Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention." StoryCorps hide caption

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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

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Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses. StoryCorps hide caption

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Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

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For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake

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