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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Noramay Cadena, with Chassitty at Cadena's first graduation from MIT in 2003. Courtesy of the Cardena family hide caption

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From Factory To Classroom: A Worker, A Student — And A Mother

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Elliott, who is a retired associate professor of counselor education, during her recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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A First And Lasting Love, Long Before The World Would Let It Live

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Feliciano stands at the gravesite of his wife, Rosa. "She's buried here," he says. "So Green-Wood Cemetery is ground zero for me." Courtesy of Isaac Feliciano hide caption

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At A Brooklyn Cemetery, A Place Of Work — And An Enduring Memorial

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When he came back from Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Brian Orolin was eager to return to his life as a father and husband. But he had trouble holding on to a sense of purpose, his wife says. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Afghanistan, A Father Came Home — Then Disappeared

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Former Colo. Clerk Says Same-Sex Marriage In 1975 Generated Hate

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Heyn, in action in Baltimore's Fells Point with that night's feature attraction: Jupiter's moons. Kevin and Sonia McCarthy/Courtesy of Herman Heyn hide caption

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

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In New Orleans' Hardest-Hit Neighborhood, A Recovery — By Sheer Will

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Monica Harwell (right) and her daughter Andrea Cleveland at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

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Roberto Olivera eventually went on to law school at the University of Southern California, and his mother was there to see him graduate. StoryCorps hide caption

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To Save Him, One Mom Told Her Son, 'Leave, And Do Not Look Back'

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Newspaper clippings of young Donnie Dunagan from the early '40s. Courtesy of Donnie and Dana Dunagan. hide caption

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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

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The Teen Who Didn't Make It — And The Nurses He Moved Along The Way

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Mary Johnson-Roy spoke with Oshea Israel at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. StoryCorps hide caption

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

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Dr. Martin Couney holds Beth Allen, one of his incubator babies, at Luna Park in Coney Island. This photo was taken in 1941. Courtesy of Beth Allen hide caption

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Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did

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CME Futures Pits To Close. 'It Was A Great Run,' Traders Say

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Anny Pena, 30, and Jonny Pena, 32, met when they were both stationed in Arizona. StoryCorps hide caption

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Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage

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