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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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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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Mario Loiseau and his daughter Mabou during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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'I'm So Proud To Have You As A Daughter'

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Sean Fitzpatrick (right) with John Gately, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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This Teen Wanted To Die, But An Officer Told Him 'Don't Give Up'

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Patrick Kreifels and Michelle Kreifels grew up on a farm in Omaha, Neb., with their five other siblings. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Brother, A Sister, And Two Lifetimes Of Acceptance

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How Do We Change When We Really Listen To The People We Love?

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What Happens When People Are Given A Voice?

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Len Berk slicing salmon at Zabar's food emporium in New York City. Cosima Amelang/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

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Santiago Arredondo with his wife, Aimee, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

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Nicholas Heyward Jr. the year before he was killed. "I would give my life today if I could, you know, just have him back," his dad said during a recent visit to StoryCorps. Courtesy of Nicholas Heyward Sr. hide caption

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Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

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Pastor David Ned, 64, shared this and another experience with StoryCorps, last fall. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

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