Waving Goodbye: Remembering a Mom Who Was "Strong In Everything"
September 23, 2019 App Interview

A lesser-known part of StoryCorps’ work happens in StoryCorps Legacy, which gives people with life-threatening illnesses the chance to record their story, and their loved ones a chance to remember. Over the past nine years, we’ve recorded over 2,000 interviews...

The Impact of the Farmworker Life on my Family.

Frank was the youngest of a large farmworker family. He shares how that experience impacted his life as a child, an adult, a father, a husband and a grandfather.

Emily and Maria Rivas

“I’m terrified of missing you growing up.” In 2000, Maria Rivas immigrated from El Salvador to the United States. A year later, Rivas received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to stay and work legally in the U.S. TPS is set to...

Como un evento tiene efecto en la formacion de una persona. #mbhsstories

In this interview, made in San Diego, CA on November 25, Guadalupe Gonzalez talks about her childhood. Throughout her childhood, she had many memorable moments which she enjoyed, but in between those memorable moments, she went through a tragedy that...

“¿Como era tu niñez creciendo en Mexico?” (How was your childhood, growing up in Mexico?)
November 25, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, done in San Diego, California, Jade (16) interviews her mom, Ulvia (43), about her childhood, growing up in Mexico. Ms. Ulvia recalls her childhood and the hardships that she faced. She talks about her life as a...

Ana Smith-Daley, Roy Daley & Lucy Figueroa

“…Everything was dead. Like if I had landed on the moon.” Fifty years after arriving in the United States from Honduras, Roy Daley sat down with his daughter, Lucy, and wife, Ana, to reminisce about his first Thanksgiving dinner. Produced...

Arianna Hermosillo & Irakere Picon

“It is a very specific cloud hanging over us. It just feels like we’re at pause.” Irakere Picon, an immigration lawyer who often represents undocumented immigrants — and happens to be an undocumented immigrant himself — talks with his wife,...

Abraham Guzman & John Torres Jr.

John Torres Sr. grew up in the Bronx and fell in love with Lucha Libre, the freestyle wrestling popular in Mexico. He found fellow enthusiasts at the Bronx Wrestling Federation, where a motley crew of men — plumbers, lawyers and...

Maria Zapata & Gonzalo Zapata

On July 17, 2008, Angie Zapata — a transgender woman — was killed in northern Colorado. Angie was murdered by a man she was dating. Angie’s killer was sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. This was one of...

Alexandra Sanchez & Courtney McKinney

When Courtney McKinney was 16 years old, she learned that she’d been conceived through anonymous sperm donation. As an adult, Courtney discovered she had a half-sister—Alexandra Sanchez. Theirs is one of the many families that have expanded as a result...

Juan Romero

On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy won California’s Democratic primary in his bid to become President of the United States. That night, after his victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was shot in the...

“Everybody was very quiet when they buried Mr. Spanish.”

Maggie Marquez and Jessi Silva grew up in the desert town of Marfa, Texas in the 1950s. At the time, segregation of Latino and white students was not legal. However, Marfa’s school system — like many others in the Southwest —...

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