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An insightful 17 year old who has high hopes for life in achieving his goles

“It wasn’t easy” – Growing up in New York

My grandfather talks about the changes he experienced and how difficult life was growing up in New York with nothing. He discusses his relationship with his brother and some stories from schooling in Cuba. How he managed to overcome immense...

Madison’s interview

Madison shares her childhood and her struggle with dealing with divorced parents and a dad that lives 12 hours away. She also talks about what it was like dealing with being overweight and how changed her life by making healthier...

From a small town to a big city.

Gelacio, came to Mexico City in 1973 at the age of 17. He speaks of his purist of finding better way of life. The interview entails growing up in a small town, to his move to Mexico City, and his...

My grandfather and I

We talked about what struggles of your life

Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

“Nobody wanted to work with me.” In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Abby Gagliardo & Ralph Gagliardo

In this conversation recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, Abby Gagliardo sat down with her dad, Ralph, to talk about a confusing time for their family. Abby knew her dad was sent to prison for larceny when she was a kid. But...

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi & Muhammad Faridi

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi immigrated from Pakistan to the United States in the 1980s. He settled in New York City, and his family joined him almost a decade later. By then, Mohammad was earning a living driving a cab. At StoryCorps,...

Etaine Raphael & Adele Levine

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1600 men and women lost hands, arms, legs, and feet in battle. For nearly a decade, Adele Levine and Etaine Raphael worked side by side to ensure those soldiers would be able...

Brandy Carpenter & De’Marchoe Carpenter

Brandy Carpenter, 38, and De’Marchoe Carpenter, 41, began their romance in the summer of 1994. Brandy was 14 years old. De’Marchoe was 17. And Brandy had had a crush on him for years. But before they had their first kiss,...

Alfred Wilson & Susan Bro

On August 11 and 12, 2017, white nationalists from around the country gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for a rally they called Unite the Right. They were met by counter-demonstrators who showed up to protest against the rally. Heather Heyer, 32,...

Ted Klontz & Ashley Judd

When the New York Times first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long record of sexual harassment in late 2017, it sparked a national conversation about sexual misconduct in the workplace. In Hollywood, Ashley Judd was one of the first...

Story Corps Interview

I talked to my mom about some significant and meaningful events events that have happened to her throughout her entire life.

My Hero

This is someone who helped me get through a difficult time in my life

Joseph Jones III, Verna Hollis, Diane Bowens, Shirley Green-Reese, and Carol Barner-Seay

“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.” In July of 1963, a group of African American protesters were arrested during a series of non-violent, anti-segregation demonstrations in Americus, Georgia. More than a dozen girls,...

Sue McConnell & Kristyn Weed

Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed are best friends and Vietnam-era veterans. Although they didn’t serve in the war together, they share a story of courage — on and off the battlefield. At StoryCorps, they talked about their other shared sisterhood....

The Great Listen

Me and my mother talked about her family life and some of her struggles as a child. We also talked about hopes for our future family and happy memories

Interviewing my sister

I asked my sister a couple questions from the list and she mainly focused on the struggle of being a single monther of 3

Scott Skiles & Zach Skiles

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the United States invasion. While serving on the front lines, he lost five of his friends within a two-week period. When he returned home, Zach found...

Linda Kwong & Emily Kwong

Linda Kwong and her daughter Emily came to our recording booth to talk about Linda’s depression and attempted suicide. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired August 24, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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...

Interview with Mom 1

We talked about the life stories, family, disappointments and regrets we have been through.

“Nobody tells you what to expect after getting shot.”

On the morning of August 10, 1999, a white supremacist opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at a Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. Five were wounded, including six-year-old Josh Stepakoff, who was shot in his leg and hip, and one...