The Simple Things

Michelle Dong (15) and her mother, Lily Yang, (50) discuss happiness in life due to family and simple things in New Hyde Park, New York. Ms. Yang talks about how her children brought a lot of happiness into her life,...

Three Generations of Dreamers, Pt 2: Chasing Dreams with Aimee J, Salin Geevarghese, and his son Sanjay

This is Part 2 of the Three Generations of Dreamers conversation with Aimee J, Salin Geevarghese, and his son Sanjay. The most poignant moment is at the end when Sanjay speaks about the impact of his grandfather's Alzheimer's on himself.

Story telling assignment

It was so nice to here my uncle about his inspiration story and he is so dedicated to his country that really make me proud.

Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

My brothers legacy

In this interview, me and my brother talked about growing up as the first brother, the struggles through life and the individuals who affected him personally that motivated him to do better for himself in 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...

The most wonderful person in my life

My mother, Celica Salgado, details her life experiences from childhood to adulthood to share how she kept pushing forward through anything that blocks her way to her and her families future.

“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...

“I Felt I Was Helping A Fellow Soldier”: A Nephew Steps In For His Ailing Uncle

Growing up, Michael Menta idolized his uncle Sal Leone, a Marine. Michael would eventually follow in Sal’s footsteps, enlisting in the Navy his senior year of high school. But in 2019, Michael found himself in a new role: caring for...

Life from a teenagers perspective…

Riley Shepard (14) goes over what it was like in elementary school and his like with Friends and advice for his teenage self.

Jennifer Sumner & Kaysen Ford

“It shouldn’t be scary to be who you are." Kaysen Ford, 12, reflects on some of the most important moments in his life with his mother, Jennifer Sumner. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired October 26, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Mora Vittum & Bernice Man

Growing up in NYC has had a big influence on my mother. Her experiences have made her who she is, and shaped her perspective on life. This has made up my childhood, and will continue to effect and influence who...

The Struggles of The Last Child

“He couldn’t speak, read, or write, a single word.” On November 28, 2019, a 14 year old student named Mason Foxman interviewed his grandpa Leonard Foxman, all about Mason’s great great grandpa named Giuseppe Trulli. This interview was done in...

Neoma Farr & Greg Yance

Twenty-five years ago this week, Greg Yance arrived in the tiny town of Niota, Illinois, on the banks of the Mississippi River. He was serving time for a drug conviction and was sent to Niota with a group of inmates...

The American Dream from the Eyes of an Immigrant

This story is about Tulu Robi, an Ethiopian native who made it to fulfill his dreams of being successful and prideful of where he is today. His inspiring story tells us of the journeys he made from Ethiopia, to Russia,...

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,...

“you were a little puny baby”

Though I do not see her that often because of the distance, my grandma and I have a close bond. Not only was life back home difficult to deal with, but the struggle of transitioning also took a toll of...

Joy

I weave my life into the greater story of 1934 to the present, the Great Depression, rural America, the child games we played, while man I would marry fire bombed Tokyo,the second world war, repression of the 1950s,west coast jitters...

Zoe Courville & Lora Koenig

Dr. Lora Koenig and Dr. Zoe Courville first met over a decade ago in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet. Their friendship formed while conducting research in some of the most remote corners of the world. As field researchers,...

Interviewing a peer

She went through a lot with having a divorce in her life, but had had her brother to lean on. She depends on her mother a lot and her stepfather and look up to each of them as a role...

My Hero

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

Teen struggle

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