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Wilma Owens and Melissa Owens

Wilma Jean Owens (77) talks with her daughter Melissa Owens (47) about her upbringing in rural Virginia, her mother's lifelong influence on her, and why she is an eternal optimist.

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Etesta Causey and Jill Glaser

Etesta Causey (41) tells StoryCorps Facilitator Jill Glaser (26) about her experiences in the Army and difficulties in returning home from foreign service.

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David Kessler and Sharon Kessler

David Kessler (57) talks with wife, Sharon Kessler (54), about their son's deployment to Afghanistan, how they coped, and what it is like having him back home now.

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Eric Terashima and Sam Wheeler

One Small Step partners Eric Terashima (53) and Sam Wheeler (53) talk about their careers, the people they most admire, and their political values.

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Kuang Chiang and Adam Supple

Spouses, Kuang Chiang (42) and Adam Supple (43), talk about Adam's service in the United States Army and his deployment to Iraq in the early 2000s.

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Jacquelyn Stokes and Quenton Stokes-Brown

Jacquelyn Stokes (65) and her son Quenton Stokes-Brown (25) discuss the members of their family who have served in the military: Dr. Lewis Wright Jr, Thomas Elder Stokes, Charles “Sonny” Couch, Wadesworth Brown Jr, and Jasen Wadesworth Brown.

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40:50
Stephanie Frank and Alexandra Frank

Sisters, Stephanie Frank (35) and Alexandra Frank (32), talk about their careers, the movie that shaped their friendship, and the love for film their mother fostered in them.

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Tina Beller and Charles Diamond

Tina (37) talks with her friend Chuck (37) about their time in the military, his work as a federal investigator, and transitioning into civilian life.

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Joshua Del Conte and Maile Singson

Colleagues Joshua Del Conte (38) and Maile Singson (70) discuss Josh's work supporting United States military veterans and his personal journey reintegrating into civilian life.

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Rosalie Dance and Marilyn Clark

Rosalie Dance (73) speaks to her friend, Marilyn Clark (70), about growing up in the small town of Jersey Mills, PA. As a college student, Rosalie became involved in a Quaker group. She later became a professor of mathematics, which...

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Douglas O'Neill and Susan Czyrny

Douglas "Doug" O'Neill [no age given] and One Small Step partner, Susan Czyrny [no age given] discuss political values, their respective degrees in Sociology and Creative Studies, and their function within their career, mental health, importance of education and elders...

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Lara Gale and Hanif Ahmadzai

Friends Lara Gale (42) and Hanif Ahmadzai (40) discuss their work in Afghanistan, democracy, freedom, and tolerance.

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John Jackson and Hazel Diaz

John Jackson (48) talks with StoryCorps employee Hazel Diaz (33) about his deployment to Iraq, how he had PTSD when he returned, and the time it took for him to realize it and get treatment. He also talks about his...

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Megan Press and Samantha May

Megan Press (30) interviews her best friend, Samantha "Nacho" May (30), about her experience in the military, what it was like being a woman in a male dominated field, and her transition back to civilian life.

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Karen Pell and John Byrnes

One Small Step partners Karen Pell (69) and John Byrnes (57) talk about the partisan divide, their connections to the military, and the debate around gun control.

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Raymond Lakes and Yolanda Lakes

Yolanda Lakes (50) sits down with her father, Raymond "Ray" Lakes (72), to ask about his upbringing in Columbus, GA and the world events, as well as personal experiences, that have shaped his current worldview.

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Gracie Burgess and Cole Johnston

Proud Army BRAT and military community advocate Gracie Burgess (21) speaks with conversation partner Cole Johnston (26) about her childhood, an incident during deployment that led to her father's disability, her value of resilience, and her hopes for the future.

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Amy Ewing and Asifullah Safa

Friends, Amy Ewing (68) and Asifullah "Asif" Safa (41), talk about their connection through the Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement program, with Asif and his family emigrating to the United States from Afghanistan approximately 2 ½ years ago.

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Kevin Brewer and Gina Brewer

Gina Brewer (52) interviews her spouse Kevin Brewer (48) about his service in the military, what propelled him to later re-enlist, and his decision to leave a wartime Army to go to music school.