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November 23, 2018
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...

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October 11, 2018
Keith Sims & Melvin Pender

“You have to go back. And you’re going back to train for the Olympics.” During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, many black athletes were called upon to protest racial inequality. Not all were able to do so. This was the...

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August 15, 2018
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,...

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July 20, 2018
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,...

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July 13, 2018
Ed Cage & Nicole Paris

Ed Cage and Nicole Paris are a father-daughter beatboxing duo. Back during the 1980s, Ed immersed himself in the St. Louis hip hop scene and fell in love with beatboxing. Fast-forward a couple decades and that love is now firmly...

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June 29, 2018
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...

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June 19, 2018
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...

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April 27, 2018
Myles Spencer-Watson & Charisse Spencer

More than half a million Americans have recorded StoryCorps interviews across the country. Often, participants use the opportunity to pass vital wisdom and stories from one generation to the next. That was the case in this StoryCorps recording from Norfolk,...

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April 13, 2018
Dennis Simmonds & Roxanne Simmonds

On April 15, 2013, two explosives placed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon detonated within seconds of each other, killing three people and injuring over two hundred others. In the days following the attack, a massive manhunt took...

Thanksgiving interview

A grandson talks to his grandfather about his childhood, civic responsibility and the future of African Americans.