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January 20, 2019
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,...

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January 4, 2019
Paru Venkat and Alagappa Rammohan

“When I buy a new book, I don’t start reading the first page. I smell it.” At StoryCorps, we’re used to hearing tales of love. But here’s one of a different sort: a love letter to the written word. Meet...

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November 1, 2018
Alan Stepakoff & Josh Stepakoff

“The last thing I wanted you to do was to be afraid of being Jewish.” Josh Stepakoff talks with his father, Alan, about surviving a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was six years old. Produced by StoryCorps. This...

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October 25, 2018
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.

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October 5, 2018
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...

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July 27, 2018
Allan Ganz & Rosalyn Ganz

Every summer, the town of Peabody, Massachusetts is serenaded with the familiar strains of “Yankee Doodle.” It’s the sweet sound of Allan Ganz’s ice cream truck. Ganz has worked as an ice cream man for more than seven decades. He...

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June 8, 2018
Spencer Katzman & Allan Fuks

Allan Fuks is the son of Russian immigrants. He grew up all over the place: in New York City and Northern California, before finally landing in suburban New Jersey. But no matter where he went, the taunting and bullying at...

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April 6, 2018
Russell Wadsworth & Remmick Wadsworth

Russell Wadsworth, 28, and his brother Remmick, 27, have been inseparable their entire lives. They both have autism, and as kids, they had trouble with social interactions. But being just a year apart meant that they always had one another...