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March 8, 2019
Maya Altman and Robyn Altman

Valentine’s Day 2019 marks one year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the deadliest high school shooting in our country’s history. Maya Altman had just stepped out of her freshman biology class when she heard gunshots....

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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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December 4, 2018
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...

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November 10, 2018
Frank Curre

On December 7, 1941, 2,403 Americans died when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. After convincing his mother to sign his enlistment papers, Frank Curre joined the Navy at...

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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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September 7, 2018
Joe Dittmar

On September 11th, 2001, Joe Dittmar was visiting New York City from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. He worked in the insurance industry and had an early morning meeting at the World Trade Center. Joe was on the 105th...

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August 24, 2018
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.

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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 17, 2018
Maria Zapata & Gonzalo Zapata

On July 17, 2008, Angie Zapata — a transgender woman — was killed in northern Colorado. Angie was murdered by a man she was dating. Angie’s killer was sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. This was one of...

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June 1, 2018
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...