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David Smith and Ellen Smith

life review: childhood, young adulthood, loss of hearing, marriage & raising children

“After Shelter with Megan Mullaly”

Megan Mullaly talks with Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Visitor Services Associate Gian Garma about quarantine and the hope of art while standing inside the art installation "SHELTER" by Derek Fordjour.

John Babcock Part 1: “I testified against the Hells Angels”

This section is a brief introduction to John and his life. We discussed his career and how it affected his life. He talks about how he changed a young man's life and the school he built from scratch. John also...

Remembering One Tough Veteran: Lieutenant Susan Ahn Cuddy

Susan Ahn Cuddy was one seriously tough woman, who wore many hats — and broke many barriers — throughout her life. She was the first Asian American woman in the Navy and the first woman gunnery officer teaching air combat...

Immigration Stories Italy: Sunday

Sunday is a asylum seeker seeking refuge at the Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati living a productive and safe life at the center in Southern Italy. Sunday works doing manual labor on farms around the Catanzaro region. Sunday talks about...

Tia Smallwood & Christine Smallwood

"He said to me, 'I will make sure every day is a living hell for you.'" Tia Smallwood faced many obstacles when she began her career as a business woman in the 1970s. Now a mother of two, Tia tells...

Trista James, Tanya James, & Michelle Paugh

"If you don’t fight for yourself, ain’t nobody gonna do it for you." Tanya James was 17 years old when her father died in 1978. His death left her and her mother, Beryle Hanlin, struggling financially. So they did what...

Waving Goodbye: Remembering a Mom Who Was "Strong In Everything"
September 23, 2019 App Interview

A lesser-known part of StoryCorps’ work happens in StoryCorps Legacy, which gives people with life-threatening illnesses the chance to record their story, and their loved ones a chance to remember. Over the past nine years, we’ve recorded over 2,000 interviews...

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Stories Throughout my Grandfather’s Life

An interview with my grandfather where I ask about his life from when he was in high school until now. He has worked for a business, owned his own business, volunteered with the Red Cross, and joined the Coast Guard...

FYS interview about the theme of occupation with Harold Gooch

I interviewed Harold Gooch for my first year seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked inspiration, and each one of us has been tasked with creating...

Loving — but Leaving — the Military
September 23, 2019 App Interview

Retired Colonel Denise Baken enlisted in the Army in 1975 , following in her father’s military footsteps. She’d go on to serve for nearly three decades. At StoryCorps, Denise told her children — Richard and Christian Yingling — about her...

‘It’s Such A Gift Of A Job’: Nurses Reflect On Their Work In The Intensive Care Unit
September 10, 2019 App Interview

Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts are nurses at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. They worked side by side in the intensive care unit for years and grew so close they’ve come to call themselves “work wives.” Kristin and...

COVID-19: Jackie Walther of The Square Meal

Jackie Walther and Jackie Neale talk about some of the unexpected outcomes of the coronavirus global pandemic. Jackie and her husband Dan own a short-order, take-out restaurant called The Square Meal in Oaklyn, NJ and on the heels of discussing...

Barnie Botone

"I knew it was going to be hard and I knew I’d be different, but I knew I could compete with any of ’em." Barnie Botone recalls his 34-year career working on the railroad. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired December...

From Internment to Disney, a Japanese American Artist Draws Strength Through His Work

Willie Ito was a wide-eyed little boy when he first saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in technicolor at his neighborhood movie theater in San Francisco. That’s the moment he realized he wanted to be an animator. But Willie’s...

Good News….Companies Returning To Job Fairs

Years ago, the San Jose Mercury used to hold Job Fairs at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It was not unusual for there to be 50 companies attending and space was on a first come-first served basis, and rapidly filled...

Interviewing Mrs. Johnson

I got to know more about Ms. Johnson’s life and why she’s so passionate about what she does.

Interview with Joyce Frye

Joyce Frye, resident of Morrison Village (2503 Old Mobile Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567) is interviewed by Reba Brown, Library Assistant 1 from Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Ms. Frye discusses her pets, why she moved...

Swept Away: Falling for the Man with 600 Vacuums
September 10, 2019 App Interview

We love a good love story here at StoryCorps. But this one? It sucks … just not in the way you might think. Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for over 35 years. He also collects vacuums — hundreds...

Covid-19: Theresa Riedel

Jackie Neale interviews another of her undergraduate photography students, Theresa Riedel while we are conducting interviews and taking photographs for our storytelling project, The Corona Collective. Theresa is a student at the New York Film Academy and was living in...

FYS interview about work with Todd Gress by Garrett Gress.

I interviewed Todd Gress for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno's book...