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Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

James Thilman

Groundbreaking Project To Shed New (And Long Overdue) Light On LGBT History

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Dave Isay, founder and president of the non-profit oral history project StoryCorps, long envisioned an initiative focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexua...

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

The National September 11 Memorial Opens on 'Sacred Ground'

Alice Greenwald | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Alice Greenwald

In telling our story, our charge was to provide a sense of historical context. This tragedy was not the result of a natural disaster; 9/11 was planned and perpetrated by human beings.

Why Young People Are the Most Powerful Change Makers

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

I love the passion that young people have when it comes to their futures. I have met many bright kids and young adults who possess the poise, intelligence, creativity, and courage necessary to take action.

How Giving Back Can Change Your Life

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

I was struck by the ripple effect that philanthropy can have on a community. Callie turned her heartbreak into positive action, and in turn, changed the lives of many children who will benefit from pediatric cancer research.

Give an Everlasting Act of Love This Holiday

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

A bus driver guides a frail, elderly woman off his bus and over to an unfamiliar restaurant a few steps away where she's meeting friends. As he turns ...

Woman's Description Of What She Gained After Short-Term Memory Loss Is Utterly Inspiring

Posted 11.04.2013 | Good News

In 2008, Gweneviere Mann suffered short-term memory loss due to a stroke that took place while doctors performed brain surgery to remove a tumor. T...

The Marriage That Will Make You Believe In Love

Hilda Chacón & Pedro Morán-Palma | Posted 02.01.2013 | Weddings
Hilda Chacón & Pedro Morán-Palma

Hilda Chacón sat down at StoryCorps in New York City with her husband Pedro Morán-Palma to tell the story of how they met. Twenty years ago, Hilda was visiting the U.S. from her native Costa Rica... And Pedro spotted her at a party.

A True Family Man

StoryCorps | Posted 08.11.2012 | Black Voices
StoryCorps

StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, records the stories of everyday people, preserving them for future generations at the Library of Congress. The latest, pays tribute to John L. Black, Sr. It's a great tribute to all fathers.

'I’ve Always Felt That When You Inhale, I Exhale'

Posted 04.21.2013 | Women

Jody Houston, 57, interviews her daughter, Barbara Cooper, 30. Jody Houston: You were born prematurely. The doctor came into the recovery room, a...

Q&A With StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay: Love and the City

| Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

By Daniel T. Allen StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization that records, preserves and broadcasts oral histories on public radio. Since launching in...

The Love Story That Started With a Typo...

StoryCorps | Posted 03.27.2012 | Good News
StoryCorps

In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other's existence. But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn't long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck.

Best Day-After-Thanksgiving Idea We've Heard Yet

Posted 11.25.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: One of the best day-after Thanksgiving activities we’ve heard abo...

Join StoryCorps. Thank a Teacher on November 25!

StoryCorps | Posted 01.25.2012 | Education
StoryCorps

This Friday, November 25, marks StoryCorps' 4th annual National Day of Listening, and we are asking everyone to take a moment to thank the teacher who made all the difference.

Healing, Storytelling and Girls' Empowerment: Stand Up for Girls and Let them Speak!

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Support the Stand Up for Girls Rally to help each mother and daughter, however disadvantaged, speak of her own searing history -- her elders, her children, her men, her world. The rest of woman -- and mankind requires this.

"She Was the One"

StoryCorps | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
StoryCorps

When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

"Always a Family"

StoryCorps | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
StoryCorps

On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower to say goodbye. In the wake of his death, Monique tells the story of Michael's lasting legacy -- the family they built together.

'Miss Devine'

StoryCorps | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
StoryCorps

Two cousins reminisce about their childhood visits to their grandparents, where Miss Lizzie Devine -- their neighbor, Sunday School teacher and "the only woman who had more power than our grandmother" -- loomed large.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering Victims Of 9/11

Posted 07.02.2011 | Impact

While the death of Osama bin Laden has brought the tragic attacks of Sept. 11 into the nation's spotlight once again, that day's events are daily on t...

WATCH: Gulf Residents Won't Feel Safe From Oil Spill Until 'Things Stop Dying'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Day 46 - This is the exact day that Rosina Philippe remembers the devastating effects of the Gulf oil spill reaching her home. Rosina recalls that "...

LISTEN: Grandmother Tells Granddaughter What It Was Like To Fall In Love With Her Partner

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual ...

WATCH: Studs Terkel On What's Missing From Modern Life

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual ...

WATCH: Mother And Daughter Recall The Challenges Of Immigrating To The U.S. In The 1970s

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual ...

Arianna, Mary Matalin Bridge Political Differences In StoryCorps Conversation

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual ...