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Generations of memories are shared when Kelly Sittason talks with her 91-year-old great-aunt Eunice "Booka" Doud and 92-year-old great-uncle Bob Doud about nicknames, Bob's talented mother, and a very special pencil case. 

Chip Gerhardt And His Daughter, Anne

Sep 13, 2017

Chip Gerhardt is a local business and community leader who welcomed his daughter, Anne, to the world 19 years ago. 

Concepcion Fernandez And Her Son, Tom

Sep 6, 2017

As a young child in Manila, Concepcion Fernandez led a very good life that allowed her to focus on her education. 

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The Chicago Defender is the oldest and most respected African-American newspaper in Chicago. Founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott, the paper was once called “the most dangerous of all Negro journals.”

Will Jones And His Daughter, Brianna

Aug 30, 2017

Ever wonder what your 7-year-old might ask you inside the StoryCorps recording booth? 

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In 1961, during the Civil Rights Movement, the Congress of Racial Equality recruited volunteers for a series of bus rides. David Fankhauser, a 19-year-old student, boarded the bus to Jackson, Mississippi. There he and the other volunteers faced violence and imprisonment for protesting racial segregation at interstate bus terminals. Fankhauser was a Freedom Rider.

Growing up in rural Kentucky meant a crowded house, no running water, but a loving family for Vell Snyder

Bob Hedlesten And His Daughter, Tracey

Aug 16, 2017

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Do you hold unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that influence your actions? That's what the Harvard Implicit Association Test is meant to expose. 

Briana Susarret And Her Father, Manuel

Aug 9, 2017

At age 31, Briana Susarret was preparing for her server shift at a local restaurant when she suffered a stroke. 

Harjinder Singh Chauhan and Balpreet Kaur

Aug 2, 2017

On this week's StoryCorps in Cincinnati: Harjinder Singh Chauhan is Indian by heritage, Kenyan by birth and attended university in London. 

Grace Yek, J Web Holes, and daughter Victoria

Jul 25, 2017

This week: 

James Avant and Brandon Reynolds

Jul 19, 2017

James Avant had aspirations to be a doctor, but has discovered a passion and career as a baker. 

Barbara and Jennifer Neumann

Jul 12, 2017

Barbara Neumann grew up in the 1950's as a Japanese American whose parents spent time in an internment camp. 

Joy And Rosie Lawrence Slater

Jul 5, 2017

Rosie Lawrence Slater was born with a very rare disorder known as Kabuki Syndrome which affects her both physically and developmentally. 

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