In the U.S., we incarcerate more people per capita than any other nation in the world — at present, over two million. Upon release, these people will be tasked with rebuilding their lives under the long shadow of the justice system.
On the #podcast, stories about life after incarceration from people who still feel like they're doing time, via the StoryCorps Justice Project.
By day, Bartolo Mosqueda worked at a plumbing supply company. By night, many people flocked to his backyard to seek his services as a healer. His son Carlos and granddaughter Cindy remember the impact Bartolo made in their community. #MondayMotivation
While trying to navigate American and Vietnamese cultures of parenting, Theresa Nguyen thinks she could have been more lenient while raising her daughter, Stephanie. But that doesn't mean she's not proud of her.
Robert Howard II grew up in the shadow of his father, a larger-than-life character who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.
#ICYMI on NPR Morning Edition, he remembers with his mother, Roberta, what it was like to grow up without his dad.
Many people come to StoryCorps to tell the stories that have shaped their lives. Robert Howard II’s story begins during the Vietnam War, when his father was killed in action. Friday on NPR Morning Edition, he remembers what it was like to say goodbye to his dad.
The late, great oral historian Studs Terkel was a champion of those who had never thought of themselves as important, asking them to reflect on their lives, their work, and their world. His work has been an inspiration and guiding light for StoryCorps.
This week on the #podcast, an interview with the man himself from 2005.
When Rogelio Martinez was planning on running away from his abusive family members, his high school dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, decided to take him into her home. For your dose of #WednesdayWisdom, learn how Rogelio ended up teaching Lisa more about herself.
Congratulations to the institutions that were awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Services' 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service today! We’re looking forward to hitting the road and recording stories with each of them.
Here's a selection of voices we recorded with 2016's winners.
“Even though our situation is unique, I am happy that I am in it, because I am happy that I am with you.” Bonnie, who was born with an intellectual disability, is interviewed by her daughter, Myra. #ThanksMom
There are only three days left in the Listening Challenge!
If StoryCorps has ever made you laugh, cry, or feel more connected to others, join us now to help ignite a culture of listening.
This #MothersDay, take time to appreciate your mom by listening to her story. Record it with the StoryCorps App to preserve it in The Library of Congress, and tag it with the keyword “ThanksMom”.
Here are some questions to get you started.
Weekend reading: through stories of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumphs, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers looks across a diversity of experience to offer an original portrait of motherhood. bit.ly/MomBook
After giving birth, Sarah was told told her that her baby had a rare genetic disorder and was given a choice — to try to raise a child who might not survive, or leave her at the hospital since she wouldn’t live long. That baby was Yomi, who, at the time of this recording, was about to celebrate her 45th birthday. #ICYMI on NPR Morning Edition.