In a grown-up world, kids often have no choice but to go along with the course charted by the adults around them. This means that kids are subject to grown- up problems, often in ways they can't understand until much later in their lives. This week, we'll hear what it's ...
This week we bring you the second radio documentary from Chicago teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, called Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse. In 1996, LeAlan and Lloyd investigated the death of Eric Morse, a 5-year-old boy dropped from a high-rise window, and uncovered the scars it left ...
In 1993, teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman recorded a week of their lives on Chicago's South Side. Working with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, LeAlan and Lloyd produced a documentary they called Ghetto Life 101, one of the most acclaimed programs in public radio history. To mark the 25th anniversary, ...
In 1968, just moments after Robert F. Kennedy was shot, a young LA times photographer captured the scene in an iconic image that's haunted the nation for the last 50 years. Today, we remember RFK, and revisit the story of that famous photo.
This Memorial Day weekend, we take a moment to reflect on the idea behind the holiday, remembering some of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and died in combat.
When you spend 12 years in prison, and almost half that time in solitary confinement, how to you rebuild your relationships once you're out? In this episode we meet a man who had to try to answer that question. See his artwork at http://fivemualimmak.tumblr.com/
So much of parenting is dealing with the unexpected and having to figure things out as you go. In this Mother's Day episode, we hear from moms whose decisions left a lifelong impression on their kids.
Every Friday morning, StoryCorps shares voices from its archives with public radio listeners around the country. But there are some stories that... well... just don't work on the radio. And that's why we have podcasts.
With nuclear weapons back in the headlines, fears of a new Atomic Age are creeping in again. This week, three stories about The Bomb, from people who experienced it first-hand.
This week, we hear three stories from people who did not have much themselves, but looked out for others who needed some extra help.
What do you do when your parent changes in some pretty significant ways? This week StoryCorps and Invisibilia both look at that very question by telling different parts of the same story.
StoryCorps kicks off baseball season with Kay "Tubby" Johnston Massar: the first girl to ever play Little League baseball in the 1950s. Plus, two girls playing Little League today react to Tubby's story.
10-year-old Dezmond Floyd talks with his mother, Tanai Benard, about the active shooter drills in his 5th grade classroom.
A parent's profession has an undeniable impact on their kids — both good and bad. This week, three stories about the things we learn from our parents' work.
On June 5, 1989, Sean Smith fatally shot his younger sister, Erin, while playing with his father's gun. Now in his 30s, Sean speaks with with his mother, Lee, about this devastating accident.
It takes courage to speak up — especially when there's the risk that no one will believe you. In this episode, three women who had to face that risk, and came forward despite the potential consequences.
Scott Skiles' son, Zach, was among the first wave of U.S. forces to invade Iraq 15 years ago. In this episode, we speak with Scott about parenting during wartime - what do you do when your kid survives one ordeal, only to come home to another?
50 years ago, in 1968, François Clemmons was cast as Officer Clemmons on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." He came to StoryCorps to discuss how he got the role, and his relationship with Fred Rogers.
Not all love stories start with a lightning strike. For Valentine's Day, stories of relationships that took years to blossom and have stood the test of time.