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After grief, unexpected love
May. 31, 2013
An immigrant tells how he found a trade, and then later found love through his work. He and his partner share their unusual love story at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago's Cultural Center.
After murders, closure for some more than others
May. 24, 2013
When Theodore McClendon’s parents were kidnapped and then killed in a forest preserve, hundreds came out to mourn, and the mayor promised justice.
A pregnant mother’s wrenching decision
Nov. 8, 2012
When Lynette Bisconti learned she was pregnant, she was full of joy. But then, just a few short weeks later, she got news no parent wants to hear.
‘Never had black Marines, and we don’t want ‘em now’
Oct. 12, 2012
Chicago Marine says his unit made their Colonel eat those words, and overcoming discrimination in WWII taught him to be the best.
The horror of having a nun, who's your mentor, bail you out of jail
Oct. 5, 2012
'So who shows up to get me out of jail? You. (Laughter.) That was the worst day of my life.'
'Those old-school parents. They know how to do the discipline.'
Sep. 28, 2012
18-year-old cousins weigh in on love, their community and modern parents who try to be friends.
Baby diaries serve as loving and sarcastic glance at the past
Sep. 21, 2012
"I wanted it to be honest ... I didn’t want to be one of those parents that doesn’t see reality."
'They made him go to the back of the bus'
Sep. 12, 2012
Kelly Norman Ellis tells her 12-year-old daughter, Naomi Baskins, about the discrimination her soldier grandfather faced, and what Kelly's dreams are for her daughter.
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