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Cuban teenage bride yearns to become her own person
Jul. 26, 2013
"He used to say 'There's a jungle out there,' but you know what? I wanted to know the jungle."
Anti-violence advocate overcomes his own violent past
Jul. 19, 2013
A former Chicago gang member and prominent community leader is trying to stop the same kind of violence he once committed himself.
Family members that fled Vietnam are 'twice refugees'
Jun. 28, 2013
Diep Nguyen was a teen when she came from school in Vietnam one day, and found her life was about to change. "My aunt was there … along with Grandpa, and they were crying. My mother said, ‘Pack your bag, you’re going with your aunt.’"
Father strives to be better dad than his was
Jun. 21, 2013
A father and son share the story of their relationship, and the loss of their late and beloved "Musiu."
Camping trip ends in tragedy
Jun. 7, 2013
A wife and mother finds the power of forgiveness.
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.
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