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StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

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StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening.

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The nonprofit oral history project on Thursday announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app.

David Dishneau / associated press file

StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening.

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The nonprofit oral history project has announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app.

StoryCorps Atlanta

Seventy-year-old Jan Pratt was born in 1947 and raised in small mill towns throughout Lancashire, England.

She had no interest in what traditional careers were deemed appropriate for women at the time, yet as a female, there were obstacles and glass ceilings. But, as we hear her tell her daughter, Franny Mulderig, she persisted.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.

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Self-Proclaimed 'Geeks In Crime' Discuss Dragon Con

Aug 29, 2017
StoryCorps Atlanta

Labor Day in Atlanta means a lot of things to a lot of people. For about 80,000 of those people, it means Dragon Con.

Today on "StoryCorps Atlanta," we’ll hear from Jennifer Young and Rebecca Hill, who are each other’s self-proclaimed “geeks in crime”. They met at Kennesaw State but didn’t realize that they had the same gaming hobbies until they ran into each other one year at Dragon Con.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.

A Mother Talks Openly About Tough Times

Aug 1, 2017
StoryCorps Atlanta

Emilia Roman-Torres was 20 years old when she had her first child.

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The father was not in the picture, and she would be a young, single mother. She's now 44 years old and around 10 years ago moved her family from Puerto Rico to Atlanta.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, she and her eldest -- Anthony, now 24 – speak candidly about how his presence has changed her life.  

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