StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity.
StoryCorps is visiting Salt Lake City March 26 to May 2, 2009. Unfortunately, all slots have been reserved, but you can hear stories recorded in Salt Lake City on Friday afternoons. You can also listen to them online here.
Alison Armstrong Taylor grew up in an atheist family. But from an early age she knew there were families that believed in God. Alison tells her husband Tom about how she hid her interest in religion from her family, and how that interest has grown through the years.
After a number of miscarriages, Anne Creager discovered she was pregnant with a healthy baby. However, as she tells her friend Jodi Booth, another health complication would soon force Anne to decide between her health and the life of her unborn child.
59 year-old Salt Lake City resident Don Sargent (R) was diagnosed with diabetes in the late 1960’s, and the disease has tested his strength several times since. Don spoke with his older brother James (L) about his nearly lifelong battle with diabetes, and the predicaments it helped put him in:
Howard Jay Henry (L) is 43 years old and sober. But that’s not always been the case. He tells Marilyn Keith of Circle of Hope (R), a program designed to give “lost” Native Americans pride in their heritage, how life led him down a path of homelessness and alcoholism, and about his road to recovery.
Laura Kemp’s mother left her husband and four children when Laura (L) was 7 years old. Now 63 and living in Twin Falls, Idaho, Kemp tells her daughter Kristy Buffington (R) how she dealt with the pain of the abandonment through the years, and what it was like to reconnect with her mother later in life.