StoryCorps http://nhpr.org en 2.3.14: Ten Years Of Facebook And The American Dream http://nhpr.org/post/2314-ten-years-facebook-and-american-dream <p>Still stuffed from Super Bowl snacks? Well, make some room for birthday cake because Facebook is turning ten. We're celebrating with a roundtable discussion about the decade-old social network. (BYOC- bring your own cake). Then, what happens when parents of two African American boys send their kids to Dalton, a prestigious, and predominantly white school on Manhattan’s upper east side? The social experiment is documented by filmmakers <a href="https://twitter.com/michele0608"><strong>Michèle Stephenson </strong></a>and <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/2joedigital"><strong>Joe Brewster</strong></a>.</strong> Listen to the full show and scroll down for more on each segment.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:30:02 +0000 Word of Mouth 42783 at http://nhpr.org 2.3.14: Ten Years Of Facebook And The American Dream StoryCorps Founder David Isay http://nhpr.org/post/storycorps-founder-david-isay <p>We're speaking with David Isay, StoryCorps founder and frequent contributor to NPR. His StoryCorps project's mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories about their lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews. They are all preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and many have aired on NPR's Morning Edition. David Isay has written a new book, "Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude From the First Ten Years of StoryCorps".</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40314 at http://nhpr.org StoryCorps Founder David Isay Listen Back to StoryCorps in NH http://nhpr.org/post/listen-back-storycorps-nh <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Interviews at the <a href="http://storycorps.org/" target="_blank">StoryCorps</a> Mobile Booth begin with a question, but the exciting part is the answer. Because, whether it’s from someone we know and love, or from someone we’ve just met, the answer tells us something we didn’t know.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 37328 at http://nhpr.org Listen Back to StoryCorps in NH Love At First Punch: Still Going Strong After 75 Years http://nhpr.org/post/love-first-punch-still-going-strong-after-75-years Van Harris and his wife, Shirley, grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. They lived about a block away from each other. At StoryCorps, they talked of how they first met — 75 years ago.<p>Van, 87, recalls the day that he first noticed Shirley, 85.<p>"I met her when she was about 10 years old, and she was beating up a couple of guys," he says. "The boys had taken her hat off her head, and they were tossing it around."<p>Shirley kept asking the boys to give her hat back, but they wouldn't do it.<p>"So one by one, she punched out every boy," Van says. Fri, 18 May 2012 03:09:00 +0000 5067 at http://nhpr.org Love At First Punch: Still Going Strong After 75 Years Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind http://nhpr.org/post/brain-injury-gives-man-second-chance-be-kind Four years ago, Marco Ferreira was riding his motorcycle down an isolated road in Los Angeles when he hit some grout and had an accident.<p>Though he was wearing a full helmet, leather pants and jacket, Ferreira suffered a traumatic brain injury.<p>When he woke from a six-week coma, his wife, Wendy Tucker, was there.<br /> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:50:00 +0000 3701 at http://nhpr.org Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind After Marriage Ends, Exes Become 'Best Friends' http://nhpr.org/post/after-marriage-ends-exes-become-best-friends After the marriage between James Hanson-Brown and Lisa Combest ended, something unusual happened: Their relationship deepened.<p>"We got married Jan. 11, 1986, and the minister who married us told me, 'You guys are the best-matched couple I've ever talked to,' " Lisa recalls. "But I guess we were in our marriage for about a year when I started thinking that something was wrong. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 3248 at http://nhpr.org After Marriage Ends, Exes Become 'Best Friends' Colleagues Recall L.A. Riots Unfolding Like 'A Movie' http://nhpr.org/post/colleagues-recall-la-riots-unfolding-movie It's been 20 years since the Los Angeles riots shook that city — and the nation. On April 29, 1992, several white Los Angeles police officers were acquitted in the <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=1344797n">beating of black motorist Rodney King</a> during a traffic stop.<p>News of the acquittals sparked unrest across the city. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:06:00 +0000 3106 at http://nhpr.org Colleagues Recall L.A. Riots Unfolding Like 'A Movie' A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together http://nhpr.org/post/mom-becomes-man-and-family-sticks-together This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2429 at http://nhpr.org A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together 'Life Is Really Good,' Says Cancer Survivor, 12 http://nhpr.org/post/life-really-good-says-cancer-survivor-12 When Grant Coursey was a toddler, he was diagnosed with <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neuroblastoma/DS00780">neuroblastoma</a>, a cancer often found in young children. A tumor had wrapped itself around Grant's spinal cord and had grown so that it pushed against his lungs.<p>Now 12, Grant is cancer-free; he received his first "clean" scan 10 years ago in March 2002. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 08:41:00 +0000 2244 at http://nhpr.org 'Life Is Really Good,' Says Cancer Survivor, 12 Stories of Love and Commitment from Dave Isay and StoryCorps http://nhpr.org/post/stories-love-and-commitment-dave-isay-and-storycorps <p>No doubt many of us are rushing out the door to grab a last minute Valentine&rsquo;s Day gift for our significant others.</p><p>Our guest has a suggestion: hold off on the chocolates and flowers, and spend a little time <em>talking </em>to that loved one.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:13:44 +0000 Brady Carlson 1886 at http://nhpr.org Stories of Love and Commitment from Dave Isay and StoryCorps