Story Corps has made me cry again

I'm completely blown away every week by listening to NPR's broadcasting of the national oral history project, Story Corps.

Since 2003, almost 30,000 everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends in our StoryBooths. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.

Everybody’s story matters. Every life counts. Help us reach out to record our history, hopes, and common humanity—and illuminate the true character of this nation.

Don't listen to any of these unless you've got some tissues handy, but if you're up for it, today's was wonderful.

Joe Buford tells his literacy tutor, Michelle Miller, about what it was like not knowing how to read.

Click on the picture of the man and his tutor, and listen to this one. Listen to a lot of them if you have time. You'll feel better about being a human being after you've spent some time with the stories of ordinary people. Ordinary people are beautiful.

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