With a mix of banjos and bedlam, a review of on what we're reading, writing, and printing this week — all good for the sharing.
We live-tweeted our interview with the founder of StoryCorps. The takeaway? Some real gems from a life spent listening to and recording others.
This animated short from StoryCorps shares one of Studs Terkel's hope-filled stories about the power of the unfiltered human voice, a baby's voice, in our modern life.
“I would just like people to believe that humility — listening to the other person and trying to understand the other person — and forgiving are important.”
“I’ve been more than blessed with people, with miracles, with angels all around. When I’ve been in trouble and couldn’t get up the stairs, along came a neighbor, and she just said, ‘Can I help you?’”
We heard from so many people asking about the StoryCorps audio of Annie and Danny Perasa who ended this week's show. Here's an extended, animated short of the lovely couple talking about love and dying. An absolutely moving five minutes.
Honor your favorite teacher and share a story about her or him.
A nourishing story of forgiveness, mercy, and redemption. Yes, StoryCorps does it again.
"In the story of Job, Job lost everything, and he got everything back twofold.… I'm blessed and I'm loved, and I know that I've made a difference."
"I knew that we didn't have wealth to leave you guys. So I always thought that my responsibility was to leave you a legacy of honesty, integrity, and education."
I think about two weeks after that conversation, I picked up the phone and a small voice on the other side said, 'Hi, this is your friend.'
A listener's story about a heinous crime reminds one of Desmond Tutu speaking about forgiveness during the South African truth and reconciliation process.