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StoryCorps Oklahoma
StoryCorps Oklahoma

StoryCorps Oklahoma

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Founded in 2003 by Dave Isay, StoryCorps has given more than 450,000 people — Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, in towns and cities in all 50 states — the chance to record interviews about their lives. As part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour, StoryCorps recorded interviews in Oklahoma City from February 8th to March 9th, 2018. Listen to some of those stories here.

Latest Episodes

Recounting One Of The Largest Fires In Air Force History

Nearly 35 years ago, a contract welder dropped his torch in a jet maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base, sparking one of the largest fires in Air Force history. The fire became a case study for fire prevention processes and building codes for the Air Force. Garry Souders was the chief of safety at the base in 1984. He came to the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Oklahoma City to tell his son John about that eerie day.

3 MINJAN 31
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Recounting One Of The Largest Fires In Air Force History

'Do You Know What It Means To Be Adopted?'

Ariana Ude and her mom, Kelli Ude have an honest relationship and that includes how they became family. They came to the StoryCorps mobile booth to reflect on their relationship and Ariana’s adoption.

4 MINJAN 24
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'Do You Know What It Means To Be Adopted?'

'We're Going To Face This Head-On': Coming To Grips With A Cancer Diagnosis In A New Relationship

New relationships are often awkward, and that could have been exceptionally true for Jessica Wedel and Zac Fowler. They faced an unthinkable challenge just as they started dating but ultimately were able to give each other the gifts of a relationship that had already withstood the tests of time.

3 MINJAN 17
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'We're Going To Face This Head-On': Coming To Grips With A Cancer Diagnosis In A New Relationship

Separated By The Vietnam War, High School Sweethearts Find Each Other Again

The holidays are often a time of family togetherness and thankfulness. The gift of love is something Larry and Linda Sanders and their daughter Laura Holcomb reflected on when they visited the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City earlier this year.

4 MIN2018 DEC 20
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Separated By The Vietnam War, High School Sweethearts Find Each Other Again

Fleeing Civil War In Lebanon, His Family Made Their Home Halfway Across The World

The Lebanese Civil War started in 1975 and lasted for 15 years. 120,000 people died and nearly one million people fled the country. Among them was Afeef Hamra, who brought his family to Oklahoma City. His daughter Lauren brought him to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about that time and what he wants her to remember about Lebanese culture.

4 MIN2018 DEC 13
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Fleeing Civil War In Lebanon, His Family Made Their Home Halfway Across The World

She Was A Cloistered Nun For 24 Years, Then She Left

When 96-year-old Annabelle Miller was young, she had to make a decision: go to college or choose another path. She joined a very strict order of nuns, but in her 40s, decided it wasn’t the best path for her and left. Annabelle came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk to her friend Troy Jones about that decision and the ways that her life has changed.

4 MIN2018 NOV 29
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She Was A Cloistered Nun For 24 Years, Then She Left

'I Am So Proud Of You': How A Woman With Down Syndrome Became A Self-Advocate

Linda Schaffel changed many things about her life when her daughter Lisa was born with a disability. They came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk about the ways Lisa has surprised her along the way.

4 MIN2018 NOV 22
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'I Am So Proud Of You': How A Woman With Down Syndrome Became A Self-Advocate

'I Never Wanted To Burden People': He Won't Let His Injury Define Him

Tommy Parrish received a debilitating injury at a young age, but he doesn’t see himself as disabled. He and his daughter Kathryn Thomas came to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about the lessons they have both learned from Tommy’s injury.

4 MIN2018 NOV 15
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'I Never Wanted To Burden People': He Won't Let His Injury Define Him

More Than A Dozen Years Later, A Mother Strives To Catch Her Daughter's Killer

Learning her child had been murdered was Dr. Maggie Zingman’s worst nightmare. She came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk about the lessons she learned and her continued quest to find her daughter's killer.

4 MIN2018 NOV 1
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More Than A Dozen Years Later, A Mother Strives To Catch Her Daughter's Killer

Eating Sushi Helped Him Learn The Unwritten Cultural Norms Of His Spouse's Family

It’s a feeling that’s familiar to many, the start of a new relationship and then meeting the family with all of their customs and traditions. It’s something Anna Bui and her husband Bryan Salsieder talked about when they came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City.

3 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Eating Sushi Helped Him Learn The Unwritten Cultural Norms Of His Spouse's Family

Latest Episodes

Recounting One Of The Largest Fires In Air Force History

Nearly 35 years ago, a contract welder dropped his torch in a jet maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base, sparking one of the largest fires in Air Force history. The fire became a case study for fire prevention processes and building codes for the Air Force. Garry Souders was the chief of safety at the base in 1984. He came to the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Oklahoma City to tell his son John about that eerie day.

3 MINJAN 31
Comments
Recounting One Of The Largest Fires In Air Force History

'Do You Know What It Means To Be Adopted?'

Ariana Ude and her mom, Kelli Ude have an honest relationship and that includes how they became family. They came to the StoryCorps mobile booth to reflect on their relationship and Ariana’s adoption.

4 MINJAN 24
Comments
'Do You Know What It Means To Be Adopted?'

'We're Going To Face This Head-On': Coming To Grips With A Cancer Diagnosis In A New Relationship

New relationships are often awkward, and that could have been exceptionally true for Jessica Wedel and Zac Fowler. They faced an unthinkable challenge just as they started dating but ultimately were able to give each other the gifts of a relationship that had already withstood the tests of time.

3 MINJAN 17
Comments
'We're Going To Face This Head-On': Coming To Grips With A Cancer Diagnosis In A New Relationship

Separated By The Vietnam War, High School Sweethearts Find Each Other Again

The holidays are often a time of family togetherness and thankfulness. The gift of love is something Larry and Linda Sanders and their daughter Laura Holcomb reflected on when they visited the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City earlier this year.

4 MIN2018 DEC 20
Comments
Separated By The Vietnam War, High School Sweethearts Find Each Other Again

Fleeing Civil War In Lebanon, His Family Made Their Home Halfway Across The World

The Lebanese Civil War started in 1975 and lasted for 15 years. 120,000 people died and nearly one million people fled the country. Among them was Afeef Hamra, who brought his family to Oklahoma City. His daughter Lauren brought him to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about that time and what he wants her to remember about Lebanese culture.

4 MIN2018 DEC 13
Comments
Fleeing Civil War In Lebanon, His Family Made Their Home Halfway Across The World

She Was A Cloistered Nun For 24 Years, Then She Left

When 96-year-old Annabelle Miller was young, she had to make a decision: go to college or choose another path. She joined a very strict order of nuns, but in her 40s, decided it wasn’t the best path for her and left. Annabelle came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk to her friend Troy Jones about that decision and the ways that her life has changed.

4 MIN2018 NOV 29
Comments
She Was A Cloistered Nun For 24 Years, Then She Left

'I Am So Proud Of You': How A Woman With Down Syndrome Became A Self-Advocate

Linda Schaffel changed many things about her life when her daughter Lisa was born with a disability. They came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk about the ways Lisa has surprised her along the way.

4 MIN2018 NOV 22
Comments
'I Am So Proud Of You': How A Woman With Down Syndrome Became A Self-Advocate

'I Never Wanted To Burden People': He Won't Let His Injury Define Him

Tommy Parrish received a debilitating injury at a young age, but he doesn’t see himself as disabled. He and his daughter Kathryn Thomas came to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about the lessons they have both learned from Tommy’s injury.

4 MIN2018 NOV 15
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'I Never Wanted To Burden People': He Won't Let His Injury Define Him

More Than A Dozen Years Later, A Mother Strives To Catch Her Daughter's Killer

Learning her child had been murdered was Dr. Maggie Zingman’s worst nightmare. She came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City to talk about the lessons she learned and her continued quest to find her daughter's killer.

4 MIN2018 NOV 1
Comments
More Than A Dozen Years Later, A Mother Strives To Catch Her Daughter's Killer

Eating Sushi Helped Him Learn The Unwritten Cultural Norms Of His Spouse's Family

It’s a feeling that’s familiar to many, the start of a new relationship and then meeting the family with all of their customs and traditions. It’s something Anna Bui and her husband Bryan Salsieder talked about when they came to the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City.

3 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Eating Sushi Helped Him Learn The Unwritten Cultural Norms Of His Spouse's Family
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