Storycorps

4:05pm

Mon November 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A military man finds support in unexpected places

Olin Thomas and Hugo Salinas
San Francisco StoryCorps

Olin Thomas is a retired army veteran. He says it wasn’t until after he joined the military that he realized he was gay. Despite his fears about coming out, he found support in unexpected places. Thomas sat down in the StoryCorps booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco with his friend, Hugo Salinas, to tell his story.

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This story originally aired on April 7, 2011.

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4:37pm

Thu November 7, 2013

4:56pm

Mon October 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A long relationship with Highland Hospital

Laura Sargent and Bruce Bauer from Highland Hospital
Storycorps

 

 

From time to time, the StoryCorps team goes mobile, and collects interviews at specific sites around the Bay Area. This piece is part of a series of interviews that took place at Highland Hospital in East Oakland.

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5:10pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter

Provided by StoryCorps

Before Laurie Brookner adopted Kate, she knew her as only as a blown-up, photocopied photograph. On the photograph was a Chinese name: Yu Mingren. Anxiously, Laurie traveled all the way to Jiangsu in China to adopt her. Soon Mingren became Kate. As Laurie held Kate in her arms, she was filled with utmost joy—mixed with a dash of sadness that her daughter would never know her Chinese birth mother. Fifteen years later, Kate and Laurie came to the StoryCorps booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Kate wanted to ask her mom what it was like when she saw her for the first time.

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10:42am

Fri August 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: One mom, two dads, and one baby

Parents Suzanne Thompson, Christopher Noessel and Benjamin Remington

For as long as she could remember, Suzanne Thompson wanted to be a mom, but she was running out of time. She thought of her friend Christopher Noessel and his partner Benjamin Remington, who always wanted to be dads, and then she had an idea that could maybe give them all the chance to be parents...together. To make sure their future child wasn’t confused, they sat down with StoryCorps and made this tape for their son, Miles, while he was still in utero. 

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