In celebration of StoryCorps’ ten-year anniversary, Ties That Bind goes to the heart of the
project’s great mission, sharing stories that are a testament to family and to
the diversity of American experience. From the story of one couple separated
temporarily by divorce and then permanently by the tragedy of 9/11 to the
amazing power of forgiveness shown by a mother toward her son’s repentant
killer, these are moving, uplifting, real-life stories from everyday Americans,
gathered by StoryCorps and heard on NPR’s Morning
This highlight edition features exclusive audio contents,
including StoryCorps founder Dave Isay in conversation with NPR’s Scott Simon,
as well as oral historian Studs Terkel’s memorable dedication of the StoryCorps
booth in Grand Central Terminal. These moving, humanity-drenched, first-person
accounts epitomize the strength of the ties that bind us to each other, against
the pull of powerful forces.
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