When he was a teenager, Bryan Wilmoth’s father kicked him out of his family home after discovering Bryan was gay. Homeless and separated from his seven younger brothers and sisters, Bryan learned to survive on his own and went on to become the loving force that reunited his adult siblings as a family. Kick off #PrideMonth with our #AnimatedShort “A Good Man.”
This #MemorialDay, join us in remembering the men and women who died while serving our country. In 2005, Vietnam Veteran Allen Hoe attended Memorial Day services in Washington, D.C. He was there to honor the memory of his son, Nainoa, who was killed while serving in Iraq. In our #animation “The Last Viewing,” Allen tells the story of his chance encounter with a stranger who happened to know his son.
“I told you that one day, you were going to go here to Stanford.” Francisco Preciado began working as a groundskeeper at Stanford University in the early 1980s, often accompanied by his young son Frankie. Decades later, Frankie graduated from Stanford University. At StoryCorps, they talk about the time they shared together on campus. #ICYMI on NPR Morning Edition, listen here: http://bit.ly/1TQO9iW Link
“You know, I’ll be out there at 3 o’clock in the morning, there’s no traffic, it’s quiet. And I’ll look up and there’s the moon. And I try to thank the universe once a night for this opportunity.” Barb Abelhauser left an office job she hated to become a bridgetender. Sitting alone in a tiny booth, she opens and closes the bridge to allow boats to pass from one side to the other. It’s a job she couldn’t love more. #ICYMI her on NPR Morning Edition, listen here: bit.ly/1qVg7AW Link