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Raymond Gayle III and Anna Pearl Barrett

Posted on · Anna Pearl Barrett could accurately be described as a "renaissance woman". She's the granddaughter of Virginia slaves who founded the northeast Harris County community of Barrett Station. She's an author, an educator and speaks several languages. Anna Pearl Barrett is a citizen of the world and in her StoryCorps interview, she opens her treasure chest of wisdom.

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Gregory Black

Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Gregory and Cheryl Black were hunkered down in their small two-story wood-framed home. The wind broke a few windows and the flood water consumed their first floor and all its contents. That loss was significant, but what Greg lost six months after Katrina would be irreplaceable.

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Geoff and Darcy Casavant

Posted on · Geoff and Darcy Casavant have learned a lot about the science and the odds of human procreation. In their ten years of marriage, they've battled infertility and have known the heartbreak only known by parents who've had miscarriages. Despite their pain and frustration, the Casavants have a special reason to remain hopeful.

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Susan and Charles Elder

Posted on · When Charles Elder was a child, his biological father left the family. Years of searching eventually proved fruitful and Charles was able to discover why his father left and what became of him. Charles also found dozens of relatives who now make his family whole again.

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Sandra Auzenne

Posted on · Sandra Auzenne was a bus driver in New Orleans and for several days following Hurricane Katrina's landfall, she shuttled evacuees from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Little did Sandra know that she was also in the midst of her own life changing evacuation.

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Pat Colletti and George Barajas

Posted on · 8 1/2 year old George Barajas is a curious boy and is quite the inquisitor during his StoryCorps interview of his grandmother, Pat Colletti. Her life growing up on a farm was of particular interest to the Houston Museum of Natural Science's "Kid Curator."