StoryCorps "The Icing on the Cake" (2010)

Blanca Alvarez and her daughter Connie remember their family's first years in the U.S. as immigrants from Mexico.


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John and Joe

On September 11, 2001, the Vigiano brothers died saving others at the World Trade Centers.

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Me & You

Jackie Miller reveals a 37-year-old secret to her son.

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Making It

Noe Rueda grew up poor, and as a young boy had to help his family make ends meet.

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No More Questions!

A strong-willed grandmother tells her life story.

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"The Icing on the Cake" on DVD

Plus the first-ever StoryCorps special, and 14 more shorts!

This DVD collects the first-ever StoryCorps special, Listening Is an Act of Love, and "The Icing on the Cake" along with 14 additional shorts. In these cartoons, everyday people from little towns and big cities across America share extraordinary stories of love, loss, and daily life.

Bonus interview with The Rauch Brothers.


Tools We Used


Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

The Rauch Brothers
Bill Wray

Executive Producer

Dave Isay

Supervising Producer

Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs


Michael Garofalo

Production Assistant

Isaac Kestenbaum


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

David Sheahan

Ink and Paint

Erica Perez

FX and Compositing

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Katie Simon
Nadia Reiman


The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Alejandro Flores
published by Alejandro Flores

Funding provided by


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