StoryCorps "Making It" (2012)

Noe Rueda grew up poor on Chicago's West Side. As young as 8 years old, he relied on his budding entrepreneurial talents to help his mom and three siblings make ends meet.


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To R.P. Salazar, with Love

A misdirected email sparks a long-distance relationship.

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Sundays at Rocco’s

Rocco Galasso's building is demolished to make way for new apartments.

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Me & You

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

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A More Perfect Union

In the Jim Crow era, Theresa Burroughs fights for her right to vote.

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"Making It" on DVD and iTunes

As featured in the first-ever StoryCorps special

Listening Is an Act of Love, the first-ever StoryCorps special, presents six stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, including "Making It".

DVD extras include 15 additional StoryCorps shorts and an interview with The Rauch Brothers.

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Tools We Used


Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

Bill Wray


Stephen DeStefano

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Production Coordinator

Maya Millett


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Polly Guo

FX and Compositing

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo
Katie Simon

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


In partnership with


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