StoryCorps "Marking the Distance" (2013)

When Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory due to surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way.


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1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

Travis Williams returned from Iraq, the lone survivor of his entire 12-man squad.

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Eyes on the Stars

Before becoming an astronaut, Ron McNair was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, SC.

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Sundays at Rocco’s

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

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Facundo the Great

A Mexican American student thwarts teachers' attempts to Anglicize his name.

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"Marking the Distance" 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 "Marking the Distance".

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

Production Assistant

Deena Beck


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Polly Guo
Erica Perez

FX and Compositing

Deena Beck
Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo
Jasmyn Belcher

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


In partnership with

American Folklife Center

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