StoryCorps "The Nature of War" (2014)

In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. While serving in Baghdad, Justin formed an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys who lived nearby.


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No More Questions!

A strong-willed grandmother tells her life story.

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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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Marking the Distance

After losing her short-term memory, Gweneviere Mann was forced to navigate life in a new way.

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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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Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

Bill Wray


Rafael Rosado

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Lizzie Jacobs
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Maya Millett

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Coordinating Producers

Rachel Hartman
Makeba Rasin


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Brandon Denmark


Jae Il Son

Production Assistant

Sal Elvezio

Compositing and FX

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Yasmina Guerda
Nadia Reiman

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records and Eluvium
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


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