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Callings : the purpose and passion of work

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A collection of StoryCorps interviews that demonstrates "how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. [The participants'] shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deep... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • DREAMERS.
  • Herman Heyn, street-corner astronomer ;
  • Barbara Abelhauser, bridgetender ;
  • Sharon Long, forensic artist ;
  • Marat Kogut, NBA referee ;
  • Alton Yates, aeromedical field tester ;
  • Ronald McNair, astronaut ;
  • Storm Reyes, library assistant ;
  • Dorothy Warburton, scientist ;
  • Thomas McGarvey, dentist
  • GENERATIONS.
  • Dekalb Walcott Jr. and Dekalb Walcott III, firefighters ;
  • Don and Mackenzie Byles, funeral directors ;
  • Anne Lucietto, mechanical engineer ;
  • Phil Kerner, tool and die maker ;
  • Barbara Moore, bricklayer ;
  • Noramay Cadena, engineer and entrepreneur ;
  • Olga Ayala, sculptor ;
  • Larry and Laura Michaelis, physicians ;
  • Johnny Bradley, farmer ;
  • Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, actor ;
  • Red Lain, oil rig driller
  • HEALERS.
  • Dana Viviano, oncology nurse ;
  • Issan Koyama, hospice chaplain ;
  • John Vigiano Jr. and Joe Vigiano, 9/11 first responders ;
  • Kerry Davis and Ken Hopper, ironworkers ;
  • Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves, sanitation workers ;
  • Rich Barham and Nelson Peck, veterans crisis hotline workers ;
  • Rowan Allen, emergency medical technician ;
  • Michelle Alore, ICU nurse ;
  • Austin Chen, ob-gyn ;
  • Burnell Cotlon, grocer ;
  • Vito de la Cruz, assistant federal public defender ;
  • Pat Hays, policewoman ;
  • Dawn Maestas, ink removal specialist ;
  • Barbara Butler, FMF corpsman ;
  • Ayodeji Ogunniyi, English teacher
  • PHILOSOPHERS.
  • Al Siedlecki, science teacher ;
  • Sol Aramendi, artist and educator ;
  • Ted Dennard, beekeeper ;
  • Rose Brudno, bar owner ;
  • Leonard Berk, salmon slicer ;
  • Clarence Haskett, beer vendor ;
  • Arnie Knapp, entertainer coach operator ;
  • Paquita Williams, subway conductor ;
  • Jim Clyburn, congressman ;
  • Darlene Lewis, employment counselor ;
  • Miranda Louise, waitress and blues singer
  • GROUNDBREAKERS.
  • Jerry Lawson, video game inventor ;
  • Clela Rores, county clerk ;
  • Eric D. Williams, pastor ;
  • Laura Martinez, chef and restaurateur ;
  • Dorothy Glinton, Ford assembly plant supervisor ;
  • Wendell Scott, NASCAR driver ;
  • Lyle Link, building contractor.
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