Discover our Sammies #StoriesOfService  

Listen to government’s untold stories.

Presenting #StoriesOfService: a campaign to celebrate and honor the voices of public service. Each Wednesday for the next month, we will share a new track featuring a 2019 Sammies finalist. Each of these outstanding honorees reflected on their public service journey in conversations facilitated by StoryCorps®, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

Now streaming: 2019 Science and Environment finalist Dr. Marston Linehan

Dr. Marston Linehan

Dr. Marston Linehan

National Institutes of Health

“We’re not stopping until we’re there and we see a therapy that’s effective for every one of these patients.”

Listen to Marston and Dan’s full StoryCorps recording

Want more? Read Dr. Linehan’s full Sammies profile.

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Inspired? Continue the conversation by telling a story or two of your own.

Nominations for the 2020 Service to America Medals are now open. Join us in sharing powerful service stories.

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Kristen P. Finne

Kristen Finne

Department of Health and Human Services

“We civilians who serve on the front line make a promise and a commitment to every person that lives in the country. And it’s a promise and a commitment that I’m proud and honored to be able to uphold.” 

Listen to Kristen and Cheryl’s full StoryCorps recording

Want more? Read Kristen’s full Sammies profile.

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Inspired? Continue the conversation by telling a story or two of your own.

Nominations for the 2020 Service to America Medals are now open. Join us in sharing powerful service stories.

Submit a Nomination

Arthur A. Allen

Art Allen

Office of Search and Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard

“I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of my life working for my heroes—the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. They’re my heroes, you guys in the blue suits who go out and do the hard work. I get to play in my funny little cubicle in MATLab.”

Listen to Art and Rory’s full StoryCorps recording

Want more? Read Art’s full Sammies profile.

Be the first to know when a story is released! Enter your email to receive alerts.


Inspired? Continue the conversation by telling a story or two of your own.

Nominations for the 2020 Service to America Medals are now open. Join us in sharing powerful service stories.

Submit a Nomination

Special thanks to our friends on the StoryCorps® cross-country tour for their facilitation and distribution.

All recordings are archived at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Visitors can listen to interviews on-site at the Folklife Reading Room.

The Partnership for Public Service does not have exclusive rights to these recordings.