StoryCorps story: The man who killed my son—the story of Oshea Israel and Mary Johnson. by KPCC published on 2013-11-15T23:30:40Z Ten years in the making with more than 45,000 stories recorded from 90,000 participants, StoryCorps is more than just a tearjerker—it's gradually becoming the fabric of America's story, says its founder Dave Isay. "People have asked me over the last couple of weeks how StoryCorps has changed me, you know if I could sum it up in once sentence," Isay told AirTalk's Larry Mantle and a live audience at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum. "I think it probably is that it's made me much more hopeful. It's greatly made much more hopeful about people."