The great Thanksgiving: Kyle and Helen Velasco

I sat down with my wonderful mother and had a lighthearted conversation joking and reminiscing with her.

An Interview With My Father

It is Novermber 26, 2018. This interview was conducted in the only quiet place in the house, my bedroom. I, Olivia Jardin, age 17, am the interviewer, and my father, Mark Jardin, age 54, is the interviewee. Some of the...

Family life interview with Martin Taylor

In this interview I speak with my dad about how growing up in his family changed him as a person as well as the influence brought onto him by his mother and neighbor. We speak of family traditions, origins from...

Interviewing my grandma

Interview about meems responsibilities as a child and during her life

Ancestor Interveiw Pat Ritchie

2nd generation Irish-American woman interviewed by her grandson

Chicago trip

This interview is about a girl named Alyssa who found her passion by going on a mission trip to Chicago three years ago.

Raudel speaks

My dad is not a very opened person and I decided to choose him because I would like for him to open up me about his life and what it was like for him growing up.

Alicia Lopez and her aunt Veronica Martinez talk about their family

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Alicia Lopez (16) interviews her aunt Veronica Martinez (50) about their family. Ms. Martinez shares stories about her childhood and what it was like growing up as the oldest of...

Making an Impact

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Najabelle Oscar (16) interviews her mother, Magalie (47) about her teenage years and making an impact. She shares how she loved school as a teenager and how her life...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina, "We want to create an infrastructure for people to grow into people we want to see.

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina Garza, Program Director of the Mission EDC and creator of the Expert In Residence program says part of the Mission CEED co-working space's mission is "...to create an infrastructure for people...

Great Thanksgiving Listen – Justice Moore, Jeffrey Wheat

An interview of one of the grandparents at the San Pasaual Academy in San Pasqual Valley conducted by Justice Moore, a student at San Pasqual Union Elementary and Middle School. The interviewee is Jeffrey Wheat. This interview is conducted unprofessionally...

Yasmín González

She mostly talked about her dad being a very strong man and taking care of her family. Her and her mom watch movies every New Year on her mother’s birthday. Her mother passed away when she was 15 years old....

Don Anderson (my dad!) interviewed by Annie Anderson (me!) on November 30, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA

Don Anderson discusses his childhood growing up in Chicago, what he is grateful for, and what kind of legacy he will leave to his children and grandchildren.

Mary Babcock & Lorena Velázquez-Hinojosa

A conversation between Mary Babcock & Lorena Velázquez-Hinojosa. This conversation was recorded at the school on June, 22nd, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

Julian Ross & Christopher Ross

Julian Ross has taken classes at the Old Town School for over 10 years. In this conversation with his son Christopher, Julian reflects on why this place has remained such a constant in his life, and Christopher shares some of...

Eric Zorn & Mary Schmich

Friends and Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn talk about their memories at the school, from taking lessons to co-founding the long-running holiday showcase and singalong, Songs of Good Cheer. This interview was recorded at the Old Town...

A generation ago

“More butter, more butter.” On December 24th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, Jared Julien interviewed his grandma, Lois Julien, about her childhood and how it was for her growing up. She mentions why her life has turned out better than...

Ron Cohen & Bob Riesman

A conversation between Ron Cohen & Bob Riesman. This conversation was recorded at the school on May 8th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

War Can’t Destruct Love

“My childhood was actually great!” In November of 2018, ninth grade student, Olivia Foxman interviewed her grandmother, Shelly Foxman. Olivia learns about Shelly’s admirable  childhood post World War ll. Shelly’s story starts in 1951 in Chicago, but her family's story originates...

Ethan Fine and his mother Suzanne talk about her life now and then!

In this interview, conducted on December 2nd in plano, Texas, Ethan Fine (16) interviews his mother Suzanne (45) about her childhood and her life as a teenager in Morton Grove, Chicago. Suzanne shares about her her time in high school...

Heidi Onion for Stonewall OutLoud, Part 1

Heidi talks about growing up, feeling like she always had a “boy’s brain,” her first love, coming out in her 20s, and becoming a police officer and self defense instructor.

Thanksgiving listen

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Romanelli (17) interviews Stephanie Romanelli (51) about her childhood and through school age years. Stephanie shares stories about bullying in junior high. She also shares about her summer life,...

Biggest Wedding Ever!

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, Holly Graham (17) interviews her mother Stephanie Graham (52) about her childhood years through her college years. Mrs. Graham talks a lot about her husband, their wedding and their honeymoon....