Lee Loftin talking about religion and movies

Lee Loftin discusses the death of his cousin in 2016, his views on religion, and film makers who influenced his life.

Joseph Howe, Cameron Kuo, , , and
January 19, 2017 App Interview

Joseph Howe, a Vietnam War veteran, explains the every day challenges faced by veterans once they come home. For him, health issues resulting form Agent Orange exposure continue to affect him to this day. He also talks about the hypervigilence...

Andre Navarro, Cameron Kuo, , , and
February 2, 2017 App Interview

USMC veteran, Andre Navarro recounts the events leading to his decision to join the marine corps. His responsibilities included O431 logistics. This meant that he was in charge of making sure that divisions worth of military equipment were ready to...

Interview with Beverly Brook, Grant Erickson, and Christy Hightower.

Grant Erickson, who had his 95th birthday ten days before telling this story, talks with Beverly Brook and Christy Hightower about the highlights of his life. In this short 8 minute segment, he talks about standing up for diversity of...

Interview with Grant Erickson and Lisa Johnson

Grant Erickson talks with Lisa Johnson a month before his 95th birthday. He started attending First Congregational Church in 1976, and thinks that the name change to Peace United Church in 2013 was a good expression of the Church’s values....

Interview with my mom

Today my mom and I discussed what she was like as a kid, our family, and hopes for the future.

Advice for future generations.

Your faith in Jesus is the most important thing about you. How to love is the greatest lesson to learn.

Curtis Reliford and Christy Hightower
November 6, 2016 App Interview

Curtis Reliford talks about overcoming racism and serious adversity to find and fulfill his life’s purpose which is helping those who are experiencing hard times: hurricane Katrina victims and the Navajo and Hopi people. Curtis describes how he follows his...

Amy Vradenburg, Cameron Kuo, , , and
January 26, 2017 App Interview

Amy recounts her time as an army chaplain and tells how it has led to her current job as veterans’ employment specialist and part time missionary. From her work experience with veterans reentering society, Vradenburg explains the difficulties servicemen and...

Interviewing my dad

His story tells of a life experience that changed his view of the world.

David Dodson and Christy Hightower
January 15, 2017 App Interview

David Dodson tells the story of his father, Dwight Dodson, who was the senior pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Chicago in the 1950’s. That church prided itself on its history of having been formed by a group of...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nick Piediscalzi, a retired minister, talks about what brought him to Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz California. He admires the active, lively congregation here where people are not afraid to be vulnerable in church. Nick explains: “In...

“ Early childhood is the time that forms you as a human being, the building blocks- Kindergarten Teacher: Richard Corbal

Richard Corbal tells us about his 10 years as an early childhood teacher at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School, how it is his job to protect the imaginative space and observe the child and their individual needs allowing them to...

Friends

I talked about my childhood, what I did that was really dumb and the people who impacted my life.

POI interview

I picked my mother as my person of inspiration. She is inspirational. I asked about 14 questions.

Stories upon Stories upon Stories

In this interview, conducted on November 24, 2017 in Santa Cruz,California. Cinna Gresham (17) interviews her mother Sandra Gresham (61) about her childhood and family. Ms Gresham shares her love of books and all things ballet.

Our Younger Selves

Reviewing the teenage years of two Asian American millennials and how they met in the most millennial way!

Mary Caravalho and Christy Hightower
December 10, 2016 App Interview

Mary Caravalho’s mother died young of cancer and Mary honored her mother by taking on her mother’s role of staying in touch with her cousin Judy throughout Judy’s life. Now Mary honors her cousin Judy by uncovering and telling the...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nicholas Piediscalzi, a retired United Church of Christ minister, talks to us about his personal experience and relationship to peace, as well as his work in peace-making in larger settings. As a minister in Chicago in the 1940s and 1950’s...