Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about growing up, his new life in Portland, Oregon. Interview 7.

Jenny Rask Interviews father Gene Rask about growing up in Butte, Montana and his family's move to Portland, Oregon to find new opportunity for their families. First impressions on their arrival to Portland, Oregon during WWII from Butte, Montana which...

Angelica’s interview

Angelica was 20 yrs old when she first immigrated to the United States. She has now lived in Austin, Texas for 26 years, where she was filled with aspirations to just make a better life for herself and now for...

Ted Christou and his American Dream

Ted Christou, my Pappou, immigrated from Greece in 1966 with his wife (my Yiayia), 2 kids, a single suitcase, and without knowing a word of English. He talks about his journey of immigration and how he achieved his American dream.

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

“Follow your dreams and don’t allow anyone or anything sway you from them”

My mom has been a huge factor of who I am as a person. Without her, I wouldn't be who I am today. I know raising children isn't easy but I am grateful she was there for me when I...

Thanksgiving Conversation with Grandpa

In this interview, my 85 year old grandfather Yale Rosenstein talks about his childhood, his parents, his Judaism, and the life that he has built in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.

A courageous journey from the Ukraine to US citizenship

Rada Oakley is a successful IT professional in NC where she lives with her husband and two young girls. Rada came to the US as an exchange student from the Ukraine and lived with Bernie and Sondra Edwards in Boone,...

Mother’s Thanksgiving Listen

This interview was conducted in November 2017 in College Point, NY, Maui Cate Tumanda interviews her mother, Marichu Tumanda, about her life and childhood. Mrs. Tumanda’s parents had a great impact in her life and were one of the factors...