BoiseSpeaks: "The ability to see a different way is life-changing."

Emily Johnson shares stories from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Boise about the impact of friendship, mentorship, support, and one person’s presence can have on another’s life.

Progress and Paradox: Our childhoods

My Grandmother and I discuss all of our experiences growing up and how that shaped who we are today

Mae Murnan (95) and granddaughter Tiffany Albrecht (46) with greats David & Bryce: ”young and younger”

Tiffany, Granddaughter, interviews Grandma, Mae Murnan, about the love of her life, her husband, Wilbur “Bill” Murnan. They met in Hawaii during the war, were married short months later, and the war was over a week after their honeymoon. She...

My Beautiful Sister

This interview captures how amazingly kind and caring my sister Alexis truly is.

A Conversation With Michael and Hope Coleman

Michael and Hope Coleman talked about how they met, their decision to move into a home that could accommodate large numbers, and the importance of giving back to their community.

Equality Through Education

Phyllis Wimberly ( My Grandmom ) spent her 40 year career as a Washington DC public school teacher integrating her AP English classes. As an activist and teacher her goal was to send kids to college that wouldn’t have otherwise...

Forgive the Unforgivable and You Get Your Life Back

Mrs. Patricia Britz discusses her life experiences and explains how learning to forgive others has contributed to her improved life.

Abuela Dina’s Tale

This interview summarizes some of my grandmother’s greatest memories and life experiences. She talks of her childhood in Cuba and the love that she has for her family.

Lotus and Lilly

Self discovery, memories and hopes

A student at Lehman ALC, Lurinarda Gonzalez, talks with fellow student, Arnold Serieux about special moments in her life.

On 12/12/2017, at the Lehman College Adult Learning Center, two students, Lurinarda Gonzalez and Arnold Serieux, talk about how it was for Lurinarda, growing up in the Dominican Republic, with her wonderful grandparents. According to Lurinarda, her grandparents would rate...

The shaping of Susan Fisher’s life and her empathetic past.

Conducted in Santa Cruz, California, student Kayla Penny (age 15) interviews Susan Fisher (age 45) about a childhood story and the effect it had on Susan’s future. Fisher shares her story of dealing with individuals troubled with mental health such...

The Making of a Mother: Life of Araceli McBeth

Araceli McBeth, interviewed by her daughter Janelle, shares humorous and crucial memories from her childhood. Araceli acknowledges the tremendous effect her mother had on her as a teenager and explains how this affected her desire of becoming a mother. Throughout...

A Life Well Spent with Happiness and Love

Carol McCardell spent her life enjoying every moment and always making the best out of everything. She saw the bright side in every situation and believes positivity and compassion are important in life. She was always a willing and caring...

Thanksgiving Interview

An interview with my Aunt Leboo for AP English 11

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The ten of us talked about how we hope to be remembered. Some were more vocal than others, including the French bull dog bean snoring in the background.

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...

Stoney Brook and Christy Hightower
November 14, 2016 App Interview

Stoney Brook talks about how being a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 touched and changed him in unexpected ways. Among other things the pilgrimage was the gateway to his setting up the first Veteran’s Treatment Court in...

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...

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...