Grandpa’s, Grenades, and God

Christmas is a day not only for unwrapping presents and eating candy canes. It’s also a time of family, and love. So on December 25, 2019, 14-year-old Beija Sayeed sat down with her great grandfather Alfonzo Jackson to talk about...

C130LVR

Natalie Anderson (14) sits down with her mother Kelly DeMarco (44) in Studio City California On January 9th 2020 to talk about Kelly's Job. Kelly works at Pacific Sky Supply and does business with the United States Defense Department. She...

The King of Pop

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with the king of pop? Annabel Bastien interviews her mother Risa Bastien, who is 49 years old, about her career with Michael Jackson in Sherman Oaks. We reflect on...

A Block Away from Disaster

“The plane was so close the building I was in was shaking.” It was January 8, 2020, and Will Keller had just begun his interview with his mom, Mccurrah Keller. Will wanted to learn more about her experiences when she...

Crossing the Sea: An Interview with Abel Friedman

I never how much my grandfather’s identity as an immigrant affected his whole life. On December 27th 2019 in Sanibel Island, Florida, my grandpa Abel Friedman (83) and I discussed his childhood immigrating from Poland to the US. Abel talked...

changing due to religious persecution

In 2001, my dad, Rodney Barnes traveled to China to work on the movie Rush Hour 2. During his work trip, he did not expect to witness a religious persecution. He witnessed the Falun Gong setting themselves on fire for...

Coming to America
January 22, 2020 App Interview

“Coming to America, and living a new life.” On January 2, 2020, Katarina Vayser, 14 years old, sat down with her father, Slava Vayser to interview him in Encino, California and learn about his immigration process. Slava Vayser immigrated from...

Boy Scouts in the Philippines

Gary Gell grew up in the Philippines during the Vietnam war, and had many adventures and stories about his young life. In this interview 15 year old Campbell Hall student Jeremiah Gell interviews his father Gary Gell on January 7th...

12 months, 12 camps, 12 years old: A Dark Time in History.

At just 12 years old, Edith Frankie’s life was turned upside down. She went from having friends to being called an ugly jew, having rocks and mud thrown at her, and being forced to wear the yellow star on all...

Living in Conflict: The Effects of The Vietnam War on Daily Life

“What are we doing there?” the tragic story of life as a kid in America during the pointless Vietnam War. Will Angarola interviews his father Bill Angarola in Los Angeles, California about life as a teenager in the 60s in...

6,000 Miles to Freedom

It took about 2 years and 6,000 miles to experience any form of freedom for the first time. On January 5, 2020, 15 year old Kian Salehi asks his mother, Nini Salehi, about her journey to America and the challenges...

The Long Road to America

My Grandpa was circumcised at the age of three so that he could not be recognized as a Jew. My name is Diego Marin. I interviewed my grandpa,  Alan Rozenswieg, who lives in New York about his long and interesting life....

“If I die in a combat zone, just put me in a box and send me home.”

Have you ever wondered what being in a war was like? On December 19, 2019, 15-year-old Jack Goetz sits down with his 87 year old grandpa Bill Parker in the wonderful city of Beckley, West Virginia to talk about his...

“I was drafted into the US army at age 20”

“My tank was severely broken and instead of giving up, I became the cooking sergeant.” On January 6th, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, Caroline Rehder sat down with her grandfather, Greg Palmer, to hear his experiences from being drafted into...

Marriage is a Right

Have you ever wanted to hear what a gay man wants to change in gay rights? I am Julia Grane and I am 15 years old and I interviewed my Uncle Brett over the phone about him being gay and...

My Mom’s journey from Russia to LA

Imagine flying over 6,000 miles, to the other side of the globe and settling in a place you know very little about. This might sound scary to a lot of people. Some people don’t like traveling with little kids because...

The Journey Across

“Family is the most important piece of my DNA so to have to pretend that I wasn’t a part of the only family I had ever known felt wrong but I knew that I had to do it if I...

Achievement through sacrifice

Hello my name is Wesley Feldman, I am fourteen years old, and I’m interviewing my mom, Dawn olmstead, on January 6, 2020, in Los angeles. As a hard working woman, my mom has earned everything she has achieved, and she...

The Survival of the Korean War

“Everyone has to watch each others backs.” (1:22) On January 6th of 2020 in Laurel Canyon, Mike Badalian was interviewed by Jessie Reitz on his experience in the Korean War and why it made such a big impact on his...

An immigration from Africa to America

Kennedy interviews her dad, Nick Roxborough, on January 5,2020 in Los Angeles California. “You couldn’t imagine two more different places than San Francisco and a little town called Arusha.”-Nick Roxborough. Nick Roxborough spent the first two years of his life...

Living Before Modern Technology

People grow up in the modern world with all sorts of new and fancy technology, but how was it like for someone like my father Kevin Morgan who was in his teenager in the 70s and grew up before this...

Future of Opportunity – Rod Sepand

**The Date Was January 20, 2020** Imagine If you had no supporters and nobody that believed in you.  To prove everyone wrong, you would have to work hard everyday to reach your goal of being successful. My Dad started from nothing...

9/11 and the Polish folk

Paolo Pesce speaks to PJ Pesce about 9/11. During the interview, PJ talks about friends that were in New York at the time, where he was, and much more! This interview was recorded on 1/6/20. Paolo was 15, and PJ...

Every Soldier Has A Story

This is the story of one of the 2.2 million men drafted for the Vietnam War. On December 3, 1969, Jim Culp was drafted to serve in Vietnam. Culp was a regular kid, the middle child with three other siblings,...

Saving Lives, One GI Tract at a Time

Medicine is in my family’s blood. My name is Ethan Edelstein, I am 14 years old, and I interviewed Susan Edelstein, who is my mother. We recorded this interview in Beverly Hills, California. My mother is a pediatric gastroenterologist who...