Stan the Man

Jasmine Jones and Stanley Newman discussed spirituality of their childhoods and going from the block to the board room.

“My happiest memory… it’s a toss up between the day you were born and between the day Fati told me you were a girl” “So I’m your favorite?”

Hirah Chaudhary, 16, interviews her mother Zenab Chaudhary, 40. She talks about her childhood, immigration to America, and plans for the future (and maybe a curse). She came to the states at 10 and lived in Florida for a few...

interview with my grandma

I interviewed my grandmother. She is my dad’s mother. In the interview we talked about my dad, my grandmother’s childhood, and her parents.

Parseena Ishak interviews her mother Nesreen Ishak about her beliefs and many important lessons that she learned throughout her life.

Parseena Ishak (14) and she interviewed her mom, Nesreen Ishak (40) about different stages in her life and important lessons that she learned throughout her life. She talks about growing up and the important people in her life. Nesreen also...

Artist – Ricardo Roig

Artist Ricardo Roig from Westfield, NJ discusses his work and how he came to be an artist.

Mastering the Trade: A Conversation with an Experienced Union Plumber

In "Mastering the Trade: A Conversation with an Experienced Union Plumber," we delve into the seasoned expertise and valuable insights of a union plumber who has dedicated years to perfecting their craft. This interview offers a glimpse into the challenges,...

Meet Traditional Barnegat Bay Decoy Carver & Folk Artist, J.P. Hand!

Tuckerton Seaport Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews J.P. Hand of Goshen, New Jersey. JP has been carving traditional Barnegat Bay decoys for the past 50+ years. In this interview, he discusses how decoy carving became a part of his life,...

Meet Ukrainian Folk Artist & Educator, Mia Naumenko!

Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Mia Naumenko, who is an educator and Folk Artist of Ukrainian History & Educator Center of New Jersey. In this interview, Mia describes her folk traditions of Ukrainian Foodways, as well as upcoming classes at...

Meet Ukrainian Folk Artist & Educator Oksana Pasakas!

In this interview, Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Oksana Pasakas of Ukrainian History & Education Center of New Jersey to discuss the traditional folk customs of the Ukraine, and the importance of continued education in the traditional folk arts of...

Anita Lee and Christine DeBastiani

One Small Step conversation partners Anita Lee (75) and Christine DeBastiani (53) have a conversation about being people who live on the borders or fringe, gender identity and trans people being politicized, and children being traumatized by COVID 19.

Meet New Jersey's Decoy Carver of the Year, Nancee Jo Luciani!

Join Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck as she interviews Nancee Jo Luciani, the New Jersey Decoy Collector & Carver Association's Carver of the Year for 2023, and the first female carver in the history of the organization! Nancee Jo has not...

Conversations with Frank Pomposelli Sr. (3 of 3)
September 11, 2023 App Interview

Aaron Novy (27) talks with his grandfather-in-law, Frank Pomposelli Sr. (87) about his time serving as a P-47 Pilot in Europe during the final period of World War II, reentry to civilian life, playing baseball, meeting the love of his...

Patricia Barbee and Justin Cummins

Patricia Barbee [no age given] tells her conversation partner Justin Cummins (32) about her childhood and how she met her husband, Sgt. John Wesley Barbee. They remember Sgt. Barbee, their relationship, his time at war, and his passing while fighting...

Meet Beach Badge Collector Bob Kugel!

Join Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck as she interviews Long Beach Island beach badge collector and author, Bob Kugel as he discusses his collection of badges that spans over 55 years! Photos show: Some of Bob's Unique Badges, His Book, and...

Evelyn Fisher and William Agress

One Small Step partners Evelyn Fisher (72) and William "Bill" Agress (75) discuss switching political "sides," alternatives to Biden and Trump, and their personal experiences with mental illness.

Carol-Ann Greenslade Shares Stories of her work in local politics from New Jersey to North Carolina.

Carol-Ann Greenslade became involved in local politics “by accident” in the late 1960s when she and her husband lived in Flemington, N.J. For FearringtonStoryCorps, she described her civic contributions from New Jersey through to North Carolina. Soon after she and...

Interview with Caroline Phinney, founder of the Waldorf School of Princeton.

Waldorf School of Princeton founder and former teacher, Caroline Phinney, talks with WSP Parent, Rachel Ullman, about her journey to starting the first and only Waldorf School in the state of New Jersey.

Ann Resnick and Nancy Quam

One Small Step partners Ann Resnick (68) and Nancy Quam (67) have a conversation about avoiding politics with family, the potential complexities of AI, and the experience of politics in their states.

Meet Ukrainian Folk Artist: Olga Kobryn

Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Olga Kobryn of the National Ukrainian Women's League Branch 98 of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Olga is a part of the arts and culture committee that produces exhibits and conducts workshops among many other projects....

Neferteri Strickland and Paul Richards

Paul Richards (74) sits down with his daughter Neferteri Strickland (44) to discuss his 30 years in the military. The two speak about Paul's childhood in Panama, his early career achievements, and his hopes for the future.