"When we met, it was a Reese's Peanut Butter moment: we had the peanut butter & he had the chocolate." an interview with David Young

David Young, Director of Science at NASA Langley Research Center, discusses his life's work studying the earth's climate. After an early interest in astrophysics, he focused in on earth science due to his desire to do research to help humans....

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Atra Flemons and Khadijah Shabazz

Atra Flemons (61) interviews her friend Khadijah Shabazz (62) about her experience with mass incarceration and how she has become an advocate for families who have lost loved ones to police violence.

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Teresa Wells and Brendan Gerdts

Teresa Wells (65) and her mentee, Brendan Gerdts (21), share a conversation about their friendship, their personal growth, their political views, and their hopes for the future.

Persevering Through Sudden Hearing Loss: The Resilient Story of Mary Jo Stanley

Nikki Gefteas interviews her new friend Mary Jo Stanley about her experience with sudden hearing loss and how being faced with a life altering event has taught her how to adapt. In this interview, Mary Jo discusses her experience with...

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Autumn Alexander Skeen and Karen Troianello

Autumn Alexander Skeen (63) is interviewed by her friend Karen Troianello (62) about the tragic death of her son, Anton Skeen, and the advocacy that followed towards children's safety in vehicles.

The social welfare of children and finding natural helpers to sustain a community: John Cosgrove

For many years, John Cosgrove, MSW, P.H. D, has been a trailblazer in the social work profession. His reach impacted Fordham GSS students' professional lives for over 30 years. With international social work and partnership with the United Nations, Dr....

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Jerome Novey and Shannon Novey

Jerome Novey (76) shares a conversation with his daughter, Shannon Novey [no age given], about his decision to pursue a career as a lawyer instead of joining the family business.

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Leticia Acosta and Judith Lima

Judith Lima (25) shares a conversation with her mentor, Leticia Acosta (44), about participating in Subiendo Academy at the University of Texas, her experience in college, and the value of community and mentorship.

Making it Happen: Fred Sampson, MSW

Fred Sampson shares his work in advocacy, view on activism and his approach in working with legislators, moving critical work forward and why being a "nudge" is an effective tool in our social work toolkit.

Kevin O'Leary and Alex Wu

Andover Stories of American Identity: Andover resident Kevin O'Leary shares his story about his worldly upbringing, and how it all led to his profession of becoming a psychologist to help wounded veterans heal.

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Lydia Mele and Andrea Rapacz

Lydia Mele (75) talks to her colleague Andrea Rapacz (48) about the impact Lydia's mother's legacy has had on their family and community.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: John Cambridge

The Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesberg, Philadelphia, PA is lovingly owned and run by John Cambridge. After a tumultuous start in a dubious situation, John and his small staff that feels like family banded together to make a thriving success of...

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Ivonne Diaz and Sofía Avant-Mier

Colleagues Ivonne Diaz (35) and Sofía Aviant-Mier (22) discuss their experiences as Mexican-Americans in the United States, the political advocacy work they do with the nonprofit Texas Rising, and how they attempt to create work-life boundaries and advocate for themselves.

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Patience Milrod and Carmen Zamora

One Small Step conversation partners Patience Milrod (71) and Carmen Zamora (45) talk about their work serving the Fresno community, leadership, community advocacy, and their shifting views towards politics and the political system.

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Sabrina King and Stephanie Williams

Sabrina King (20) interviews Stephanie Williams (51) about her experience organizing and advocating for her community, reflecting on the barriers she has overcome as a Black woman in politics and the importance of representation. In 2018, Stephanie became the first...

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Kelly Rouba and Karen Palazzini

Kelly Rouba (30) talks to her friend Karen Palazzini (30) about learning to become an advocate for other people with juvenile diabetes, and what it’s like to live a normal life with a disability.

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Christine Jones and Ashley Saunders

Christine Jones (49) shares a conversation with her friend, Ashley Saunders (37), about their advocacy work. Ashley also talks about navigating her own identity when she was younger and about supporting, affirming, and advocating for her children now.

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Billie Sherwood-Bakhshi and Serena DeJesus

Serena DeJesus (30) and her mother, Billie Sherwood-Bakhshi (48), share a conversation about Serena's journey towards becoming an MMA fighter and advocate for athletes with autism.

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Sondia Bell and LaRon Johnson

Sondia Bell (37) and her fiancé, LaRon Johnson (45), talk about McGirt Law, the discrimination Black Indian Freedmen face from the Native tribes, and the power tribal courts hold in Oklahoma.