Peace and Quiet Turns Into Chaos and Riots

When Jo Ingledew went on a research scholarship to Colombo University in Sri Lanka, she didn’t realize that a trip to study coconut emzymes would be interrupted by the beginning of a civil war lasting 26 years.

Unplanned Immigration

“We had to flee. We didn’t plan it, just in a matter of two hours we were out of the country.” My name is Puzant Kiwanian and I am 15 years old. The story you will hear in this recording...

“Standing on My Own Two Feet”

My mom told the story of her experience in Burma to Thailand and finally America.

A Mother’s Reflections

An immigrant mother reflects on her life. Commenting on war, immigration, love and loss.

Growing up in the Dominican Republic

My grandmother, Ana Trina Hernandez, and I talk about her adolescence and growing up poor and under the rule of the dictator Trujillo. On top of that, we talk about how she met her husband and her raising her nine...

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Melissa MacKenzie and Esayas Asfeha

Melissa Mackenzie (68) prompts her dear friend Esayas Asfeha (41) to recount his migration story from multiple refugee camps to his arrival in Missoula, Montana, a 16 year process.

Back in Portugal

We talked about what it was like for my mom to move to America and leave her family behind.

Life during the Spanish civil war

The experiences of my grandmother during the Spanish civil war and the aftermath.(In Spanish)

Things from my Uncle’s Life

We talked about my uncle's childhood. Also, we talked about his military service in his country. About him coming to the United States and How was his journey coming here. Finally, we talked about his life in the United StStates,...

Life During Covid-19 with Army Veteran

Army Veteran, Sarah Crismon, discusses social issues that have been amplified during COVID-19. She talks economics, politics, and the hyper-polarization of our nation.

Sonia Vela Coming to America

Sonia Vela’s story of her immigration to America from El Salvador.

From war to success

How my dad became successful coming from Lebanon during the 1970s civil war

What does it mean to be American?

Well my father was born in England and last week he passed his citizenship exam! So I wanted to ask what it meant for him to become and American.

Leonard Interview: Father Son Bonding

We talked about my dad’s past, his personality, and our family’s history!

Family Is Everything

“I don’t care what people think, I will do anything and everything for my children.” On December 21, 2018, Daisy Salinas talked about her experience of leaving her home in El Salvador to come to the United States. She explains...

Sophia Stephen and her grandfather Larry Pirkle discuss his time spent in the Army Reserve and his family heritage

In this interview, which takes place over Thanksgiving break, I interview my grandfather Larry Pirkle about various components of his life. Mr. Pirkle discusses his youth, and growing up in Hueytown, Alabama. After this, he reminisces about his decision to...