Interviewing First Responder, Chris Todd. May 14th, 2023.

Interview between Chris Todd (age 43) and Taylor Smith (age 19) discussing functions and challenges of being a firefighter. Firefighter Todd also gives valuable and beneficial advice to people interested in this line of work!

Interview with Desmond McCallum, one of Prince William’s first career firefighters, and his son Peter McCallum, a former OWL firefighter.

Desmond McCallum moved to Woodbridge in the 60's to become one of Prince William's first career firefighters. He raised his three children in Woodbridge; including Peter McCallum who followed his father's footsteps and served as an OWL volunteer firefighter. A...

The Big Yellow and White Truck

My Italian/Ukrainian Grandma talks about her childhood and raising her kids. Even though it was hard for her and her husband to earn enough money to raise 2 girls and 2 boys, she remained humble. She remembers how they waited...

A interview with my grandpa about his life

Patrick Martin Ryan(66) about his life how he grew up where he grew up how he met my wonderful grandmother. His wonderful jobs especially the one where he was a firefighter for 36 years. And how he remembers Apollo 11...

Dave Scott and Keith Hardin

Keith Hardin (69) interviews his friend Dave Scott (74) about his career fighting wildfires for the U.S. Forest Service and about how the wildfires he fought inspired his book, "The Fury of the Beast."

Firefighter reflects on his second chance in life after serving in the Navy

In his 25 years of life, Hector has gone through a lot. Especially from the time he was old enough to enlist. His life was almost taken away from him - he would argue it was completely torn apart -...

Bonnie Mitchell and Michael Ford

One Small Step partners Bonnie Mitchell (33) and Michael Ford (43) sit down for a conversation about the polarization of politics and creating change through community outreach.

Fighting fires in Hartford

Carmine Zitani was a firefighter in Hartford, CT for 30 years. We talked about unions, women firefighters, the risks of the job, and training and injuries.

Brian Scott-Smith talks with 92 year-old Norwich, Connecticut native – Tom LaFreniere – about his extraordinary life.

British journalist Brian Scott-Smith talks with 92 year-old Tom LaFreniere, a Norwich, Connecticut, native about his life in the military, his career as a firefighter that almost lost him his life and flying a Russian MIG Fighter jet in his...

Penelope LePome and Mary Avery

Penelope LePome (77 ) and Mary Avery (63) discuss California geopolitics, the pressures of being a public official, and the impacts of Covid 19 on their respective communities.

Lucia talks about her Papi

she shares her perfect day with Papi and a favorite memory and what they spoke about before he passed away.

Claudette Bard and Michael Lewis

Siblings Claudette Bard (68) and Michael Lewis (63) remember their father, Robert J. Lewis Sr., and the times they saw how Parkinson's Disease had impacted him.

River Hagg and Hazel Diaz

River Hagg (47) shares his story with new friend Hazel Diaz (36). They discuss River's time in the Navy, his documentary work, his time in Syria, the origins of his name, and what it's like to return to civilian life.

Life of Kevin

Kevin talks about his childhood and shares funny stories from his life.

A Firefighter’s Account

A firefighter reveals his past experiences as a local southern Indiana firefighter. He discusses life in the firehouse, the camaraderie shared between the firefighters, some personal stories, and how stories were shared throughout the group.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2019

Josephine Cole (15) interviews her computer scientist father (Billy Cole, 50) on growing up in West Virginia, the events of September 11, 2001, religion and family. While he plays video games in the background, and her sister yells advise.

Ke’Chanbria Ball Interview

Hi, I interviewed my dad, who has been working for the Albany and Dawson fire department for over a decade. He talks about his job and the hardships of it.

Joyce Patterson-Rogers and Norm Rooker

Joyce Patterson-Rogers (85) remembers her daughter, Meredith, with her son Norm Rooker (64). Norm reflects on the different experiences that led him to choose a career as a paramedic and firefighter and Joyce shares about her radical feminist past.