“We were our own little support group”

Growing up in a family of eight, Lolly and her older brother, Tom, had the same congenital eye disease. He started a high-end cab company and three radio stations, ran for public office, and was a model for Lolly, showing...

Steve Bornstein and his work life

“The hardest professional thing i’ve done had to be defying my boss.” On January 6th 2019 in Los Angeles California Mason Bornstein(14) interviewed his father Steve Bornstein(66) about his professional success. In this interview you will see more in depth...

Maggie and Catherine Savor Small Surprises

Discussing Maggie's college experience and how it is shaping her vision of the future after graduation.

Coach

I asked my coach about her life. I asked about her memories and what makes her happy in this world. She told me how she got to where she is now.

Interview with Mom

Asked a few questions that I felt she could answer.

In conversation with Bay Butler, May 7, 2016

Story Corp conversation with Bay Butler, about six months before his death from a progressive heart condition. Bay was a dear mentor, guardian angel and friend. In this discussion, he talks about his life, his values, and our relationship.

"I quit my job to look for invisible matter" Dusty Schroeder shares his story with Kathy Vega

Geophysicist Dusty Schroeder and University of Colorado engineering student Kathy Vega talk about their first-to-college experiences and their field of radioglaciology and cryospheric science. Dusty shares his story of how one science lecture changed his whole life's trajection. (Recorded 14...

"If I can be welcomed in this group, doing this work, maybe they can too." an interview with David Crisp

David Crisp, senior research scientist at NASA, recounted his adventures, from going from a physics education major who had a paper on Venus winds published by Carl Sagan to a doctoral student at Princeton to helping fix Hubble. He described...

“There are no dumb questions, be confident and know that you are the expert in your field.” an interview with Linette McPartland

Imagine this upbringing: only child, suburbs of Maryland, daughter of a mathematician and a pastry chef. If you guessed that child would achieve a management role with NASA’s famed IceBridge2 mission, congratulations, you truly have exceptional foresight. Linette Boisvert McPartland...

"Sharp Observations from a Keen Observer." an interview with Susan Loizer

We won’t say how long Susan Lozier has been shaping young minds at Duke University (she may let it slip), but she talks about amazing changes that have happened during her tenure. She grew up wondering how rivers get polluted,...

Blindness Never Hindered Their Vision for the Future

A blind teenager interviews his legally blind Great-Aunt about their trials and triumphs in the sighted world. He asks about her past and her hopes for his future.

"Pollution is not a local issue, it's a global issue." an interview with Mei Zheng

Mei Zheng studies and teaches atmospheric science at Peking University. She’s passionate about training the next generation of scientists, and ensuring that everyone has access to clean air. “A teacher’s job is to encourage, inspire, and challenge students to do...

Academic, Activist & Advocate Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talks about ethical leadership

Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, talks with undergraduate Rafer Friedman about ethical leadership, advocacy and activism on campus, in the community and beyond.

The best mentor

Have you ever wondered what a mentor is like? If not, tune into this!

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Marlena Miller and Veronica Monjaras

Mentor Marlena Miller (42) and her mentee, Veronica Monjaras (17), open up about their connection, their struggles with anxiety and the things that make them proud of themselves and each other.

Talk with my Dad

We had a nice conversation about people in his life, his favorite memory, what he’s most proud of, how he would like to be remembered, and what he would say to me if this was our last conversation.

Grant

Grant Hughes has been a mentor of mine for four years now. He is very important to me and has an incredible influence on my life. This interview covers a few of his personal life experiences.

Mentoring Urban Teachers

We want to shine a light on the importance of teachers and the supports they need and don’t necessarily always receive. This interview highlights NTC’s partnership with LAUSD and how it’s working to fill that gap.