“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...

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.

"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...

"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...

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.

"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...

"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,...

Joe Houston & Scott Acord

Joe shares the story his rise from humble beginnings in DC. He was primarily raised by his sister before getting lured into a lifestyle that led to him being incarcerated at 16 to turning his life around and is now...

"What I try to do in the lab is recreate an environment that we think may exist on exoplanets." A conversation with Niki Parenteau.

Listen in as NASA biologist Niki Parenteau describes her science journey from farmer's daughter to studying life forms in the lab and mentoring students, to designing biology experiments for astronomers searching for life outside Earth's solar system.

Kim de Mutsert and Treda Grayson

Kim de Mutsert talks with her PhD graduate Treda Grayson about Treda's involvement with AERS and CERF.

Maggie and Catherine Savor Small Surprises

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

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Silvia Alemañy and Delilah Santamaria

Coworkers Silvia Alemañy (58) and Delilah Santamaria (25) share some of their favorite memories of working at Literacy, Inc. and reflect on the power of reading.

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.

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...

“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...

Interview with Mom

Asked a few questions that I felt she could answer.

Helen Dashney and Mario McLean

Helen Dashney: 2020-06-11 16:34:11 Helen Dashney (70) and Mario McLean (27) - discuss how they met when Mario was a student of Helen's at Michigan State University and how they have been friends ever since.

Mentor to mentee

My mentor Ferdinand shares his life experiences and life tid bits he would like to pass on to me.