Mimi Tran talks about her childhood

In this interview.conducted in January 20, 2022 in Burlingame. California. Kyle Tran interviews his mom.

My dad’s childhood – Wachusett 2017

My dad tells the story of growing up in Newbedford, Massachusetts. He tells of his parents, siblings and neighborhood friends. Reflects on highschool and music he listened to as a teenager in the 80's.

Vileria Herndon, Grove Park Resident

Woman who has lived on the Westside for five decades and in grove park for 15 years shares experience being here.

Alex Allen and my nana, Carmen Fogle, talk about what she’s grateful for and how she grew up in Connecticut.

In this interview, we talked about how she was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Also, that’s she’s so grateful for her family. Another thing is that she has vitiligo. In her neighborhood as a child everyone was always cared for as...

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Shelly Darr and Lynnessa Davis

Friends Shelly Darr (35) and Lynnessa Davis (27) share a conversation about how they first met, living together, their favorite memories together, and what their friendship means to each of them.

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Lisa Pineda, Toni Pineda, and Rodolfo Pineda

Lisa Pineda (47) shares a conversation with her parents, Rodolfo Pineda (75) and Toni Pineda (75), about how Rodolfo and Toni first met, their family, and the events that shaped their lives.

Beenish and Audeline Discuss Preparing for the Climate Emergency

We talked about where Beenish lives now and how she decided on what house to buy within the last year while considering things like basement availability and tornadoes. We also talked about her neighborhood in general.

A Journey to the Past

My grandma, Barbara Viviani, had a very difficult life growing up. It all started with her father. He was from Ireland and moved to the United States and met my grandmas mother. They grew up in a very small apartment...

Interview with Debbie Fowler

November 25 2018. At Debbie Fowler’s house.About her life growing up. About how where parents were so wanting her and her twin sister to be different. She told me about her cabin and how she really loved it there.

Coleman Wilson Family Interview Vol. I

Community elders, Calvin Coleman and his sister, Betty Ann Wilson discuss growing up in the Historically African American Section of Swarthmore.

Childhood in Mexico City

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, Paulo Martinez (16) interviews his father Ruben Martinez (47) about his childhood in Mexico City and the memories that came along. Mr. Martinez shares with us the neighborhood he grew...

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Me and Catherine talked about her neighborhood as she walks he dog. Sharing her stress and worry and being wrapped in a familiar and comfortable environment

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Stacie Williamson and Adam Barlow-Thompson

One Small Step partners Stacie Williamson (39) and Adam Barlow-Thompson (38) share a conversation about their families, their faith, their communities, their political views, and about what guides their values and beliefs.

The LA Disaster

“We’re reporting on January 17th, 1994 4:31 am, we have just felt an extreme earthquake. We are hoping that everyone is safe and unhurt.” People realized that we were a community and in need of helping each and every person...

Steve Sparr interview #1

We are in Ariella’s apartment and we open up the interview with questions about Steve’s grandparents. This interview focuses on Steve’s humble beginnings. Enjoy!

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice's job was...

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Marc Paprzyca and Sylvia Paprzyca

Marc Paprzyca (69) and spouse Sylvia Paprzyca (67) talk about life in Chicago and retiring to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They talked about leaving the hustle and bustle of the city life and returning to a resort town.

Ellen and María discuss preparing for the climate emergency

Ellen and María discussed what Ellen has done to prepare, what Ellen sees as current threats (or lack thereof), and if/how Ellen feels the neighborhood could come together in the event of a climate emergency.

Common Ground Tacony: Troy Part II

Troy and I sit and interview as the Black Lives Matter for vigil gets underway one short block from Sawtown Tavern. A peaceful demonstration is about to begin as Troy and I discuss how Sawtown is intent on creating a...

Calvin Coleman & Betty Ann Wilson Family History Vol. II

There has been a historically black neighborhood in Swarthmore, PA the area South east of Yale Avenue where Bowdoin, Brighton, Kenyon, and Union come together, there has for at least about 100 years. Swarthmore Public Library asked Calvin Coleman and...