6,000 Miles to Freedom

It took about 2 years and 6,000 miles to experience any form of freedom for the first time. On January 5, 2020, 15 year old Kian Salehi asks his mother, Nini Salehi, about her journey to America and the challenges...

New beginnings

We talked about how my mother came to the U.S. She explained the challenges she had to face coming to a new county.

Great Thanksgiving Listen

I learned a lot of new things about my grandma and experiences that she went through. I got to see perspectives of how life was then and her travels. I appreciate the opportunity that was given so I could learn...

Story of young man in North Carolina

Steve Barilovits is a grad student from North Carolina. He enjoys life, travelling and has good stories about his grandfather and his mother. Steve and I have a strong connection despite being born in 2 different continents and our friendship...

Interview with Papa Carpenter

This is an interview with my grandfather. I was able to ask him questions about his past!

The One Time I Actually Listened to My Parents! : )

Kate began by asking about her parents’ childhoods and growing up with siblings, reflecting on emergency room visits and their closeness. Her parents then talked about where they met, dating, and their marriage proposal. Then they reflected on deciding their...

StoryCorps Interview – English 9 – Charlotte Niblett

We talked about life experiences and parts of how he lived. Lots of talk about travel and family and schooling and such a mild adventures as well as rally’s and such.

Grace Burton-Edwards and Laurence Schlesinger

One Small Step conversation partners Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards (56) and Rabbi Laurence "Larry" Schlesinger (72) have a conversation about Israel, religion, and fostering connection between religions.

Mariel Day and her father, Timothy Day, talks about some of the interesting adventures her father has had throughout his life.

Mariel Day (18) talks with his father, Timothy Day (67) about his hitchhiking adventures around Europe and snippets about his experience in the navy.

Interview with Captain Sandra Johnston of the U.S. Navy (my amazing mom)

Captain Johnston talks about her experiences being in the Navy for the past 30 years. She tells of her different deployments, especially those on the hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, during the Gulf War and during a humanitarian mission to...

The Importance of Exploring the World

I was lucky enough to interview Charlie about his many days spent traveling around the world. He talks about important lessons he learned and some of his favorite memories that he still holds close to his heart to this day....

A Non Hitchhiker’s (my Mom’s) Guide to the Galaxy

I interview my mother on a variety of different topics, ranging from the fall of Communism to ramen noodles.

Emma Bentley Ruzicka and John Bentley

Emma Bentley Ruzicka (34), interviews her grandfather Dr. John Bentley (86) about his time in the Navy, how he met his wife, becoming a doctor, and the experiences that followed him from state to state.

Great thanksgiving talk with Francisco gonzalez

Born in Durango, Mexico in 1974, My father has faced many obstacles when it came to finance or work wise, he traveled to the US to earn more money and to expand our family tree.

The Life of Jean Runkle

Me and my grandmother discussed many topics. Some of these were the memories and people that changed our lives. My grandmothers mom helped her learn manners and her grandmother taught her how to be a good person. We also discussed...

German teachers short stories.

Favorite memory in Germany. Why she came to America. Would she go back to Germany. Favorite memory with husband.