My Mom’s journey from Russia to LA

Imagine flying over 6,000 miles, to the other side of the globe and settling in a place you know very little about. This might sound scary to a lot of people. Some people don’t like traveling with little kids because...

From nothing to something

"I didn't have a skill so I figured if I went to the military they would teach me a skill which they did." On November 21,2019,in Cerritos,California, 15 year old Isaiah Brewington sat down with his 78 year old grandfather...

Get Lucky and Never Quit

Having a true appreciation for relaxation, Linda Pfeffer speaks with her grandson, Jake Joel, while sitting on the beach in Hawaii on Thanksgiving of 2017. Linda shares an abundance of stories, each with a golden lining, that resonates with Jake...

Fear Can Be A Good Thing

Overcoming a fear can be difficult, but facing fear to overcome it is an audacious way to tackle it. In an interview conducted by Jeremy Frank in Los Angeles, in November 2017, Darryl Frank talks about how he overcame his...

Future of Opportunity – Rod Sepand

**The Date Was January 20, 2020** Imagine If you had no supporters and nobody that believed in you.  To prove everyone wrong, you would have to work hard everyday to reach your goal of being successful. My Dad started from nothing...

A Master of Music

Jim Cunningham, Born 1933 is a man of many professions. When Lucas Grey joined by his Uncle Jim Cunningham sat down at a piano for an interview. Jim Cunningham grew up in the small town of Belpre Ohio, and was...

What It Takes to be a Parent

Being nineteen and working as an assistant for Steven Spielberg as your first job isn’t something most teenagers get the opportunity to experience. On January 6th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, Zoey Rukavina, age 15, sat down in her room...

Stop Iran

“I would see stop signs and below the word stop it would say Iran”. On 1/6/19, in Los Angeles, Ani Adell interviewed her mom, Megan Adell, about her leaving her home in Iran and coming to America, and how being...

Every Soldier Has A Story

This is the story of one of the 2.2 million men drafted for the Vietnam War. On December 3, 1969, Jim Culp was drafted to serve in Vietnam. Culp was a regular kid, the middle child with three other siblings,...

changing due to religious persecution

In 2001, my dad, Rodney Barnes traveled to China to work on the movie Rush Hour 2. During his work trip, he did not expect to witness a religious persecution. He witnessed the Falun Gong setting themselves on fire for...

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

A Lebanese Childhood

I, Jack Marounian interviewed my dad, Arthur Marounian. I interviewed my dad a my house in Los Angeles, California. I am 15 years old and my dad is 47 years old. A 1770’s childhood in Lebanon was was way different...

The Journey Across

“Family is the most important piece of my DNA so to have to pretend that I wasn’t a part of the only family I had ever known felt wrong but I knew that I had to do it if I...

A Block Away from Disaster

“The plane was so close the building I was in was shaking.” It was January 8, 2020, and Will Keller had just begun his interview with his mom, Mccurrah Keller. Will wanted to learn more about her experiences when she...

9/11 and the Polish folk

Paolo Pesce speaks to PJ Pesce about 9/11. During the interview, PJ talks about friends that were in New York at the time, where he was, and much more! This interview was recorded on 1/6/20. Paolo was 15, and PJ...

My Grandpa’s Experience in the CIA

The CIA is one of the world's most secretive agencies, and my grandpa was involved.  This interview for the Great Holiday listen on storycorps was about my grandpa, Lou Eisenbarth experience and memories from his time in the CIA. My name...

C130LVR

Natalie Anderson (14) sits down with her mother Kelly DeMarco (44) in Studio City California On January 9th 2020 to talk about Kelly's Job. Kelly works at Pacific Sky Supply and does business with the United States Defense Department. She...

From Baghdad To San Francisco

In 1968, Paul Neesan’s mother was pregnant with him as the whole family immigrated from Iraq to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, California, 14-year old Zachary Neesan interviews his father about his experiences growing up in a household where he...

54 Years of Crazy

Being in love can be difficult, hower if two people love each other so much they make it seem almost as if it’s easy. Just ask Anabelle and Richard Sher. Throughout their journey of being in love, Annabelle and Richard...

Love, Riots, and Violence, at USC

Ann Garrett, from Clovis, California, in her junior year of USC, 1992, was put into the middle of the Rodney King riots. It is a firsthand story of someone stuck in a violent protest. Interviewed by Luke Garrett, 14, her...

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

Boy Scouts in the Philippines

Gary Gell grew up in the Philippines during the Vietnam war, and had many adventures and stories about his young life. In this interview 15 year old Campbell Hall student Jeremiah Gell interviews his father Gary Gell on January 7th...

Marriage is a Right

Have you ever wanted to hear what a gay man wants to change in gay rights? I am Julia Grane and I am 15 years old and I interviewed my Uncle Brett over the phone about him being gay and...

From Casa to Home

It is 2018 in Los Angeles, California and fifteen year old Emma Goss interviews Olga Friedman, her beloved Grandmother, about her journey to Los Angeles from Sonora, Mexico. The interview takes place in the bedroom of Emma on the morning...

Crossing the Sea: An Interview with Abel Friedman

I never how much my grandfather’s identity as an immigrant affected his whole life. On December 27th 2019 in Sanibel Island, Florida, my grandpa Abel Friedman (83) and I discussed his childhood immigrating from Poland to the US. Abel talked...