Anthony and Kenneth DeMarco

Growing up in the city of Chicago, going off to college, and raising kids.

Big brother

Interviewed my oldest brother Jose Avalos. Him and I were always the odd ones out of the family so we naturally have a bond.

Vito Simone, Josephine Simone , and Raymond Lauk

Raymond Lauk (59) spoke to his great uncle and aunt, Vito (92) and Josephine Simone (90). Vito served on the USS WASP aircraft carrier during World War II. He recalls his time serving for the military and how he met...

H Melt and Ian Kerstetter

Ian Kerstetter (25) speaks with H. Melt (27) about being queer and their experience as part of the queer community of Chicago as artist and writer.

Interviewing my mother

My mom is a a nice and caring persona do she grateful for her life and her family

Migrations and social Justice

Migrating to the US with her family, how that has affected her and issues she has faced as an afro-Panamanian.

Virginia Carlsen and Erika Carlsen

Virginia Carlsen, 51, interviewed by her daughter Erika Carlsen, 24. Viriginia talks about growing up in a working class Mexican family in Chicago and the struggles they faced there, the experience moving to all-white Utah with her family at 18,...

The great thanksgiving listen interview whit Kathy

One thing that’s was said a lot was to be kind a lot . Another thing that young people are being involved with politics a lot more then back then.

Richard Dobbins and Sherry Williams

Richard Dobbins Jr. (70) tells friend and colleague Sherry Williams (58) about growing up in Bronzeville, Chicago, and being in the Navy during the later '60s, early '70s.

Beryl Schottenstein

Beryl Schottenstein (68) reads four of her own short stories.

Putting Ruth and Howard Savage in the Record Books Part 1

A tale of a married black couple as they make their way forward in the new civil rights era.

Bianca Monzon and Ambyr Amen-Ra

Bianca Monzon (29) and her friend and colleague Ambyr Amen-Ra (38) talk about their work at Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Watergate Scandal and Nixon’s resignation

Talking to my Grandma and Grandpa about the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon in the 1970’s

Dorothy Moore and Sharon Moore

Dorothy Moore (82) talks to her daughter, Dr. Sharon Moore (53), about growing up in Southern Louisiana, moving to Chicago in the late 1950s, work, marriage, motherhood, and buying her first home.

Robert Hetzel and Steve Hetzel

Steve Hetzel (36) asks his father, Robert "Bob" Hetzel (77) about growing up in Plain, WI, a Catholic farming and construction town, and moving to Chicago to become a high school physics teacher in the the late 1960's. "Bob" also...

Stephanie Thompson and Pamela Fairley

Stephanie Thompson (47) and her coworker Pamela Fairley (42), talk about breaking the stigmas associated with recipients of housing vouchers and residents of public housing. They talk about their childhoods, education, work history, and the economic and housing challenges they've...