Ellen Oakes and Kate Nowicki – Criminal Justice Immersion Volbreak

Ellen Oakes: 2020-10-17 14:58:11 Ellen Oakes (19) talks with her friend Kate Nowicki (20) about mass incarceration and the criminal justice system in America.

Marcus Ortiz (2020)

We talked about his life and his past and how he wants to be remembered.

Interview with Ken Wise

Ken and I talked about his time living in East Tennessee from hiking in the Smokies as a young boy to moving from Georgia to go to school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to working as a librarian...


The proper pronunciation of Appalachia...and more.

Interview with Lisa Fondren

Lisa and I talked about her move from Detroit to Knoxville when she was five, and her family in Sevierville on her father's side and her mother's family in Pennsylvania. We also talked about Appalachian stereotypes and not wanting to...

Mary Ellen Spencer: What it Means to be From East Tennessee

Pellissippi State Libraries librarian Allison McKittrick talks with Dean of the PSCC Libraries Mary Ellen Spencer about her favorite places and favorite artist in Appalachia as well as what it means to be from East Tennessee.

Understanding the Simple Life

In this interview conducted in Knoxville TN on November 25th 2018, Max Fields (17) interviews his step-grandmother Virginia Swaggerty about her childhood, family, faith, and the world today. Mrs. Swaggerty shares stories about growing up and her life through the...

Interview with Alexus Tate

Alexus and I talked about her experience of moving to Knoxville from Crossville, Tennessee and living in East Tennessee. We also talked about Appalachian stereotypes and her experience of them as well as some of the reasons that she loves...

A priest who listens and talks paint off barns

After more than 20 years in the ordained priesthood, Paulist Father Charlie Donahue has a lot of insights about prayer, faith, love and community. And he wanted to be a priest even as a child, so he's been articulating religion...

Interview with My Tata

Renee Jubran tells us what it was like getting forced out of her home in Palestine and moving to America. Renee and her husband started a successful restaurant called the Falafel Hut in Knoxville, Tennessee.