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In November of 2018, 14 year old Isabella Orlando interviewed her mom, Mandana Orlando in Sherman Oaks, California. The stories all take place in Santa Monica in the 1990’s. Isabella asks about everything, from how she met and fell in...
Westside Waldorf founder Patti Herrmann talks about the origins of the school
“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...
Moved from Tucson to Santa Monica to Salem to Oregon City to Bend to Salem.
In this interview, conducted in December 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Shana Duval (15) interviews her Dad David Duval (63) about the prejudice he experienced when he was trying to buy a house earlier in his life. He shares his...
“I was really excited to move to another country and experience new things like skateboarding.” 4:31-5:59 On January 9, 2020, in Los Angeles California, Lela Haro talked to her dad, Jorge Haro, about what it was like to immigrate from...
I weave my life into the greater story of 1934 to the present, the Great Depression, rural America, the child games we played, while man I would marry fire bombed Tokyo,the second world war, repression of the 1950s,west coast jitters...
Friends and colleagues in activism, Janet McKeithan (64) and Robbie Jones (62) talk about Janet's journey to ministry and activism and the impact of organization they work for in the community.
Frank Gruber (67) talks with his friend and colleague Alison Rose Jefferson [no age given] about his contribution to activism and discussions around Civic Center Plans, the Civic Auditorium and the Belmar Triangle in Santa Monica.
Don has given 400 units of blood, won a community service award, spoken to the president, and worked on the space station. He’s pretty cool.
Markus (57) talks with his mother, Rosemary (91) about her life as a musician, teacher, performer, spiritual life connected to Bach, being adopted, WWII, on list to be deported from Germany
I learned how my mother was as a child and the things she enjoyed doing and spending her time on. Also how her and my dad were and how they became married and eventually had children which completely changed their...
n this interview, conducted on November 25 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Ariana Mousavi (13) interviews her grandma, Lourdes (Lula) Badkoubei about her childhood and growing up in Arequipa, Peru. She had hobbies like hanging out with siblings, camping and...
What would you want to do if you could choose to do whatever you wanted in the world without having to worry about money.
Tamara Wadsworth interviewed her father Kyle Wadsworth in their living room in Santa Monica, CA on November 26, 2017. They discussed topics like family, heritage, childhood memories, and more. Kyle Wadsworth grew up in California with his brother, pets, and...
Community members and friends Carolyne Edwards (79) and Robbie Jones (62) share memories of growing up in Virginia Avenue Park community.
Tatiana shares with Mike her story about becoming a nurse and how COVID-19 touched her family. Being an ICU nurse at St. Johns in Santa Monica where her mother was an ICU patient.
Moving to Oregon. Having kids.
StoryCorps facilitator Courtney Gilbert (28) talks with Bruria Finkel (87) about her career as an artist, her family and how she opened doors for women in the arts.
April Banks (47) talks to new acquaintance Mary Mills (56), an African-American woman who surfs in the LA county area.
During WW2 Arnold Duevel wrote almost 800 letters to Margaret, his sweetheart and later wife of 72 years. Arnold talks with his son, Len, of his experiences in the European Theater.