Sara Brenes Akerman and Angbeen Saleem

Sara Brenes Akerman (30) talks with her friend Angbeen Saleem (31) about the COVID-19 pandemic, roller-coasters, and how they would like to be remembered.

Year 5: COVID Chronicles (Part 2)

In part two of this interview we discuss Gloria’s difficult moments, homeownership, and the year ahead.

Year 5: COVID Chronicles (Part 1)

We talked about the past year and favorite memories from this past year

Interview with Grandma: Rosemarie “Rosie” Josephine Minor Torrence

Saturday May 29, 2021. I sat down with grandma to talk to her about her life experiences. Interview took place at her condo: 1122 Sunbolt Drive, Unit B, St. Louis, MO 63129 at around 3pm. We had just had lunch...

Christy, a former PAT home visiting participant shares what it was like to be a first time mom of a child with the diagnosis of Autism.

“I finally called Parents as Teachers when he was three. He was getting thrown out of preschool classrooms, and not allowed to come back. I realized I needed some help. I needed someone to just give it to me straight....


My mom and I just have a sweet talk about her life. She gives me some insight and talks about the paths in her life that lead her to where she is now. Learned a lot of new things about...

My Grandfather

Me and my Grandfather talked about what life was like in his life( before I was born).

The Personal History of Louise Stovall

Granddaughter Jessica Stovall interviews her 84 year old grandmother Louise Stovall.

Interview with Ms. Cocos

Talking about life with a high school student and a high school teacher.

Bill Harlan, Part 1

Bill Harlan was a police officer for over forty years. He is also a husband, father, coach, and role model who is devoted to his family. He talks about growing up with his four siblings, his parents, school, meeting his...

Timothy Stout and Sherrita Allen – The Covering House and Human Trafficking

Timothy Stout of the Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation talks with Sherrita Allen, a Collaborative Partner of the coalition, about The Covering House and its mission to serve child survivors of human trafficking.

The Secret Life of Sue Bommarito

I attempted to compare my life to my grandmothers and see how she grew up.i talked about some touchy subjects with her and some of her favorite memories.

After Shelter with Steve Knight

Steve Knight talks with Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Visitor Services Associate Courtney Paolicchi about quarantine and the hope of art while standing inside the art installation "SHELTER" by Derek Fordjour.

Madelyn Ritchie and her Mother have a discussion about her life

This interview took place in St.Louis, Missouri on January 8th 2016. This discussion was held between Madelyn (16 y/o) and her mother Keary (47y/o). In the interview with Keary Ritchie many topic had been discussed. The conversation talked about growing...

Ann O’Keefe graduated from college in the 1950s and went on to get her PhD. Wow! I wanted to find out more.

My sister-in-law Ann O'Keefe is now retired from a mostly D.C.-based career, primarily with federal agencies and the Pentagon, where she was involved with the beginnings of Head Start as well as with the start of the Dept of the...

Kadin Kristjansson and her mother, Lori Kristjansson, talk about family heritage and growing up.

This is an interview of Lori Kristjansson (50), conducted November 2016 in St. Louis, MO by her daughter, Kadin Kristjansson (14). From minutes 0-20, Mrs. Kristjansson shares details of her childhood spent all over the western United States and describes...

A life centered around faith, family, and good food.

My interview with my mom revealed a new understanding of her life long focus on faith and family. Her Irish, Catholic upbringing brought humor, history and community to her throughout her life. She was inspired by the examples of service...

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.