From Internment to Disney, a Japanese American Artist Draws Strength Through His Work

Willie Ito was a wide-eyed little boy when he first saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in technicolor at his neighborhood movie theater in San Francisco. That’s the moment he realized he wanted to be an animator. But Willie’s...

California Dreamin’

Sue’s story of dreaming about California as a child in Michigan and making her dreams a reality as a young adult.

Waving Goodbye: Remembering a Mom Who Was "Strong In Everything"
September 23, 2019 App Interview

A lesser-known part of StoryCorps’ work happens in StoryCorps Legacy, which gives people with life-threatening illnesses the chance to record their story, and their loved ones a chance to remember. Over the past nine years, we’ve recorded over 2,000 interviews...

Jessica and Clayton’s life chats

Talking about growing up in cornfields, getting suspended from school, defacing a minivan with a rock, and working with kids.

Coachella is growing!

The City of Coachella is growing and Roberto wants to support family and art centered programming that shows our pride in where we live.

Life in Barcelona vs California

This interview is taken place April 2018 in Fullerton California. I am interviewing my 28 year old brother Kevin O’Connell who traveled abroad in 2016. He moved to Barcelona, Spain for a couple months to finish getting his degree. I...

Cali Lloyd

“Just be kind to everyone. There’s no excuse to be mean. ” I’m so happy I chose to interview my older cousin Lennon! We talk about life and how important it is to make meaningful relationships and to be the...

A Change in Lifestyle

“In Michigan people were super nice, and that’s not always the case in LA,” said Linda Branca when her son, Dylan Branca interviewed her. The interview took place on Janurary 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The best part of...

The American Dream we Take for Granted

In the 1980’s Iran was in the middle of a revolution and Persian Jews were looking for political asylum. In this interview Sam Ghalili speaks with his father Jesse Ghalili in Encino California who talks about his courageous journey immigrating...

From Hurt To Healed

“After every air raid we would have to count heads to make sure everyone was okay”. On January 1, 2019, 14 year-old Taylor Huie interviewed her grandmother, Sylvia Huie, about her experience escaping the Japanese-Chinese War in the 1930s when...