Grandma Madeleine Interview

This interview is a one-to-one, over the phone conversation with my grandma about her life. My grandma and I spoke about her childhood, her career as a nurse, and what she wants to be remembered as.

“I Still Wake Up Screaming”: Memories From One of the Only Known Survivors of a Lynching

The StoryCorps archive is the largest collection of human voices ever gathered, preserving United States history as told through the voices of everyday people in this country. The recordings run the gamut of human emotion, from joy to despair and...

“I Felt I Was Helping A Fellow Soldier”: A Nephew Steps In For His Ailing Uncle

Growing up, Michael Menta idolized his uncle Sal Leone, a Marine. Michael would eventually follow in Sal’s footsteps, enlisting in the Navy his senior year of high school. But in 2019, Michael found himself in a new role: caring for...

One Small Step: Stephanie

“I grew up here in New Haven, and theres a lot of diversity in New Haven, and for the most part, I think we all get along pretty well.”

Margaret Rowland and her grandmother Harriett Rowland talk about her life with family and Elvis.

In Oxford, MS on November 24, 2018 a granddaughter (Margaret Rowland) and her grandmother (Harriett Rowland) enjoy a wonderful thanksgiving talking about her grandmothers life. They talk about her job and her thoughts on Elvis Presley. As well as all...

Abby Gagliardo & Ralph Gagliardo

In this conversation recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, Abby Gagliardo sat down with her dad, Ralph, to talk about a confusing time for their family. Abby knew her dad was sent to prison for larceny when she was a kid. But...

The Great American Listen: Rosanne McShane

My mother Rose and I talked about what her life was like growing up in Connecticut. Rose also talked about what her parents and grandparents life’s were like before she was born and during her life.

Great Thanksgiving Listen with Jim and Liam McCarthy

Liam and Jim McCarthy talk about Jim’s life. They talk about his childhood life and beyond. Around the five minute mark they talk about how he got discharged from vietmam, and around the end they talk about his love for...

Angeline "Dolly" (Crocetto) Gagain

My 85-year-old grandmother Angeline “Dolly” (Crocetto) Gagain met her husband (my grandfather) Raymond John Gagain in Waterbury, Connecticut when they were 14 years old. They spent their entire lives together until my grandfather died in 1990. His death was a...