Billy Turner, Jr., at the Museum of Durham History

Mr. Turner shares his life story, growing up in North Carolina's Piedmont region and working in Durham's many tobacco and textile factories.

Ai Choo Kong – A Life of Resiliency and Compassion

Ai Choo Kong (“Lovely Pearl”), age 84, interviewed by her daughter, Lin Min Kong (“Bright Forrest”), age 52, about her life growing up in Malaysia, including enduring the Japanese occupation, emigrating to the US, and living in rural North Carolina....

Jenny Modesitt´s experience with Epilepsy

Jenny Modesitt (37) is a family friend of mine who had to have brain surgery to get rid of her epilepsy. In this interview, we talk about the struggles she had to go through, the people that helped her, and...

Dad Opens Up About His Life and the Creative Process

Mark Rodriguez (48) talks to his daughter, Aurora Rodriguez (17), about his love for music and what his life was like when he was growing up. He also discusses his views on the creative process.

‘76 Book Selling Door-to-Door

My Dad, Glenn, in the summer of 1976 sold books door-to-door in North Carolina. He has lots of stories about events that happened while doing so, in addition to character traits of all the different types of people he met.

Rich Ross and Brook Wilensky-Lanford

[Recorded Thursday, November 11, 2021] Rich (33) and Brook (44) recorded a One Small Step conversation together in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discussed democratic participation, voting, gerrymandering, the US economy, and the differences between political parties at the national and local...

Interviewing my grandma and grandpa

Asked them simple questions like where they were from and what they were most grateful for.

Sura Alhilali and Mustafa Aljanabi

Wife and husband, Sura Alhilali (25) and Mustafa Aljanabi (31) discuss their journeys to the United States, how they met, and the cultural differences between the United States and the Middle East.

Brandon and Danielle discuss preparing for the climate emergency

Brandon discussed his experiences living in North Carolina and coping with extreme weather events like hurricanes.