Immigration to a White America

My father immigrated to America from Trinidad and Tobago when he was almost 10 years old. When he arrived to Baltimore, Maryland, he noticed a racial divide between blacks and whites. Whites were treated as if they were better than...

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January 20, 2019
Emily and Maria Rivas

“I’m terrified of missing you growing up.” In 2000, Maria Rivas immigrated from El Salvador to the United States. A year later, Rivas received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to stay and work legally in the U.S. TPS is set to...

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December 14, 2018
Barnie Botone

“I knew it was going to be hard and I knew I’d be different, but I knew I could compete with any of ’em.” Barnie Botone recalls his 34-year career working on the railroad. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired December...

“It wasn’t easy” – Growing up in New York

My grandfather talks about the changes he experienced and how difficult life was growing up in New York with nothing. He discusses his relationship with his brother and some stories from schooling in Cuba. How he managed to overcome immense...

Interview with Lynn (Nutty) Anderson

Nutty and I discuss what it’s been like for her to take care of her grandson.

Dinner Table Conversation

The history and progression of my parents from refugees to American citizens. Also advice for a child’s path to success.

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November 10, 2018
Scott Skiles & Zach Skiles

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the United States invasion. While serving on the front lines, he lost five of his friends within a two-week period. When he returned home, Zach found...

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September 21, 2018
Monique Walker & Cody Walker

Monique and Cody Walker chose Santa Rosa, California as the place to raise their five children. Then, in October 2017, the Tubbs wildfire swept across Sonoma County. The Walkers got their kids and dogs in the car, and fled for...

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September 14, 2018
Rana Sodhi & Harjit Sodhi

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, Muslims, Arabs, and Sikhs became targets for hate across the country. Balbir Singh Sodhi was the first person to be murdered in a hate crime in this aftermath. On the morning of...

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September 7, 2018
Joe Dittmar

On September 11th, 2001, Joe Dittmar was visiting New York City from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. He worked in the insurance industry and had an early morning meeting at the World Trade Center. Joe was on the 105th...