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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 28, 2018
Bud Jones & Jackie Jones

“There was this big possum on the side of the road. He wasn’t hurt at all, except he was dead.” New Year’s Eve in Times Square? Meh. The real action is in Tallapoosa, Georgia. That’s where Bud and Jackie Jones,...

The Great Holiday Listen Part II

Part II: In this part of the interview, my grandma talked about all the things she is grateful for, grateful to have, and grateful to be. In the last fifteen minutes, she shared her words of wisdom to the younger...

“What was it like moving to a new country without your family?

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in San Diego, California, Laura Torre interviews her mother Panarat Williams about her childhood in Thailand and adjusting to life in America. She also talks about the impact that religion, family, her country,...

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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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May 20, 2018
My Father’s Initial Thoughts When He First Saw Me

I conducted an interview with my compassionate father, Corey. He discusses how he felt when I was born and shares his advice on maturing and becoming an adult. We hit a few of the major parental questions provided by StoryCorps,...

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April 20, 2018
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...