"Escaping Laos," Coming to America and living in the Bronx in the early '80s

The interviewer Alex Burkley (16) interviews his mother Karen Burkley (54) for the Great Thanksgiving Listen. The interview took place on Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2023 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. My mother narrowly escapes Laos from the communists and details...

My dad’s perspective of life

Yusra Hussain who is 16 made an interview video with 48 year old father, Arif Hussain. Yusra asks various questions about his experience moving country to country from Pakistan, Canada, and finally the United States. He also gives his opinion...

Recording – 11-26-2023 11:00:09

Ranya Shah(14) interviewed Meera Kansal(74) about life before and after her journey to America. We talk about academics, political involvement, adjusting to a new life and more.

Interview with Ukrainian

Seth Bekker interviewing his grandma Liana Bekker about her life in Ukraine and her life in America.


I interviewed my high school friend Temitope Obembe. We talked about her upbringings in Nigeria. She is used to change as she has moved multiple times to different countries and communities in her life.

Meet Ukrainian Folk Artist & Educator Oksana Pasakas!

In this interview, Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Oksana Pasakas of Ukrainian History & Education Center of New Jersey to discuss the traditional folk customs of the Ukraine, and the importance of continued education in the traditional folk arts of...

Anindita Anaam and Timber Smith

Coworkers Anindita "Andy" Anaam (36) and Timber Smith (49) talk about working in local government, living in Wisconsin, and how they support one another as colleagues.