The Church and My Filipino Mom

We talked about my mom’s experiences with the Catholic Church from when she was a little girl in the Philippines to now as a grandmother in the United States.

Dona Austin

We discussed how my grandmothers childhood and experiences in her life have influenced her role as a very selfless person overall. She’s been a care taker as a nun, teacher, mother, wife, and volunteer in many programs.

Steve Kovach shares the stories of his youthful romances, misbehavior, and the plans he had for the future.

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Kovach (16) who interviewed her father, Steve Kovach (53). It was recorded on November 23, 2018, one day before Steve’s 54th birthday. It took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in their Grandmothers house....

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice’s job was...

Chelsea Espeleta and her mom Cora Espeleta talking about U.S. citizenship and the family dynamic

In this interview, conducted on November 30, 2017, Cora Espeleta (50) is interviewed by her daughter Chelsea Espeleta (17) about getting her U.S. citizenship and the Espeleta family dynamic. Mrs. Espeleta shares more about her childhood back in the Philippines...

Collete’s more than just a neighbor, she’s family

Collete is a strong 75 year old women who adores her family and neighbors. She had a fun and adventurous childhood but there were some twist and turns. She grew up in Chicago and later moved to the Eastside, life...

Stories of hope and wisdom from my father

Interviewing my father, Dr. Timothy Fuerst, about his life as a Catholic, husband, father, friend, and Economics professor. This beautiful man died, just under 2 months later, on February 21, 2017. We miss him dearly and love him always. With...