From Internment to Disney, a Japanese American Artist Draws Strength Through His Work

Willie Ito was a wide-eyed little boy when he first saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in technicolor at his neighborhood movie theater in San Francisco. That’s the moment he realized he wanted to be an animator. But Willie’s...

Loving — but Leaving — the Military
September 23, 2019 App Interview

Retired Colonel Denise Baken enlisted in the Army in 1975 , following in her father’s military footsteps. She’d go on to serve for nearly three decades. At StoryCorps, Denise told her children — Richard and Christian Yingling — about her...

Living in Ethiopia During The Red Terror

The Red Terror was the Ethiopian version of Stalin’s purges – and Berihu was right in the middle of it.

Interviewing my sister

I asked my sister a couple questions from the list and she mainly focused on the struggle of being a single monther of 3

The American Dream from the Eyes of an Immigrant

This story is about Tulu Robi, an Ethiopian native who made it to fulfill his dreams of being successful and prideful of where he is today. His inspiring story tells us of the journeys he made from Ethiopia, to Russia,...

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...

Joseph Jones III, Verna Hollis, Diane Bowens, Shirley Green-Reese, and Carol Barner-Seay

“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.” In July of 1963, a group of African American protesters were arrested during a series of non-violent, anti-segregation demonstrations in Americus, Georgia. More than a dozen girls,...

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...

Dorothy Lemmey interviews Georgett Lovey

Georgett has ovarian cancer stage iv that was diagnosed 3 years ago. She came to Florida to spend a week with me and I wanted to interview her. She cried a few times but I felt it went well.

Jeanne Satterfield & Barbara Parham

“I remember seeing your face and I was shocked.” Longtime friends Barbara Parham and Jeanne Satterfield remember reconnecting at a place neither one of them expected to be — the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter — and taking their next...

Individual Against Society

The general struggles of artists in our society.

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...

my roots interview.

This interview talks about the hardships that my mom experienced when her mothers and father had passed away.

Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

My Hero

This is someone who helped me get through a difficult time in my life

“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...

“you were a little puny baby”

Though I do not see her that often because of the distance, my grandma and I have a close bond. Not only was life back home difficult to deal with, but the struggle of transitioning also took a toll of...

What’s the best thing your parents did in raising you?

My mother, Kristan Jacobson, talks about her parents and how they have shaped her into the mom she is today for my brothers and I.

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.