Interviewing my grandma and grandpa

Asked them simple questions like where they were from and what they were most grateful for.

Boarding Houses in North Carolina in the 1920s and 1930s – Interview with Evelyn Loven McCulley Ochs

Lucretia McCulley (Richmond, VA) interviewed her mother, Evelyn Loven McCulley Ochs (age 83) on October 2, 2015, about her parents running a boarding house and tourist home in the 1920s and 1930s in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, a small mountain...

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Conversation about my grandfathers childhood

Matthew Palmer interviews father John Palmer about childhood and past experiences.

In this interview, conducted in December 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Matthew Palmer (17) interviews his father John Palmer (54) about his childhood, teenage, and college years. John tells about Christmas with his mother. He also shares what his first...

Rich Ross and Brook Wilensky-Lanford

[Recorded Thursday, November 11, 2021] Rich (33) and Brook (44) recorded a One Small Step conversation together in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discussed democratic participation, voting, gerrymandering, the US economy, and the differences between political parties at the national and local...

‘76 Book Selling Door-to-Door

My Dad, Glenn, in the summer of 1976 sold books door-to-door in North Carolina. He has lots of stories about events that happened while doing so, in addition to character traits of all the different types of people he met.

Changes in Agriculture

Changes in the agricultural industry of N.C.

Ai Choo Kong – A Life of Resiliency and Compassion

Ai Choo Kong (“Lovely Pearl”), age 84, interviewed by her daughter, Lin Min Kong (“Bright Forrest”), age 52, about her life growing up in Malaysia, including enduring the Japanese occupation, emigrating to the US, and living in rural North Carolina....

Agriculture through the years

An interview with my parents, Scot and Gina Brown, about Thanksgiving and their involvement with agriculture.

Alejandra Picón’s experience in the United States.

October 6th, 2018. I interview Alejandra Picón about her experience in the United States. Alejandra lives in Spain and spent last year with me and my family in North Carolina.

Jenny Modesitt´s experience with Epilepsy

Jenny Modesitt (37) is a family friend of mine who had to have brain surgery to get rid of her epilepsy. In this interview, we talk about the struggles she had to go through, the people that helped her, and...


Reverend Debra J. Hopkins, LGBTQI rights activist and interfaith organizer in North Carolina, shares her views on the importance of press freedom in the U.S. with Eline Marx, from PEN America.

Sura Alhilali and Mustafa Aljanabi

Wife and husband, Sura Alhilali (25) and Mustafa Aljanabi (31) discuss their journeys to the United States, how they met, and the cultural differences between the United States and the Middle East.

Dad Opens Up About His Life and the Creative Process

Mark Rodriguez (48) talks to his daughter, Aurora Rodriguez (17), about his love for music and what his life was like when he was growing up. He also discusses his views on the creative process.

StoryCorps interview with Jacob Morton

In this interview we listen to Jacob Morton and his story of what it is like growing up in Newport, North Carolina.

James Reeves and Amy Spiker

Amy Spiker (43) interviews her father, James Reeves (87) about his time serving as a Marine during WWII. He also talks about his 70-year career as an auto garage owner and his 64-year marriage.

Aunt Laura talks about growing up in rural LaGrange, NC, cotton picking, tobacco farms, Wootonville and meeting Uncle Mo in High School.

We recorded this interview on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Aunt Laura's house at the dining room table. I had just driven down from Albany, NY where I was living at the time. It was still pretty warm out and...

Brandon and Danielle discuss preparing for the climate emergency

Brandon discussed his experiences living in North Carolina and coping with extreme weather events like hurricanes.