So Wrong, but So Right

Long before texts, emails, and snapchat, if you wanted to talk to someone you either had to write a letter, or use the phone, and not a cell phone. Jake Freedman interviewed his grandfather Saul Freedman about his mid-high school...

Grandpa Al talks about growing up when he was a child

In this interview, I, Patrick Kelley, interviewed my awesome Grandpa Al. We interviewed on Saturday, November 25. We talked about his childhood and how it was like growing up. He talks about how he met his wife at college. I...

A Change in Lifestyle

“In Michigan people were super nice, and that’s not always the case in LA,” said Linda Branca when her son, Dylan Branca interviewed her. The interview took place on Janurary 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The best part of...

Isaac Thomas McClanahan Jr.

In this interview my grandfather Isaac Thomas McClanahan Jr. talks about his childhood and teenage years in Bakersfield, CA through his family, young love and life experiences.

Immigration Stories Italy: Juan

Juan is immigrated to Italy from Peru for a better life. Juan lives in Pioltello just outside of Milan. Juan paints a beautiful picture of growing up in Peru and being surrounded by his many sisters. Juan tells about his...

Kay Johnston Massar & Cy Massar

In the spring of 1950, 13-year-old Kay Johnston spent her afternoons playing baseball on the neighborhood sandlot in Corning, New York. Kay wanted nothing more than to play Little League baseball. But at that time, it was unthinkable for girls...

Asking Piper

Piper discusses characteristics from her life that are the most significant to her.

Small but Feisty

If you tell Jerry Anderson a secret, he will never reveal it, but he’s happy to tell you even the most embarrassing things about himself. Brianna and Anderson 14, interviews her grandpa Jerry Anderson. The interview took place on November...

Kathy Echols

Kathy Echols talks about her life growing up in California, and what the outdoors and her teaching career mean to her.

AMST 350

Questions for project on California

California Culture

I talk with my grandma about living in California over the years

Jeff Gordon; From New Jersey to California

In this interview we discussed what it was like for my uncle to move from New Jersey to California and how he has become who he is today.

A move to California

Our family moved out to California

The GUY Behind LA’s Ultimate Deli

There was a time where there were no Starbucks, no crazy bars, no “trendy”  places. It was in this period of time where Nicholas’s father’s Deli strived in its prime. In November of 2017, at the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort in...

The American Dream we Take for Granted

In the 1980’s Iran was in the middle of a revolution and Persian Jews were looking for political asylum. In this interview Sam Ghalili speaks with his father Jesse Ghalili in Encino California who talks about his courageous journey immigrating...

A Twist on a Proposal

In November of 2018, 14 year old Isabella Orlando interviewed her mom, Mandana Orlando in Sherman Oaks, California. The stories all take place in Santa Monica in the 1990’s. Isabella asks about everything, from how she met and fell in...

Coachella is growing!

The City of Coachella is growing and Roberto wants to support family and art centered programming that shows our pride in where we live.

Life in Barcelona vs California

This interview is taken place April 2018 in Fullerton California. I am interviewing my 28 year old brother Kevin O’Connell who traveled abroad in 2016. He moved to Barcelona, Spain for a couple months to finish getting his degree. I...

John my cousin tells about of his history

In this interview, on November 2017 in Wylie, Texas, Cristine Ma interviews her cousin John. He shares his thoughts on life, a bit of his beliefs, and family. John shares intimate details of his grandpa, from living a beautiful life...

“Who are you?” I asked my grandma.

Nancy Turner talks about her life growing up and how she met her husband, plus having her two kids, Heidi and Michele along with her lifelong love of horses and animals.

The Day After The People’s Park Riots (1969)

Juanita lived in Berkeley, CA at the time. Surveying the scene the next morning, her son in his stroller touched a leaf, inadvertently teargassing himself by rubbing his eye.