“Never give up on yourself.”

I interviewed my dad about his struggles growing up with dyslexia.

New Martial Arts Journey

I interviewed my kickboxing coach. The questions I asked were about his life and how he grew up. I also learned about what type of martial arts he does. There were many things I learned that surprised me!

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Martin Olson and Ulla Olson

Martin Olson (45) interviews his mother Ulla Olson (75) about her childhood and life in Sweden and later her move to the United States.

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Lancelot Davis and Lorelle Nelson

Spouses Lancelot Davis (79) and Lorelle Nelson (81) share a conversation about their perspectives on joy and death in the face of Lancelot’s precognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease. They also reminisce about the adventures they have had and appreciate...

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John Murchison and Frances Murchison

Frances Murchison (62) interviews her father, John Murchison (92), about his childhood. He describes growing up during the Great Depression, what Wilmington, NC was like, his friends and family, and his love of sailing and fishing.

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Norris Streetman and Michael Loman

Michael Loman (51), also known as "Indian Elvis," and his producer, Norris Streetman (65), share a conversation about Michael's upbringing, his Indigenous identity, his experiences in the entertainment industry, his goals, and the wisdom he lives by.

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Scott Savage and Jennifer Savage

Spouses, Scott Savage (58) and Jennifer Savage (56), share a conversation about the books that Scott writes, their collaborative working process, the tours they go on together, and the power of books. They also talk about neurodiversity and the role...

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Patrick Groulx and Helen Rubinstein

Patrick Groulx (69) talks to StoryCorps Facilitator Helen Rubinstein (28) about his theory of “The Human Thermostat,” about overcoming his dyslexia, being an athlete at the Humana National Senior Games, 2011.

Learning to Read

I interview my kid brother about what it was like to learn how to read, to be diagnosed with dyslexia, and what his relationship to books is like today.

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Jonathan Green and Kaye Houlihan

Colleagues Jonathan Green (50) and Kaye Houlihan (59) share what made them want to become educators, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work, and their reflections on utilizing the continuous improvement model at Fort Hamilton High School.

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Elizabeth Ann Hamlin and Janet Wigodner

Elizabeth "Ann" Hamlin (80) talks with Janet Wigodner (54) about her experiences as a adult literacy tutor.

The Life of Jennifer Nixon

A short interview talking about raising children and going through life with a learning disability

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Edie Daly and Michael Yates

Edie Daly (83) and longtime friend, Michael Yates (76) share about their contributions to the community of Gulfport, as activist and organizer, respectively. They reflect on the passing of a human rights ordinance and their initial involvement in politics.

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Robin Loucks and Spirit Trickey

Robin Woods Loucks (71) talks with Spirit Trickey (32) about her experience as a student sympathetic to integration at Central High School during the 1957 desegregation crisis. ST's mother, Minniejean Brown, was one of the Little Rock Nine, and one...

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Robert Jackson and Madison Mullen

Robert Jackson (57) talks with facilitator, Madison Mullen (24), about 40 letters he sent out for his 40th birthday, about how he learned techniques to help him with his dyslexia, and about the moral example his grandmother Margaret Jameson set...

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Andre Garcia-Nuthmann and Victoria Evans

Andre Garcia-Nuthmann (62) speaks with his best friend Victoria Evans (65) about how he became involved in music at an early age, how he continued his career by studying in Europe and later back in the US. He also talks...