Bennie Rooks Jr

A father’s influence, fear in a war zone and the importance of being example.

Michigan Was Scary for an Iowa Farm Girl – The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The evening of November 21st, 2017, Eli Frank (15) sat down with their Grandmother DD (age and last name not provided due to partner request) for an interview. DD told many stories about her life as a child on a...

Mrs. Carni 9/11

Mrs. Carni worked with a friend who’s father was Chief Fire Fighter and died saving peoples lives.

Albert Lim, David Lim, and Toby Lim

The story of a Korean man and a journey with his family to America from a war at home. David Lim was interviewed on January 7th in Porter Ranch where he talks about his experience of the Korean War in...

Panic in Western Europe

How World War 2 and the Vietnam War effected everyday life.

Today for You Tomorrow for Me

In today’s society people are celebrating LGBTQ people with parades and festivals, rather than spreading hatred towards them, but this wasn’t always the case. In November of 2018, 14 year old Sofia Brandon-Schwartz interviewed her father, Carlo Brandon to learn...

Common Ground Tacony: Christian and Jackie

Christian is a high school student who frequents the Tacony Arts Lab classes and open studios. Christian was really excited by the interview and cyanotype process, so much so he quickly downloaded the StoryCorps app. Upon encouraging Christian to start...

Interview with Mom

My name is Natasha Kapoor and I sat down with my mom, Swati Dhawan, on April 1st, 2018 in San Diego, California to discuss how my mom grew up in India and her adulthood in the United States.

The Fear in Racism

I discuss, with my mother some of her past experiences dealing with racism. While primarily focusing on her experiences and emotions surrounding the incidents, we also discuss some of the emotions and motivations behind racism.

Life as Wilmer

Listen as my step-father speaks about his life as a teenager, as a child and his current life. He speaks fondly of his grandmother and parents as they always treated him nicely and made him who he is today. We...

Biography

During this interview we talked about her life. Her overall outlook on life, her ups and downs, and her memories.

Fear Can Be A Good Thing

Overcoming a fear can be difficult, but facing fear to overcome it is an audacious way to tackle it. In an interview conducted by Jeremy Frank in Los Angeles, in November 2017, Darryl Frank talks about how he overcame his...

John Babcock Part 2: “You’re not a man if you’re not scared; you’re not a man if you don’t cry”

Discussion of John’s relationship with his siblings and parents. We talked about the death of his father and later on, his mother. Childhood stories and memories and how his sister affected him. His life from the streets to Brookdale. He...

Fear of men’s best friend

A 4 years old refugee boy from Eritrea got bite a dog with rabies and this incident change his whole thoughts on dog

Young and Unexpected: A Story of Teen Pregnancy With Strict Parents

Millie Vargas was just 16 years old when she found out she was six months pregnant with her first child. Despite not only being so young, but also having the stress and abuse from 2 strict parents, she keeps the...

Robbery

This is the story of when my dad, John Ryan was working as a manager at his high school job at Popeyes and the store was robbed.

Living in The 1960s

I talked with my grandma and grandpa about there thoughts and what they remembered when living through the period. We covered my grandpa in the navy, my grandma in high school, their views and the public’s view on JFK. Communism,...

Isabel Martinez interviews her dad, Luis Martinez.

Isabel Martinez (17) interviews her father, Luis Martinez (49), on his life. Isabel asks her father questions about his childhood, his fears of coming to the U.S., his wife, Isabel’s mother, and his job. This interview took place in Oak...