The Great Thanksgiving Listen: My Mom’s Taiwanese Heritage

This recording is an interview I did with my mom discussing her Taiwanese heritage and some of the struggles she faced and noticed as a child but also the pride she has in her culture.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen interview with Mrs. Maria A. Matthews

Mrs. Matthews told me about her family’s cultural heritage including interesting stories about her ancestors. She also gave her perspective on immigration.

Opa Ahrens Herkunft und Jugend

Geborener Kienle, Vater Josef Kienle (Metzger aus Crailsheim), Walter Ahrens aus Zweibrücken, Johann Blumenschein aus Siebenbürgen, Luise Hofmann aus Crailsheim, Maria & Gottlieb Fischle aus Oberesslingen, Anton Bubulis aus Polen

Lauretta Alberti
November 27, 2015 App Interview

This is an interview between my grandmother Lauretta Alberti and myself. The questions were compiled by the extended family and the interview occurred during a family reunion over the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend.

Interview with my Mom

We talked about my mother’s COVID-19 experience, her family heritage, and her experience with religion and how she raised us (her kids) and how she feels about religion now.

My Grandma and Her Life

My grandma and I talk about her heritage and family life.

Memories with my grandparents

Memories with my grandma and my grandpa joins in adding a little rant

Salome Mwangi and Stella Okech

Stella Okech (22) speaks with her conversation partner Salome Mwangi (50) about her childhood memories, her activism in the refugee community and the many ways she and Salome are tied together.

Heritage Project I: Torin Nill

I learned a lot about who mia is and where she is from. There were a lot of deep and meaningful topics.

Steve Kovach shares the stories of his youthful romances, misbehavior, and the plans he had for the future.

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Kovach (16) who interviewed her father, Steve Kovach (53). It was recorded on November 23, 2018, one day before Steve’s 54th birthday. It took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in their Grandmothers house....

Apush extra credit assignment

We talked about the history of our family and some of the fond memories my dad has from his childhood. We also talked about the impact certain people in his life had on his life / success now.

A conversation with Janet Hammang in Dec 2014. She passed away this morning (May 11, 2017) at the age of 102.

This conversation bounces around. I placed a recorder on the table and pushed play. It's incredible how sharp Janet was at 100 years old. Truly incredible. I know her mind started to get a bit lost in the final years:...

Fortner Family Journey

First part of my interview about my family's heritage and journey.

My Grandma

I interviewed my Grandma for the great Thanksgiving listening project

Family Heritage

In this interview, my mother talks about her family and specifically her grandfather, who came to the U.S searching for a better life. He passed through Ellis Island.

Papa Alexander Interview

In this interview, my papa discussed who his grandparents and parents were and what they did for a living. Along with that, he discussed what my mother was like growing up and some of her interests as a young girl.

Thanksgiving listen

We discussed my mother’s childhood, her parents, and ancestors.