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Beryl Schottenstein

Beryl Schottenstein (68) reads four of her own short stories.

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Jerry Gadek and Cammy Anderson

Colleagues, Jerry Gadek (52) and Cammy Hart-Anderson (51) have a conversation about their work helping veterans dealing with homelessness.

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Theresa Marasco and Holly Burns

Theresa Holly Marasco (55) and her daughter, Holly Burns (30), reflect on their single-parent household, experiencing spaces of poverty and privilege and their hopes for the future.

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Anthony Arguien and Mia Raquel

Anthony "Tony" Arguien (52) discusses his upbringing and shares his Hollywood ambitions and struggles with homelessness with new friend and StoryCorps facilitator Mia Raquel (24).

Yomari's Community (en Español)

Yomari shares her story about employment, housing, and food insecurity. She reminisces how vacations back home in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic are temporary escapes from the hardships of poverty. Through her work with La Casa Norte she has...

Emeshe Amadé – Women’s Story

A recent college graduate reflects on her journey from a small farm outside of Memphis, Tennessee, to Chicago, to Colorado.

My friend William

We talked about William's journey from drug addiction and homelessness to his life today.

Miles Oshan and his father Scott Oshan talk about his childhood.

In this interview, Miles Oshan (17), asks Scott Oshan (55) about his upbringing in New York City, his childhood struggles, joys, and how each of these elements have influenced him throughout his life.

Aisha's Commitment

Since 2002, Aisha has received support from La Casa Norte. From housing advocacy to helping her receive full custody of her child, they have been a stable support for her for years.

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Bernie Creaven and Heather Kovar

Heather Kovar (18) interviews her mom Bernie Creaven (55) about her work as a nurse. Bernie works with homeless families in Seattle, WA.

Seven Boxes: Celebrating the Strength to Move On

Dr. Bobbi Alba shares her new inspirational memoir about multiple sudden atypical losses. Topics include: cancer, loss of child, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness, alcoholism, pet loss, transgender youth, and leaving a living legacy.

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Mandy Schuman and Merrill Price

One Small Step conversation partners Mandy Schuman (48) and Shane Price (52) share about their upbringings in Texas, how they have shaped their religious beliefs, and what they hope to see in their community moving forward.

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Steven Erickson, Patricia Erickson, and Hannah Mitchell

Steve Erickson (60), Patricia Erickson [no age given] and their long lost friend Hannah Mitchell (35) discuss how they reconnected after decades, during which Hannah had seemed to disappear with her schizophrenic mother. They describe how they were finally able...

Martin Carpio interviews Andrew Costa

Andrew Costa is 25 years old and was previously in several homeless shelters until he found a permanent home at Menlo Family Housing. He was adopted in Germany by Italian parents and lived most of his life in Long Island....

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Evan Bednarz and William Kershner

Evan Bednarz (30) talks with his colleague William Kershnar (24) about the role religion and faith play in the social justice movement. They talk about the work they do in the Catholic Worker House in Houston, the complexity of the...

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Aisha Owens and Kristen Kelley

Aisha Owens (36) is interviewed by her case manager Kristen Kelly (27) about her thoughts on poverty, homelessness, rent hikes, and her journey finding stable housing at La Casa Norte.

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Alena Rogers and Raj Kumar

Alena Rogers (39) tells Raj Kumar (37) about her past challenges with homelessness and substance abuse, and how Raj leasing her an apartment helped (in part) get her back on her feet.

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Jennifer Anderson and Fredrick Pfaffmann

Jennifer Anderson (44) talks to OSS interview partner, Rick Pfaffmann (75), about their experiences growing up and their volunteer work in their communities.

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Mark Horvath and Liz Strauss

Mark Horvath (53) is interviewed by his friend Liz Strauss (62) about his transition from working in the television industry to being homeless. Mark now works with the homeless documenting their stories.

Having A Voice

John had everything, but due to terrible circumstances he became homeless. One of those awful events was a fight against throat cancer, which left him unable to talk. With the help of a friend and a sense of humor, John...

Willie Hensley and Angela Marith

Willie, a native Alaskan Iñupiaq, speaks with Angela about how the influx of Russians, Europeans and Americans into Alaska has had on their culture, health and livelihood. Outsiders unintentionally brought diseases decimating much of the native Alaskan populations. Unable to...