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Sura Alhilali and Mustafa Aljanabi

Wife and husband, Sura Alhilali (25) and Mustafa Aljanabi (31) discuss their journeys to the United States, how they met, and the cultural differences between the United States and the Middle East.

6,000 Miles to Freedom

It took about 2 years and 6,000 miles to experience any form of freedom for the first time. On January 5, 2020, 15 year old Kian Salehi asks his mother, Nini Salehi, about her journey to America and the challenges...

PTSD and Me: How Poetry saved me from Suicide

Erika Land and Aissatou Sidime-Blanton discuss that PTSD the Erika suffered as part of her U.S. military service as a pharmacy technician and how poetry, and producing her one-woman play (“PTSD and Me/At ease. Not today PTSD.”), has helped her...

Ali al mashhadi and his mother bassima idris talk about his mother’s life and her experiences

In this interview conducted by Ali al mashhadi (15) interviews his mother bassima Idris (46) about her childhood and how she was able to leave her home country for the purpose of her sons.In this interview bassima shows how caring...

The First Gulf War

A discussion with my father about what his memories of the First Gulf War were.

Great Thanksgiving Listen of 2017

In this interview I will be interviewing my grandmother about her childhood, teens, and how she immigrated to US

Sweet Advice from Joe and Ann George

Joe and Ann stressed the importance of faith and they also expressed their advice on how to raise kids. They also talked a little about their experience from immigrating here to the US from Iraq. #ASHStoryCorps2017 #TheGreatThanksgivingListen

Gabby interviewing her aunt Sally

My aunt Sally talked about her life and what it was like living in two countries

Duane Topping & Jamie Topping

"So much of the world is just noise. And for me, it is that noise that brings the anxiety." Duane Topping served three tours in Iraq. Coming home, he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but found comfort from an unexpected...

mother and daughter talk about the Iraqi depression
November 26, 2018 App Interview

The Iraqi depression impacted the lives of everyone in my mother's daily life. I decided to sit down with her to talk about the continuity of the problems that arose during the depression.

Dad interview

My father’s story about coming into the US, and life in America.

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Farouk Said Barbari

Farouk reflects on his life in Gaza, Libya, and Iraq, where he served as Secretary of the Libyan Petroleum Committee headed by Palestinian national and scholar Anis al-Qasem.

Hans Heaton, Navy and National Guard veteran, speaks on his military service.

Hans Heaton, a former member of the Navy and National Guard is interviewed by Savannah McCool, a high school sophomore. Heaton and McCool cover his reasons for enlisting, his job as a mechanic in the Navy, and his experience in...

Interview with Abdulsalam Younis

In this interview, Abdulsalam Younis gives a brief talk about his youth in Iraq and why he moved to the United States with his family.

Lily’s Interview With my Amazing Grandpa

When I was interviewing my grandfather, we went over his life. We talked about his imagration process, his family, his buisness and his overall life.