Asian in Urban Education: High School Teachers Talk Race

Takeru and Esther are young Asian-American high school teachers in the south coast of Massachusetts. They teach next to each other in a community whose diverse population is not reflective of their racial or ethnic background. As they end their...

John F. Kennedy's Assassination from the Perspective of a Solider

David McVey speaks with his grandson Addison Bauer about his experience hearing the news of John F. Kennedy's death whilst stationed in Japan. He talks about the reactions of himself, his friends, the Japanese and what he saw globally.

Mom Interview

Manon Raux-Moriwaki (14) interviews her mom about the time when she moved to the US.

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Deborah Ranniger and Virginia Lora

Deborah Ranniger (58) talks to SC Facilitator Virginia Lora (26) about her dad Leonard Cornell who passed away 5 years ago of Alzheimers. She tells the story her dad would tell over and over again about going to the 1929...

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Wally Derleth and Erin Pyles Smith

Strangers and One Small Step partners, Wally Derleth (64) and Erin Pyles Smith (34) talk about their differing political views, the loss of a parent, and how their speech teachers were influential people in their lives. They find parallels in...

Ethnic Interview on my mother

Her parents being treated differently gave her a new outlook on life and hopes that we can further forward to a day without racism.

Alexis Finch’s Interview for the Great Thanksgiving Listen, 2018

In this recording, Alexis Finch at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada records an audio file for the 2018 Great Thanksgiving Listen. Alexis Finch is in 11th grade in English 11 Honors.

Interview with Grandma Carol

November 25th 2018, I interviewed my grandma. Even though she didn’t want to do it, she allowed me!

Hailey Yoshida and Marye Kimoto

Hailey Yoshida (16) talks with her great-grandmother, Marye Kimoto (97) about her experience in Japanese internment camps and her life afterward. Marye also talks about what it was like to live during World War II.

In Your Own Words with Pele Voncujovi

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

From Hurt To Healed

“After every air raid we would have to count heads to make sure everyone was okay”. On January 1, 2019, 14 year-old Taylor Huie interviewed her grandmother, Sylvia Huie, about her experience escaping the Japanese-Chinese War in the 1930s when...

Discrimination on the Bus
November 28, 2018 App Interview

Julie, a Japanese-American woman, talks about her first time facing discrimination as a kindergartner and the effects it had on her life.

Yamato Matsumura interviews his dad, Keigo Matsumura and talks about his early life and his life now. (Japanese)
November 21, 2018 App Interview

Keigo Matsumura talks about this most proud memory which was earning his certification for certified public accountant. Keigo also talks about him as a child wanting to be a professional baseball player. He was in a non professional baseball team...

Great Grandma’s Teeth

Colin Tanji tells the story of getting to know his great grandma

Conversation with Grandma Nobue Asaeda

While visiting Oahu, Lindy and Rory Anderson sat down with Nobue Asaeda and asked her a series of questions on April 16th 2018. Rex, Nobue’s great grandson, was also at the table playing LEGO (hence the background noise).

Pilar Munoz and Xochitl Munoz about Fumiko Bundy

Pilar Munoz talks about her mother, Fumiko, to her daughter Xochitl Munoz. As a young child living near Hiroshima, Japan, Fumiko was six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped. Pilar and Xochitl discuss Fumiko's childhood and life after...

Pilar Munoz and Xochitl Munoz about Fumiko Bundy

Pilar Munoz talks about her mother, Fumiko, to her daughter Xochitl Munoz. As a young child living near Hiroshima, Japan, Fumiko was six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped. Pilar and Xochitl discuss Fumiko's childhood and life after...

Interviewing Yuto about his personality change after leaving Japan

Yuto Yamada(20) interviewed by Maya Bolling (20) about growing up in Japan, and how his personality changed after experiencing foreign culture, and how he is handling being abroad during the pandemic. The two met when Yuto returned from America while...

Interviewing Yuto about his personality change after leaving Japan

Yuto Yamada(20) interviewed by Maya Bolling (20) about growing up in Japan, and how his personality changed after experiencing foreign culture, and how he is handling being abroad during the pandemic. The two met when Yuto returned from America while...

What Happened to Yoshi?

Jack Smith’s best friend was kidnapped by the government, and he never saw him again. On January 5, 2020, Ayden Lord interviewed her grandpa, Jack Smith, in Studio City about his best friend Yoshi who was taken to a Japanese...

Interview with Grandmother: Growing up in Hawaii

Elaine H. (grandmother of Lauren M.) shares valuable lessons that has shaped her through her memories and upbringing. From growing up on the plantations of Maui to internment camps, Elaine shares her fond memories of her past to shine light...