Isaac Thomas McClanahan Jr.

In this interview my grandfather Isaac Thomas McClanahan Jr. talks about his childhood and teenage years in Bakersfield, CA through his family, young love and life experiences.

Yancy Welch, “I Remember…”: Louisiana Reflections and Stories of the Past
November 30, 2021 App Interview

A crabber, alligator hunter, and family man of southwest Louisiana, Yancy Welch, born in 1965 in Lake Charles, describes his conflicts with gators and hurricanes as he shows great respect for distinctive ecosystem that surrounds him. *Disclaimer: This interview was...

Auntie-Grandma Jewel (sibling #7)

In the midst of the pandemic my family has been blessed with new life. I spoke with my Aunt Jewel about the experience of becoming a great-grandma during the outbreak. I thought I knew my aunt pretty well but this...

Ryan deMontluzin and his Mother talk about a life growing up in Louisiana and the big events her life

In this interview, conducted in Birmingham, Alabama, Ryan deMontluzin (17) and his mother (Christi, 52) talk about her childhood in Louisiana and the big events that she grew up with and around. Christi shares stories of life in Louisiana, college,...

Jeryl's Justification

Entrepreneurship comes in many different faces. As I was discovering new moving stories of incredible people and their passion for creation, I found one that spoke to me. Jeryl's Journey, Jeryl is the mastermind that came up with the incredible...

Al Levron, “I Remember…”: Louisiana Reflections and Stories of the Past

Hear landowner Al Levron explain how family and legislative acts such as CWPPRA are making a difference in coastal restoration.

Susan "Sue" Laudeman, “I Remember…”: Louisiana Reflections and Stories of the Past
November 30, 2021 App Interview

Education Curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection, Sue Laudeman (born in 1937), discusses life as a girl in New Orleans and her relationship with the wetlands that surround the urban area. *Disclaimer: This interview was conducted in Coastal Louisiana...

Mom Part 2 (sibling #15)

My mom and I caught up again over the phone. Just as southern states are beginning to reopen the virus is reaching our family like never before but my mom believes that her faith and military experience will carry her...

Life in Louisiana

Food is more than a source of sustenance, it is a tool for socioeconomic advancement, and a symbol that generates individual or collective memories that help establish identity. Food highlights cultural identity because it is a force that defines social...

Ajita Bhat and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Ajita Bhat reflects on her immigration to America in the pursuit of higher education, and how her impressions of the country has evolved. After settling in Andover, she quickly found community, and eventually became the...

Alyssa Walin Interviews her grandmother Carol Moreland about her life.

In this interview conducted in Kansas City, Missouri in November 2017, Alyssa Walin talks to her grandmother Carol Moreland about her life experiences. Carol Moreland talks about her Dad who served in World War 2. She describes her childhood and...

Grady Coulter talks

In this interview, conducted in December 2021 in Alexandria, Louisiana, Tamaya Eli (18) interviews her grandpa (73) about accomplishments that made him proud. Mr. Grady also shares the important people in his life and his greatest influence. Mr. Grady also...

Becoming a Teen Mom

Kayla (15) talks to her mother, Crystal (33), about how her life was changed when she became a teen mom.