Loving — but Leaving — the Military
September 23, 2019 App Interview

Retired Colonel Denise Baken enlisted in the Army in 1975 , following in her father’s military footsteps. She’d go on to serve for nearly three decades. At StoryCorps, Denise told her children — Richard and Christian Yingling — about her...

Earl Smith’s Life Story

This interview is about my grandpa Earl Smith, and his life. We talked about his growing up in Boonsboro, Maryland; his military career and his years as a teacher. Along with his personal life as a father, husband, and grandfather.

Racing cars in the 60’s
December 2, 2019 App Interview

I talk to my granddad about his teenage years and what he would do for fun.

Emma and Dane Pavelek

Emma and Dane discussing the effects of Emma going off to college. how is Emma going to handle the Naval Academy and basic training?

Dr. Louis Caplan and his son Jeremy Caplan

Dr. Louis R Caplan (84) talks with his son, Jeremy Caplan (45) about life growing up in Baltimore, at Williams College, and in medical school at Boston, as well as meeting his wife, Brenda Caplan.

My grandfathers reminiscence

We talked about my grandfather’s childhood through how he lives now. I leaned about what inspired him and how he grew up. I also learned more about the man he is today.

Jered Cooper and Reese Barrett

[Recorded: September 29, 2022] Jered (20) and Reese (18) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Jered is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia. He loves to delve into fiscal policy and foreign affairs topics, an...

Thanksgiving interview with Mom

I interviewed my mom and learned information about my family that I didn’t know and what her childhood was like.

Sarah Mathes and her aunt Mary Foelster talk about growing up in Maryland and her careers along the way.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, Sarah interviews her aunt Mary Foelster about life growing up in Maryland and her career path along the way. Mary talks about life growing up for her as the...

Uncle Scott Interview on father Eric Roos

Uncle Scott’s opinion on his father’s story and upbringing in Germany. Then moving to the US and becoming a soldier.

Single Fathers vs The State of Maryland

This a social injustice that has been lingering sometime throughout my peer group and community and I feel the need to take steps by bringing it to light. Featuring a good friend of my Roan Ottey.

“When one door closes, another opens…" (Alexander Graham Bell). My Grandma never looked regretfully upon the closed door.

Clay Campbell (31) talks with his grandmother, Charmian Waggaman (89) about her life growing up in DC in the 1940s, meeting the love of her life Thomas Waggaman, raising three kids, and sharing loving words to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.