Talking With my Papa

I'm Hailey Wojciuch and I'm 15, I interviewed my papa, Glen York who is 65. We talk about his life as a farmer and his experience with Cambodian refugees.

Loren Johnston and Julia Kirschenbaum

Loren Johnston (73) is interviewed by StoryCorps Facilitator, Julia Kirschenbaum (25), to tell about the lives of his father and mother. Loren's words are meant to serve a as a proper memorial to his father, Byron Frank Johnston, a mortician...

Erik Hayes and Marty Martin

One Small Step conversation partners Erik Hayes (55) and Marty Martin (70) discuss their earliest political memories, their passion for making the world a better place, and why commonalities are more important than differences.

Diversity and cultural competency as a brown social worker and providing support for a community that looks like me: Sanjana Ragudaran

Sanjana Ragudaran, Ph. D., MSW, has a heart for migrant experiences, race disparities, and program evaluation as a social worker looking at social welfare, human rights, and social justice and how covid-19 has impacted migrant experience.

Moses Mukengezi and Salome Mwangi

Salome Mwangi (50) talks with her friend and co-worker Moses Mukengenzi (28) about his experiences being creative with what you have, i.e. making soccer balls out of trash, working with young male refugees in Idaho, and about the importance of...

Shamaal Shahzad and Naomi Gargiulo

Naomi Gargiulo (22) talks with her friend Shamaal Shahzad (22) about her experience working with immigrants & refugees, and how her identity as the daughter of immigrants shaped her work.

True Wolff and Issa Aldabaan

Friends Issa Aldabaan (36) and True Wolff (74) share memories of their friendship since Issa arrived to the United States from Syria.

Interviewing an Iraqi Refugee

My name is Nadia Albino, an MSW student at Loyola University Chicago. In this interview I speak to Moustafa Aldouri. As a student specializing in migration studies I focused on the experience of a refugee in the United States. Moustafa...

KIND Client Ismael in Conversation with his KIND attorney, Jessalyn Schwartz.

KIND attorney, Jessalyn Schwartz interviews her client, Ismael on his life, hopes for the future and the positive impact KIND has had on his life and his legal case.

Huey-Min Chuang and Mei-Yi Chen

Recently reconnected friends Huey-Min Chuang [no age given] and Mei-Yi Chen (51) share their childhood immigration and coming-of-age stories and what home means to them. They also talk about their current projects and what they hope for in their rekindled...

Brandon Scovill and Jason Smithberg

One Small Step partners Brandon Scovill (42) and Jason Smithberg (46) have a civil conversation about their similar and different political views.

Mike Younis and Eneida Laffont talk about Ms. Laffont’s life and about leaving Cuba to the United States.

In this interview, conducted on November 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Younis(18) interviews his grandmother, Eneida Laffont (93), about her life, including her childhood, her work life and marriage, and her experience leaving Cuba due to communism. She...

Pam V and Zane Graham

One Small Step partners Pam V (59) and Zane Graham (23) discuss the differences in their religious beliefs and how they have come to understand different issues.

Sasson Sisters

The Sasson sisters emigrated from Cairo, Egypt to the U.S.A. in June of 1968 as refugees of the Six-Day War. Their story is a reminder of how political and religious conflict uproots families, and how social class can play a...

Steve Desroches and Hannah Clager

Steve Desroches (48) talks to Hannah Clager (32) about her experiences traveling and studying abroad, in particular the intersection of art and human rights, and how it led her to her current work with Crisis Action, an organization that works...

Elizabeth Elango and Crispin Ilombe Wilondja

Coworkers Elizabeth Elango (46) and Crispin Ilombe Wilondja [no age given] share their stories about coming to Decatur, Georgia and speak about their work with Global Village Project, a school focused on educating refugee girls.

How Johanna Saper got her name (and more).

Johnna tells parts of the stories of leaving Vienna, leaving Manchester to the United States, and how she ended up with the name Johanna Franklin.