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James Peters interviewed Richard Lanyon regarding childhood and young adult memories of living in Ravenswood Manor.
Salyndrea B. Bishop Jones (26) and her friend Shakira Johnson (23) talk about growing up in public housing, their families, the schools they attended, the importance of youth programming, their jobs, and their creative interests and professional goals.
Richard "Rich" Robertson (64) is interviewed by his daughter Shauna Robertson (27) about his life, growing up in Italy, and his career in the consumer products industry.
Donald Davis (46) talks to Paula Murphy (72) about Paula's life and their time together as teachers in CPS.
Dina Nakhleh (32) and her husband, Andrew Cole (31), talk about how they met, became friends, and eventually started dating. Andrew tells the story of their carefully-planned engagement as well. They introduce their 7-month-old baby, Laila, who is present during...
Amari Allen (20) and her friend Trenette "T-Nice" Gresham (25) talk about being raised by their grandmothers, relationships, responsibility, and their hopes for the future.
Judd Lofchie (58) talks to his girlfriend Suzanne Stegeman (55) about how he founded the homeless newspaper Streetwise in Chicago.
Virginia Carlsen, 51, interviewed by her daughter Erika Carlsen, 24. Viriginia talks about growing up in a working class Mexican family in Chicago and the struggles they faced there, the experience moving to all-white Utah with her family at 18,...
Howard Dunn (84) talks with Joan Dunn (60) about the various jobs he's had in his life. He describes working as a tour operator for his travel company, and taking his family on trips.
Josh Korby (42), shop manager of Working Bikes, talks with colleague and Working Bikes volunteer Chris Newman (42) about the early days of Working Bikes, and how the organization has grown since 2000. He also talks about the international donation...
Robert Holbach (93) talks to his daughter, Marie Thomas (69) about his family, his career in news and mail delivery, and his advice on preparing for retirement. This is the second of two interviews.
Sherry Williams (58) interviews her friend Gregg H. Brown, Sr., (58), talk about the importance of banking black and Gregg's near-death experience.
Michael Grover (36) talks to his wife, Lea Grover (34), about living with Glioblastoma (brain cancer) for the last 11 years. They talk about MG's cancer, their marriage, their fears, and their three young daughters.
Paul Saltzman (61) interviews his mother, Sara Fay Saltzman (85), about growing up and teaching in Chicago.
Dorothy Moore (82) talks to her daughter, Dr. Sharon Moore (53), about growing up in Southern Louisiana, moving to Chicago in the late 1950s, work, marriage, motherhood, and buying her first home.
Vera Rubin (86) speaks to her daughter Laurie Blackmon (62) about her immigration story during the Holocaust and her experience in America.
Dekalb Walcott Jr. (63) talks to his friend Sherry Williams (58) from Bronzeville Historical Society about his family history and his research on Engine 21 and the history of Chicago's Black firefighters.
Theodore Lipkowski (93) talks to his friend Mike Griffin (72) about being a member of the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago when it first began in 1954.
Lois C. Gallagher (84) talks to daughter Lisanne Carlson (56) about her decision to go to college despite not having support from her parents.
Veronica [No Name Given] (22) talks to friend and staff member at La Casa Norte Monica Rauch (22) about her experience as a survivor of sex trafficking and the people who have helped her change her life.
Laura Donaldson (52) talks to fellow disability rights organizer, Cathleen O'Brien (31) about her experiences with housing instability in Chicago, her difficulty finding both affordable and accessible housing as a woman of color with a disability, Laura has Cerebral Palsy,...
Michael Chad St. John (28) and Andrew Freemire (68) talk about their relationship as artists and their collaborative art practice.
Raymond Lauk (59) spoke to his great uncle and aunt, Vito (92) and Josephine Simone (90). Vito served on the USS WASP aircraft carrier during World War II. He recalls his time serving for the military and how he met...
Tallat Choudry (68) talks to her daughter Seemi Choudry (30) about her childhood in Pakistan, her family and education, early married life in the US and Venezuela, her career, and being a mother of four.