Myself and My Grandmother Part 1
December 3, 2015 App Interview

This interview is mainly focused on the childhood and youth of my grandmother, Caroline Carlson. She was born in 1834 and has many good stories to share. She has lived in Evanston, Illinois, New York City, and Canada. *please note...

“You Can Do Better….”

My grandpa, Rich Spencer, has had a great life. In this interview, you’ll learn about his great accomplishments and upbringing. From Evanston Wyoming to Harvard Buisness School, you’ll see the steps he took to achieve success.

Emmanuel Salgado and Lauro Gonzalez

Emmanuel "Manny" Delgado (18) and his friend Lauro Gonzalez (17) are classmates at Morton East High School. They have a conversation about growing up in Chicago, their love for cars, and their plans after graduation.

McCormack Family History

History of Technology in IBM, Irish Catholic movement in high schools on the north East side of Chicago. History of club Alabam burying the Great Depression. (Pictured: Marcella Benett 1928)

Akie Kadota, Christian Reyes, and Carter Liebman

Friends and fellow Questbridge scholars, Akie Kadota (19), Christian Reyes, (21) and Carter Liebman (19), talk about their experiences as low-income first-generation college students at Northwestern University. They talk about their family histories, parental role reversal, navigating bureaucratic systems without...

Shlomo Brabham and Miriam Brabham

Daughter and father Miriam Brabham (33) and Shlomo Brabham (71) discuss raising a biracial family, parenting biracial children, identity, and how they are like and different.

Cold War

My Fathers memories and perspective on the Cold War as he lived through most of it, just missing the early few years.


Me interviewing my dad about his childhood

Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan and Suni Kartha

Friends Elisabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan (47) and Suni Kartha (47) talk about their work on the PTA Equity Project in their home community of Evanston, Illinois. They reflect on how they first became aware of the inequities in parent-teacher association (PTA)...

Mom and daughter talk

Simple and complicated questions asked from daughter to mother.

Michelle Wheeler and Jocelyn Becerra

Colleagues and friends Michelle Wheeler (40) and Jocelyn Becerra (24) talk about their nursing careers and working together as school nurses.

“I leaned on the horn… it was a different sound than burning wood”: Interview with Sharon and Fred Korty

Sharon and Fred, longtime residents of the Chicagoland area, invited me into their lovely Wheaton home to tell me the story of how they rebuilt after losing their home in a fire. They also shared stories of their travels and...

Anthony Thomas and Judy Hannan

Judy Hannan (56) interviews her father, Tony Thomas (93) about his life and his 64 year marriage to his wife and her mother, Marge.

Michael Tanimura, Michael Takada, and Anna Takada

Michael Tanimura (63) and Michael Takada (61) engage in a conversation about their experiences growing up in Chicago as third (and 2.5) generation Japanese Americans. Anna Takada (25) facilitates their conversation as the oral history studio manager at Alphawood Gallery.

My grandparents’ life
November 28, 2019 App Interview

Today I interviewed my grandparents. They had a lot of great stories to tell!