Mom

My mom sat down to talk to me about how growing up in a big midwestern family shaped her into who she is today and how moving to California changed her life for the better.

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John Kirk and Lou Donkle
September 29, 2023 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners John Kirk (57) and Lou Donkle (70) workers, unions, personal responsibility and systemic injustice.

Mom Interview

We talked about her family heritage. We talked about her past life and how she would like to be remembered.

Jackson Kurth (son) & Lisa Brakebill (mom)

Jackson Kurth: 2021-10-15 19:55:05 Jackson Kurth (20) interviews Lisa Brakebill (53) on how communication has changed over time. She gives an insightful view of how communication has changed over time. We come to a conclusion at the end of the...

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Barbara Kates and Douglas Nye

One Small Step conversation partners Douglas "Doug" Nye (74) and Barbara Kates (69) talk about religion and spiritual life, the Back to the Land Movement, sobriety, activism, differences in views on government, and hopes for their future generations.

“It was like a big family getting back together…like a family reunion!”

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

Three Boyfriends
December 10, 2017 App Interview

On a snowy December afternoon I, Juanita Douglas, interviewed my favorite aunt Lillie Bea Douglas Calhoune in my hometown Gary, Indiana. We talked about her life farming cotton as a teenager in Tennessee before she migrated in 1945 to Gary....

"I felt so welcome there..made me feel welcome…like I was somebody."

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

Me and my Dad talk about his life growing up Part 1

Part 1 of interview. We talked about his life growing up, his friends, high school, and his hobbies

“I truly believe that being raised at Gary, that everybody has value; you just have to dig deep to find out what it is.”

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

"I'd like the school and the teachers and the principal to be remembered for the great impact they had on the students."

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

"We were taught to believe that God could do everything, and he did everything for us."

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

"The thing I learned about Garyites, very clannish… they're there for each other."

Documenting the stories of the Graduates from Gary District High School (GDHS), a segregated school in the coal mining town of Gary, WV. The school closed in 1965. The graduates began to have reunions in 1966, inviting all alums. These...

US Steel: Pickle Department

My grandmother, Nancy Pena, recalls her time working at US Steel in Gary, IN.

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Alexia Dukes and Maria Rivera

Alexia Dukes (25) and her mentor, Maria Rivera (47), talk about their work as high school teachers, how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted their work and their students' lives, and their hopes for the next school year.

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Michael Gruszyk and Nicholas Denysenko

Nicholas Denysenko (46) interviews his church member Michael Gruszyk (55) about how he started coming to the Eastern Orthodox Church as a teenager, his education at Valparaiso University, and how the death of family members influenced his faith.