Interview with Ken Wise

Ken and I talked about his time living in East Tennessee from hiking in the Smokies as a young boy to moving from Georgia to go to school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to working as a librarian...

Ellen Oakes and Kate Nowicki – Criminal Justice Immersion Volbreak

Ellen Oakes: 2020-10-17 14:58:11 Ellen Oakes (19) talks with her friend Kate Nowicki (20) about mass incarceration and the criminal justice system in America.

Marcus Ortiz (2020)

We talked about his life and his past and how he wants to be remembered.

Shirley Lowe and her great nephew Andrew Cook talk about growing up in the Great Depression

In this interview, conducted on November 22nd 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Cook (17) interviews his great aunt, Shirley Lowe (80) about her childhood during the Great Depression and how the world has progressed. She also talks about the technological...

Interview with My Tata

Renee Jubran tells us what it was like getting forced out of her home in Palestine and moving to America. Renee and her husband started a successful restaurant called the Falafel Hut in Knoxville, Tennessee.

A priest who listens and talks paint off barns

After more than 20 years in the ordained priesthood, Paulist Father Charlie Donahue has a lot of insights about prayer, faith, love and community. And he wanted to be a priest even as a child, so he's been articulating religion...

Interview with Alexus Tate

Alexus and I talked about her experience of moving to Knoxville from Crossville, Tennessee and living in East Tennessee. We also talked about Appalachian stereotypes and her experience of them as well as some of the reasons that she loves...

Understanding the Simple Life

In this interview conducted in Knoxville TN on November 25th 2018, Max Fields (17) interviews his step-grandmother Virginia Swaggerty about her childhood, family, faith, and the world today. Mrs. Swaggerty shares stories about growing up and her life through the...

“There’s a force that’s with me…”

On the occasion of Fr. James "Jim" Haley's 50th anniversary of becoming a priest with The Paulist Fathers, we learned about his life in the community. “Looking back, I wouldn't change it for anything. I mean, how can a shy...