Interview with Elise Acuff: It’s Appalachian to not know you’re Appalachian

Elise and I talked about her favorite places in Appalachia, her feelings of disconnection from Appalachian, her distant cousin Roy Acuff, making cornbread, and being the keeper of family history.

Krysten Nieves: Su vida en Nueva York y su amor por la familia

Entrevisté a Krysten en Oscar’s Taco Shop para mi Entrega 4. Hablamos sobre su familia, a quien ella ama mucho, y su infancia en Nueva York.

CAC AmeriPals
February 27, 2019 App Interview

AmeriCorps members Sara, Matthew, and Nicole reflect on a year and a half of service through CAC AmeriCorps in Knoxville.

Interview with Annie Le

Annie and I talked about her experience of moving to Knoxville and the similarities and differences she has noticed between Knoxville and Minnesota, where she most recently lived, and where she grew up in Vietnam.

La entrevista de María

This is part of class project for my Spanish class. María is from Morelia, Mexico, but she now live in Knoxville, Tennessee. She sat down with me and gave me insight into her life.

Interview with Darlene Waters

Darlene and I talked about the culture shock she felt after leaving Lonsdale projects in East Tennessee and going to Farragut in West Knoxville as well as her culture shock when she moved to Chicago. We also talked about Appalachian...

Entrevista con Laura Contreras

I interviewed Laura Contreras about her experience coming to the United States from Mexico when she was younger. She discusses some of the challenges she faced when she moved her, and divulges on her life here in Knoxville.

Interview with Esmilsa Alford-Christian

Esmilsa and I talked about how she came to Knoxville from Nicaragua while a teenager and how she has come to see East Tennessee and Appalachia as her home. She also spoke about the differences and similarities between East Tennessee...

Brenny and Amanda Clare Interview

My mom, Amanda, and I talk about the past, present, and future. Covering a range of topics from the day I was born through COVID struggles, lots of ups and downs are discussed. She shares the struggles of parenting and...

Entrevista con Alexa
November 19, 2018 App Interview

This is an interview for my Honors Spanish class. We had to interview an immigrant in East Tennessee about their life in the United States. This is Alexa Maqueo-Toledo's story.

Hector Saldivar: Artista de Knoxville

Esta es una entrevista con el artista, Héctor, por Español 217. Héctor es de la ciudad de México y hace arte de arcilla y papel mache.

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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 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.