To the Beautiful Land

Yifei Lou traveled to America to study pastry making at the Culinary Institute of America. But then her time here was changed by covid and wild fires and protests, andfor us we were able to see America in these times...

Humanities Interview

This interview between Logan Szott and his mother Heather Szott covers Heather's personal history growing up in L.A. and beyond, connecting to multiple historical events, cultural trends, and personal experiences. The interview contains segments of Heather's early life with her...

Stop Iran

“I would see stop signs and below the word stop it would say Iran”. On 1/6/19, in Los Angeles, Ani Adell interviewed her mom, Megan Adell, about her leaving her home in Iran and coming to America, and how being...

My wonderful mother

In this interview I talked with my mom mostly about her childhood and what it was like. I then talked with her about my childhood and raising me and what parrells there were between the two of us.

Not My Mother’s First Quarantine: Stories from the 1940s TB Pandemic

Lois was nine when her mother was first quarantined in a sanitorium for tuberculosis, a highly contageous and deadly respiratory disease worldwide. She and her three siblings could only visit standing on the lawn, gazing at their mother for as...

Living in Paradise. . . California

Living in Paradise is usually thought of as a tropical place, sitting by the beach, and relaxing. For Bryan Hawkins, it is a small mining town in Northern California. In November of 2018, 17 year-old Johnny Hawkins interviews his father,...

Edith Reed

Edith discusses her 101 year life, highlighting music, including her time spent at Juilliard School and Columbia University. She also discusses her family; both while growing up and the family she started with her husband John. She also mentions how...

Inspiration

We talked about her work challenges and important influences in life that helped her overcome these obstacles.