blast from dad’s past

I asked my father questions about his life growing up and the outcomes of his experiences.

Joseph Howe, Cameron Kuo, , , and
January 19, 2017 App Interview

Joseph Howe, a Vietnam War veteran, explains the every day challenges faced by veterans once they come home. For him, health issues resulting form Agent Orange exposure continue to affect him to this day. He also talks about the hypervigilence...

Interview with John R. Hall, The Sociology of religion and Religious Sects.

Interview of John R. Hall, a 74 year old research professor of sociology at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. Conducted by his daughter, Nicola R. Hall a 15 year old high school student. The interview talks about John R....

Interview with Beverly Brook, Grant Erickson, and Christy Hightower.

Grant Erickson, who had his 95th birthday ten days before telling this story, talks with Beverly Brook and Christy Hightower about the highlights of his life. In this short 8 minute segment, he talks about standing up for diversity of...

Andre Navarro, Cameron Kuo, , , and
February 2, 2017 App Interview

USMC veteran, Andre Navarro recounts the events leading to his decision to join the marine corps. His responsibilities included O431 logistics. This meant that he was in charge of making sure that divisions worth of military equipment were ready to...

Covid from a nurses perspective

My mom, A nurse working at Sutter Health Santa Cruz, reflects on her perspective of Covid 19 and her experiences working through the pandemic. We talk through how her perspective changed throughout the rise of Covid, her and her peers...

Lee Loftin talking about religion and movies

Lee Loftin discusses the death of his cousin in 2016, his views on religion, and film makers who influenced his life.

POI interview

I picked my mother as my person of inspiration. She is inspirational. I asked about 14 questions.

Interview with Grant Erickson and Lisa Johnson

Grant Erickson talks with Lisa Johnson a month before his 95th birthday. He started attending First Congregational Church in 1976, and thinks that the name change to Peace United Church in 2013 was a good expression of the Church’s values....

Amy Vradenburg, Cameron Kuo, , , and
January 26, 2017 App Interview

Amy recounts her time as an army chaplain and tells how it has led to her current job as veterans' employment specialist and part time missionary. From her work experience with veterans reentering society, Vradenburg explains the difficulties servicemen and...

Josette Thomas, Lilly Thomas, Christy Hightower, , and

Two sisters, Josette and Lilly Thomas, talk about how they first started attending First Congregational Church in Santa Cruz, California at the ages of five and eight. They share their thoughts and feelings about the church changing its name to...

Interview with my mom

Today my mom and I discussed what she was like as a kid, our family, and hopes for the future.

A conversation with an Alaskan cyber security professional
November 30, 2021 App Interview

I needed to talk to someone who I didn't know a whole lot about but wasn't boring. So I chose a family friend who grew up in Alaska and later moved to L.A.

Interview

I interviewed one of my good friends. We discussed his childhood and college life.

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower

Nick Piediscalzi, a retired minister, talks about what brought him to Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz California. He admires the active, lively congregation here where people are not afraid to be vulnerable in church. Nick explains: “In...

Great Thanksgiving Listen

Talking with my sister, she was able to explain her on campus job at UCSC, called CARE, which helps students stay safe around campus.