Ariana and Mamama

n this interview, conducted on November 25 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Ariana Mousavi (13) interviews her grandma, Lourdes (Lula) Badkoubei about her childhood and growing up in Arequipa, Peru. She had hobbies like hanging out with siblings, camping and...

Markus Hofmann and Rosemary Hofmann

Markus (57) talks with his mother, Rosemary (91) about her life as a musician, teacher, performer, spiritual life connected to Bach, being adopted, WWII, on list to be deported from Germany

Don Clark is interviewed by his granddaughter Anna Liz

Don has given 400 units of blood, won a community service award, spoken to the president, and worked on the space station. He’s pretty cool.

Samantha Dewig does interview with mother

I learned how my mother was as a child and the things she enjoyed doing and spending her time on. Also how her and my dad were and how they became married and eventually had children which completely changed their...

“The Black Ocean”

In this interview, conducted in December 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Shana Duval (15) interviews her Dad David Duval (63) about the prejudice he experienced when he was trying to buy a house earlier in his life. He shares his...

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

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Frank Gruber and Alison Jefferson

Frank Gruber (67) talks with his friend and colleague Alison Rose Jefferson [no age given] about his contribution to activism and discussions around Civic Center Plans, the Civic Auditorium and the Belmar Triangle in Santa Monica.

El Entrevista Reál

“I was really excited to move to another country and experience new things like skateboarding.” 4:31-5:59 On January 9, 2020, in Los Angeles California, Lela Haro talked to her dad, Jorge Haro, about what it was like to immigrate from...

Joy

I weave my life into the greater story of 1934 to the present, the Great Depression, rural America, the child games we played, while man I would marry fire bombed Tokyo,the second world war, repression of the 1950s,west coast jitters...

A Twist on a Proposal

In November of 2018, 14 year old Isabella Orlando interviewed her mom, Mandana Orlando in Sherman Oaks, California. The stories all take place in Santa Monica in the 1990’s. Isabella asks about everything, from how she met and fell in...

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Janet McKeithan and Robbie Jones

Friends and colleagues in activism, Janet McKeithan (64) and Robbie Jones (62) talk about Janet's journey to ministry and activism and the impact of organization they work for in the community.

Racism is learned

How do you feel about racism coming from a small white country

If money were no object…

What would you want to do if you could choose to do whatever you wanted in the world without having to worry about money.

Tamara Wadsworth and her father Kyle Wadsworth talk about family, heritage, and childhood memories

Tamara Wadsworth interviewed her father Kyle Wadsworth in their living room in Santa Monica, CA on November 26, 2017. They discussed topics like family, heritage, childhood memories, and more. Kyle Wadsworth grew up in California with his brother, pets, and...

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Bruria Finkel and Courtney Gilbert

StoryCorps facilitator Courtney Gilbert (28) talks with Bruria Finkel (87) about her career as an artist, her family and how she opened doors for women in the arts.

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Mary Mills and April Banks

April Banks (47) talks to new acquaintance Mary Mills (56), an African-American woman who surfs in the LA county area.

The Impact of Telling Stories

Sixteen-year-old, Dominic Palmer, interviews his dad, David Palmer, about how his work impacts others as well as himself.