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Anna Escobedo (25) talks with Alexis Terrazas (28) about how she came to the Mission District of SF and the impact of gentrification.
General Robert L. Menist (70) and his friend Rudolph "Rudy" C. Shokal (65) talk about Robert's family history at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA, their experiences while serving in the Vietnam War, their experiences while serving at the Presidio,...
Paul Donner (62) talks with his wife Susan Donner (62) about their experience of the Tubbs fire. Susan and Paul describe the night of the fire and the experience of evacuating. Both describe the impact of losing their home, familial...
Mary Wardell (50) interviews Tracy Benning (53) about her career as a African-American woman in science. Mary and Tracy discuss how more women and people of color can break into STEM.
Liz, 28, interviews Barb, 42, about her archaeological work at the Presidio.
Registered Nurse Arminda Perez (63) talks to her colleague Libby Echeverria (41) about how she got her current position and what she hopes everyone can learn about homelessness.
Rita Danilo (45) and her husband Hugo Danilo (47) talk about their relationship, growing up together and how they eventually decided to have and adopt a total of 10 children.
Marie Romero (59) talks with Beatriz Datangel (26) about the history of Arkipelago Filipino bookstore and the importance of knowing one's culture.
Isabel Antonia Esquivil ,62, and her sister Christina "Tina" Natividad Ramos, 43, about the history of their family's "Mex-icatesssen", La Borinqueña, founded in Oakland, CA by their grandmother in 1944. They now own and run the restaurant, and here they...
Jonathan Koshi (39) talks with his wife Jess Hemerly (33) about volunteering with 826 Valencia to teach elementary school youth in San Francisco about creative writing.
Gus Newport (82) talks with his long time friend Jason Webb (38) about how they first met and why they are so passionate about community organizing. Gus shares about his work at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Jason describes...
Van Martini (53) talks with her cousin Phil Nguyen (45) about how their family escaped Vietnam, their first experiences in the refugee camp, arriving in Connecticut and later California, and what being Vietnamese and American means to them.
MLin (23) talks to Kenji Oshima (54), Steve Lew (57), and Prescott Chow (age not given) about their community organizing experiences with the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project (GCHP).
Maya Elena Scott-Chung (45) and Susie Hoblet (47), parents at Kaiser Elementary School, discuss the myth of the Ozzie and Harriet “traditional family” and Suzy’s experience growing up in Italy, France and traveling worldwide; the struggles of the sandwich generation,...
Jessica Nutik Zitter (48) interviews her father, Stephen Nutik (74), about his career as a neurosurgeon. Jessica asks him about what he's enjoyed most about his career, his experiences with interacting with patients, how he handles delivering bad news, and...
Reneé Ramcharitar talk with her friend and the sister of her boyfriend Aisha Scott about her experiences with depression and healing through love and spirituality, and her career change from teaching to seeking work as a counselor, and Aisha talks...
Ishmael Jihan (60), by his social worker and friend Abby Lamb (29) about his life growing up in Chicago and his involvement in the Black Panthers as well as his political views now.
Susan, 35, interviews her mother Caroline, 64, about growing up in Oakland’s Chinatown, her work as a principal, and her family.
Stephen Ristau, 57, tells colleague Jamie Smeland, 26, about the importance of libraries in his life, he and his wife’s decision to move to Portland in 2007, and his work in non-profit consulting.
Juan Pablo Gutierrez and Linda G. Watson are friends and fellow artists. They talk about their experiences as artists in the 1980s, as well as their vivid experience in the 1986 San Francisco earthquake. Ultimately, they share how they are...
Laura Slattery (47) interviewed by Alex Lyon (28) about working for a homeless shelter and nonprofit called the Gubbio Project, growing up in Los Angeles, CA and attending Catholic school, her service in the Medical Service Corps in Hawaii, working...
Friends Yvonne Rodriguez (47) and Jesús Pando (54) talk about going to college in their 30s, majoring in Physics, their ethnic backgrounds and their family.
Alexis Terraza (28) talks with Annalisa Escobedo (25) about being born and raised in the Mission District, displacement and gentrification, and community.
Audrey T. Williams (42) talks with Rochelle Spencer (39) about being women of color sci-fi and surrealist writers. Rochelle and Audrey describe what draws them to sci-fi as a genre and about why they are fascinated by writing toward the...
Kalen Humphrey (13) and her mother Colleen Teitgen (47) describe evacuating their home and fleeing their car during the Sonoma County fires. They reflect on losing their home and belongings in the fires, but also discuss how their family, friendships,...