Love, Riots, and Violence, at USC

Ann Garrett, from Clovis, California, in her junior year of USC, 1992, was put into the middle of the Rodney King riots. It is a firsthand story of someone stuck in a violent protest. Interviewed by Luke Garrett, 14, her...

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...

Homecoming Humility

In this interview, 15 year-old Quinn Frankel Interviews her dad, Andrew Frankel, the son of the most terrifying parent in Highland Park, Chicago. He questions him about a humiliating instance taking place on the night before homecoming during his 1st...

Shay McLean

This interview is of my 46 year old mother Shay McLean. She originally grew up in Glendora, California, but has lived here in Henderson, Nevada for the last 10 years or so. She is a special education teacher for CCSD....

The Great Thanksgiving Listen With My Granny

I talked with my grandmother about some of her experiences growing up. We talked about her family life and some things she found to be very important when navigating life

Asking Piper

Piper discusses characteristics from her life that are the most significant to her.

September 21, 2018
The Day After The People’s Park Riots (1969)

Juanita lived in Berkeley, CA at the time. Surveying the scene the next morning, her son in his stroller touched a leaf, inadvertently teargassing himself by rubbing his eye.

September 16, 2018
Immigration Stories Italy: Juan

Juan is immigrated to Italy from Peru for a better life. Juan lives in Pioltello just outside of Milan. Juan paints a beautiful picture of growing up in Peru and being surrounded by his many sisters. Juan tells about his...

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...