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December 4, 2018
Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

My Hero

This is someone who helped me get through a difficult time in my life

“It wasn’t easy” – Growing up in New York

My grandfather talks about the changes he experienced and how difficult life was growing up in New York with nothing. He discusses his relationship with his brother and some stories from schooling in Cuba. How he managed to overcome immense...

“you were a little puny baby”

Though I do not see her that often because of the distance, my grandma and I have a close bond. Not only was life back home difficult to deal with, but the struggle of transitioning also took a toll of...

What’s the best thing your parents did in raising you?

My mother, Kristan Jacobson, talks about her parents and how they have shaped her into the mom she is today for my brothers and I.

Interview with Lynn (Nutty) Anderson

Nutty and I discuss what it’s been like for her to take care of her grandson.

Dinner Table Conversation

The history and progression of my parents from refugees to American citizens. Also advice for a child’s path to success.

November 16, 2018
“It was hard to watch, it was somebody that you love and care about abuse their body like he was.”

Me: Okay, who was the person in your family that was using drugs? Joe: That would be my father, he was using alcohol, abusing alcohol. Me: Okay, did they ever lie or try to hide the truth about their addiction?...