"We were given fictitious names."

Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home for Unwed Mothers in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where they had been sent to hide their pregnancies.
Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts
Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home for ...
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Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts
Produced by
Nadia Reiman, Katie Simon and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Eve Claxton

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Struggle

"It was hard not to be mom."

Sergeant Marilyn Gonzalez and her daughter Specialist Jessica Pedraza remember deploying together to Iraq in 2010.
Recorded in Massachusetts, Rockland
Sergeant Marilyn Gonzalez and her daughter Specialist Jessica Pedraza remember deploying together to Iraq in 2010.
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Recorded in Rockland, Massachusetts
Produced by
Anita Rao with Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

Themes
Historias
Military
Work

"Every scar in my leg has something to do with you."

Marcela Gaviria speaks with Dr. Dempsey Springfield, who has been her surgeon for more than 30 years.
Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts
Marcela Gaviria speaks with Dr. Dempsey Springfield, who has been her surgeon for more than 30 years.
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Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts
Produced by
Michael Garofalo with Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Michael Garofalo

Themes
Friendship
Work

"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."

Wil Smith tells his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.
Recorded in Massachusetts, Sheffield
Wil Smith tells his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle

"I put an ad in the local paper and offered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for twelve people."

Scott Macaulay remembers how, 25 years ago, he started an annual holiday dinner for strangers who have nowhere else to go.
Recorded in Massachusetts, Melrose
Scott Macaulay remembers how, 25 years ago, he started an annual holiday dinner for strangers who have nowhere else to go.
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Recorded in Melrose, Massachusetts
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro

Themes
Angels & Mentors

"We had some strange things happen."

90-year-old Sid Radner talks about the annual Halloween seance he holds to try to contact Harry Houdini.
Recorded in Holyoke, Massachusetts
90-year-old Sid Radner talks about the annual Halloween seance he holds to try to contact Harry Houdini.
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Recorded in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Nina Porzucki

Themes
Witness

"The biggest struggle was to take messages."

Claritza Abreu, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, tells her friend Gerardo Villacres about one of her first jobs in the United States.
Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Claritza Abreu, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, tells her friend Gerardo Villacres about one of her first jobs ...
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Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

In Partnership with
Latino Professional Network

Themes
Historias
Work

"My family has been like a rock to me..."

Peg Steinberg and her son, Dan, talk about Peg's battle with cancer.
Peg Steinberg and her son, Dan, talk about Peg's battle with cancer.
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Sarah Geis

Themes
Struggle

"My father took me to the grocery store when I was just big enough to walk..."

Robbie Cronig (R) who grew up working in his family's market, remembers selling it to his friend Steve Bernier (L).
Robbie Cronig (R) who grew up working in his family's market, remembers selling it to his friend Steve Bernier (L).
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Friendship
Work

"He was my best friend in the whole wide world..."

Otis Wade remembers Mandred Henry, in an interview with Mandred's granddaughter, Beatrice Perron.
Otis Wade remembers Mandred Henry, in an interview with Mandred's granddaughter, Beatrice Perron.
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Produced by


Facilitated by
Sarah Gies

Themes
Friendship
Griot
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ
Struggle

"I was a cop with a good reputation out in the street."

Retired police officer Walter Fahey tells his son Bill about his long career.
Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts
Retired police officer Walter Fahey tells his son Bill about his long career.
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Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

Themes
Work