"What made you want to go to college with me?"

Collin Smith (23), who became quadriplegic after a car accident in high school, talks with Ernest Greene (72) who volunteered to go to college with Collin as his full-time caregiver.
Recorded in Asheboro, North Carolina
Collin Smith (23), who became quadriplegic after a car accident in high school, talks with Ernest Greene (72) who volunteered to go ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty Kendall

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle
Work

"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."

Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson.
Recorded in North Carolina, Raeford
Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ
Military
Work

"You remember the first dinner together?"

Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past three years.
Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Griot
Historias

"How did it make you feel to leave us for your deployment?"

Talana Banks and her brother, Willie, talk with their mother, Chief Warrant Officer Felicia Banks, about her deployment to Iraq in 2005 and their life as an Army family.
Talana Banks and her brother, Willie, talk with their mother, Chief Warrant Officer Felicia Banks, about her deployment to Iraq ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Growing Up
Military
Work

"I remember waking up from the surgery and seeing this beautiful nurse."

Howell Graham, one of the longest-surviving double-lung transplant patients, tells his mother, Nan, about the days after his surgery.
Howell Graham, one of the longest-surviving double-lung transplant patients, tells his mother, Nan, about the days after his surgery.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Elena Cohen

In Partnership with
WHQR

Themes
Angels & Mentors

"As an old man, he still had scars..."

75-year-old Julian Walker tells his daughter, Julia Walker Jewell, about an accident his father had as a young boy.
75-year-old Julian Walker tells his daughter, Julia Walker Jewell, about an accident his father had as a young boy.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Beatriz Colonia

In Partnership with
WHQR

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up

"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"

James Hanover Thompson (L) tells his brother Dwight (R) about his involvement in the "Kissing Case" of 1958.
James Hanover Thompson (L) tells his brother Dwight (R) about his involvement in the "Kissing Case" of 1958.
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Eloise Melzer

In Partnership with
WHQR

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Witness

"I've been in and around barber shops all of my life."

Lawrence Anthony (L), who has been cutting hair for over 60 years, and fellow barber David Shirley (R), talk about their work.
Recorded in Drexel, North Carolina
Lawrence Anthony (L), who has been cutting hair for over 60 years, and fellow barber David Shirley (R), talk about their ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer, Nina Porzucki, Mitra Bonshahi

Themes
Friendship
Work

"He got off the motorcycle and proceeded to show us card tricks..."

Magician Ricky Boone, who has a rare bone disorder, tells his friend Patti Barber about learning magic.
Magician Ricky Boone, who has a rare bone disorder, tells his friend Patti Barber about learning magic.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up

"I said, 'I couldn't go to school and not have anything...'"

Cynthia Rahn remembers trying to complete a kindergarten class project.
Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
Cynthia Rahn remembers trying to complete a kindergarten class project.
Recorded in
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Veronica Ordaz

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up

"There was a lot more to me than you might imagine."

Edwin Lanier Jr., who is homeless, to his friend David Wright.
Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
Edwin Lanier Jr., who is homeless, to his friend David Wright.
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jonah Engle

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Struggle

"We went on a honeymoon, and then I was gone to Afghanistan."

First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife, Lauren, talk about their first year of marriage.
First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife, Lauren, talk about their first year of marriage.
Recorded in
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Vero Ordaz

Themes
Military
Romance
Work

"Just because you sound pretty don't mean you're the best in the business."

Former tobacco auctioneers Gregg Goins and Steve Nelms talk about their work.
Recorded in Durham, North Carolina
Former tobacco auctioneers Gregg Goins and Steve Nelms talk about their work.
Recorded in
Produced by


Facilitated by
Vero Ordaz

Themes
Identity
Work