"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."

14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."

Barbara Amaya tells her daughter, Bianca Belteton, about falling into the hands of sex traffickers as a 12-year-old runaway.
Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
Barbara Amaya tells her daughter, Bianca Belteton, about falling into the hands of sex traffickers as a 12-year-old runaway.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."

Two stories about teachers who went beyond the classroom to help their kids.
Recorded in Hampton, Virginia
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro and Kevin Oliver

In Partnership with
WHRO and PBS SoCal

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle
Teachers
Work

"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."

John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace Game, which he created.
John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace Game, which he created.
Recorded in
Produced by
Katie Simon and Brian Reed

Facilitated by
Matt Herman, Naomi Greene

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Teachers
Work

"He was immaculate from head to toe."

Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop in Roanoke, Virginia.
Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop in Roanoke, Virginia.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Work

"A Staff Sergeant went through my cell phone and saw some of the text messages that I had to my boyfriend."

Kendall Bailey (R) talks to his friend Don Davis (L) about his dismissal from the U.S. Marines under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.
Recorded in Norfolk, Virginia
Kendall Bailey (R) talks to his friend Don Davis (L) about his dismissal from the U.S. Marines under the "...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Lilly Sullivan

In Partnership with
Hampton Roads OUTreach Center

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ
Military
Work

"There was this hole that I had all of my life."

MJ Seide talks to her granddaughter Genna Alperin about falling in love with her partner, Genna's biological grandmother.
Recorded in Norfolk, Virginia
MJ Seide talks to her granddaughter Genna Alperin about falling in love with her partner, Genna's biological grandmother.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
WHRO

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ

"He told me all these stories about the tooth fairy..."

Lisa Ray remembers her father, Lenoir Ray.
Recorded in Norfolk, Virginia
Lisa Ray remembers her father, Lenoir Ray.
Recorded in
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
WHRO

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up

"There's a Little League baseball field called Brian Calvin Korbon Field."

Gregg Korbon and his wife, Kathryn, talk about how a baseball field came to be named after their son, Brian.
Gregg Korbon and his wife, Kathryn, talk about how a baseball field came to be named after their son, Brian.
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo, Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Brett Myers

In Partnership with
WMRA and WVTF

Themes
Wisdom

"We sold what household things we had..."

Lillian Howell, 89, tells her son Thomas about moving from Ohio to Virginia during the Great Depression.
Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
Lillian Howell, 89, tells her son Thomas about moving from Ohio to Virginia during the Great Depression.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Nina Porzucki

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

"When all the parents leave, it goes crazy..."

Clayton Hall Jr. tells his daughter, Breana, about his first day as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute.
Recorded in Richmond, Virginia
Clayton Hall Jr. tells his daughter, Breana, about his first day as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute.
Recorded in
Produced by
Selly Thiam

Facilitated by
Nick Pumilia

Themes
Griot
Identity
Military
Struggle

"The day that we put him on the plane was one of the saddest days of my life."

Eileen Tarr and her sister Ellen Hess remember their father leaving for the Vietnam War.
Recorded in Richmond, Virginia
Eileen Tarr and her sister Ellen Hess remember their father leaving for the Vietnam War.
Recorded in
Produced by


Facilitated by
Sarah Geis

Themes
Growing Up
Military
Witness

"Liddy did things on her own schedule..."

Thom and Karen Horsey remember their daughter, Liddy, who had Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Liddy died from an illness unrelated to CdLS.
Recorded in Richmond, Virginia
Thom and Karen Horsey remember their daughter, Liddy, who had Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Liddy died from an illness unrelated ...
Recorded in
Produced by


Facilitated by
Sarah Geis

Themes
Struggle

"What was it like being a chaplain at war in Vietnam?"

Carol Harllee interviews her father, Robert.
Produced by


Facilitated by
Brett Myers

Themes
Military
Witness
Work
Produced by


Facilitated by
Nora Levine

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Wisdom