"You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light."

Sonia Vasquez and her daughter, Tina Vasquez, talk about what it was like to grow up broke in the 1990s.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Sonia Vasquez and her daughter, Tina Vasquez, talk about what it was like to grow up broke in the 1990s.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Family
Friendship
Griot
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle

"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"

Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high school.
Recorded in Culver City, California
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Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high ...
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Recorded in Culver City, California
Produced by
Brian Reed

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Teachers

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

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Griot
Historias

"I thought it was karma for what I had done. "

Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
Recorded in Danville, Illinois
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Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
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Recorded in Danville, Illinois
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

In Partnership with
Danville Correctional Center

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Wisdom

"It's definitely forced us to grow up faster than we would have otherwise."

Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born HIV positive.
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Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born ...
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

Themes
Discovery
Growing Up
Historias
Romance
Struggle

"Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant..."

Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after finding out she was pregnant.
Recorded in Los Angeles, California
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Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after finding out she was ...
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Eliza Bettinger

Themes
Historias
Struggle

"You showed me that I'm not alone."

Rogelio Martinez talks to his former dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, about how she helped him through abuse at home.
Recorded in Dallas, Texas
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Rogelio Martinez talks to his former dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, about how she helped him through abuse at home.
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Recorded in Dallas, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Themes
Friendship
Historias
Struggle
Teachers

"I didn't even recognize myself."

Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during an IED attack while deployed to Afghanistan in 2008.
Recorded in Lubbock, Texas
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Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during an IED attack while deployed ...
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Recorded in Lubbock, Texas
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Historias
Military
Struggle
Work

"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."

Gilbert Zermeño tells his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeño, about wanting to join the school band when he was in 6th grade.
Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
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Gilbert Zermeño tells his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeño, about wanting to join the school band when he was in 6...
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Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anna Berlanga

Themes
Growing Up
Historias

"I grew up when that happened."

Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
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Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda.

Special thanks to Marlen Garcia

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
Identity

"We had to sit in the back of the class."

Linda Hernandez remembers growing up as one of the few Latinos in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Linda Hernandez remembers growing up as one of the few Latinos in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Alejandro De La Cruz

In Partnership with
Las Comadres Para Las Americas

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
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 Rockland, Massachusetts
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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

"As a little baby you were always jumping."

Frank Barela and Frank Maestas talk to their grandson C.J. Maestas about his gymnastics career.
Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Frank Barela and Frank Maestas talk to their grandson C.J. Maestas about his gymnastics career.
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Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Lily Sullivan

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Historias

"She was one of these women who would grab a rattlesnake by the tail and snap its head off."

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez remembers his grandmother Francisca "Panchita" Espitia.
Recorded in Mesilla, New Mexico
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Bishop Ricardo Ramirez remembers his grandmother Francisca "Panchita" Espitia.
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Recorded in Mesilla, New Mexico
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

In Partnership with
KRWG

Themes
Historias
Wisdom
Work

"I worked harder than I have ever thought of working."

Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their kids to class.
Recorded in Pasadena, California
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Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their kids to class.
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Recorded in Pasadena, California
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher, Jud Esty-Kendall, Anita Rao, Brian Reed & Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher

Themes
Friendship
Historias
Struggle
Teachers

"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."

Jose Rodriguez tells his former coach Charles Zelinsky how he got involved in the Special Olympics.
Recorded in Trenton, New Jersey
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Jose Rodriguez tells his former coach Charles Zelinsky how he got involved in the Special Olympics.
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Recorded in Trenton, New Jersey
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Virginia Lora

In Partnership with
Special Olympics New Jersey

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Historias

"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."

Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

In Partnership with
Southeast Austin Community Branch of the Austin Public Library

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
Identity

"I didn't even think twice."

Umberto Joseph DeJesus talks to his wife, Nancy Cardona, about volunteering at Ground Zero.
Recorded in New York City, New York
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Umberto Joseph DeJesus talks to his wife, Nancy Cardona, about volunteering at Ground Zero.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro

Themes
Historias
September 11
Work

"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

"I felt like you were this little angel on my shoulder wherever I was going."

Scott Wall and his wife, Isabel Sobozinsky-Wall, talk about their long-distance courtship that began on New Year's Eve.
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Scott Wall and his wife, Isabel Sobozinsky-Wall, talk about their long-distance courtship that began on New Year's Eve.
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher with special thanks to Nathan Dalton at The Kitchen Sisters

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

Themes
Historias
Romance