Two stories about teachers who went beyond the classroom to help their kids.
Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter, Connie, about crossing the border from Mexico to the United... more.
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Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter, Connie, about crossing the border from Mexico to the United States.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
New York City bus operator Ronald Ruiz remembers one of his passengers on the City... more.
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New York City bus operator Ronald Ruiz remembers one of his passengers on the City Island line in the Bronx.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Manny Diaz tells his friend Blanca Vazquez about growing up in New York City, during... more.
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Manny Diaz tells his friend Blanca Vazquez about growing up in New York City, during the Depression.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Scott Wall and his wife, Isabel Sobozinsky-Wall, talk about their long-distance courtship that began on... more.
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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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Jose Rodriguez tells his former coach Charles Zelinsky how he got involved in the Special... more.
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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
Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer talks to his wife, Janus, about how he started working with... more.
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Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer talks to his wife, Janus, about how he started working with Miami's homeless.
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Recorded in Miami, Florida
Carol Jacques remembers growing up in Chavez Ravine, a Mexican-American neighborhood in Los Angeles that... more.
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Carol Jacques remembers growing up in Chavez Ravine, a Mexican-American neighborhood in Los Angeles that was replaced by Dodger Stadium.
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Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out... more.
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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
Gloria Mengual tells her partner, Charles Gregory, about growing up with epilepsy.
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Gloria Mengual tells her partner, Charles Gregory, about growing up with epilepsy.
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Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut
Ray Martinez remembers growing up in an orphanage during the 1950s.
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Ray Martinez remembers growing up in an orphanage during the 1950s.
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Recorded in Fort Collins, Colorado
Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar (R) and his brother, Congressman John Salazar (L), talk... more.
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Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar (R) and his brother, Congressman John Salazar (L), talk about growing up in a ...
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Rob Sanchez (R) and his friend Felix Aponte (L), who both served time at Sing... more.
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Rob Sanchez (R) and his friend Felix Aponte (L), who both served time at Sing Sing Penitentiary, talk about Rob's ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda (R) talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez (L), about... more.
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Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda (R) talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez (L), about growing up poor in Chicago.
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Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin
Miriam Cruz-Colon and her husband Oscar Colon remember meeting as acting students in 1959.
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Miriam Cruz-Colon and her husband Oscar Colon remember meeting as acting students in 1959.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly... more.
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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
Graciela Kavulla tells her husband, Timothy, about her grandmother, who was a midwife.
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Graciela Kavulla tells her husband, Timothy, about her grandmother, who was a midwife.
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Recorded in Houston, Texas
Frank Barela and Frank Maestas talk to their grandson C.J. Maestas about his gymnastics career.
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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
Sylvia Mendez (L), 73, talks to her sister Sandra Mendez Duran (R), 59, about Mendez... more.
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Sylvia Mendez (L), 73, talks to her sister Sandra Mendez Duran (R), 59, about Mendez v. Westminster, their family's 1945 lawsuit that won ...
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Recorded in Walnut, California
Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their... more.
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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