I hope [the students] share their stories with not just person they interviewed, but with other members of their families, too." As participants, the students were able to enter their interviews into the Story Corps archives at The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, where they can remain, offering a lasting piece of personal history. Louis brings you a conversation with friends Sherry Echohawk Taluc and Molly Tovar. Tovar spoke with Taluc about her Army experience along with her family’s service heritage. Louis brings you a conversation with Eddie Foxx, 18, and his foster grandfather Clyde Trucks, 56.
Foxx wound up in foster care at the age of 12 after his biological father was arrested several times for DUI (driving under the influence), leaving his family without the means to support Eddie.
The holiday season is a time when families gather, usually for food and fun.
But in an age of video games, cell phone chats and abbreviated texts, sometimes, thoughtful conversations with elders are missed. Louis Public Radio, in partnership with Story Corps, invited students from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School to spend some time asking questions of an important person in their lives. The Great Thanksgiving Listen This project was part of The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a national program that helps students from middle school through college collect oral history on or near the Thanksgiving weekend.
Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. "I come from a country that was created at midnight.
That person, Cornell Fisher said, is his wife — Nakiah's mother — Lisa.
Kevin Grawer, the school’s principal, said he believes the project was important for the students and their families.
“I find it valuable for the students to engage with their elders,” she said.A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection.I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!More than 30 students from Nicole Vinson’s Spanish class participated.Vinson said she was excited about introducing the project to her students because she had tried something similar a few years ago, with her own grandfather.