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True Case of Irony

“He was surprised. He figured there would be some backlash. He never dreamed it would be that bad.” Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org […]

Good Foundation

“Well, you started the legacy; we’ll just continue it.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to […]

Blockbusting Realtors

“The sight of a ‘For Sale’ sign would just trigger devaluation of the neighborhood.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and […]

It Was Really Tough

“We’ve always been extremely close… because we know that here in Gary, we have to stick together.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of […]

Back into the Community

“You can’t have racial justice and you can’t have social justice if there’s no economic justice.”   Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org Hold […]

Stitched into the Community

“Relationship-building ended up being really the glue that helped sort of bond people together.”   Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org Hold a Conversation […]

Walking the Walk

“In order for us to help the city grow, we have to be here to be a part of the city.”   Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories […]

Down the Block

“Grade school was good; y’know, everybody got along, and then they started to have fights in Tolleston park.”   Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to […]

The Snowball Effect

“As businesses leave, and you patronize businesses outside of your locale, then there’s no money being put back into your community at all.”   Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve […]