People Have Their Attitudes

“If this is the expectation that people have of a new pastor coming to Gary, I need to live in Gary.”   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 […]

Vibrant, Vital, Crazy Place to Live

“Gary had taught him more about love and hate and life and death than he could have learned anywhere else.”   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 […]

We’ve Got Flight, Period

“There were a lot of strong community events that really kind of glued people together, and then of course, they dissipated over time.”   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 […]

It Was a Pretty Heady Time

“As far as the mood in the neighborhood, I don’t remember talking or hearing about a lot of people that were steadfast saying, ‘Hey, I’m gonna stay here and stick it out.’“   Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? […]

Race Relations

“Yeah, you’d hear somebody saying something stupid every once in awhile… the few, not the many.“ 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 us or post […]

What Kind of Legacy

“The ceiling had opened up a little bit more. Black people were able then to move.”   Produced by Sydney Jarol 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 […]

Strong Block Club

“Even though we’ve had change in homeownership, the neighborhood is still viable in 2016.”   Produced by Sydney Jarol 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 Can […]

Rightsizing Itself

“I would like to see Gary flourish again, and I think it eventually will.”   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 us or post them […]