national origin

Mexican Colonies

“You have a delightful mix of people starting over fresh and I think the notion was that, ‘We are Mexican. We will always be Mexican first and maybe American second.’” Nicole Martinez-LeGrand, Multicultural Collections Coordinator, Library and Archives Division, Indiana Historical Society. Transcript for Mexican Colonies So, this is my mother’s side of the family. […]

What Are You? (Radio Edit)

“I would have been so normal if I grew up anywhere else.” Transcript for What Are You? In my high school, we had maybe three African American kids in our classes. And then coming here you have everything; you have international students and just everybody. And then you hear all these stories about how people […]

Spirit of Challenge

A 4-part series about Captain Hanadi Al-Hindi, Saudi Arabia’s first female pilot. Part 1: Looking for Value “My voice was so little, nobody heard it. I started screaming.” Transcript for Part 1: Looking for Value Part 2: First Female Saudi Pilot “Oh my God, what trouble did I put myself in?” Transcript for Part 2: […]

A Comfort Thing

“I don’t know if it’s really a race thing so much as a cultural difference.” 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 […]

My Ties Are Through That

“There isn’t a single Syrian family that has not had to deal with loss in Syria…, but humanity in general should be worried.” THIS STORY INCLUDES SOME MATERIAL THAT MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE LISTENERS. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions […]

Because I Changed My Style

“I used to be a stereotypical girl.” 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 in the comment box for our consideration. If […]

Getting Used to It

“It was strange to see men and women sitting with each other, discussing economics, politics, sports.” 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 […]

Act of Hospitality

“I would teach him something so when he encountered with people from my community, he or she would never get shocked or surprised by my people.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What makes the speaker look around when he […]

I Don’t Believe in Borders

“The more I learn about other people, the more the obstacles fall between us.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker say he doesn’t believe in borders? In Utah, why does the speaker end up only “hanging out with […]