socioeconomic

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 […]

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 […]

Patterns All Over the Country

“If you have a city that’s like a one-trick pony… if those industries go down, then you’re in trouble.” This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Part 2: An Equalizer Part 3: Interval to Cure Cancer Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of […]

Here in Gary

“I wouldn’t want to live any other place.” 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. […]

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 […]

Gary Is Part of Us

“When Gary flourishes, so does Lake County and so does Porter County and so does Indiana. We’re all connected.”   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 […]

No Intention of Leaving

“I’m not from Miller. I’m not from Chicago. I’m from Gary.”   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 […]

Gary Changed

“There’s no reason for me to go downtown.” 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. […]

Confidence Booster

“Yo quiero hacer un ejemplo.” “I want to be an example.”   Hear more from this storyteller in The Weight I Carry. Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Thanks to Katie Karstensen for the following questions! Clarifying Questions What made the student stick out at […]