storycorps http://wwno.org en College Student Recalls High School Homelessness http://wwno.org/post/college-student-recalls-high-school-homelessness When Tierra Jackson was in high school, she was struggling. She kept getting yelled at for being late to school.<p>What most of her teachers and administrators didn't know was the reason for her tardiness: Jackson was homeless. Her mother was in and out of prison. She and her brother were living with her aunt and cousins. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:16:00 +0000 editor 20435 at http://wwno.org From Topless Bar To Biology: A Love Story http://wwno.org/post/strip-club-biology-love-story <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_yPkNCOPpU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_yPkNCOPpU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8FheuSE7w4</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 02:03:00 +0000 editor 19991 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Roland Gibson http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-roland-gibson <p class="legacy-byline">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-941851.mp3</p><p>In this conversation recorded March 31, 2010 with Innocence project worker Christo Raines, Mr. Gibson talks about how he dealt with his unjust incarceration, how boxing at Angola prison helped him get through the ordeal, and how the experience haunted him even after his release in 1993. He talks about how the world had changed while he was behind bars.</p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:22:40 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2671 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: George Scott http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-george-scott <p class="legacy-byline">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-940762.mp3</p><p>In this April 2010 conversation with friend Paula Devlin, George Scott recalls coming to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and why he decided to relocate. And despite a serious medical diagnosis, he&#39;s decided that New Orleans is where he&#39;ll remain.</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:01:13 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2660 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Jerry Martin and Lloyd Serigne http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-jerry-martin-and-lloyd-serigne <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c329be2ff-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c329be2ff-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c329be2ff-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-939336.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans – Jerry Alfonso Martin and his cousin Lloyd Serigny are in their 70s now. But they both have very clear, very fond memories of growing up in the Spanish-speaking Islenos community on Delacroix Island. (Includes link to extended conversation)</p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:48:22 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2645 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Tara Ooms http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-tara-ooms <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c329bc716-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c329bc716-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c329bc716-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-937827.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans – Tara Ooms of Covington talks with her father, Kevin Ooms of Cedar Lake, Indiana, about his life as a steel-mill worker and devoted family man. He never got a higher education, but he says his 38 years at the mill as a worker and later in management paid for the education she used to become a veterinarian. (Includes link to extended conversation)</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:43:03 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2615 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Anna Mae Martin Doucet http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-anna-mae-martin-doucet <p class="legacy-byline">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-935440.mp3</p><p>ALSO: In this <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wwno/news.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wwno&amp;MEDIA_ID=935438&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=news">extended</a> conversation, Anna Mae Martin Doucet talks about her early years living on the Bayou near Golden Meadow and tells her great-granddaughter Elise Sanchez that along with an idyllic country upbringing came the threat of hurricanes.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:27:24 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2589 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Melissa Sawyer http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-melissa-sawyer <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c329baabb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c329baabb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c329baabb-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-931554.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans – Melissa Sawyer came to New Orleans from her native Canada through "Teach for America" in 1998, and was assigned special education students at Booker T. Washington High School. She later discovered that she didn't really like the classroom-teaching part of the job. She was much more successful in after-class contacts and activities. She often made home visits and took her students on field trips, forming strong emotional ties that she cherished. (Includes link to extended conversation)</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 16:45:52 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2561 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Peter Seltzer http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-peter-seltzer <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c329b86ca-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c329b86ca-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c329b86ca-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-930046.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans – Peter Seltzer was working on his new laptop and getting ready for college when he started taking notice of a hurricane called Katrina heading toward New Orleans. He was staying with his parents Uptown when it became clear that it was serious. He and his younger brother Nathan decided to stay in New Orleans while his parents evacuated. (Includes link to extended conversation)</p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:03:50 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2543 at http://wwno.org StoryCorps: Maryse Dejean http://wwno.org/post/storycorps-maryse-dejean <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c329b55c6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c329b55c6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c329b55c6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-930706.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans – Maryse Dejean, Al Grandoit and Marc Bien-Aime are Haitian-Americans now living in New Orleans, but maintain a strong connection to their heritage and family still living in Haiti. They met through Haitian relief efforts, and in this April 11th conversation, they discuss their experiences in Haiti as children, as aid workers over the years, and their participation in relief efforts assembled after the January 2010 earthquake. (Includes link to extended conversation)</p> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:39:34 +0000 Eileen Fleming 2525 at http://wwno.org