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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing ...

Bought by Wild Planet Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Nurys Ortiz, 58, of Washington Heights, left the Dominican Republic ("DR") to work in a NYC factory when she was 17 years old. Ortiz started cooki...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Nancy Soong, 90, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the foods of her childhood in Hong Kong.

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Olga Colon., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Olga Colon, 86, of Manhattan's Lower East Side, arrived in New York City -- from Puerto Rico -- when she was 18 years old. Over the years Colon ma...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls h...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Catherine Margaret "Skilly" Forsman had a beautiful body. She earned it dancing, which she began shortly after popping out of the womb. Skilly, bor...

Bought by PRX Remix and KOSU


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: the Arcelor Mittal Steel Mill, East Chicago, IN.  Formerly Inland Steel, Credit: Ayana Contreras
Recorded by fellow retired steelworker Joe Gutierrez, and produced by Ayana Contreras, this piece was created for Vocalo.org in conjunction with Th...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2009
  • Length: 10:00