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12 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Child immigrant - Episode 1
Ali Al Arithy was driven to success by a teacher who said he couldn’t succeed.
18 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
The Daughter of Immigrants - Episode 2
The daughter of immigrants - Episode 2 Shahad Atiya’s American values conflict with her parent’s cultural traditions. She tells the story of how she made difficult life choices.
33 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide - Episode 3
Claire Gasamagera, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide speaks out about the harrowing reality that brought her to America.
15 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Daughter of an Illiterate Tejana Mother - Episode 4
Jane Garcia, The American daughter of an illiterate Tejana mother, navigates life through the foster care system with the help of a social worker.
16 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
The Quest to Obtain a Treasured Green Card - Episode 5
Dreamer Nestor Gomez shares the trials of growing up undocumented in the United States and his journey to get a green card and attain citizenship.
20 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
A war baby raised in Germany - Episode 6
Carlos Nielbock, A war baby raised in Germany by his mother, comes to search for his birth father in Detroit and never leaves.
22 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
To obtain a visa to join wife and newborn - Episode 7
Hamissi Mamba tries to obtain a visa to join his wife and newborn twins in the United States and after two years arrives to start a new life with his family.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2018
The Perfect Family
Korean-American Catherine Ryu remembers when her sister’s serious medical condition brought her family closer together.
17 minutes | May 31, 2018
Learning About Race
In episode five Lucia Wylie-Eggert tells a story about a specific moment in elementary school when she was forced to learn about racial identity in the United States.
18 minutes | May 24, 2018
City Hall Wedding
Maxie Jones is waiting for his sister to arrive at the courthouse when he’s asked by a different couple to stand for their wedding. “I went in there with them. I signed my name,” he says. After the first ceremony, Jones jokes with the judge that he will be back momentarily to witness his sister’s wedding. “And the judge was like, ‘not today,’” he recalls. “The judge said, ‘you can only witness for one couple per day.’”
16 minutes | May 17, 2018
Henrietta Ivy tells a story about meeting Hilary Clinton at the Cobo Convention Center in downtown Detroit.
16 minutes | May 9, 2018
What A Trip
In episode 2, Amir Baghdadchi describes an attempt to smuggle Italian bologna in to the United States and a tense encounter with TSA agents. It's on a return trip to London that Baghdadchi is asked to show his passport which “is an anxious moment for everyone,” he says. “You watch the agent look at you, look at your picture, look at you, look at your picture, and just praying ‘please god, let me look like myself.'” It’s through this experience, and others like it, that Baghdadchi learns to perfect the art of international travel.
21 minutes | May 3, 2018
Season two kicks off with a story about Satori's love of foot massages and how that led to a moment of emotional healing. It was during a conversation with a friend that Satori was referred to a pedicurist she describes as “part-time cop, full-time feet.” What begins as an uncomfortable encounter between Satori and a foot masseur ultimately becomes a therapy session for both.
13 minutes | Dec 14, 2016
10. The Prequel
Redemption after the depths of despair.
19 minutes | Nov 30, 2016
09. A Magical Woman
A daughter recounts the painful, yet whimsical struggles of growing up in a home afflicted with mental illness.
15 minutes | Nov 23, 2016
08. Boiler Room Girls
Vanessa Boyd tells a story of "How a boiler room operator learned to rescue herself."
20 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
07. Hard-Won Wisdom
Ethriam Brammer takes us back into his childhood to unravel memories of his father.
30 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
06. Writing My Wrongs
Transformation amidst poverty, violence, fear, and hopelessness.
19 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Two interecting stories about Detroiters' ongoing water struggle and the late activist Charity Hick.
17 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
04. Step'-ping into Motherhood
Detroiter Monica Sholar weaves a hilarious and heartfelt tale about her decision to become a step-mom.
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