Reverend Dr. Amos Brown explains where displaced members of the African American community in San Francisco have gone.
Storyteller: Reverend Dr. Amos Brown
Date of Story: 1990s-present
Location of Story: Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: Third Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 10 October, 2016
Scuba diver Tyler Beck describes the consequences of record rains and reckless industrial policy in Florida: freshwater runoff from a highly polluted lake has not only trashed the environment, but also affected local communities and wrecked the tourism industry.
Storyteller: Tyler Beck
Date of Story: 2016
Location of Story: Marco Island, Florida, U.S.A.
Location: Marco Island, Florida, U.S.A.
Date: 7 February, 2016
Dilkumari, a 65 year-old mother of five living outside of Kathmandu, describes how the deadly 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, 2015 nearly killed her and her granddaughter while her family was away.
Date of Story: 25 April, 2015
Location of Story: Jitpur Phedi, Nepal
Location: Jitpur Phedi, Nepal
Date: 23 November, 2015
Recorded by: Sarki Gyalzen for Volunteers Initiative Nepal
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Tobias Metzner arrived in Haiti three months after a devastating earthquake in 2010 that killed over 100,000 people and destroyed 250,000 homes. He was puzzled as to why there was not more heavy equipment considering the amount of foreign aid for the country, and soon discovered that an enormous amount of machinery never cleared customs.
Storyteller: Tobias Metzner
Date of Story: April 2010-present
Location of Story: Port-au-Prince
Location: New York City, U.S.A.
Date: 31 October, 2015
James “Robbie” Robinson talks about moving into The Castro in 1970, going into business with a friend at a barbershop there. The neighborhood was not yet the mecca of LGBT culture that it is today, and he describes the process of gay businesses slowly starting to establish themselves.
Storyteller: James “Robbie” Robinson
Date of Story: 1970s
Location of Story: The Castro, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: The Castro, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 11 October, 2016
Bhupendra “Bhupi” Ghimire, the founder of NGO Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), looks back at the year after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 9,500 people and affected millions on 25 April, 2015. Since then, the earthquake prompted the political class to introduce a new constitution, triggering a trade blockade from India making reconstruction all but impossible.
Storyteller: Bhupendra Ghimire
Date of Story: 25 April, 2015
Location of Story: Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 24 April, 2016
Eva Wieners describes one of the tragic consequences of the catastrophic fuel crisis that paralyzed Nepal in the wake of the April 2015 earthquake. Since fuel was scarce, buses ran less frequently and became overcrowded, leading to a surge in traffic accident deaths.
Storyteller: Eva Wieners
Date of Story: September 2015
Location of Story: Nepal
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 17 February, 2016
To find out more about Eva’s life in Nepal with her daughter Miriam, check out her blog Miriam und Eva Unterwegs (German).