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  • Where have San Francisco’s African Americans gone?

    Where have San Francisco’s African Americans gone?

    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

  • Okeechobee’s toxic tides

    Okeechobee’s toxic tides


    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

  • I saved my granddaughter before our roof collapsed

    I saved my granddaughter before our roof collapsed


    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.

    Storyteller: Dilkumari

    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

    Find out more about this rural Nepali community and get involved here.

  • Postponed indefinitely: cleaning up the Haitian earthquake

    Postponed indefinitely: cleaning up the Haitian earthquake

    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


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  • Watching The Castro transform in the 1970s

    Watching The Castro transform in the 1970s

    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

  • A chaotic year after Nepal megaquake

    A chaotic year after Nepal megaquake

    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

  • The human cost of the fuel crisis

    The human cost of the fuel crisis

    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).


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