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The main story of my podcast is looking into the early life of my mom and how growing up in a white neighborhood affected her. I am telling the story of how she crossed the boundary of the racism and not letting it hold her back.Everyone knows that growing up can be a struggle in it selfs. But try growing up in the 70's in a predominantly white neighboorhood. How can someone deal with the small racist digs everyday, from not only students but teachers.
When your parents enforce something you do not want to do it can get compliacted. In my dad, Sam Olshin’s case, he was really interested in art and design as a carrer, but his parents really wanted him to become a doctor, like the rest of his family. He talks about the complications he had choseing between his parents choice or his heart disere.
During this project, i learned a lot. I learned to be really careful with applications like garage band, aduacity etc. You never really know what what could happen with the progress that you’ve made. I had to redo my interview a few times, and had a lot of trouble editing. I also learned to wait last minute for any project becuase it takes patience to edit auto to make it perfect. I learn a lot about crossing boundries: Do what makes you happy, espically if the discision is going to effect your future. I did not know that much about my dad’s school life until this interview, so I learned new things about my dad. While interviewing my dad, i came across a few obsticles; not only my audio deleting, but also background noise and not being able to edit my audio easily. Giving yourself enough time to work is always extremly important. You do not want to feel rushed, becuase you want to be careful. Overall, I learn a lot doing this assignment in multiple topics.
We all are familiar with our classmate Kenyatta Bundy. He is a very nice and funny guy and you can always catch him laughing. We all have individual stories of our own because everyone is as unique as can be. Some of us are aware of Kenyatta`s story. However, there are many aspects, that many of you do not know.
When I first started to brainstorm on ideas about this project, it was very complicated. The very first thing that I realized was that everyone has a unique story to tell because life itself is a very difficult journey. I also noticed that there are many different ways a person can cross a boundary. Crossing a boundary does not only mean going too far or crossing a physical boundary like out of state. It could be as much as even being the rebel, and doing what others did not think you could ever achieve. However, what causes many people to cross a boundary is being unaware of other people`s feelings. From the stories heard, a lot of the people crossing boundaries did not cross them intentionally. When doing my interviews, I had to start over many times. This was one, because I got locked out, and the second time my whole project deleted. This made me very angry inside, but I realized as I found other stories to record, that each story got better and better. From the first story I was working with to the last, I noticed that I was not the only teen that was having bumps in my journey. The editing part went amazing, it was very smooth because me and Kenyatta literally just sat and talked, so not a lot of editing had to be done. In this situation, I do agree with my peers, there were many unnecessary parts that just made the audio longer than it had to be. All in all, this project made me realize a lot. My patience grew a lot stronger when I had to start my project over twice. I also appreciate my friends a lot more from hearing what they actually go through every day, and learning about the difficulties in their lives.
Things I Realized While Doing This Project
We all know that parenting can define The Struggle. All mothers go through it, financially, mentally, and physically. However, most mothers do it because of the affection they feel for their child. When i interviewed my mother, i discussed what it was like caring for two kids-as a single parent. How her family and friends supported her, and how she managed to get through those stages of caring for young kids. As my mother lived her life, later coming to find out she was pregnant, made her think of what to do next. Two months into the pregnancy, she found out she was having twins. All my aunts, my uncles, and special thanks to my grandparents cared for us during the day while she went to work to earn money for her new family. Money was always tight, especially supporting two kids at a time. She learned the troubles of parenting, but also the good things too. Something worth living for. I’ve learned so much from this interview. For one, how she dealt with the big news of having children. I also found out she was very excited of having us. She wanted a new experience. Lots of things have changed. She doesn’t drive that green convertible anymore. We no have 5 people living with us altogether. But doing this interview as also taught me how much she enjoyed talkin about this matter-something we ever hardly talked about. I learned how much my family cared for me as a child, and now seeing how much things have changed from in the past until now. To me, this project has been a whole life reflection. It made me have flashbacks of what it was like younger, and what its like now, in high school, growing up to face more of reality... I hope you enjoy this audio.
PBS.org, . "The New Deal." WGBH Educational Foundation. n. page. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-new-deal/>.
History.com, . "New Deal." A&E Television Networks, LLC. n. page. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.history.com/topics/new-deal>.
"The Great Recession, Five Years Later." NPR: . Radio. <http://www.npr.org/2012/12/08/166784038/the-great-recession-five-years-later>.
Worstall, Tim. "The Great Recession Is Just Like The Great Depression." Forbes. n. page. Print. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/11/07/the-great-recession-is-just-like-the-great-depression/>.
Welcome to this week’s installment of This Philadelphian Life. I’m your host, Max Amar-Olkus. This week we look into the life of a man that would do anything just to make sure his family wasn’t poor. As soon as he’d see the economy change he knew it was time for him to make a change too. Jerry Olkus made it through life by taking risks. Big risks.
In this project I learned a lot about my grandfather. He would always tell me these stories as a child but I would never really listen. Now that I’m more grown up and (arguably) more mature, I’m able to take a lot away from his stories. He puts effort into everything he does and many people have trouble doing this. I personally have problems with effort but this conversation has made me realize that I have to make a change. I learned that if I want to succeed in life it won’t just come to me. I have to actually be proactive and try my best in school and everything else in life.
This source is from the second part of a series called War, Depression, and War, 1914-1945. The source begins with an explanation of why the Great Depression began. They focus on the banks and the stock market aspect of the crash. Then the article goes on to talk about how other people view the Great Depression and what caused it. Then the article talks about how the government responded to the crisis. Then the author really dives into the New Deals and what they were and what caused them.
This is a very useful source. I find it useful because of first they way it is set up. The article is broken up with titles over each section describing what is inside of each. The article also provides an analysis of the Great Depression and of how people saw it and their opinions on what happened. There was one problem though, the article does seem a little bias in my opinion he mentions a lot of views but they all seem to be leaning towards the same thing.
This source is very helpful and was a huge contributor to my knowledge of the great recession. The source is an interview given by a host on NPR and the interviewee was a specialist on America’s economy he also studies other country’s economies and compares them. I found the interviewee to be a wonderful source because he studies economies for a living and can give major insight on how we were affected with international economic knowledge.
The article speaks about why the Great Recession is still affecting America today and exactly how the Great Recession still affects us today. The interview gave the most insight into unemployment and how a lot of Americans are still unemployed even four years later. This was possibly the most devastating aspect of the Great Recession. We not only still have a suffering unemployment rate but it’s getting worse. Another aspect that I enjoyed and that was very helpful about the interview was that he also made predictions of what would happen in the future. Based on his knowledge of the European economy and our current economy he made predictions of what our economy will look like in the years going forward.
Harold Sims, CCC Cadet, and his portrait of FDR. 1933. http://newdeal.feri.org/attic/004.htmWeb. 26 Feb 2013. <http://newdeal.feri.org/attic/004.htm>.
This photograph was taken in 1933. It shows a man named harold sims who was a corporal of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He is holding a portrait he painted of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is standing in front of some sort of fence.
This source supports my argument that the public were in favor of roosevelt’s new deal. The man is holding a picture of roosevelt he painted. The picture does not cast any sort of negative light on the president. It shows his face looking at the viewer in a friendly determined manner. His eyes are facing forward, indicating honesty. And he has the words “A NEW DEAL” across the bottom on a clean looking banner. The fact that he took the time to paint this shows that he was very appreciative of the Presidents plan to save the economy.
This source is helpful because it shows someone involved in one of the New Deal programs showing support for it. It helps prove that that this was not a begrudging task set upon the people. It was a collaboration between the government and the people.
Roosevelt, Franklin. "The New Deal." 2 Jul 1932. Address.
This is the transcript of a speech given by Franklin Roosevelt (FDR). It describes his plan to help save the American economy. In the speech: he talks about his faith in our people, what we need to do as a country to turn the economy around and how he would implement this plan.
This speech helps to show what he intended to do as president and what his attitude toward the roll was. He talks about watching out for the needs of the whole country as opposed to a chosen few. Which is the belief held by our current president. In the speech he also talks about what still needs to be done instead of dwelling on the past.
I plan to contrast FDR’s speech to one made by obama, and contrast their similarities and differences. I think I will do this by chopping up audio from each of their speeches and making a new one.