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Destiny + Grit
Destiny + Grit

Whitney has a new audio project in the works in her current city of Tacoma, WA. Stay tuned for audio from the City of Destiny/Grit City.

Coming Home
Coming Home

Eleanor Warren talks about her song, Coming Home. This piece was awarded 3rd place as part of the 24-Hour Radio Race from KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Check out the other winners here!

Gopal Daas
Gopal Daas

Gopal Daas always felt he had a personal relationship with God, but it took a winding road filled with dating services, dietary changes, and a chance encounter at the Raleigh-Durham Airport, to help him better understand that relationship. With that understanding came a new name and a choice between commitment or freedom. Audio Coming Soon!

Abdullah Antepli
Abdullah Antepli

Abdullah Antepli has had three families in his life: the family into which he was born, the family of faith he first sought out as a child, and the family he now has with his own wife and children.  In this story, Abdullah talks about his search for connection with all three families and the […]

Dana Trent
Dana Trent

Dana Trent and husband Fred Eaker have your typical girl-meets-boy story, but with a theological twist.  Listen as Dana describes how she and Fred met and the lessons they are learning together about faith and spirituality.  Learn more about Dana and her memoir, Saffron Cross, on The Recollective Blog.   Music by Agnideva dasa.    

Secretly Sober
Secretly Sober

The Recollective went behind the scenes at New York City’s fine dining establishments to find out what waiters, waitresses and bartenders think about their patrons.  Some of the stories we heard were just too good not to draw out. “Secretly Sober” is Jenna’s account of one customer’s particularly strange behavior on a slow Tuesday night. […]

Jerry Stromberg
Jerry Stromberg

Jerry Stromberg brings a global perspective on healthcare from his time working for the World Health Organization. In 1998 Jerry became the Executive Director for Christian Community Health Fellowship, retiring after six years in that role.  In this interview, Jerry describes his vision of healthcare in America as it should be: a system in which […]

Katy White
Katy White

Meet Katy White, a family physician at Los Angeles Christian Health Centers in the heart of the city’s Skid Row.   Katy’s commitment to primary care is matched only by her passion for seeing quality healthcare extended to every American—above and beyond the reforms put in place by the Affordable Care Act. This story was […]

Susan Post
Susan Post

Susan Post is the CEO for Esperanza Health Center in north Philadelphia.  For Susan, the people who come to her health center are more than just patients: They are also her neighbors.  Listen as she describes how that close-knit bond between Esperanza and its surrounding community informs the center’s approach to healthcare. This story was […]

Ron Chacko
Ron Chacko

Dr. Ron Chacko Ron is on staff at the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, where he works as a Clinical HIV Service Leader.  Listen as Ron talks about the interwoven relationship between a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well being, and how that relationship impacts his outlook as a family doctor. This story was […]

CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Spencer
CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Spencer

Who: Spencer Akanni Harris Where: Rogers Park “Don’t let fear rule the day.” Produced for  by Whitney Henry-Lester.  Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.

The Dish
The Dish

The Recollective went behind the scenes at New York City’s fine dining establishments to find out what waiters, waitresses and bartenders think about their patrons. “The Dish” is a PSA to those restaurant patrons presented by Rex Collective, the game-show id of our storytelling collaborative and featuring Janine, Jacob and Jenna. Music credits: “Hola Hola Bossa […]

4th & 1: Mt. Pleasant, Texas
4th & 1: Mt. Pleasant, Texas

Listen to these stories from east Texas. This is football country and the sport is more than just a game it’s a rite of passage.  We spent the week recording that rite of passage for this audio postcard. In addition, some of the student athletes stories were featured on Cowbird.com a multimedia storytelling platform.

Treece, Kansas: Ghost Town in the Making
Highway sign in Treece

Treece, Kansas was a heavy supplier of lead and zinc ore during World War I & II. After the 1950’s, ore production declined rapidly turning the once booming mining town into an environmental wasteland and now a ghost town. The Recollective went to Treece in 2009 when Congress passed a bill authorizing funding for a voluntary […]

Teeny Pies
Teeny Pies

Teeny Lamothe quit her job to bake pies and writes about it! Listen to her story: Produced for KCRW’s Good Food.  Listen to the whole show here! Check out Teeny’s blog here.

4th & 1: East Lansing, Michigan
4th & 1: East Lansing, Michigan

  4th & 1 from The Recollective on Vimeo. Check out these stories from over fifty high school football players from communities in and around Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Detroit.  This audio postcard appeared on the Center for Documentary Studies’ Porch Blog and Huffington Post /Youth Radio.  

Good Food Jobs Day
Good Food Jobs Day

GFJ DAY 06.16.2012 from Good Food Jobs on Vimeo. The good folks over at Good Food Jobs declared June 16, 2012 their first GFJ Day and encouraged people around the country to get together for some ice cream and some stories.  This is how they did it in Greensboro, VT. Produced for:

CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Ed
CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Ed

Who: Ed Where: Rogers Park “I’m fortunate to even have a hand and to be alive.” Produced for  by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester.  Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.

CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Judahda
CHIRP Radio – Person of Interest: Judahda

Who: Judahda Where: Rogers Park “I just want to leave here with a smile on my face.” Produced for  by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester.  Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.

The Health & Justice Project
The Health & Justice Project

Health & Justice Project is an ongoing effort to share stories about healthcare reform and to inspire action on the local and national level.   The project is a collaboration between The Recollective, Jericho Road Family Practice and their sister organization Jericho Road Ministries. In an effort to pair powerful stories with strategic action, we’ve partnered […]

Dr. Myron Glick
Dr. Myron Glick

Dr. Glick is the founder of Jericho Road Family Practice. In these three segments, he shares his experiences as a family doctor and how they have shaped his convictions on healthcare. We hear  how Dr. Glick’s faith lead him to open a neighborhood practice with a decidedly different approach to healthcare. Dr. Glick discusses a model for […]

Shirley Fohl
Shirley Fohl

A healthcare professional does her best each day to help people navigate the often confusing process of finding affordable health insurance. Music Credit: “Naptime” (ethan-davis) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Pastor Wilson
Pastor Wilson

One man finds his faith is rewarded when his family and congregation bring him to Jericho Road Family Practice. Music Credit: “night of violins” (narrative) / CC BY 3.0

The Petroskys
The Petroskys

After over twenty years of marriage one couple is offered a chance to get the healthcare coverage they desperately need, but there’s one catch. Music Credit: “Kontemplatief Advent Track 02″ (bensonofone) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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