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Georgine Bello and Latrice Gilbreath

Georgine Bello and Latrice Gilbreath
April 2, 2010 | WGVU   Georgine Bello and Latrice Gilbreath are fellow homebuyers in Grand Rapids through Habitat for Humanity. They spoke with each other about the work put in to making home-ownership a reality. Georgine begins by sharing what finally owning a home means for her and her family. 

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David Abbot and Mark Holzbach   Apr-17-15  
David Abbot shares with his friend Mark Holzbach. David talks about life in fashion and fashion as his “armor.”
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Marla Baldwin   Apr-03-15  
Marla Baldwin shares her poem, "In the Shadows, All of Me" and talks about growing up with an abusive mother.
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Ellen Roelofs and Marilyn Preston   Mar-27-15  
Ellen Roelofs with her partner Marilyn Preston. Ellen talks about finding out she was HIV positive as a teenager and how that has shaped who she is today.
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San Juana Guillermo with Hugo Claudin   Mar-20-15  
San Juana Guillermo shares with her friend Hugo Claudin. She talks about growing up Mexican American in Grand Rapids, her name, and the community work she’s now doing.
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Ari, Cloe, and Colette Beighley   Mar-13-15  
Ari Beagly with his mother Colette and Sister Cloe. They discuss reactions to Ari's coming out.
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Dr. Thomas Haas   Mar-06-15  
Dr. Thomas Haas, President of Grand Valley State University, speaks with Vice President for University Relations, Matt McLogan. President Haas talks about the nickname given to him by students and Grand Valley's focus on student success.
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GVSU President Emeritus Arend Lubbers   Feb-27-15  
Grand Valley State University President Emeritus Arend Lubbers with GVSU’s Vice President for University Relations Matt McLogan. President Lubbers discusses his arrival to Grand Valley and the University’s expansion into Grand Rapids.
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Kathrin and Gabrielle Russell with Kerry Baldwin   Feb-20-15  
Kathrin Russell and wife Gabriel Russell interviewed Kathrin’s Mother Kerry. Born a boy, Kathrin talks about growing up with the wrong body and wanting to be a girl. We also hear how Gabriel and Kathrin met.
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Bucky Love   Feb-13-15  
92-year-old philanthropist Bucky Love was interviewed by her friend Steve Chappell. Bucky talks about learning generosity from her father and shares memories of her youth.
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Christopher Macon and Rich Liberatore   Feb-06-15  
Rich Liberatore and Navy Veteran Chris Macon talk about the Vietnam era and Chris recounts meeting his wife and standing up for her and other black students in the early 1970s.
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Emily West and her father Philip West   Jan-30-15  
Former Pastor Philip West with his daughter Emily. Emily talks about coming out to her parents and we hear how her father’s acceptance of her orientation disrupted his life.
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Kent and Susan Riddle   Jan-23-15  
Kent and Susan Riddle recount a life-changing car accident and recovery.
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Eunice and Ruthy Paulson   Jan-16-15  
Eunice Paulson is interviewed by her daughter Ruthy.
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Terry Johnston with Peng Grossklaus   Jan-09-15  
This Friday on StoryCorps West Michigan Terry Johnston interviewed by his friend Peng Grossklaus.
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Mayor George Heartwell   Jan-02-15  
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell reflects on a life-changing mission trip to Haiti.
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