I Sat Down With...

Series produced by University of Montana Journalism

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My cousin who was a cop, my grandmother who went to an American Indian boarding school... A series of meaningful stories.

Produced conversations inspired by StoryCorps from students in an audio arts class at the University of Montana School of Journalism


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Ada Peruzzi, Sarah's daughter
Mariah Karis talked to Sarah Peruzzi, whose daughter is a 15-year-old training to become a professional ballet dancer. Ada Peruzzi's talent and tra...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:27
Caption: Wes and Callie Ross hold Troy with their daughter, Kennedy, at a football game.
Tyler Grina talked to his former second-grade teacher, Callie Ross, and her husband, Wes, in Great Falls, Montana, about their son, Troy, who's 5. ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:17
Caption: An artist's rendition of Jack Roderick and the world's fastest plane, Credit: artist: Nick Ladas
Hunter White talked with his grandfather, Jack Roderick, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and Air Force who helmed the USS Saratoga as a 20-year-old...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Gonzaga Prep
Maria Begger talked with the Rev. Rich Perry, a Jesuit priest. When Perry was going to high school at Gonzaga Prep, he hung out with a couple of gu...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:51
Caption: Levi Janacaro
Jackson Groff talked with Levi Janacaro, a fullback for the Montana Grizzlies, about what it's like to grow up with and adjust to a speech disabili...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:20
Caption: Aeris Barnhill
Alicia McAlpine talked with Aeris Barnhill, who found out in high school she had a brain tumor. It changed how she grew into adulthood and also wha...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 03:39
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Caption: Midge Jarrett
Mia McKinney talked to Midge Jarrett, who grew up on a ranch in Eastern Montana. She lives in Missoula now and was regularly driving two hours to s...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
Caption: Monica Caye with a custom gesture near Flathead Lake
Evan Smith talked with his grandmother, Monica Caye, who asked when she was 16 to leave Polson, Montana, to go to Flandreau Indian School in South ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
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Caption: Jamie Merifield, left, collects evidence on the job in Montana.
Allison Simko talked with her cousin, Jamie Merifield, a cop and hostage negotiator in Missoula, Montana, for 23 years. She never forgot a woman sh...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:22
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Caption: Franki Baldwin
Logan Hart talked to his roommate at the University of Montana, Franki Baldwin. For most of his life, Franki didn't know much about his biological ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:31
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Caption: Isabel Camara and her twin Katherine as kids in New Jersey
Isabel Camara's dad worked in finance on 9/11 and had a meeting at the top of the towers that day he never went to. After arriving at his stop in N...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:32
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Caption: Leah Schmidt, Credit: Emma Smith
Jazzie Johnson talked with her friend from college, Leah Schmidt, as she opened a folder with correspondence from the mother who gave her up for ad...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:57