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About the Voices of Migration Collection

Voices of Migration was a project created by Mi Casa, the successor to the Puente program at Lone Star College—North Harris. The Mi Casa posse1 of faculty and staff decided at a meeting in July 2021 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, then running from September 15 through October 15, by elevating the voices of students who had experienced this migration through podcast audio interviews. This project concept grew beyond Hispanic American migration to eventually include all people who had experienced migration, even migration within a city.

Profs. David Puller and Bruce Martin developed the project and were greatly aided by Dr. Allison Wright, who recruited at least three of the students who participated. A Canva-produced flyer helped spread information about the project. David and Mi Casa member Diana Gardener also produced an English and Spanish-language YouTube video to recruit student participation.  

David had the lead role and arranged for students to contact him by email or Google Form. The interviews were recorded in his office, LB 306D, and edited with Camtasia Studio. The podcast is hosted on PodBean, using an account created by David and Bruce for their occasional podcast Hurricane Radio.

Accessing this Collection

There are no physical objects in this collection. Digital objects consist of audio, video, and still image files. All objects in the collection are available via PodBean, Flickr, and YouTube.

Listen to Collection Audio at PodBean

  • Voices of Migration, Episode "Mike"
    • 0:45-1:43: choosing an "American name"
    • 1:45-3:02: an immigrant's responsibility to assimilate
    • 3:09-4:45: American ignorance of world geography
    • 5:10-7:35: moving to the UAE in middle school
    • 6:09-9:40: graduating with a chemical engineering degree, only to discover that it was useless
    • 9:57-13:32: immigrating to the US meant stability
    • 13:32-14:35: America is a land of tolerance and freedom
    • 15:15-18:20: Admiration for his parents
    • 21:08-22:32: advice to college students--be more social
  • Voices of Migration, Episode "Fatima"
    • 3:14-4:35: the experience of learning English.
    • 5:15-7:48: Catholicism and the Virgin of Guadalupe.
    • 8:48-10:02: her love of working with children.
  • Voices of Migration, Episode "Sergeo"
    • 0:55-1:55: the importance of his father.
    • 2:25-5:35: crossing the border at the age of twelve.
    • 4:00-4:06: "I was there in a cage for three months."
    • 9:59-13:28: throwing money at the Salvadoran government doesn't help Salvadorans.
  • Voices of Migration, Episode "Frankie"
    • 1:04-6:08: "I'm a military brat."
    • 6:45-8:10, 13:30-15:39: the effects of moving frequently while a child.
    • 9:35-11:32: the loss of Spanish, the heritage language of her family.

View Collection Images at Flickr

View Collection Video at YouTube

 

Finding Aids

You can browse the finding aid below or view and search it within Google Docs.

Using and Citing this Collection

The audio, images, and other objects from the Voices of Migration Collection are copyright Lone Star College. Objects may be used under fair use, but commercial publication requires completion of a request for publication form and proper citation of the object in the publication. Approval of a request for publication does not clear an object of other legal obstacles to publication such as permission of subjects in interviews or other copyright restrictions.

TLDR: If you are a student, it's ok to use quotes from these interview in your college report, but if you are publishing these in a commercial medium then you must complete a request for publication.

Citing Podcast in MLA

To cite an episode from this collection in MLA, use the following format:

Puller, David, host. "[Title of Episode]." Voices in Migration, Lone Star College, 1 Nov. 2021. Hurricane Raido, [Link to Episode].

In this template, replace [Title of Episode] with the title of the episode. Replace [Link to Episode] with the link to the episode on PodBean.

For example, to cite the episode "Mike" you would use:

Puller, David, host. "Mike." Voices in Migration, Lone Star College, 1 Nov. 2021. Hurricane Raido, hurricaneradio.podbean.com/e/voices-of-migration-mike/.

 

This citation template was constructed with help from the MLA Style Center Article "How do I cite an episode of a podcast?"

Citing Interviews in APA

To cite an episode from this collection in APA, use the following format:

Puller, D. (Host). (2021, November 1). [Title of Episode] [Audio podcast episode]. In Voices of Migration. PodBean. [Link to Episode].

In this template, replace [Title of Episode] with the title of the episode. Replace [Link to Episode] with the link to the episode on PodBean.

For example, to cite the episode "Mike" you would use:

Puller, D. (Host). (2021, November 1). Mike [Audio podcast episode]. In Voices of Migration. PodBean. https://hurricaneradio.podbean.com/e/voices-of-migration-mike/.

 

This citation template was constructed with help from the APA Style Website Article "Podcast References"

 

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