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We are a nation of immigrants! Some of us got here yesterday, some of us centuries ago, and some of us move about from state to state. Hosted by Jeremy Rishe, a New York based actor/writer, American Journey is an oral history of the people who inhabit the United States, and how they or their families came here. It is in our nature to explore and make better lives for ourselves. For many generations now the United States has been a place where people come from all over the world to do just th ...
 
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Dr. Harvey & Sharon Rishe live in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. They are recently retired from the mental health profession. Together, they helped run a private practice in West Valley City, for over 20 years, where Harvey was a partner and Sharon was a clinical social worker. They met in California, and share a deep appreciation for an outdoor…
 
Tim's ancestors hail from Ireland. They entered the United States through Canada, several generations ago, to find warmer climes, eventually settling in the Dakotas. Tim is a long-time resident of New York City and has traveled extensively in Africa, South Asia and Europe. He pursues a lifelong goal of fluency in French and Italian, and studies cla…
 
Hannah D. Scott moved to the US in 2009 on a student visa, and lives here now with a valid work visa. She is an actress and stunt performer, and is based in New York City. Originally from the UK, Hannah trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (3yr BA Acting). She is a proud member of British and American Actor's Equity, and SAG/AFTR…
 
Nedra McClyde is New York based actor born in Maryland. She is a descendant of American Slaves, and this episode focuses on that lineage. She moved to New York to pursue the arts. Her professional credits include Mr. Burns at Playwrights Horizons, Headstrong at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Macbeth at Classical Theatre of Harlem. Nedra is a recipien…
 
Gail Frydkowski is the child of holocaust survivors. She has been a high school special education teacher since 2005. As an educator, she has used humane materials to help students prepare for New York State English Regents exams and for college research work. She had students sponsor orphaned chimps with In Defense of Animals. She was previously a…
 
I met Malcolm in 2002. He was a guest artist in a singing class I was taking at NYU with Deb Lapidus. I worked with him on the Scarecrow's song from The Wiz, and he said, "You're just great! Let's sing that again." I'll take that one with me all the way! Wikipedia tells us: Malcolm Gets is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Richard…
 
Due to the sensitive and personal nature of our guest's story, they have requested that we use a pseudonym in the title and description, to mask their search-ability. Miranda is a gentile from Utah (aka non-Mormon; we make the distinction because that is always the next question) who now lives in New York City. Miranda's father immigrated as a youn…
 
This episode contains graphic language that may not be suitable for young children; ironically, Ruy was an adolescent when these events occurred (go figure). Ruy Iskandar is an actor and director, known for Benders (2015), Eluscid (2007) and Rex (2016). He appeared on Broadway in Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater). His off-Broadway credits include Th…
 
Olga is a linguist who teaches Russian around the world, all from her home in Brooklyn NY, where she now lives with her husband and son. Her website states: "My main field of interest is language learning. I studied Linguistics at the University and during that time I was really impressed by language diversity in the world. Now I teach Russian, stu…
 
Desai was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in Binghamton, New York. Her parents are physicians; her father is Indian and her mother is Filipina. Desai is a professional actress. She has performed in many Off-Broadway productions, including The Winter’s Tale (2003), playing opposite David Strathairn, and The Tempest (2008), starring Ma…
 
This episode travels back to the 1600's, and as our guest points out, to a time when all "the late troubles in America [the Revolutionary War] began." Lucius Albert Salisbury III, who goes by Luke, is a retired professor. He was born in New York, and now lives in Massachusetts. He has written a number of novels inspired by his families history, whi…
 
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