EPISODE 8 "IN THIS AREA, I WAS STUCK"
Many people did struggle during the Recession, and some never fully recovered. Paul dedicated his life to the liberal arts, helping students achieve their dreams, including a young poet with a speech impediment. When the cumulative effects of the 2008 crisis kicked in, however, Paul was laid off. He found work as a Retail Merchandiser, but it paid less than $15 an hour.
Oral history transcript to be performed: Paul Cook, former Retail Merchandiser and Academic Advisor (2017, original)
Storyteller: Paul Cook
Narrator: Reverend Earl Kooperkamp
THEME SONG CREDIT
The “John Henry” song at the beginning of our show is from the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Used courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity.
SOUND & MUSIC CREDITS
Music: "Burbujas de agua" by Circus Marcus. From Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC
Music: "intro_outro" by Circus Marcus. From Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC
Music: "La penúltima del jueves" by Circus Marcus. From Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC
Sound Effect: "00588 paperwork 1" by Robinhood76. From freesound.org. CC BY-NC
Sound Effect: "Applause 4" by VlatkoBlazek. From freesound.org. CC BY