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[Wesley Phelps interview with Craig Washington, August 26, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 26th, 2022 in Houston, TX. Phelps interviews former United States Representative Craig Washington on his experiences with the Texas State Legislature. Washington begins by discussing a penal code which came to the legislature in 1973, exploring his involvement in rewriting and codifying said penal code. Specifically, Washington speaks on his attempts to repeal sodomy laws found under code 21.06 from state legis… more
Date: August 26, 2022
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Conversation about annual feast offerings, part 1

Description: Conversation about the annual feast offering, started around 50 years ago. They discuss how the community shares the work responsibly, applies tax, lends money, calculates the interest, and returns utensils after the feast offering is completed. They keep track of the funds generated through the lending of money. They discuss how much cash was used for the current feast offering, and what amount was paid as remuneration to each monk.
Date: May 26, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about annual feast offerings, part 2

Description: Conversation about the annual feast offering, started around 50 years ago. They discuss how the community shares the duties of organizing, preparing, and funding the annual feast. They describe how the practice of Zhakchang, where people gather to finish the leftover wine from ritual ceremonies, was a common feature of any ritual. Zhakchang also gives an opportunity to those households who couldn’t come to the ritual. It is an avenue where a missed opportunity for one neighbor to take part in a… more
Date: May 26, 2022
Duration: 18 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Historical narrative about Tshong Tshongma, part 1

Description: Tshong Tshongma is a sacred mountain and a local deity in Eastern Bhutan. Over 4000 meters in elevation, it is accessible only four months per year due to local customs. Mr. Lama Tshering describes how Tshong Tshongma got its current palace after being deceived by Samye Paygi Gyelpo when Guru Rinpoche called all the deities to the allocated respective palace.
Date: May 26, 2022
Duration: 12 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Historical narrative about Tshong Tshongma, part 2

Description: Tshong Tshongma is a sacred mountain and a local deity in Eastern Bhutan. Over 4000 meters in elevation, it is accessible only four months per year due to local customs. Mr. Lama Tshering describes how Tshong Tshongma got its current palace after Tshong Tshongma was deceived by Samye Paygi Gyelpo when Guru Rinpoche called all the deities to the allocated respective palace.
Date: May 26, 2022
Duration: 7 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of an occasional folk song 'Chawang tu'

Description: This is a traditional dance song performed during the traditional celebration of wealth called Zaw hubo. It is usually sung in responsive manner (call and response) by two groups while a dance troupe performs simultaneously or while drinking wine. The singer of the song is originally from Ntu village, but settled in Samjiuram, Nagaland.
Date: October 26, 2021
Duration: 39 seconds
Creator: Mataina, Wichamdinbo
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of an occasional folk song 'Hey ringa khe'

Description: This is a traditional dance song performed during the traditional festival called Matui ngee. It is usually sung in responsive manner (call and response) by two groups while a dance troupe performs simultaneously. The singer of the song is originally from Ntu village, but settled in Samjiuram, Nagaland.
Date: October 26, 2021
Duration: 27 seconds
Creator: Mataina, Wichamdinbo
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of an occasional folk song 'Nfi retjiu'

Description: This is a traditional dance song. It is usually sung in responsive manner (call and response) by two groups while a dance troupe performs simultaneously. The singer of the song is originally from Ntu village, but settled in Samjiuram, Nagaland.
Date: October 26, 2021
Duration: 39 seconds
Creator: Mataina, Wichamdinbo
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interview about health practices

Description: This is an interview about traditional health practices in the Lai community. The interviewee, born in 1994, is originally from Hmunthar and speaks Thantlang, Falam, Kawl, and Mirang. Interviews were collected as part of the Linguistically Underserved Communities and Health (LUCAH) project, which aims to make health information more accessible and culturally relevant for the Chin refugee community in order to ensure that they are getting clear and accurate information.
Date: March 26, 2021
Duration: 27 minutes 16 seconds
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interview about health practices

Description: This is an interview about traditional health practices in the Lai community. The interviewee, born in 1988, is originally from Thantlang and speaks Kawl, Mirang, and Hakha. Interviews were collected as part of the Linguistically Underserved Communities and Health (LUCAH) project, which aims to make health information more accessible and culturally relevant for the Chin refugee community in order to ensure that they are getting clear and accurate information.
Date: January 26, 2021
Duration: 20 minutes 25 seconds
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about a poor old lady and a magician

Description: This is a story of a destitute old lady who had two sons, and she could barely feed them. After some time, an aged man comes to that old lady and asks her to hand over her sons to him to raise them. The old woman agrees to this while saying that she’ll keep one of them when they became adults, whereas he can take the other one. The old man — who was a magician — takes care of them. He educates one, whereas he keeps the other for household chores, who later learns magic from him. The latter is d… more
Date: November 26, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative about the early life of Muhammad Younas

Description: This is a personal narrative by Muhammad Younas (a 60-year old male and retired factory worker) about a time when he was working in Karachi. Muhammad Younas talks about his life in Karachi, other community members who lived there, and some incidents that happened during that time. The other speaker present during this recording is Abdul Qayoum (a 60-year old male).
Date: August 26, 2020
Duration: 1 minute 54 seconds
Creator: Aurangzeb
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Episode 31:Senior Housing and Healthcare Trends with Dr. Becky Knight

Description: Interview with Dr. Becky Knight for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Becky Knight, who is a faculty member in UNT's Health Services Administration program within the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services. They discuss Dr. Knight's background in gerontology, healthcare, and senior housing administration, as well as the trends that have developed in those fields in recent years. Dr. Knight answers some common questions people … more
Date: February 26, 2020
Duration: 49 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Supak, Susan & Knight, Becky
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Monologue about a cruel Nawab and a daring escape

Description: Recording of a historical narrative about one of the ancestors of the speaker/narrator who was attempting to escape the cruel oppression of the ruling Nawab of his time. The contributor is Gohar-Ur Rehman (a 38-year old male shop owner).
Date: November 26, 2019
Duration: 5 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Iqbal, Javid
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about the cruelty of a former ruler of Tanawal

Description: Recording of a historical narrative about the cruelty of a former ruler of a small (erstwhile) state called Amb State or Tanawal. The contributor is Aurangzeb, a 34-year old male teacher from Danna.
Date: November 26, 2019
Duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds
Creator: Iqbal, Javid
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Episode 22: Dr. Jorg Waltje

Description: Interview with Dr. Jorg Waltje for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Dr. Jörg Waltje, Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Texas Woman’s University and author of the book Blood Obsession: Vampires, Serial Murder, and the Popular Imagination. Dr. Waltje explains the Center’s various initiatives aimed at helping both students and faculty succeed. He and Susan also discuss his hobbies, his background in languages and liter… more
Date: September 26, 2019
Duration: 36 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Supak, Susan & Waltje, Jorg
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Retelling of the story of a king and his minister

Description: Recording of a traditional story about a king and his minister who together decided to make a copy of the Holy Quran. In this story, the minister forgets to write a letter while producing the copy. When the king asks the minister why he failed to copy the Quran correctly, the minister explains that he was distressed by an event that had recently taken place in his life. The narrator Abdul Qayum (a 60 year old male factory worker) is telling the story to Muhammad Younas (a retired male factory w… more
Date: August 26, 2019
Duration: 8 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Aurangzeb
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the story of a lucky king

Description: Recording of a traditional story about a king who loses his kingdom and his family, but eventually he is appointed as the king of a neighboring country. He also gets to meet his family again. In this recording the narrator Abdul Qayum (a 60-year old male factory worker) is addressing Muhammad Younas (a retired male factory worker).
Date: August 26, 2019
Duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Aurangzeb
Partner: UNT College of Information
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[Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law]

Description: Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law. Topics covered include: her religious upbringing in the Southern Baptist church, her attendance at the Cathedral of Hope, her failed marriage to a man, her romantic relationships with women, and the illness and death of her longtime female partner whose memorial was held at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Rosenberg, Barbara & Perez, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Dan Peeler]

Description: Oral history interview with Dan Peeler. Topics covered include: Peeler's upbringing, his coming to terms with his sexuality, living in Oak Lawn, his college years at UT Arlington and SMU, his career in the entertainment industry, his work as a volunteer puppeteer at local churches, liberal theology, the meaning and purpose of the LGBTQ initialism, and the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: O'Leary, Kevin & Mullino, Buddy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Judy Craig]

Description: Oral history interview with Judy Craig. Topics covered include: Craig's upbringing, how she came to the Cathedral of Hope (then known as the Metropolitan Community Church), the local Daughters of Bilitis chapter, her holy union with her partner in 2012, and the Flying W Motorcycle Club of Dallas.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 32 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Goree, Batrina & Levy, Deb
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Morgan Borer]

Description: Oral history interview with Morgan Borer. Topics covered include: Borer's upbringing in Queens, New York, on the island of St. Martin, and in New Jersey, his religious background and spiritual beliefs, his membership at and participation in the choir at the Cathedral of Hope, and the schism between the Cathedral of Hope and the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC).
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 49 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Winsor, Michael & Davis, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr.]

Description: Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr. Topics covered include: Poindexter's upbringing in Virginia, his coming out to his family as gay, his career at EDS, how he became a Cathedral of Hope member, his service on the boards of the Turtle Creek Chorale and Lambda Legal, discrimination he's faced as a Black man, his role models, and his goals for the rest of his life.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
Creator: McCraig, Scott & Villavasso, Morgan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Sue Schrader]

Description: Oral history interview with Sue Schrader who has worked at the Cathedral of Hope since November 1981, about the history of the Cathedral of Hope. Topics covered include: Schrader's early years in the Midwest, the story of how she came to be a member and then employee at the Cathedral of Hope, social and charity programs administered by the Cathedral of Hope, and the growing Latino membership at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Sanchez, Alexis & Sandage, Valencia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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