One day, while I was stumbling around the internet, I happened upon a website full of video interviews done by an NPR reporter named Alex Chadwick. The idea was this: Everyone has a story to tell. His concept was simple: Set up a card table with two chairs on a sidewalk, and pay passers-by 50 cents to interview them.
I watched a few interviews but eventually moved on and forgot about the entire thing. That is, until this summer, when President Barack Obama held the “Beer Summit” on the lawn of the White House. With nothing on the table but four pints of beer, the president, vice president, a harvard professor, and a Boston cop discussed the state of racism in America.
The scene was just similar enough to Chadwick’s project that it gave me an idea. Why not combine
My offer is this: Send me an email (email@example.com) with a topic you’d like to talk about. If I like it, I’ll buy you a beer (for those of you who abstain or are under 21, I’ll buy you a root beer), and we’ll sit down for an interview. It doesn’t matter who you are — an administrator, a student, a professor. All will
Selected interviews will be transcribed and published. This is your chance to chat about something you care about, to tell your story, and get your voice out there. I look forward to hearing from you.
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