10-year-old Rahsheed McKenstry interviewed his mother Rhonetta in Memphis, Tennessee. Rahsheed and his brother are being raised by their mother and he had some questions to pose to her.
"OK, so why are you not still married?"
"Because my ex-husband was horrible," she said.
"Was he violent toward you?"
"Was he violent toward anybody else?"
"You and your brother, which is why I won't let him see you."
Listen to their conversation here.
The StoryCorps Airstream is coming to Northern Minnesota at the end of August through September. This means you will have the chance to sit down with someone you care about and ask them questions. Contact us if you are interested in setting up an interview or want to volunteer with this project.
Other things you can do:
Listen Friday mornings to NPR's Morning Edition on 91.7 KAXE
Read the StoryCorps book "Listening Is An Act of Love - A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project"
Have your bookclub read "Listening Is An Act of Love - A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project"
Subscribe to the StoryCorps podcast
Check out the StoryCorps website - http://www.storycorps.net/
Read the StoryCorps blog
Come to a Listening Party at KAXE studios - stay tuned for details