Interview Transcript - Interview Transcript Glenna Okay I have a few questions to ask you about your life and some events that occurred over the years

Interview Transcript - Interview Transcript Glenna Okay I...

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Interview Transcript Glenna: Okay, I have a few questions to ask you about your life and some events that occurred over the years. So, while you were at college in Ithaca, New York at Cornell there were protests regarding the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. Did you ever see or go to any of these protests? Lisa: You definitely saw students protesting when you walked on campus to go to class Cornell had a lot of people that were very involved in social issues so they were very aware and tried to put out, uh, their viewpoint during my time there. Glenna: Also during your time at Cornell, there were conflicts in the middle east and there were many protests regarding the Iraq invasion of Kuwait and the American interference in that part of the world. The main complaint American citizens had with the US getting involved was that they didn’t want to go to war just for the sole purpose of the US having oil sources. Did you see or go to any of these protests either? Lisa: Again, Cornell was a very active campus from that standpoint so there were quite a few protests against the war and against sort of the policies that were supporting the war. A lot of the guys I knew wore buttons that said “not willing to die for Exxon” because they felt like the Kuwait war was really to help out the oil companies, it didn’t have as much to do with the actual people of Kuwait. Glenna: On January 28, 1986 there was a space shuttle that was being sent to space. Unfortunately, seventy-three seconds after the space shuttle took off, it exploded. Many across the country watched this live on television. Were you able to see this happen and what was it like?

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