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This interview was conducted with Devin Middleton at Kite’s Nest in Hudson, NY on Thursday June 13, 2019. Devin was born in Hudson, is active in programming at Kite’s Nest and is a brass player at Hudson High School. Devin talks about his relationship to Hudson, the city’s eclectic community and the outsider impression of it. Devin discusses the state of homes in Hudson, community clean up efforts, road maintenance, and the city’s focus on Warren Street. Devin talks about the importance of Kite’s Nest as a safe space, his experience of having Tourette’s, and his ambition of going to college. Devin shares his love of playing music and talks about being a great brass player in Colombia County.
This interview would be of interest to those curious about youth perspective on living in Hudson.
Alex Chouinard is a community worker, researcher, and country music dj in Toronto, ON. Currently, Alex works with the Students Commission supporting youth-led initiatives to develop program evaluations. Alex is interested in self-publishing, meme culture, and using oral history to capture communal experiences of grief & loss.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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