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The Stories: Our archive of past stories is below all this writing.

The Storyboard: The people who help make the show happen is at the link

The Idea Behind the Show Is Right Here: 

San Antonio is a city of stories.

Texas Public Radio launched Worth Repeating to find and share these stories. San Antonio is 300 years old. But unlike its contemporaries: Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and New York, this city's stories are largely unknown. TPR wants to help change that by getting its residents to tell their stories and recognize how important they are even if they don't read like a movie script.

During our season once a month, 7 storytellers will have 7 minutes to tell a true story from their life around a common theme.

Think This American Life or The Moth, but sourced from your friends and neighbors. Public Radio tries daily to educate San Antonio about the world, now we want San Antonio to tell us about itself and its people. 

To submit your story, or to rat out a friend you think would be great, click here and send us an email.

New Dates and Themes!

Listen Back To Season One:

 Season Two:

Season Three:

  • 09.05.17 | After All This Time: Stories of looking back, monumental endeavors, and lost loves
  • 10.10.17 | Because How I Am Stories of where we came from, identity and more. [This is a special show that will take place at The San Antonio Museum of Art as part of their Exhibit "The Latino List"
  • 11.07.17 | Secrets & Rumors: Stories of...You Guessed it, Both Secrets and Rumors
  • 12.12.17 | Obsessions
  • 02.06.18 | Cheaters: stories of grifters, cons, rubes and enforcers.
  • 03.06.18 | As Luck Would Have It: stories of bad and good luck and how to get it
  • 04.03.18 | Tricentennial: stories of the city, builders, dreamers and doers

Roberto Martinez

Heather Armstrong was in love. She was also very tall. She was also very ugly (her words). In this tale of middle school infatuation, love is a battleground and your friends aren't who you think.  In the end, Heather prevails in one of the funniest stories to come to the Worth Repeating Stage.

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Roberto Martinez

Gregory Valdez' parents always wanted him to be a scumbag in a suit, that is to say they wanted him to be a lawyer. Greg ended up in advertising. As a profession--it fits him well. It fit him almost too well when he first started. His reverence for Mad Men's Don Draper led down a road of lying to himself, letting down loved ones and above all drinking. He would find himself alone, unemployed, and looking for a change.

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Roberto Martinez

Inga Cotton is best known for her collection of large hats and her blogging in support of charter schools. This story is sort of the orgin of that. (The blogging, not the big hats.) 

Inga's deeply personal story deals with her son's autism diagnosis, and shows how being a parent means having to adjust expectations, to push your kids, and somtimes, to fight.

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Roberto Martinez

Jenina Hernandez-Nerio was a Freshman at UTSA when she fell head over heels for the man of her dreams--or so she thought. 

Take a listen to this story, filled with flip phone follies and TV/VCR combos.

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Roberto Martinez

Andre Douglas came to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming an elite athlete and earning a college degree. The triple jumper says his parents would do anything to help him achieve that goal. So it hit the UTSA freshman hard when he got a call telling him his life back home had fallen apart. Listen to this story of loss and perseverance. 

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

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