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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!

  • 09.04.18 | "Alien" - Stories of being a foreigner, things not being right, or something spookier.
  • 10.02.18  | "Sucker Punch" - moments that knocked someone on their ass.
  • 11.13.18 | "Trapped" - Stories of realationships, jobs, or situations that made someone feel trapped.
  • 12.11.18 | "Opportunity Knocks"  
  • 02.05.19 | "Where I Come From" - Stories from the homeland, hood, region, and cultures.
  • 03.05.19 | "My Secret Life" - Big secrets and big times we were under the radar.
  • 04.02.19 | "On A Mission" - From San Antonio's Missions to the battlefield to work, stories of purpose.

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

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Unlike you and I, Sergeant John Mahon is lied to by professional liars. He has worked for the Bexar County Sheriff's department for 23 years. And while you and I are lied to by advertisements and dressing rooms with soft lighting and mirrors that obviously make us look thinner, he is lied to by murderers. 

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Tracie Mendoza was born In San Antonio and managed to get back here after being raised in one of those other Texas cities. She works for VentureLab here in San Antonio. She used to do stand-up but before that, before semi-celebrity as a Mariachi performer, before being paid $1 per for impromptu songs as a child, before it all, it was Mr. Microphone.

The transfixing gift would forever change the young girl's life.

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Elena and some friends go to the mall in the big city of Dallas. When all their phones die, and they still need to navigate home, the 17 year-old thinks 'I got this.'

She didn't have it. She didn't have anywhere near it.


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Todd teaches writing at the University of Texas San Antonio. He himself is a writer, having his work published several times over. Todd is also our volunteer story coach here at Worth Repeating and has had a direct hand in helping to craft some of the stories you have heard this season.

Parish Photography

Last year an estimated 3.5 million people experienced homelessness for some length of time. Diane DeLeon was a survivor of childhood trauma, trauma that didn't stop with her childhood. After a series of events, DeLeon finds herself on the street with her two children and another on the way.