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Worth Repeating

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

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.

Season 5 Themes: To submit your story, or to rat out a friend you think would be great, click here and send us an email.

See past themes here. 

Elena Souris

Luis Muñoz has been a producer for many of the broadcasters in San Antonio and continues to produce commercially. As part of his work, he found a sure fire strategy for free vacations. He shares the story of how one of these vacations brought him face to face with Central American Power...and how he lived to tell about it.

Elena Souris

James Baker has been playing music since his parents bought him his first instrument. The concert French horn player had his eye on the major orchestras, but first he had to get his foot in the door.

Elena Souris

Covering the biggest story of her career, a young reporter makes her way to a rural Chinese village to expose the corruption and struggle behind the wrongful 11-year imprisonment of a man. 

San Antonio is a city of stories.

Texas Public Radio launched Worth Repeating to find and share these stories.  San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in a few short years and 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.

Elena Souris

How to deal with fornicating staffers, when to interrupt a homeless man showering in your bathroom, the best way to intervene in a kitchen knife fight, Chad Carey offers a master class in restaurant management in this story for Worth Repeating.

You have probably imbibed or eaten at one of Chad's many popular San Antonio eateries: The now defunct Monterey, Hot Joy, Barbaro, et al, so these aren't so much hypotheticals as true-life lessons of food service.

Chad told this story at our March 1 show, with the theme "In Service."

Elena Souris

Pat O'Brien decided to take a leave of absence from his job, but he was a Catholic priest. Then that -- what was supposed to be -- a short leave of absence went on for 20 years. What does a Catholic priest who isn't...do? He told this story at our March 1 show, with the theme "In Service." 

Elena Souris

Today's university professors are more like service providers than we think. Teaching students at the University of Texas at San Antonio about how to detect con-artist palm-readers and ghost-speaking psychics, Mark Gifford's experience is far from a service provider though.

In this heart-wrenching story, Mark realizes he is called to serve, rather than provide a service.

Mark told this story at our March 1 show, with the theme "In Service."

While traveling in Southeast Asia, Amy is given the choice, two days on a rickety boat down the Mekong or two hours on a rickety looking plane?  The less-than-flight-friendly Amy goes against her better judgment with the plane. She finds out why that was a mistake mid-flight. Despite the panic-driven visions of a CNN "crashed-plane feed," she can't say enough good things about the flight attendants. Amy told this story at our March 1 show, with the theme "In Service."

Elena Souris

Ayon's childhood was filled with butchering chickens, delivering food, and whatever else her parent's businesses needed. Immigrants to Brazil from Taiwan, the family tried everything from food service to shops to by-the -hour hotels.