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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

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Jason Morrow is a palliative care physician and medical ethicist, but when he was 11 years old he was just a kid living in Dallas who really liked the show "Dallas." When screeching tires and a crash outside his childhood home interrupted the latest episode, Jason found himself the first on the scene of a terrible accident.

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In 1977 San Antonio, the idea of a Latino woman winning elected office was unheard of. The city, despite having a large Hispanic population, had very little Hispanic representation. Things were about to change for the city, and 1977 was the first time residents would be voting for council people from their own parts of town.

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Alex Rubio is a Chicano non-believer. Regardless of his respect for his mother, his aunts and his uncles, the Lechuza was nothing but a quick way to kill weekend plans. His mother, whose super power was a bottomless purse, was in such awe of the Lechuza that even the hearing of its plaintive cry was enough to keep her and the kids homebound until the coast was clear. 

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Vanessa loves her childhood neighborhood, but the trajectory of the neighborhood has gone the wrong direction. It no longer represents the self-sustaining tight-knit community of her youth. She had always known it was special and deserved better, but that fact was driven home one night when she found a feature film on YouTube that spotlighted her house (in part 7 of 8).

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John Phillip Santos grew up in San Antonio, went to Churchill High School.  Despite tracing the numerous cities of his journey through life, from San Antonio to to South Bend to Oxford to New Haven to New York City he has never considered himself an urbanite.  In a story that illustrates just how urban he is, Santos notes a calling for the dusty road. 

One night in New York City his longing for the quiet and the dark of those remote ranches of his youth are fulfilled.

A whole lot of water puts life of Nick Long's sister in danger not once but twice. The singer songwriter, and front man for the band Lonely Horse, pulled double duty at our November 3rd, 2015 Worth Repeating event. 

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Nick Hoenegger works for Venture Lab, which teaches entrepreneurship to kids. He is a graduate of Trinity University and has launched two start-up companies.