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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 Adrian Martinez

Bekah McNeel was born and bred in San Antonio. She said of her story that it's so San Antonio that you could "wrap it up as a taco and eat it for breakfast."

Fundamentally it is a love story, and every great love story has a castle. This castle just happens to be a fixture of one of San Antonio's oldest neighborhoods.

This story was recorded April 3 at Brick for the Worth Repeating show with the theme "Tricentennial."

Roberto Adrian Martinez

 Fifty years ago, the city of San Antonio held the World’s Fair. The event brought the global attention, investment -- resulting in Hemisfair downtown -- and even some royalty. Anastacio Bueno was there.

Roberto Adrian Martinez

Mike Sutter is a food writer for the San Antonio Express-News, and his story tonight is all about discovering the City through food. Back in 2016 he quipped that he wanted to replicate a series of taco reports he had done in Austin down here. The project would mean he ate at a different taco joint every day for 365 days.  Be careful what you wish for.

Roberto Adrian Martinez

Veronica Davila traces her family line back to the original 16 families that founded San Antonio.  While that sounds like a big deal, she tells us it took a while for her to embrace it.

For years she avoided the Canary Islanders' garb that her mother proudly wore to events, sweating in the heat. It took a couple of decades and a reborn urban center for Veronica to fall back in love with the city of her birth. It wasn't long before she found herself sweating in the sun in full period attire.

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Garrett Brnger is a reporter for San Antonio television station KSAT-12. Since our show was all about luck, you could say we were lucky to find him. We came into the show, as we sometimes do, with an eye to our audience to supply our final story of the night. After a half-dozen pitches from our wonderful listeners we found this polished gem of a story.