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Kathleen Creedon

Julián Ledezma spent years trying to figure out how he could make his mark on the world through art. His sister, a singer, was there by his side as they went from one failed attempt to another, before Julián settled on photography.  

Little did he know that his passion for the medium would help him survive some of his darkest moments, including the death of the three women who raised him: his mother, grandmother and sister.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show.

Things were going well in Lorrena Paz's life. She was crushing it at work. She had a pretty good marriage. She was ready for anything. 

To celebrate, she wanted to give herself a little gift.

What Lorrena didn't know was she was about to embark on the most physically painful and grueling time in her life and it all started with a boob job.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show.

Kathleen Creedon

Alex Good found himself in the middle of an upturned life. He was exiting a marriage, a city and a job.

His new home, a mystery to him, was a lonely place at the holidays. The unemployed, divorced, and solitary figure was trying to find his next move, and not feeling much hope.

Here is his story of making it all come together.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show.

Kathleen Creedon

Sig Christenson is a name you ought to know if you've lived in San Antonio for more than a few months. For decades, he's been bringing stories to newspapers. The veteran reporter has traveled to war zones and prisons, talking to workaday heroes and lackluster villains. 

But in his own story, he reflects on how things could have gone far differently, and how he came to realize that fact in the course of talking with a man sent to prison for helping a murderer.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show. 

Kathleen Creedon

Burgin Streetman and her sister were two broke young women living in New York City, scraping by on menial jobs. Then from out of nowhere came a miracle. Her sister met a wealthy movie producer who said he wanted to put her in a movie.

As Burgin and her sister soon found out, things that seem too good to be true often are. 

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show. 

Kathleen Creedon

Rebeca Canizales has had a job since she was 16. That was the year she became her family's breadwinner, as her father dwindled away to sickness. It was the year she couldn't make ends meet. 

After months of living paycheck to paycheck, there came a moment when she couldn't pay all the bills. Without knowing how to ask for help, she struggled with the idea that she had failed her family. 

Then fate intervened.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show. 

Oscar Moreno

Amy Whitley wasn't sure if she should go to Hawaii with the man she met. But when she found herself casing the place she was staying with binoculars just waiting for him to leave so she could steal her stuff back and escape, she had to admit it was a mistake. 

This story was recorded 11.12.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Hustle" show

Oscar Moreno

Lorenzo Gomez has been organizing in San Antonio for some time. His work leading the for-profit co-working space Geekdom was at the heart of San Antonio's startup scene. He helped found TechBloc, the local technology advocacy organization. Gomez's work with the 80|20 Foundation has given many grants to support new projects. 

But in this story from his childhood Gomez jokingly shares what he considers to be his very first community organizing efforts. 

Oscar Moreno

Sheryl Tiseth and her wife were living their best lives. They had recently been married and immediately remodeled their home to reflect their new lives. Walls came down. Floors were redone. The three bedroom became a one bedroom. Insulation was added. 

Little did she know that all the great new modifications in their home would betray her.

This story was recorded 11.12.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Hustle" show.

Oscar Moreno

David Davenport has been hustling his whole life... but what happens when your body becomes physically incapable of hustling? Davenport is a double-lung transplant recipient, and is in the queue for another double lung transplant. In this story, he ruminates on his life, on his work running Transplants for Children, and on how his illness changed how he saw and engaged with the world.

This story was recorded 11.12.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Hustle" show.

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