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Oscar Moreno

James Baker is a fiend for the outdoors. His family spent hundreds of weekends on camping trips across the country. But the Victoria native says that love of nature wasn't always in his self-interest, and how his childhood wonders were actually were threats to his life. 

In this story of flood waters and deep bayous, he rediscovers a half-remembered news article, a violent encounter, and a whole lot of dead snakes. 

This story was recorded 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's Mother Nature show.

Oscar Moreno

Dogs hold a special place in Norma Cantu's childhood. The professor of humanities now calls the campus of Trinity University her neighborhood.

But growing up, her neighborhood was a barrio in Laredo. In this story, she remembers the neighborhood mascot, a dog named Oreo.

This story was recorded at 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Mother Nature" show

Oscar Moreno

Crystal Henry has loved storms as long as she can remember. Cozy memories of cuddling up with mom to count off the thunder fill her childhood. But so do heartbreaking ones of losing her dad. 

Storms persist. Life continues. Crystal reflects in this story on the natural phenomena, and how now she is the one helping her kids count off the thunder. 

This story was recorded at Brick for the "Mother Nature" themed Worth Repeating on 3.3.20. If you have a story email worthrepeating@tpr.org

Oscar Moreno

Aubrey Cofield's story is the classic woman vs nature tale. In it her mother who worked for years moved into a home she hoped would be the fruits of that labor. It even had a pool.

Little did her mother know her world was about to be taken over by ribbiting pests.

This story was recorded 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Mother Nature" show.

Oscar Moreno

"It began with a sound," said Bill Gallagher in this story. While we knew what Bill's story was about, the telling was no less startling to hear the plight of the place he calls home right now, South Sudan. 

The story of hurricanes and plagues is a powerful reminder of how the planet is changing and how the least powerful are the biggest victims.

This story was recorded 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Mother Nature" show. 

Oscar Moreno

Amber Meegan knew that nature could be cruel, having witnessed it first hand when working in Katmai National Park in Alaska. 

But knowing and experiencing are two different things. This story of motherhood and loss is sad and poigniant. 

This story was recorded 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Mother Nature" show.

Oscar Moreno

Angela Rabke was 14 when this story takes place. She was living in a house surrounded by elderly people, so the occiasional caregiver-related mishap was not uncommon. The person that tries to wanter off. The confused aunt that tries to sleep in the wrong bed. 

That is not this story. This story is so much more, and it proved too much for the teenaged Angela.

Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski always wanted to travel. Her mother wasn’t so keen on the idea. In this story she tells us about her first big trip and how she was definitely fine and nothing bad happened and her mother doesn’ t need to hear anything different, ok?

This story was recorded at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "How did I get here" show on 2.4.20. If you have a story, email worthrepeating@tpr.org.

Oscar Moreno

After the death of a loved one, Lilly Gonzalez was struggling. Her father had died a slow, painful death that was undeserved. She missed him. She even called to the hearafter to reconnect.  

That isn't always a good idea, as this story shows.

This story was recorded at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "How did I get here" show on 2.4.20. If you have a story, email worthrepeating@tpr.org.

Oscar Moreno

Losing a loved one is always hard. Losing your mother is devastating. Pamela Price tells us the story of her mother's life and death and how Pamela made it through.

This story was recorded at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "How did I get here" show on 2.4.20. If you have a story, email worthrepeating@tpr.org.

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