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Worth Repeating

Worth Repeating— Texas Public Radio's live storytelling event series—returns this fall for its fifth year bringing you the city's stories. From last chances to first tries, from far flung adventures, to hometown cautionary tales—storytellers have seven minutes to tell a great story from our stage, often to sell-out crowds.

Pablo Navarro

Samantha Parker has a serious medical condition. It affects every aspect of her life, but she struggles not to show it.  Working with customers taught her people don't care about what's going on behind the curtain.

This story was recorded 4.2.19 at Brick as part of the "On A Mission" theme. If you have a story Worth Repeating, submit it to WorthRepeating@tpr.org

Willie Rollerson is naturally talented at a lot of things, college wasn't one of them. In this story he finds out what it’s like to be on the outside looking in, and about about the power of not taking no for an answer.

Growing up, Rene Jaime Gonzalez couldn’t get out of San Antonio fast enough.

When he got a little older and considered what he had going for him here, he thought maybe he just didn’t know enough about the city of his birth.  

In this story he sets out to learn more about the city's history and tell those stories.

Robert Davidson and friends embark on a quest for ice cream that he would describe as a Bataan death march for eight year olds. Robert sacrificed friends, safety and more for his chance at the Piggly Wiggly.

This story was recorded 4.2.19 at Brick as part of the "On A Mission" theme. If you have a story Worth Repeating, submit it to WorthRepeating@tpr.org.  Follow us on Twitter @wrepeating.

Pablo Navarro

Roy was born and bred on San Antonio's west side, and raised by his mom. In this at times heartbreaking story, he tells her story as well as his. Domestic vilolence and suffering filled Roy's mother's life, and now when he finds himself struggling, he thinks of her to pull through.

This story was recorded at Brick 4.2.19 as part of our theme "On A Mission." Submit your stories Worth Repeating to WorthRepeating@tpr.org.

Oliver Blair had a problem. He was paralyzed by how he thought of himself. In this story, he shows us how a childhood mistake changed how he saw himself and would lead to serious health issues down the road. 

This story was recorded 4.2.19 at Brick as part of the "On A Mission" theme. If you have a story Worth Repeating, submit it to WorthRepeating@tpr.org.  Follow us on Twitter @wrepeating.

Marcelle Garcia has a high-stress job as a labor and delivery nurse. Every day, she sees what should be the happiest day of a family's lives. But sometimes, it isn't. Marcelle thought she had her these issues firmly compartmentalized...until she didn’t. 

Oscar Moreno

Helen Tiseth's mother and father kept a big secret from her; she was adopted. She was 25 before she learned and couldn't bring herself to tell them she knew, and to ask them about it. But that didn't keep her from wondering where she came from, and who her biological people were. That question turned Helen into a geanological slueth. Listen to her story below.

Oscar Moreno

Sonia Guerra is a young woman with a secret. It’s one that her body kept so well, even she didn’t know it. It started when she was very young. She was suffering from something, but she didn't know what. For days she couldn't eat or drink. She missed school. Doctors misdiagnosed her or told her parents she was making it up. This went on for seven years. Listen to her story below.

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