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While traveling in Southeast Asia, Amy is given the choice, two days on a rickety boat down the Mekong or two hours on a rickety looking plane?  The less-than-flight-friendly Amy goes against her better judgment with the plane. She finds out why that was a mistake mid-flight. Despite the panic-driven visions of a CNN "crashed-plane feed," she can't say enough good things about the flight attendants. Amy told this story at our March 1 show, with the theme "In Service."

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Ayon's childhood was filled with butchering chickens, delivering food, and whatever else her parent's businesses needed. Immigrants to Brazil from Taiwan, the family tried everything from food service to shops to by-the -hour hotels.

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Anna Vasquez was convicted and served 13 years for a crime that appears to have never taken place. She is one of the San Antonio Four, a group of four women convicted of aggravated sexual assault of two girls. The scandalous crime told of satanic orgies and perversions, and after almost 20 years, one of the girls recanted her testimony.

The forensic science that helped convict the women proved as spurious as the accusations, and all of the women were released from jail two years ago. They await a new trial, with no promise of exoneration.

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Gabriel Luera is a playwright, but as he tells us in this story, living his dream was not a simple thing. With his marriage in ashes, an undriveable car, and family tragedy swirling around him, Gabriel was not in the right head space to get through his graduate program.

Gabriel told this story at our Feb. 2 show, with the theme "Big Mistakes."

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From the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jeanette never really liked the ocean. After being assigned to Fiji for the Peace Corps, she thought that might change. A whimsical trip in a solo kayak didn't make a good case for changing her mind. 

Jeanette told this story at our Feb. 2 show, with the theme "Big Mistakes."

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Dealing with the emotional turmoil of his divorce, Carlos took to the stage with stand-up routines that doubled as therapy. Bitterness and anger ease, but being vulnerable again is something he wasn't sure he would be ready for again. Carlos told the Worth Repeating crowd how faith and comedy, and faith in his comedy helped.Carlos told this story at our Feb. 2 show, with the theme "Big Mistakes." 

Elena Souris

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At 53, the last thing Ken Slavin would have expected was quitting his job. But a negative work life and a bad relationship with his boss, led the executive-level worker to walk out one day and never go back (except he went back to sign some paperwork...but never after that). Ken told the Worth Repeating audience about the grueling 15 months that came next.

Ken told this story at our Feb. 2 show, with the theme "Big Mistakes."

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