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Worth Repeating

Roberto Martinez

A cardboard box of possessions and a heart filled with yearning to see her young son and family, were all that Siliva Alcaraz took with her when she crossed the border from Piedras Negras. She was on her way to rejoin her family and get her green card, but she couldn't have expected that she was really starting a whole new life in San Antonio.

And in classic San Antonio style, her introduction to the city was through the international ambassador program known as The San Antonio Spurs.  Listen to this sweet story of perseverance and try not to cry.

Roberto Martinez

Victoria Pool was thrilled to get her first job in education. But that first faculty meeting, where teachers discussed what and how they would teach the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" took an abrupt turn when it came to light that Victoria had never read it. 

When asked condescendingly how this could be possible, she replied in-kind, "I'm sorry, I was probably getting high or skipping school. But don't worry, I understand racism."

Hilarious, well told, and heartfelt, be sure to listen to this Worth Repeating story.

Roberto Martinez

Emily Stone was doing research in a place that even the most conservative of descriptions would be called paradise.  She was splitting her time between the outer islands of Yap in Micronesia, and she loved it right up until she didn't. 

Language, basic competencies and everyday annoyances started to make her feel isolated. Then famed movie director James Cameron showed up.

This story was recorded for Worth Repeating September 4, 2018 at Brick. The theme was "Alien."

Roberto Adrian Martinez

Jim Beal spent decades as a journalist and a few more as a musician. He has a surplus of stories about the city's numerous artists. This one takes place in early 90's. It features one of San Antonio's biggest cultural icons, a writer from Spin magazine and a shedding cat.

Roberto Adrian Martinez

   In the spring of 1938, noted journalist and novelist Graham Green wrote of San Antonio that he had never  seen such opulence set immediately next to such abject poverty.