Meet The Worth Repeating Storyboard

Sep 25, 2015

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The Worth Repeating storyboard is a group of dedicated volunteers who love San Antonio and can't get enough of our city's stories. These folks are constantly looking for and listening to friends, coworkers and neighbors for storytellers. 

San Antonio is a big city with a diverse experience. From the homegrown to the newcomer, we want to find the stories Worth Repeating from all corners and walks of the community. We hope that having a storyboard out in the community we can better leverage their experiences to do this. 

With their help, we hope we can encapsulate what San Antonio is about.

Do you have a story that's Worth Repeating? Want to be a part of the show? Find one of the folks below and let them know, or email us at worthrepeating@tpr.org

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Emily Bowe

Emily is a relative newcomer to San Antonio, coming here to work with the 80/20 Foundation. She loves quiet Sunday brunches and thinking of ways to get San Antonio on the Map that don't include the River Walk.

Rachael Clutter

Rachael Clutter was born and raised in Texas. She is currently a Business Development Officer for Stewart Title Company, and finds herself very active in the local real estate community. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures with her husband Jeff. She also enjoys trying out new recipes and baking for anyone who will try it!  

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CJ Craig (co-host)

Until recently, CJ had never seen The West Wing, therefore didn't understand why people made a face at her when she told them her name was CJ Craig (Alison Janey's Character). CJ formerly worked for us at Texas Public Radio, but currently works for ACA Digital, an advertising company. She is mother to three dogs, an avid runner and enjoys camping and hiking with her husband Kyle.

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Paul Flahive (co-host, chief content guy)

Paul is a talk producer and reporter for Texas Public Radio. Before coming to Texas Public Radio, Paul lived in the wilds of Anchorage, Alaska where he worked with homeless and at-risk youth, and helped facilitate another live, storytelling program called Arctic Entries. He doesn't enjoy running, but does it anyway. He would like to run all five World Marathon Majors, of which he has done two so far.

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Sara Gerrish

Sara Briseño Gerrish is a broker associate with RE/MAX Unlimited. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and cocktail enthusiast with a dream to travel the world. Sara volunteers with the Junior League of San Antonio and is active in the real estate community. In her spare time, she can be frequently found downtown with her husband Kevin and two Jack Russell Terriers, Roxy and Toby (Toby is actually quite famous in Japan on YouTube).

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Amy Hardberger

Amy was born and raised in San Antonio. Her first career was as a geologist, working as an environmental consultant on closed Air Force bases. Her second career began when she decided to attend law school. She worked for several years as a water attorney for the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund. She happily moved back home three years ago and has been teaching law at St Mary's University since. When she isn't working, she spends as much time as she can with her dogs in far West Texas.

Natasha Hernandez

Natasha is a writer and nurse from San Antonio, TX. She previously published San Anto, Pos, Wow! Zine and currently edits St. Sucia, an all Latina zine for art and literature. Influenced by San Antonio culture, comic books, science fiction and feminismo, works include poetry, comics, photos, and altars. She splits her time working at a downtown hospital, writing and sharing music as her alter ego, Dj HEAVYFLOW

Erica Hurtak

Regardless of what her degrees say, Erica is a master of nothing but bourbon and breakfast tacos. She joined the WR team to get San Antonio’s stories out from under the noise of those three other cities in Texas. Raised in the Hill Country, Erica is a freelance writer and novelist living in San Antonio with her native South Floridian husband, Brian. They like to work out, play with their giant mutts, and argue about sports. Erica’s work has been published in the Pacific Review, S.A. Monthly, The Journal of Pop Culture, and more.   

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Greg Jefferson

Greg is the communications director for San Antonio City Councilman Joe Krier. Previously, he oversaw communications for Mike Villareal's mayoral campaign after leaving behind a 20-plus career in journalism. Greg edited the business section of the San Antonio Express-News and wrote a weekly column. He took a two-year break from the Express-News to co-found, edit, and write for Plaza de Armas, a now-defunct news website focused on politics in San Antonio. Greg told us a story of pain and loss on the campaign trail for our "Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics" Show.

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Vanessa Martinez

Vanessa is a native San Antonian. She's currently the Human Resources Director for The Levy Company, a highway construction company that works throughout Central Texas. She also co-owns "A Better Fete," an event planning business that handles weddings, corporate functions, and other social events. She has 5 children and loves to write. She told us her story at our "On The Street Where I Live" show.

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Zach Marr 

A narrative addict at heart, Zach craves stories in all their varied forms. He believes fundamentally that the best stories are always worth repeating. When not telling or listening to a story, he can be found running Alamo Music Center, the oldest music store in Texas.

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Grayam Sailer Tynes

Born and raised in San Antonio, riding around in the back of his mother’s truck was Grayam's introduction to storytelling. She collected tales from all corners of the city for her studies on socioeconomic development in South Texas. As a prospective medical student, current ultramarathoner, barista and medical intern, and aspirational world traveler, he loves catching threads of people’s narratives on their own sense of place. 

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Elena Souris (social media maven)

Elena is an intern on Texas Public Radio's live talk program "The Source." She is a junior studying communications and political science at Trinity University. The most important thing to know about Elena is that she is not legally able to drink, so if you spot her drinking you should call the authorities. Elena told us her story at our "Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics" show.

Kelly Strait

Kelly is a native San Antonian who left for about a decade, then got her act together and returned to the Countdown City a few years ago. A percussionist in her former life, Kelly is now Director of Strategy and Innovation at Santikos Entertainment and the human behind The Social Llama, a blog of fun happenings in San Antonio. She can't stop / won't stop volunteering for awesome organizations in SA, so you can find her working with TEDxSanAntonio, ChooseSA, San Antonio Sound Garden, or TPR's Worth Repeating (!!) when she isn't running around with her dachshund, Tucker. 

 

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Efrain Torres Jr.

Efrain is a native San Antonian and a Partner of the RTB Law Group. He is on the Board of Directors for JOVEN, a Southside nonprofit that builds character and resiliency in youth. He helps coach kids basketball for the Boys & Girls Club and is a life-long Spurs fan.

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Todd Wright (Storycoach)

Todd has many impressive degrees in writing from very good schools, so we elected him to storycoach. He teaches writing at UTSA. His fiction can be found in the San Antonio Current, Booth Journal, and The Raleigh Review. Todd spends as much time as possible at home with his wife Rachel, his daughter Ruby and his pug Doobie.