Worth Repeating

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San Antonio is a city of stories.

Texas Public Radio launched Worth Repeating to find and share these stories.  San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in a few short years and unlike its contemporaries Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and New York, this city's stories are largely unknown. TPR wants to help change that by getting its residents to tell their stories and recognize how important they are even if they don't read like a movie script.

During our season once a month, 7 storytellers will have 7 minutes to tell a true story from their life around a common theme.

Think This American Life or The Moth, but sourced from your friends and neighbors. Public Radio tries daily to educate San Antonio about the world, now we want San Antonio to tell us about itself and its people.

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To capture the experiences of the city and its residents, we have enlisted the help of an inaugural group of community members to assist us. You can find out more about this Storyboard here

Leveraging the volunteer Story Board's knowledge of San Antonio, we can encompass a vast swath of the community. But we will need more than that, we will need your help as well. 

To submit your story, or to rat out a friend you think would be great click here and send us an email.

Listen Back To Season One:

 Season 2:

Elena Souris

Michael Quintanilla is a feature writer for the San Antonio Express-News. He spent a lot of time writing about fashion and pop culture for The LA Times but before that he was just a cub reporter on the late-night police beat.

Elena Souris

Sebastian Lang-Lessing. He is the Music Director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. In this story, Lang-Lessing throws together a last minute party, and he does it effortlessly.  

Elena Souris

Fiesta is about eating and drinking, as much as it is about the pageantry and floats. No other fiesta event fully embraces this side of Fiesta better than Oyster bake. Our next storyteller--Rene De Los Santos –brings us to San Antonio’s Westside and tells us how the event may not be the best venue for a band that VH1 said had one of the best songs of the 90s. 

Elena Souris

For a time Rob Wicall was an icon of San Antonio as important as the Alamo but far more smelly. Tonight he shares with us the story of how that honor can sometimes be a real challenge. 

Elena Souris

Suhail Arastu is director of development for San Antonio's Musical Bridges Around The World. He is no stranger to the stage, nor to helping put on a great party. In this story he takes into a glamorous world of flamenco dancers, southern plantations and high society.  

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