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. In 2018, San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary 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

San Antonio native, John Watts Nieto remembers coming to Fiesta as a child. It was nice, but nothing he got too worked up over. It took a 10 year absence from the city for him to come back and fall in love with the days-long party. It also took finding his people who--it turned out--were the hat people.

Troy Peters spends his time trying to wrangle orchestra members. Troy is the music director for Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. If anyone can talk about the hair-raising excitement of a performance and trying to keep it from going wrong, it is him. But this story isn't about wrangling kids. He says in terms of milestones he remembers his Carnegie Hall debut, his conducting the first show at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and a performance in the tiny town of Beeville, Texas.

Michelle Garcia is an Alice, Texas, native whose definition of failure as a young person was remaining in South Texas. After getting out and succeeding in journalism for a variety of publications, she felt Texas luring her back. She had decide whether it was nostalgia or the real thing and how to redefine success.

Stephen Brady Dietert thought he would be a rancher like his family had done for 150 years. Then he thought he would be a rockstar -- then a rancher again. He says finding his life's calling in architecture was his big break, and this is the story of how that happened.