Worth Repeating

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The Stories: Our archive of past stories is below all this writing.

The Storyboard: The people who help make the show happen is at the link

The Idea Behind the Show Is Right Here: 

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. 

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 Two:

Season Three:

  • 09.05.17 | After All This Time: Stories of looking back, monumental endeavors, and lost loves
  • 10.10.17 | Because How I Am Stories of where we came from, identity and more. [This is a special show that will take place at The San Antonio Museum of Art as part of their Exhibit "The Latino List"
  • 11.7.17 | Secrets & Rumors: Stories of...You Guessed it, Both Secrets and Rumors
  • 12.12.17 | Obsessions
  • 02.06.18 | Cheaters: stories of grifters, cons, rubes and enforcers.
  • 03.06.18 | As Luck Would Have It: stories of bad and good luck and how to get it
  • 04.03.18 | Tricentennial: stories of the city, builders, dreamers and doers

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Veronica Davila traces her family line back to the original 16 families that founded San Antonio.  While that sounds like a big deal, she tells us it took a while for her to embrace it.

For years she avoided the Canary Islanders' garb that her mother proudly wore to events, sweating in the heat. It took a couple of decades and a reborn urban center for Veronica to fall back in love with the city of her birth. It wasn't long before she found herself sweating in the sun in full period attire.

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Garrett Brnger is a reporter for San Antonio television station KSAT-12. Since our show was all about luck, you could say we were lucky to find him. We came into the show, as we sometimes do, with an eye to our audience to supply our final story of the night. After a half-dozen pitches from our wonderful listeners we found this polished gem of a story. 

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Yvette Benavides helps run the 1906, an art gallery at 1906 S. Flores with her husband. She wasn't always a small business owner, though. Yvette started out in insurance, and in her story she traces her path out of that line of work towards a life of love and art. The story leads through the Bay Area's tech industry and to San Antonio, a city she admits she had big reservations about.

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Chef Steve McHugh is a two-time finalist for the James Beard Award, which honors excellence in cooking and service. His restaurant, Cured, has been an anchor at the Pearl since opening in December, 2013. His Worth Repeating story traces how he came to be in San Antonio and began working for himself.

The Wisconsin-born chef was working for a successful restaurant group in New Orleans, the culinary epicenter. But things didn't feel right, and after months of struggling with illness, he realized it was time for a change, from how he ate, to how he lived, and who he worked for. 

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The first thing you notice about Michael Girdley is his height. At 6 foot six inches, he is usually the tallest guy in the room. The next thing you will notice is that Michael is always looking for an opportunity.

He loves to build things. That's why he runs the Geekdom Fund, co-founded  CodeUp, and helps manage the RealCo Seed Fund Program.

It was his love of opportunity that led him to the San Antonio airport one day with a carry-on weighing  over half his body weight (estimated).