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:

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Magaly Chocano is the CEO of Sweb Development. She tells the story about how a big bust can become a big break, the impossible become possible, and magic become real.

For more than half the 20th century the South was segregated under Jim Crow laws. Barbara Bowie grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, under those laws. Big changes were coming, big breaks were prayed for. Bowie and her brother worked in the Civil Rights movement since she was 13-years old, but she says she didn't really know why she was doing it. This is the story that changed that.

Michael Taylor is a freelance columnist whose work is regularly seen in the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News. He blogs about finance at Bankers-Anonymous.com. But he wasn’t always a writer by trade.  In fact, he used to move vast amounts of money around in a hedge fund he founded. You see, he had this brilliant idea, buy up cheap debt.  Then 2008 happened.

Sonny Melendrez was a fixture of San Antonio’s Radio scene. He was morning jock on KTFM and was incredibly popular. But he had bigger aspirations and hopes for bigger breaks, hopes that stretched all the way back to his childhood home on San Antonio’s west side. 

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Al learns the hard way that Applebees isn't the place to have your emotional breakdown.  People just want to order their diet cokes and _____ poppers. Don't harsh their vibe, Al.