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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.


  • 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
  • 04.10.18 | Tricentennial: stories of the city, builders, dreamers and doers

Season Three...so far:

  • 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

Listen Back To Season One:

 Season Two:

The Stories.

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Jason Morrow is a palliative care physician and medical ethicist, but when he was 11 years old he was just a kid living in Dallas who really liked the show "Dallas." When screeching tires and a crash outside his childhood home interrupted the latest episode, Jason found himself the first on the scene of a terrible accident.

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In 1977 San Antonio, the idea of a Latino woman winning elected office was unheard of. The city, despite having a large Hispanic population, had very little Hispanic representation. Things were about to change for the city, and 1977 was the first time residents would be voting for council people from their own parts of town.

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Alex Rubio is a Chicano non-believer. Regardless of his respect for his mother, his aunts and his uncles, the Lechuza was nothing but a quick way to kill weekend plans. His mother, whose super power was a bottomless purse, was in such awe of the Lechuza that even the hearing of its plaintive cry was enough to keep her and the kids homebound until the coast was clear. 

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Vanessa loves her childhood neighborhood, but the trajectory of the neighborhood has gone the wrong direction. It no longer represents the self-sustaining tight-knit community of her youth. She had always known it was special and deserved better, but that fact was driven home one night when she found a feature film on YouTube that spotlighted her house (in part 7 of 8).

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John Phillip Santos grew up in San Antonio, went to Churchill High School.  Despite tracing the numerous cities of his journey through life, from San Antonio to to South Bend to Oxford to New Haven to New York City he has never considered himself an urbanite.  In a story that illustrates just how urban he is, Santos notes a calling for the dusty road. 

One night in New York City his longing for the quiet and the dark of those remote ranches of his youth are fulfilled.