KDNK Programs: Immigrant Stories

You have probably heard Immigrant Stories weekdays at 5:44 during All Things Considered. Now you have the opportunity to listen to an extended Immigrant Stories version. Tune in on the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 5 when the host Walter Gallacher sits down with one of our valley's storytellers as they relate their family's journey to America.

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Immigrant Stories August 20, 2013

Klaus Penzel was a little boy in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power. By the time he was fifteen he was going to school in the morning and manning anti-aircraft guns in the afternoon. At sixteen, he was conscripted into a desperate and retreating German army.
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Immigrant Stories August 20, 2013

Part 2 of Immigrant Stories' interview with Klaus Penzel
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Immigrant Stories July 16, 2013

Floyd Diemoz’s grandparents came to the United States from northern Italy’s Aosta Valley at the turn of the 20th Century. During that time forty-three other families from the Aosta region made their way to the Roaring Fork Valley. On this episode Floyd talks about his family and the Aostans who settled and developed much of the ranch land in the Valley.
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Immigrant Stories May 21, 2013

Alex Alvarado began life in the valley as a child living in a car with his family near a local park. He became an honor student, star athlete and homecoming king at Roaring Fork High School. Today he's a college student who just won the prestigious Liberty Award bestowed by the Immigration Lawyer's Association for his work in the community.
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Immigrant Stories April 16, 2013

Former Garfield County Commissioner candidate Aleks Briedis, who hails from a family of Latvian immigrants.
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Immigrant Stories March 19, 2013

Some people in the Roaring Fork Valley know Oscar McCollum as the former mayor of Marble and the author of three books on the history of the area. But what most people don’t know is that McCollum is a former CIA agent. In this interview Oscar will describe how he became one of the early architects of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Immigrant Stories March 7, 2013

Don Dorrell, Hank Bosco and Bonnie Lenke Smeltzer grew up in western Colorado in the 1930’s. They remember the struggles and triumphs that faced them and their families during the Great Depression of the ‘30s.
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Immigrant Stories January 15, 2013

Laverne Starbuck, who grew up in the 1930s with her nine brothers and sisters on a working vegetable farm in rural Denver.
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Immigrant Stories December 18, 2012

Mary Hannah Throm describes growing up in the hard times of the 1930’s.
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Immigrant Stories November 19, 2012

Clifford Cerise’s family has been farming and ranching in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 100 years. Clifford grew up in the 1930’s on his parents ranch outside of Carbondale.
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