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 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 June 17, 2014

In the mid 80's Ismael Argueta fled the civil war in El Salvador. He was a teenager looking for a safe place, much like the teenagers of today who are fleeing the drug wars of Central America. Join Ismael Argueta as he remembers life in the midst of a civil war."
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Immigrant Stories June 19, 2012

Melania Ullerick
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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 20, 2012

Jessica Hernandez
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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 May 15, 2012

Victor Gabossi
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Immigrant Stories May 20, 2014

Immigrant Stories host Walter Gallacher sits down with Veronica Felix Lopez, lead Community Organizer for the Valley Settlement Project. Veronica talks about the Project and growing up the daughter of farm workers who joined Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in their efforts to establish the United Farm Workers Union.
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Immigrant Stories May 20, 2014

Part 2 of Walter Gallacher's interview with Veronica Felix Lopez
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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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