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 December 17, 2013
Pat and Bill Fender, "the teacher and the cowboy" sat down with Walter Gallacher in September to talk about their fifty-nine years together. Bill passed away at his home on Thanksgiving Day 2013
Immigrant Stories December 18, 2012
Mary Hannah Throm describes growing up in the hard times of the 1930’s.
Immigrant Stories February 16, 2016
Norberto Garcia was born in Cuba in 1961, two months before the
Cuban Missile Crisis. Here, he describes life in Cuba under Fidel, and his family's attempts to get to the United States.
Immigrant Stories February 21, 2012
Tune into KDNK every weekday at 5:44 for a four-minute Immigrant Story, and every third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour long version. This story features Julie Dinh.
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.
Immigrant Stories January 19, 2016
Rosa Gonzalez has worked her way from the potato fields of the San Luis Valley to the halls of Valley View Hospital. Rosa describes her journey from migrant worker to medical assistant and remembers the people who helped her along the way.
Immigrant Stories January 20, 2015
Adriana Ayala-Hire it co-principal of the Two Rivers Community School in Glenwood Springs. Adriana hashad a stellar career in education and in 2005 was honored as Colorado's Teacher of the Year. Join host
Walter Gallacher as Adriana describes growing up in Mexico.
Immigrant Stories January 21, 2014
Ditty and Bob Perry established the Mt Sopris Hereford Ranch and for sixty-six years they worked the land and created what Ditty refers to as the "abundant life" for themselves and their seven children.
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.
Immigrant Stories July 21, 2015
Annie Stephens was born in North Wales and grew up in London. Join host Walter Gallacher as Annie describes the sixteen years she spent in Africa and how she confronted a parent's worst fear.