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 March 20, 2012
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.
Immigrant Stories May 15, 2012
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.
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.
Immigrant Stories November 19, 2013
Twenty years ago Antonio came to the United States from Mexico when he was five years old. His mother had just left the family and his father decided they should go visit friends in Juarez. Antonio went to sleep in Juarez and woke up in the United States in a house of strangers.
Immigrant Stories October 16, 2012
Guido Bagett and Margaret McCann talk about growing up in Carbondale more than seventy years ago.
Immigrant Stories September 17, 2013
Many people in Garfield County remember Larry Velasquez as a county commissioner during the boom and bust of oil shale. Few people know the story of his desperate childhood during the Great Depression.
Immigrant Stories September 18, 2012
Misheel Chuluun on her experience coming to America from Mongolia after the collapse of the USSR