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 April 15, 2014

Igor Trupacs was born in Serbia to Hungarian parents. On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Walter Gallacher talks to Igor about his family and growing up during the Yugoslav Wars.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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