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 19, 2014 - Part Two
On this episode of Immigrant Stories, host Walter Gallacher interviews Jennifer Smith, who has been practicing immigration law in the Roaring Fork Valley for the last seven years. She recently returned from the detention center in Artesia, New Mexico where she represented the Central American mothers and their children being detained there. This is part two of that interview.
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."
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.
Immigrant Stories May 20, 2014
Part 2 of Walter Gallacher's interview with Veronica Felix Lopez
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.
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 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 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 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 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.