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.
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 April 16, 2013
Former Garfield County Commissioner candidate Aleks Briedis, who hails from a family of Latvian immigrants.
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.
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 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 December 18, 2012
Mary Hannah Throm describes growing up in the hard times of the 1930’s.
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 October 16, 2012
Guido Bagett and Margaret McCann talk about growing up in Carbondale more than seventy years ago.
Immigrant Stories September 18, 2012
Misheel Chuluun on her experience coming to America from Mongolia after the collapse of the USSR