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 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 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 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 June 19, 2012
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 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 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.