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Immigrant Stories

What would it be like to be an immigrant, to leave your home, family, culture, and country to face the unknown in a strange land? Join host Walter Gallacher as immigrants from around the world tell their stories of survival, alienation, persistence and triumph.

Latest Episodes
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Spany Mburunyeme describes how his family escaped the chaos of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, when he was a child.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, host Walter Gallacher speaks with Minani Theoneste. This April marks the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Tune in as Minani Theoneste remembers his family's escape from the violence and their search for home.
  • On this month's episode of Immigrant Stories, Gloria Perez reflects on her journey from Mexico to a life of community service and leadership in Leadville, Colorado.
  • This month we revisit a past episode of Immigrant Stories. Tune in as Pat and Tony Tonozzi talk about how they fell in love and sustained it for seventy-five years.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Jose Miranda water buffalo rancher and former resident of the Roaring Fork Valley describes the desperate conditions in Venezuela that forced him and his family to flee in 2014.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Part 2, host Walter Gallacher speaks with Traolach O'Riordain, director of Irish Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula. He remembers growing up in Ireland and describes how Irish immigrants changed life in the United States and Ireland.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, host Walter Gallacher speaks with Traolach O'Riordain, director of Irish Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula. He remembers growing up in Ireland and describes how Irish immigrants changed life in the United States and Ireland.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Yoal Ghebremeskel talks about growing up in North Africa's Eritrea and his work at east Denver's Street Fraternity where young men, many of them immigrants and refugees, gather in the evening for conversation and recreation.
  • On this months episode of Immigrant Stories, host, Walter Gallacher, describes his family's journey from Ireland to the United States and shares stories from recent immigrants from Central America.
  • On this episode of Immigrant Stories, Walter Gallacher speaks with Antonio who remembers his perilous journey to the United States from Mexico when he was five years old.