16 episodes

Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.

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Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.

    Words in Transit - Helping Others

    Words in Transit - Helping Others

    The final episode of this series of "Words in Transit" features stories of immigrants from Bhutan and Slovenia and their work today to help other new arrivals to this country.

    • 17 min
    Words in Transit - Cultural Appreciation

    Words in Transit - Cultural Appreciation

    A woman from Ghana and a man from the Ivory Coast are grateful for the opportunities they’ve found here, but also feel that we can learn much from their native cultures.

    • 17 min
    Words in Transit - Opportunities & Validation

    Words in Transit - Opportunities & Validation

    Educational and professional opportunities brought many to the U.S. On episode 13, we hear stories from a man from Spain and one from Argentina.

    • 18 min
    Words in Transit - Synthesis

    Words in Transit - Synthesis

    An Indian and a Taiwanese woman reflect on life in both their native countries and in their adopted country.

    • 14 min
    Words in Transit - Third Culture Kids

    Words in Transit - Third Culture Kids

    Third Culture Kid features stories of acclimation and loss from a Palestinian woman and an Irish woman.

    • 18 min
    Words in Transit - Undocumented II

    Words in Transit - Undocumented II

    The second of two podcasts on immigrants that came to the U.S. without documentation. This episode, features the story of an immigrant from Colombia that came here to improve his family’s financial situation and the story of a young man from the Dominican Republic that realized as a teenager that his family was undocumented.

    • 20 min

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