This Happened is about remarkable stories and the unbreakable power of the human spirit. Join host Henry Veguilla as he connects with people who have been transformed by extraordinary events.
A Second Chance at Life
Jose (Joey) Riera had it all—family, career, wealth. And then it all came crashing down. After losing it all, he became homeless, and in a last ditch attempt to save him from suicide, his brother helped admit him to a psychiatric ward. Somehow, he finds the strength and courage to rebuild his life and reconnect with his children.
Is Race Real?
NAOMI RAQUEL ENRIGHT was born to Jewish American father and an Ecuadorian
mother in La Paz, Bolivia, and was raised in New York City. She has a deep
and longstanding interest in issues of identity and culture.
Collecting Jim Crow: Objects of Intolerance
As a teen, David Pilgrim started collecting all sorts of racist artifacts. Little did he know this fascination would become his life’s work, and lead him to become a nationally known expert on race relations.
Fighting the Good Fight
Reggie Shuford, a lifelong civil rights advocate and crusader for racial justice, shares his personal experiences as a black man in America.
It’s 1992 and Mary Beth is an agent in the Secret Service, working her dream job. From background checks to a detailed interview process, it took a lot for her to get there. But something life-changing happened that changed the trajectory of her life.
Coming to Terms with Yourself
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf spent twenty years married to his then-wife and collectively raising their three beautiful children. Many saw Rabbi’s marriage as a model of what a good, ideal marriage looks like, as did he. Although he was happy with every aspect of his life, there was something gnawing at his core. He knew, at the bottom of his heart, he is a gay man. Listen as Rabbi Gil Steinlauf details this difficult story of acceptance, love, and sacrifice.