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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.

Immigrant Stories Walter Gallacher

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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.

    Nancy Bo Flood Shares Power of Storytelling

    Nancy Bo Flood Shares Power of Storytelling

    Nancy Bo Flood is a child therapist and celebrated author of 20 books, many of them for children. Tune in as Nancy reflects on her life, her work in the Navajo Nation and the power of storytelling.

    • 26 min
    Crystal Mariscal Reveals Personal Journey of Struggle and Success

    Crystal Mariscal Reveals Personal Journey of Struggle and Success

    Eleven years ago, Crystal Mariscal was living in a shelter with her four children. Today she is a city council woman, an award winning radioproducer, and a community organizer. Tune in as she describes how she overcame every challenge that life sent her way.

    • 26 min
    Lucy Moncada-Arcila Reflects on Immigrating from Colombia

    Lucy Moncada-Arcila Reflects on Immigrating from Colombia

    Lucy Moncada-Arcila immigrated from Cali, Colombia in 2010 and left behind a life of community service. Here, she talks about the dangerous encounters that prompted her to leave.

    • 26 min
    Anayeli Espinoza Recounts Harrowing Journeys to Cross U.S. Border

    Anayeli Espinoza Recounts Harrowing Journeys to Cross U.S. Border

    Anayeli Espinoza was twelve when she and her parents and her brother tried to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. It would be the first of five tries for Anayeli. Hee, she describes her harrowing journey and the emotional price she had to pay. For the web exclusive second part of this interview, click here .

    • 26 min
    Immigrant Stories Introduces Zalmai Salahai, AKA Dominic of Milano's Pizzeria

    Immigrant Stories Introduces Zalmai Salahai, AKA Dominic of Milano's Pizzeria

    Zalmai Salahai grew up in Afghanistan, the son of an Afghan general. When he was fifteen, his father sent him to live and work on his own in New York City. Here, Zalmai talks about why he was forced to leave and how he survived on his own.

    • 26 min
    Immigrant Stories Welcomes Alex Sanchez, Valley Settlement Project's New Executive Director

    Immigrant Stories Welcomes Alex Sanchez, Valley Settlement Project's New Executive Director

    Alex Sanchez is the new Executive Director of Valley Settlement Project. Here, he talks about the project, his childhood in Mexico and his journey to the Roaring Fork Valley as a young boy.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

lawprofUS ,

Wow!! Every story a gem

Thanks, Walter, for so beautifully revealing those who walk among us

Mountain feminist ,

Sacred Stories

These stories of courage, determination and grit will inspire. Each story is unique and yet will remind the listener how much we all share. Walter is a sensitive and compassionate interviewer that encourages and supports each individual to share her/his unique story. Immigrant Stories is a podcast with heart.

MyaMc ,

Beautiful stories to remind us all we are immigrants

Walter provides a powerful platform that allows people to share their stories that teach us all. It is a gift to hear these stories and be reminded of the stories we all share and that we are all here in the US because of someone’s immigrant story.

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