8 episodes

Immigration has always been an important part of our nation’s history, but the value immigrants bring to our country isn’t limited to the immigrants themselves. In the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s new podcast, The Story of U.S., we’ll talk to the children of immigrants, learn more about their families’ stories, and celebrate how the rich diversity of new American families strengthens our communities – across generations.

The Story of U.S‪.‬ George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Immigration has always been an important part of our nation’s history, but the value immigrants bring to our country isn’t limited to the immigrants themselves. In the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s new podcast, The Story of U.S., we’ll talk to the children of immigrants, learn more about their families’ stories, and celebrate how the rich diversity of new American families strengthens our communities – across generations.

    Ali Noorani -- President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum

    Ali Noorani -- President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum

    Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum, grew up in California after his parents immigrated from Pakistan. He shares the stories of the moments in his life that made him passionate about immigration and immigration policy and discusses how to build coalitions on polarizing topics.

    • 31 min
    Gus Constantellis -- Comedian

    Gus Constantellis -- Comedian

    Comedian Gus Constantellis brings his Greek immigrant heritage to his act on stage and online. The native New Yorker reflects on his upbringing surrounded by Greek culture and family and shares stories from his rock and roll-loving father and Greek-speaking mother.

    • 29 min
    Anita McBride -- Former Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush

    Anita McBride -- Former Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush

    Anita McBride served three in presidential administrations: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and and George W. Bush -- and through each of them, she carried her Italian heritage close to her heart. She shares the stories of her family, including when her father's immigrant journey came full circle visiting his daughter in the White House.

    • 51 min
    Alan Smolinisky -- Entrepreneur and Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Alan Smolinisky -- Entrepreneur and Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Alan Smolinisky's late father, an immigrant from Argentina, taught Alan to love baseball and taught him that America is "the greatest Nation that has ever existed." Alan shares how his father continues to inspire him as he raises his own kids -- and how he honored his father by bringing that love of baseball full circle when he became a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    • 42 min
    Daphne Palasi Andreades -- Novelist

    Daphne Palasi Andreades -- Novelist

    Daphne Palasi Andreades, author of the upcoming novel "Brown Girls," explores how her parents' bravery influenced her own path -- and how the large factors like policy can affect individual families for generations.

    • 40 min
    Sara Paxton -- Actress

    Sara Paxton -- Actress

    Sara Paxton shares how her connections to Hollywood began with her Mexican immigrant mother, grandmother, and grandfather -- who worked his way from busboy to maître d at the famed Brown Derby restaurant.

    • 29 min

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