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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.

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.

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Episodes

Words in Transit - Helping Others

5/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:17:37

Words in Transit - Cultural Appreciation

5/4/2017
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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.

Duration:00:17:38

Words in Transit - Opportunities & Validation

4/20/2017
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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.

Duration:00:18:32

Words in Transit - Synthesis

4/6/2017
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An Indian and a Taiwanese woman reflect on life in both their native countries and in their adopted country.

Duration:00:14:18

Words in Transit - Third Culture Kids

3/23/2017
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Third Culture Kid features stories of acclimation and loss from a Palestinian woman and an Irish woman.

Duration:00:18:15

Words in Transit - Undocumented II

3/9/2017
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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.

Duration:00:20:02

Words in Transit - Family Reunion

2/23/2017
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Family Reunion features stories of two young people who came to the United States to re-unite with their families. 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...

Duration:00:16:44

Words in Transit - Starting Over

2/8/2017
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The story of two families, one from Syria and one from Sri Lanka that came to the United States to create new and better lives.

Duration:00:15:34

Words in Transit - Political Refugees

1/26/2017
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Survival includes two stories from refugees from Burundi and the Congo that escaped violence in their homeland.

Duration:00:15:29

Words in Transit Extra - DACA

1/19/2017
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We hear an essay on DACA from an undocumented immigrant profiled in episode 2.In this episode, Angelica Merino Monge who came to the U.S. from El Salvador when she was ten years old, shares her story, and how DACA has impacted her life.

Duration:00:04:29

Words in Transit - Survival

1/15/2017
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Survival includes two stories from refugees from Burundi and the Congo that escaped violence in their homeland.

Duration:00:21:55

Words in Transit - Refugee Children

12/29/2016
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Vira Douangmany Cage and Sovann-Malis Loeung came to the United States as children from south-east Asia-Vira from Laos and Sovann-Malis from Cambodia. Their traumatic journeys and early experiences in a new land continue to impact their lives today.

Duration:00:18:26

Words in Transit - Leaving Iraq

12/15/2016
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The story of two Iraqi refugees who were granted political asylum to come to the United States.

Duration:00:19:13

Words in Transit - Education

12/1/2016
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For many immigrants education is important to their transition and future. In episode 3, Heap Sin, from Cambodia, and Woodlyn Joachim, from Haiti, talk about how teachers and education impacted their lives.

Duration:00:20:16

Words in Transit - Undocumented

11/17/2016
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Stories of two young people that came from El Salvador as children. They talk about their journeys here and the challenges of being undocumented.

Duration:00:22:22

Words in Transit - Stories Of Immigrants

11/2/2016
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John Voci, Executive Director of Programming and Content at New England Public Radio, introduces Words in Transit, a podcast of personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England.

Duration:00:20:58