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When I Got Here

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Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S., and the lives they are making here. They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity. Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love. When I Got Here is narrated, edited and written by Byron Harris. Harris is a longtime Dallas journalist and winner of two Peabody Awards. Original music by John Wesley Gibson, composer-in-residence for the Dallas Winds. Learn more about Literacy Achieves: LiteracyAchieves.org

Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S., and the lives they are making here. They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity. Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love. When I Got Here is narrated, edited and written by Byron Harris. Harris is a longtime Dallas journalist and winner of two Peabody Awards. Original music by John Wesley Gibson, composer-in-residence for the Dallas Winds. Learn more about Literacy Achieves: LiteracyAchieves.org

Location:

United States

Description:

Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S., and the lives they are making here. They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity. Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love. When I Got Here is narrated, edited and written by Byron Harris. Harris is a longtime Dallas journalist and winner of two Peabody Awards. Original music by John Wesley Gibson, composer-in-residence for the Dallas Winds. Learn more about Literacy Achieves: LiteracyAchieves.org

Language:

English


Episodes

Ruben and Alina Esquivel

4/15/2022
This is the story of Ruben and Alina Esquivel who were forced to leave Cuba when they were teenagers. 60 years ago Ruben and Alina's early lives were shaped by two dictators Fulgencio Batista, the president of Cuba in the 1950s, and Fidel Castro. Listen as they share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homeland, how they got to the U.S., and the lives they are making here. They've met the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and...

Duration:00:15:26