When I Got Here Podcast

Untold Immigrant Stories

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Jose (Cuba): Cigar Entrepreneur

Jose (Cuba): Cigar Entrepreneur

Jose Hernandez’s ambition to become a doctor in Cuba was thwarted. Hear how he came to the US and planted seeds that revived his grandfather’s business. Jose has grown it into a firm with international reach.

The When I Got Here Podcast - Untold Immigrant Stories from Literacy Achieves in Dallas, Texas.

Hosted by Byron Harris
Original music by John Wesley Gibson

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.

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Each year Literacy Achieves empowers hundreds of Dallas-area families by giving them the English literacy skills and self-confidence they need to become productive members of our community.

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Femi Omonije: Redefines His American Dream

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The story of Femi Omonije, a Nigerian man who learned how to be a successful businessman—and a black man—in the U.S.   He had to change his assumptions about American culture.  He redefined his American dream.  He achieved something far more substantial in Texas than...

Ruth Villalonga: A New-but Flawed-Paradise

Ruth Villalonga: A New-but Flawed-Paradise

This episode features a young woman journalist who fled economic hardship, social chaos, and terror in Venezuela to make a new life for herself and a new family in Texas.  Now a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion executive, she has a window on some of America's flaws....

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