WHYY Philadelphia| June 2019

'First Days in America'

We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created with partner station WHYY Philadelphia, where five talented student journalists are participating in a week-long state-of-the-art training program.

In this project, five immigrants talk about how their first days in America shaped their lives today.

Redefining tequila for America

by Nichole Currie

David Suro-Piñera has made it his professional mission to break misconceptions about Mexican food and spirits.

Finding Community Miles Away From Home

by Ngozi Nwanji

Alexia Oliveira felt unsafe and unheard in Brazil, as she dreamt of becoming a musician. After over a year in Philadelphia, she found the community and freedom to bring her vision to life, despite the uncertainty of life far from family and home.

It Is Never Too Late

by Luisa Suarez

A Peruvian immigrant reignites her passion for decorative cake work after decades of providing for her family.

A Yemeni Native Drives Towards a Better Future in Philadelphia

by Jill Patel

On the anniversary of the travel ban, a man who had to leave his family behind in war-torn Yemen continues to straddle two worlds.

Estonian superstar wrestles with immigration status

by Rylee Meyer

A wrestler is challenged by more than just his opponents. This Dreamer’s status could be at risk if he takes the next step in his career.

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