Next Generation Radio 2019

First Days In America: Basketball Coach Dimitrios Kyriakou

Jul 12, 2019
Illustrated by Yunji Dai
Illustrated by Yunji Dai

Dimitrios Kyriakou had a successful career coaching professional basketball in Greece, but he always dreamed of coaching in the United States. It was a dream that, ultimately, didn’t work out. Today, we share his story as part of our series called “First Days In America.”

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Danell Wilson-Perlman brings female entrepreneurs back to her home country of South Africa for an immersion program that connects them with other female leaders they can learn from. She lives in Reno now and remembers her arrival to the U.S. for our series “First Days in America.”

First Days In America: Casino Exec. Karen Goforth

Jul 11, 2019
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Wanting to explore and see the world in her early twenties, Karen Goforth came to the United States from Melbourne, Australia about 40 years ago. When she arrived, she discovered more opportunities for women in the states. Today, she tells us her story for our series, “First Days in America.”

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Sparks resident Adriana Marin-Herrera was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to the United States when she was 16. It was not an easy transition, but support from her high school science teacher helped. She shares the details for our series called “First Days In America.”

Illustrated by Yunji Dai

Mohammad Reza Sadrian is a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno who studies Atmospheric Sciences. Even though Sadrian has an F-1 visa, which allows full-time international students to enter the U.S., he said it’s too risky for him to return home to Iran to visit him mother. In today’s story, Sadrian shares his experience entering the county for our series “First Days in America.”

This week, KUNR is airing a series called “First Days in America.” Today, we hear from Alma Del Rio. She’s an interpreter at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where she works with a growing population of Spanish-speaking patients. She begins her story with an early childhood memory.