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Threads: Butterfly Girl

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Abbie, I first met you on the big screen. You’re from Austin, close to where I live. You have a musician dad, and you would go with him on tours as the “merch girl.” But you were so much more than that. This one girl – Cary Bell – she noticed that you were so much more. She recognized you and your special story, […]

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Threads: The Soul Behind Soul

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis This is Lee Fields and the Expressions. Fields says every night feels like the first time. "It's a giving process, the people’s about love," Fields says. "Life is about love. So all of these songs touch these people and it's so inspiring for me; it energizes me.” Fields' musical career was first established in the late ‘60s. When Fields first started, he was […]

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Threads: Off the Cuff

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Click here to download this episode of Threads. With a new year comes new resolutions. But they’re not that new. These are resolutions we've been making for years. While most of these are great things to aspire to, a lot of them are made to fit society’s notion of an ideal self. Why do we never hear of resolving to be ourselves? Our current […]

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Threads: Finding Home

Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS – The Stories That Bind Us Tom Sanchez and Ron Judkins, two filmmakers, spoke with Monica Solis at the annual Austin Film Festival about how their films screened at the festival both expose and celebrate the places they call home. “When I graduated from film school, my parents came out to the graduation and we went to the bar. My dad started talking about when […]

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Latino Americans


Threads Episode 2: Latino Americans Tell Their Story

Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS – The Stories That Bind Us "American broadcast television has been around since 1939, so that’s 74 years of television. So here we are in 2013 and over that huge time period, there has never, in the history of American television, been a telling of the Latino story, of our participation in this great narrative of this country. It’s never appeared on American television; […]

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Magnolia Hotel


Threads: A Playful Haunting

  Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS - The Stories That Bind Us “And don’t let it frighten you, when you feel the tingling or your hair stand up, or the cold", says Erin O'Wallace. "They’re just trying to communicate. If you can get over that fear, you’ll get to experience someone that still exists.” Meet Erin O’Wallace. She is a retired genealogical columnist, co-owner of Magnolia hotel in Seguin […]

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Monica Solis’ “Threads The Stories That Bind Us” Episode 3

Audio Download By: Monica Solis “I believe in love. Love is art," says Claudia Rodriguez. "Art is love. It’s pretty much how I’ve stayed alive my whole life.” That’s Claudia Andrea Rodriguez, a 26-year-old San Antonio resident and Iraq veteran, describing how she survived the experience of a war overseas and the battles she faces today. “I was a 92 Yankee, pues I’m always going to be a 92 Yankee, […]

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Monica Solis’ “Threads the Stories that Bind Us”: Culture (Pt. 2)

“This particular book I dedicated in the memory of my uncle -  Alfonso Garza – we actually had four uncles that were enlisted at the same time in the military in World War 2," Bobbie Garza-Hernandez says. "The story goes, that my grandmother would have everyone down on their knees praying the rosary every night so that they would all come home…and they all came home. My uncle Alfonso was […]

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Monica Solis’ “Threads the Stories that Bind Us”: Culture (Pt. 1)

Download Audio By: Monica Solis Embedded in all of us is a story – it’s what that story means to us that makes all the difference, and today’s stories are about the embodiment of culture. Culture can be created and destroyed - Culture can create and destroy, and for those who see depth and strength in their own culture, they aim to never lose sight of it. Sifting through the […]

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