Because of You I Learned To Love
Dmae presents a piece from one of the first personal storytelling series on public radio:Â Legacies: Tales From America that ran on NPR in 1994. This episode is a 28-minute docu-play Because of You, I Learned to Love produced byÂ Nora Moreno Cargie.Â In this personal piece, NoraÂ re-creates the courtship of her Mexican father, a Spanish broadcaster in Chicago, and her Puerto Rican mother.
(Aired 11amÂ 8/25/2020 on KBOO 90.7 FMÂ or always onÂ stagenstudio.comÂ andÂ iTunes.)
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Nora Moreno Cargie, originally went by the name Nora Moreno as a radio producer whose work was heard on NPR and This American Life. In this docu-play, she featured actors from the Latino Theatre Company of Chicago. SheÂ now works as the president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. In this role, she also serves vice president of corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan.Â Currently, she serves on the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, the board of Grantmakers in Aging, the Executive Forum for Boston Collegeâ€™s Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Elder Stakeholders Group of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Because of You, I Learned to Love aired in 1994 as part of the 13-part seriesÂ Legacies: Tales From AmericaÂ produced by Dmae Roberts andÂ MediaRites.
James DePriest, former conductor for theÂ Oregon SymphonyÂ hosted this series. He passed in 2013. It was an honor to work with him.