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Hey Amarillo is a weekly, one-on-one interview podcast featuring the people and stories of Amarillo, Texas

Feb 17, 2020

A conversation with Chandra Perkins, founder/director of Storybridge, an Amarillo nonprofit that gives free, age-appropriate books to at-risk children. A longtime educator, Chandra saw that early introduction to books at home was the #1 predictor of academic success for a child. Her kids had dozens of books. Some kids...


Feb 10, 2020

A conversation with Kaleb West, co-owner of Pondaseta Brewing Co., a brewery and taproom on 45th Street in southwest Amarillo. With his friend Trever Martin, Kaleb opened Pondaseta in 2018 after a career installing equipment in other breweries across the country. Having grown up in Canyon, Kaleb explains to host Jason...


Feb 3, 2020

A conversation with Nicole Fleetwood, co-owner of Scratch Made Bakery. Nicole arrived in Amarillo on the heels of winning a Season 7 episode of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. She had been living in North Carolina, but moved after the show aired and found herself having to build a new life—and business—in a new...


Jan 27, 2020

A conversation with Jeff Justus, community liaison for the Amarillo Fire Department. Despite a long career as a firefighter, Justus also spent several years as a traveling stand-up comic before finally trading that life for one with more stability—a decision that brought him to Amarillo. Today he serves as the public...


Jan 20, 2020

A conversation with Ruby Moreno, executive director of the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ruby immigrated to the U.S. when she was very young, grew up in rural Kansas and Wyoming, and made her way to Amarillo by way of West Texas A&M University. In college, a stint interning for the Hispanic Chamber led to her...