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

Dec 14, 2020

RERELEASE: A conversation with Dr. Ryan Pennington, founder and director of the Refugee Language Project. A linguist by profession, Pennington moved to Amarillo after several years working in Papua New Guinea. Here he discovered an extraordinary refugee population—and set about trying to remove the barriers that kept these residents from success. He and host Jason Boyett talk about Pennington's culture shock, how West Texans and Somalis are alike, and why relationships are key to learning a new language. This episode is sponsored by SKP Creative and originally released August 13, 2018.