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

Jun 29, 2020

A conversation with Michael Timcisko, executive director of the Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO). As Pride month concludes, Michael tells host Jason Boyett about coming of age as a gay man during the height of the AIDS pandemic, and how that has informed PASO’s efforts to serve HIV-positive individuals. (It...


Jun 22, 2020

A conversation with Melodie Graves, Associate Director of Advising at Amarillo College and member of the executive board of the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP. A long-time community activist, she shares with host Jason Boyett about being bussed to south Amarillo from the North Heights, her experience with subtle racism in...


Jun 15, 2020

“What I'll remember most is...” In mid-May, while cases were still rising in Amarillo and before the worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd, host Jason Boyett asked local listeners to call in and record the events, experiences and feelings they would remember most from the Coronavirus pandemic...


Jun 5, 2020

“Value my life as a human being. Cry when you see harm done to a person that looks like me, and do your best to stand beside me.” The murder of George Floyd has sparked national protests across the United States and an unprecedented conversation about race. Against this tragic backdrop, African-American residents of...


Jun 1, 2020

“As a nation, we are in a pain dance.” As May ended, another crisis compounded the pandemic's disruption. Protests spurred by the pain and outrage around racism spilled onto American streets. In this episode, Mayor Ginger Nelson shares with host Jason Boyett about Amarillo’s response to both crises, and the...