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Running on Empty: Free Screening of "Kid Candidate" on Saturday Night at Caliche Co. (Amarillo)

FROM LEFT: Documentary filmmaker/director of "Kid Candidate," Jasmine Stodel; former city council hopeful/musician, Hayden Pedigo; and Caliche Co./Bitter Buffalo Records co-founder, Lance Garza.

In 2018, Hayden Pedigo, a 24-year old Amarillo native and musician, ran for city council after releasing a parody campaign video on a lark. He took no contributions for his campaign, even though city elections are big money in the Yellow City. Jasime Stodel, a documentary filmmaker, came to town and recorded the experience. Today on High Plains Morning, we talked to the director and the subject of the film, as well as Lance Garza, who's hosting the event at his mixed-use venue, this Saturday night at 8p CT at Caliche Co. (2311 SW 7th, Amarillo). Check out the interviews, as well as an in-studio performance by Hayden.

Watch KID CANDIDATE on America ReFramed on WORLD Channel, streaming online RIGHT HERE at worldchannel.orgor on the PBS app.

MORE ABOUT THE SCREENING IN AMARILLO ON SATURDAY NIGHT: Amarillo folks! Join "kid candidate" and musician Hayden Pedigo at Caliche Co. (2311 SW 7th Ave.) in Amarillo, TX this SATURDAY NIGHT, Nov. 5th at 8p CT for an in-person screening of Jasmine Stodel's film Kid Candidate,followed by a special Q&A moderated by High Plains Public Radio's Jenny Inzerillo. Register now for this free event!

***The series America ReFramed is a co-production between WORLD Channeland AmDoc.

ABOUT THE FILM, "KID CANDIDATE"—A viral joke video catapults Hayden Pedigo — a 24-year-old artist and experimental musician in Amarillo, TX – into the spotlight and prompts him to make a surprise bid for city council. With his goal of upending the status quo and ousting corrupt incumbent politicians, Kid Candidate follows Pedigo’s unorthodox campaign while unpacking issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.

CHECK OUT THE INSTAGRAM LIVE CONVERSATION: "YOUR VOTE—NEXT GENERATION"—What questions do young people across the U.S. have about our electoral process? Ahead of the 2022 midterms elections, join former PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs fellow Isaac Harte in conversation with Kid Candidate filmmaker Jasmine Stodel and former candidate Hayden Pedigo about the issues facing the mobilization of young voters. Watch the recording!

MORE ABOUT WORLD CHANNEL: WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries and programming. WORLD’s original series examine the issues and amplify the voices of those often ignored by mainstream media. The multicast 24/7 channel helps audiences understand conflicts, movements and cultures from around the globe. Its original work has won a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a National News and Documentary Emmy Award and many others honoring diversity of content and makers. WORLD is carried by 191 member stations in markets representing 74% of US TV households. Funding for WORLD Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and Artworks. WORLD is produced by GBH in partnership with WNET and is distributed by American Public Television (APT). Find out more at WORLDChannel.org.

To hear the interview with Hayden & Lance, click the link at the top of this page.

To hear the interview with Jasmine, click this link:

Phone Interview: Jasmine Stodel, Documentary Filmmaker, Director of "Kid Candidate"
Phone Interview: Jasmine Stodel, Documentary Filmmaker, Director of "Kid Candidate"

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.