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Survival Story: Tammy Stamps on High Plains Morning

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DID YOU KNOW: Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault? Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Services in the US are making progress — the number of assaults has fallen by more than half since 1993…but even today, only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.

Today on High Plains Morning, we welcomed author, singer, songwriter, and survivor Tammy Stamps into the studio to share her story and a song. Tammy has a book signing at Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley, Amarillo) this Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. CT. Her book is called Our Time: A True Story of 43 Years of Abuse, Survival, and a Life Changed Forever. Originally from Wichita, KS, she’s been living and working in the Texas Panhandle for more than a decade.

***If you suspect abuse or are a victim of abuse, reach out and get help NOW. Everyone across the region can contact R.A.I.N.N. (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) by clicking here or calling 1.800.656.HOPE (1.800.656.4673).

For our full interview with Tammy, and her song "Unbreakable," click the link below:

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.