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Dennis Raphael Garcia: Live on High Plains Morning

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In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month in September, HPPR was so excited to host a native of Garden City, Kansas—who’s also an award-winning authorDennis Raphael Garcia. He’s here as part of his High Plains book tour across the region, sharing stories form his book: Marine, Public Servant, Kansan: The Life of Ernest Garcia. It tells the story of his cousin, a Latino American who exemplifies the grit and spirit of the High Plains. From humble beginnings, “Ernie” became the first Hispanic U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms. This book was recently named a finalist for the prestigious National Latino Book Awards for Best Biography.

Here’s a sneak peek of his upcoming book tour:

Click the link below for the full interview.

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.