© 2021
In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

They've Been Workin' on the Railroad: WT & CSAW Present Panel on Mexican Railroad Workers


Thanks so much to Dr. Alex Hunt of West Texas A&M University's Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) for stopping by High Plains Morning to chat about their presentation "Forgotten Frontera: The Railroad Workers of the Texas Panhandle." We discussed a bit about the history of the railroad in the TX Panhandle, and how much of it was constructed by Mexican immigrants, many of whom were hired and granted citizenship for their contribution. Hear our full interview 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.