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Jonas PerkinsTexas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips. Jonas Perkins’s early life wasn’t easy. His dad was a Pullman porter on the railroad lines and his mother was a housekeeper at a mental institution. Jonas attended a parochial school because his parents wanted him to “be somebody,” but he spent much of his time after school running from gangs in the tough Chicago suburb where he grew up.“I wore a coat and tie to class, so they wanted to beat me up,” he explained.After stints at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago and in Mexico at the famed Instituto Allende Art Academy, he set up shop under…

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