Garden City! Don't miss this summertime HPPR Living Room Concert featuring Minnesota folky-tonk duo, Pushing Chain! This will be a foot-stomping fun show, with a little bit of country, some bluegrass, ballads, Americana, roots, folk, and gospel—so bring your friends for this LIVE MUSIC CELEBRATION!


HPPR Studios—Garden City (210 N. 7th St.)

Show at 7:00p CT

Suggested Donation: $15

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My teenager will piddle around in the kitchen from time-to-time, although it looks as if she may have inherited my culinary skills. Not too long ago, she made a couple of batches of brownies for an event.  When I asked her why she threw the first batch away, she responded that it had a plastic-y flavor.

“Hmm,” I said.  “I wonder if the flour picked up some of the taste from the canister.” 

“That could be,” Millie replied.  “But I’m thinking it had more to do with the spatula that I baked into it.”

We have taken to referring to that particular dessert as “brownies spatchatori.” 

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We hope you’ll join us Thursday, June 20, for an open house at the High Plains Public Radio offices in Garden City. (210 North 7th St., Garden City, KS)

We are the site for the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce’s June After-Hours event.

Please come by between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss a musical performance by HPPR’s Ruth Ellen Lynch and Stephen Johnson from 5:30-6.

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A Kansas law that caps jury awards for noneconomic damages — things like pain and suffering — violates the right to a trial by jury, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

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Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce After-Hours at HPPR Studios!

Join us Thurs., 6/20 from 5-6:30p (210 N. 7th in GCK)

HPPR Living Room Concert: Pushing Chain—LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

Folky-tonk duo Pushing Chain, LIVE in Garden City

Hear their mix of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, roots & Americana on 7/19.

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Call for Entries: Gallery Exhibit—"Postcards from the High Plains"

Submit YOUR piece for HPPR's upcoming art show in Amarillo!

June's featured artist at the HPPR gallery in Garden City is Maria Juana

HPPR's Gallery Space is open during business hours (9a-5p).

Opening reception from 4- 6 pm during First Friday Art Walks.


HPPR To Air ‘TEXAS Outdoor Musical’ On July 4

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: HPPR Radio Readers 2019 Fall Read

HPPR Living Room Concerts in Amarillo + Garden City!

Mark your calendars, folks!



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