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  • My name is Gaye Tibbets and I am from Hutchinson, Kansas. I am a fiction lover, so I am as surprised as anyone that my summer read recommendation is non-fiction.Everyone should read Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family by Patrick Radden Keefe. It is a long book--550 pages, but it reads like a novel and is about the origins of the opioid crisis.
  • Guisado is a very easy to make Mexican dish and in today's show Luke tells how he made a tasty skillet of guisado from wild pork loin.
  • Howdy, this is Michael Grauer, native Kansan, long-time resident of the Texas Panhandle and the Llano Estacado, and currently McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture/Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, for HPPR’s Radio Readers Book Club’s Summer Reading List. For the record, there are too many trees here; they make me claustrophobic. I miss the High Plains.
  • Recently, I began to notice that purveyors of print material and packaging designers have started using much smaller fonts than they used to.
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Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo (left) attends a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26.
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Pete Arredondo stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Helicopter crew members winch up a man from a sinking ship in the South China Sea on Saturday as a storm was moving in the area.
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Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP