Dennis Raphael Garcia: Live on High Plains Morning
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 author – Dennis 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:
- Stanton County Senior Center (Johnson) - September 3 (11 am - 12:30 pm)
- Grant County Library (Ulysses) - September 3 (7 - 8:30 pm)
- Liberal Memorial Library - September 4 (6 pm)
- Dodge City Public Library - September 5 (6 pm)
- Garden City Comm. College - September 6 (10:45 am to 12:45 pm) -- In the Endowment Room at the Beth Tedrow Student Center. It’s presented in partnership with HPPR and HALO.
- Dodge City CC - September 6 (4-6 pm)
- Emporia Public Library - September 9 (6 pm)
- Newton Public Library - September 10 (7 pm)
- Salina Public Library - September 11 (6 pm)
- Kansas City, KS South Branch Library - September 12 (6:30 pm)
- Kansas Book Festival (Topeka) - September 14
- Dole Institute of Politics (Lawrence) - October 17
Click the link below for the full interview.