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TUNED IN: Ready For The HPPR Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Spring Read?


The theme of the HPPR Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Spring is It's a Mystery to Me!

Titles include:

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys by Carole Kismaric

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

These and other exciting works will keep you warm on these winter nights. More information here.



New Music Program Debuts Next Weekend

Mark your calendars for a week from this Sunday. (Actually, as Saturday night turns into Sunday morning.) Kyle Borger’s Magical Mixtape Hour hits the airwaves Sunday, Jan. 19 at midnight (Central). Kyle promises a mix of folk, pop, hip-hop, electronic, and maybe even some German Death Reggae. Details here



A Museum Worthy of Support

Texas Standard (heard on HPPR Connect weekdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central) featured a story this week on the struggles of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. Texas Standard based its reporting on a recent Texas Observer article by Rose Cahalan.

Cahalan wrote: “Many of Texas’ museums are part of public universities, which have suffered from a drastic reduction in state funding over the decades. Texas isn’t alone in that — nationwide, state funding for public colleges in 2017 was $9 billion less than in 2008. And as universities have had to tighten their budgets, they’ve focused on their core mission of teaching and research, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. Museums, often seen as islands adrift in the campus ecosystem, have been a quiet casualty of this trend.”

This reduction in funding has put the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in peril.

This photo at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is a personal favorite. It is captioned, “Unidentified woman on ‘Old Bob’, ca 1885.”

Please allow a moment of personal opinion. On my first visit to the Texas Panhandle, I got a brief tour of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. I was hooked. I’ve been back multiple times since, focusing on different aspects of its impressive collection of artifacts.

Solving a problem like a lack of state funding is something that none of us can fix over a weekend, however, it’s never a bad idea to make a personal statement like supporting the museum or paying a visit to this gem in Canyon.


Best-Read Stories At HPPR.org

HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the latest news from the High Plains region, as well as our events, exclusives, and features. You’ll also find the latest national and international news.

Here are this week's TOP STORIES from our website:

  1. Experts: Dicamba Will Come For Trees, Specialty Crops In 2019
  2. High Plains Outdoors: Lever Action Guns For Deer Hunting
  3. Reputation, If Not Science, Promotes CBD As A Cure-All. Regardless, Big Companies Want In
  4. After A Challenging Year, Colorado Farmers May See Greener Pastures In 2019
  5. Change In Amtrak Leadership Raises Questions About The Future Of The Southwest Chief
  6. For Latino Patients, Having A Shared Identity With A Doctor Can Strengthen Trust
  7. Will Texas Loosen Its Marijuana Laws In 2019?
  8. High Plains Outdoors: What Constitutes A Trophy Buck?
  9. Oklahoma Senator Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Wage
  10. HPPR Radio Readers Book Club 2019 Spring Read: "It's a Mystery to Me!"

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