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TUNED IN: Meet Corinne Boyer, HPPR’s New Reporter

Angie Haflich
High Plains Public Radio

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

The new face at the studios of High Plains Public Radio is Corinne Boyer. She joined us earlier this month as the reporter covering western Kansas for the Kansas News Service, “a collaboration of public media newsrooms delivering critical reporting of sound and substance.”  

Corinne agreed to tell us a little more about herself, so here goes:

BIO: “I’m from Conway, South Carolina, which is a short drive from the South Carolina coast. My hometown was severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Florence in 2018. I’ve worked for KLCC—NPR for Oregonians as a news intern and freelance news reporter in Eugene, Oregon.

My past experience includes reporting for two weekly papers in Bend, Oregon, and Eugene, Oregon. Before deciding to study journalism in graduate school, I worked as an English teacher in South Korea and lived and worked in New York City.”

EARLY IMPRESSIONS OF KANSAS: “So far, Kansans have been friendly and welcoming, and the restaurants in Garden City are delicious. I’m mesmerized by the sunrises and sunsets here! They seem endless.”

FAVORITE STORIES SHE’S COVERED: “One of my favorite stories I’ve covered was about opioid addiction in Oregon. It taught me that anyone can be affected by addiction regardless of education, background or socioeconomic status and that most people struggling with opioid addiction were most likely prescribed opioid-based painkiller by their doctor. I’ve also written about Oregon’s only chimp rescue facility and once interviewed Dolly Parton.”

FAVORITE FLICK: “My favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz! I’m not kidding.”

READING MATERIAL: “My favorite book is Flowers for Algernon. Charlie Gordon is one of the most thoughtful, loveable and observant characters—even if he doesn’t understand everything that’s going on around him. I don’t know anyone who has made it through this book without crying.”

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.” –Confucius

MINDSET: “When I moved abroad 10 years ago, I had never traveled outside of North America. I was interested in meeting new people, living in a different country and learning about the culture and history of South Korea. I made lifelong friends, learned a new language and traveled to three continents that year. So wherever I go, I go with an open mind. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll learn about yourself and others.”


‘Oleander’ Commentaries Coming to HPPR

Starting this Saturday, HPPR listeners can enjoy a Prairie Home Companion-esque monologue during the second hour of Stephen Johnson’s Open Range.

Oleander - Thoughts From Here are four- to five-minute commentaries that will be heard on the first and third Saturdays of the month in the 3 o’clock hour (Central time) of Open Range. The program bills itself as “regional commentary by fictional Kansan, William Jennings Bryan Oleander of Here, Kansas.”

It continues, “Oleander attempts to tease out the essence of place. It springs from the mind of author Thomas Fox Averill, an O. Henry Award winner and Professor Emeritus of English at Washburn University of Topeka. For more than 25 years, Oleander has become a tradition that honors and examines life in Kansas and on the High Plains.”

Don’t miss it.

Worried You Missed a Part of HPPR's 2019 Spring Read? Worry No More!

The theme of the HPPR Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Spring Read is It's a Mystery to Me! Click here to catch all the reviews and other details.


Magical Mixtape Hour debuts this weekend

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


By joining the HPPR Wine Club you will have access to exclusive membership pricing on award-winning wines -- Up to 20% off retail price

Sign up today and begin supporting High Plains Public Radio through the Wine Club by emailing wineclub@hppr.org


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. This Is What Kansas' Top 10 Energy Producers Reveal About The Future Of Electricity
  2. Southwestern Kansas Hit By Heavy Snow And More Predicted This Weekend
  3. High Plains Outdoors: What Constitutes A Trophy Buck?
  4. Will Texas Loosen Its Marijuana Laws In 2019?
  5. HPPR Radio Readers Book Club 2019 Spring Read: "It's a Mystery to Me!"
  6. Jonathan Baker Opens 2019 Spring Read - It's a Mystery to Me
  7. Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum
  8. Change In Amtrak Leadership Raises Questions About The Future Of The Southwest Chief
  9. TUNED IN: Ready For The HPPR Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Spring Read?
  10.  Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick And Dennis Bonnen Promise Unity In 2019 Legislative Session

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