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TUNED IN: HPPR Programs Available As Podcasts


About one-third of Americans listen to at least one podcast a month, according to a 2019 survey. That figure represents a significant increase in the number of podcast-users over the previous year, reports The Infinite Dial, a survey conducted earlier in 2019.

What’s not to like? Podcasts are portable and available when you want to hear them.

As previously noted, I’m a giant fanboy of the public radio program “On the Media,” which I faithfully listen to via podcast every weekend. My latest fave is NPR’s “White Lies” podcast series, devoted to digging into the 1965 murder of a minister who was taking part in Alabama’s civil rights struggle.

But what about HPPR programs, you might be asking?

Well, good news.

Episodes of many of our special programs are available to download as podcasts. They include “Little Spouse on the Prairie,” “Growing on the High Plains,” “HPPR Radio Readers Book Club” and “High Plains Outdoors,” among others.

Visit hppr.org/rss to start listening. New to podcasting? Here’s a couple of how-to guides from Wired and The New York Times.

Fun facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:

> “U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and a handful of his senate colleagues then pressed Amtrak for answers about future plans for long-distance routes. The rail service responded with a letter this week. CEO Richard Anderson wrote that Amtrak will not alter or truncate any long-distance routes before the end of the 2019 fiscal year. But he didn’t make any promises beyond that.”

READ MORE | Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

> “"You have to be so poor in Texas that you have to have under $300 a month to be eligible as a parent for the Medicaid program," [Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families’ executive director] said. "That is one of the lowest eligibility levels in the country."

READ MORE | One In Four Texas Women Of Childbearing Age Doesn't Have Health Insurance

>“Denny Friest is a farmer in Hardin County, Iowa, who serves on the board of directors for Iowa Corn. He’s traveled to Vietnam, the Philippines and several other countries meeting people who are interested in U.S. agricultural products. ‘As a corn grower and a soybean grower and a pork producer, these markets are very key to everything that I need to create demand for the product we grow,’ Friest said, ‘because we’re in a global economy. We’re the low-cost producers of food in the world and we just need fair access to these markets.’ “

READ MORE | U.S.-China Trade War Is A Reminder Of Agriculture's Deep Dependence On Exports


The Future of My High Plains Hometown

“In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains” are the words that sum up High Plains Public Radio’s mission. To that end, we are seeking feedback from High Plains residents about the future of the place they call home.


  • What concerns you about your community? What do you think will it look like in 10 to 20 years? Let High Plains Public Radio know. You can click here, email director@hppr.org and/or call 806-553-0919.




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. With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

  2. Texas Senate Approves School Finance Reform Bill But Opts Not To Fund It With A Sales Tax Hike

  3. Kansas County Showing What Wind Farms Haven't Seen Much Before: Local Opposition

  4. Why Is Julián Castro The Only Democratic Presidential Candidate With An Immigration Plan?

  5. These Kansas Counties Are Mostly Hispanic, But Their Elected Officials Mostly Are Not

  6. Gov. Polis Signs Full-Day Kindergarten Bill

  7. Methodists Gather At Leawood Megachurch To Find A Way Forward After Dispute Over LGBTQ Inclusion

  8. Legal Experts Say Ken Paxton Is Following Trump's Lead By Shutting Out Congressional Investigations.

  9. Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

  10. Who Has The Bigger Economy, Russia Or Texas?


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