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TUNED IN: Scenes From HPPR’s Garden City Open House


Thanks to everyone who visited High Plains Public Radio’s Garden City offices Thursday. The occasion was  the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce’s June After-Hours event.

Our guests were treated to the musical stylings of  Ruth Ellen Lynch and Stephen Johnson, two of HPPR’s talented staffers.

Here are a few photos and videos from last night:







HPPR To Air “TEXAS” Musical July 4

On Thursday, July 4, High Plains Public Radio will air a production of the 2019 “TEXAS Outdoor Musical.” In fact, we’re so excited about this special programming for the Fourth that it will be broadcast twice. The first opportunity will be at 9 a.m. and the second will be at 7 p.m.

Please mark your calendars to be a part of this Lone Star State gem.

UPDATE: HPPR is offering some special underwriting deals for July 4. It’s a fantastic way to support our special holiday programming and to promote your business or organization.

For details, contact Texas sales representative Ruth Ellen Lynch - rlynch@hppr.org / 806.367.9088 - or Kansas sales representative Dan Adams - dadams@hppr.org / 1.800.678.7444.


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

> “We know that transgender students in particular are one of our must vulnerable groups.” -- Topeka Public Schools board member Peg McCarthy.

READ MORE | Amid Bullying And Suicides, Kansas Schools Slowly Promising To Protect Transgender Students

> “We just kind of have this expectation also that women just suffer for the good of everyone and it makes it really easy to miss very serious problems” -- Nicole Pember, sufferer of postpartum depression a year and a half after her youngest daughter’s birth.

READ MORE | The Maternal Mortality Rate In The US Is High. Colorado Is Spending To Try To Stop It

> “We’ve found that individuals who increased their social media use had less perception of emotional support.” -- Dr. Cesar Escobar-Vierra, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health.

READ MORE | Young Urban People Are Lonelier Than Old Rural Folks, And Social Media Doesn’t Help


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. Opinion: Here's A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?

  2. 'I Want To Go Back': The Yazidi Girls Who Did Not Want To Be Rescued From ISIS

  3. Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

  4. This Might Be The Last Summer Garden City Swimmers Enjoy Their Enormous Pool

  5. How To Talk About Climate Change In Rural America? Don’t Say Those Two Words

  6. Trump Blocked Congress From Seeing These Emails About The Census Unredacted

  7. Previously Undocumented Cicada Group Emerges In Oklahoma

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

  9. Colorado’s Still Exporting Black-Market Cannabis Because It Makes Tons Of Money In Other States

  10. Exile a While: Poet/Author Seth Wieck Reads This Thursday in Canyon


HPPR’s Living Room Concert series brings live music to the High Plains. Check out the schedule here.



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