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TUNED IN: If HPPR Inspires You, Don’t Keep It To Yourself


It’s one thing to be inspired. It’s another thing to act on your inspiration. Four decades ago, when your friends and neighbors across the High Plains provided the support to make your public radio listening possible, they had some seed of inspiration, some source of motivation that prompted them to act and pledge their support. It might have been about realizing the need to support the service they use. It might also have been about believing in the value of having public radio service available to everyone in their community. Whatever their source of inspiration and motivation, they acted.  

We hope that during the 2019 Fall Membership Campaign you take a bit of inspiration from your friends, neighbors and fellow citizens of the High Plains and join as a first-time member of HPPR, or perhaps renew your support if it’s been a number of years since you last contributed.

Click here or call 1-800-678-7444 to share the inspirational love.


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

> “Unfortunately, the brain problems and challenges may be things that we see later on down the road.” — Nii Addy, associate professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular physiology at Yale School of Medicine

READ MORE | How Vaping Nicotine Can Affect A Teenage Brain

> “The committee is a governmental body by law and is required to keep records. They are not allowed to keep secret the expenditures by this public entity any more than any other public entity can keep that secret.” — Bill Aleshire, the attorney representing the Texas Tribune

READ MORE | The 2019 Texas Inauguration Cost A Record $5.3 Million. Where Are The Receipts?

> “Diversity is welcome, but when I vote I’m more focused on the politician’s positions.” — Gerard Garcia, a Hispanic Republican from San Antonio

READ MORE | As Its U.S. House Members Of Color Depart, Texas GOP Grapples With Its Lack Of Diversity


HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the but 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. Kansas' New State Park Is Millions Of Years In The Making

  2. How A Little-Known Radio Station In Fort Collins Might One Day Save The World

  3. Pakistan Wants You To Know: Most Pink Himalayan Salt Doesn't Come From India

  4. Growing Meth Problems In Western Kansas Prompts The DEA To Open A New Office

  5. As Wind Energy Thrives, So Does Its Waste Problem

  6. High Plains Outdoors: New Mexico Mule Hunt

  7. Hours After Julián Castro Escorted 12 Migrants To The U.S., CBP Sent Them Back To Mexico

  8. High Plains Outdoors: What Constitutes A Trophy Buck?

  9. Whatever Happened To The Dennis Bonnen Scandal?

  10. All Systems Go For Colorado Oil And Gas, Despite Crackdown Efforts


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



If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to reach our amazing audience AND support public media in the High Plains, reach out to our talented underwriting sales representatives. Our web/digital ads put businesses and organizations in touch with a smart, well-informed and talented set of listeners/readers across the High Plains and beyond.

It’s accessible 24/7/365 days a year.

Sponsors are needed for our many features.

Here’s your chance to tap into this audience.

Reach out to:

Ruth Ellen Lynch, Texas Underwriting Sales Representative

Email: rlynch@hppr.org

Direct Line: 806-576-0341

Cell: 901-218-5264

Amarillo Main Office: 806-367-9088

Garden City Main / Toll Free: 800-678-7444

Dan Adams, Kansas Underwriting Sales Representative

Email: dadams@hppr.org

Direct Line: 620-275-7444 

Cell: 620-640-0105

Garden City Main / Toll Free: 800-678-7444


Get Your Fall Read On

HPPR's Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Fall Read began in August. The theme is “Navigating Uncharted Waters — Past, Present, & Future.” We’ll be exploring the ways in which our childhood and life experiences inform our worldviews. Are we products of nature or nurture? Many intriguing questions will be explored.

BookBytes can be heard most weekdays at 7:45 a.m. (Central) during Morning Edition and again at 6:45 p.m. (Central) during All Things Considered.


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