HPPR Radio Readers Book Club’s Fall Read Alive and Kicking

Aug 31, 2018

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

 

HPPR Radio Readers Book Club’s 2018 Fall Read's is underway. The theme is “Let's Talk—Aging, Death, & Dying.”  

Check out Dr. Phillip Periman’s review of Dr. Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Periman, a retired hematologist/oncologist in Amarillo, writes:

“One of Gawande’s first contentions is that we as a people are not comfortable confronting or thinking about the inevitability of our aging and dying. He contends this avoidance leads our society to expensive and harmful care of the elderly. He is particularly concerned that we have made aging a medical problem and not a meaningful life issue. His take on medical education is that medical students and young physicians learn how to diagnosis and treat, but not how to think about the elderly.”

Keep up with the latest reviews here.

Join this online—and on-air— community of lifelong learners. Potential HPPR Radio Readers, we know you're out there -- so get involved. Contact Kathleen Holt at kholt@hppr.org kholt@hppr.org for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

As part of Garden City Arts’ First Friday Art Walk, works by Garden City artist Robin Valenzuela will be on display at HPPR Studios in Garden City, 210 N. 7th St., Garden City, KS, on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.  A portion of the sales of Valenzuela’s art will go to support the mission of High Plains Public Radio.

NEW 'PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS' SERIES BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

The stories of the High Plains are as limitless as High Plains skies. 

People of the Plains is a 10-week series that begins Sunday, Sept. 2. It features students from West Texas A&M University sharing stories and lessons learned by People of the Plains. 

Written and voiced by WTAMU students, People of the Plains is produced by High Plains Public Radio and airs every Sunday at 4:35 p.m. CST during All Things Considered.

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FOUR LIVING ROOM CONCERTS IN SEPTEMBER

This month, we have new music in the spotlight, with four shows from excellent live artists—three of whom have NEW ALBUMS out.
First, Amarillo welcomes an Italian-born folk singer from Austin, TX.

Then, Garden City will see the return of a Japanese-born classical guitar master and composer. Finally, we’ll welcome a world-renowned songwriter from Cornwall, England to Amarillo AND a beloved High Plains folk artist returns to Garden City—both on the same night.

Giulia Millanta

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

WHERE: Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St., Amarillo

Suggested donation: $15

Hiroko Tsukamoto

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

WHERE: HPPR’s Garden City offices, 210 N. 7th St., Garden City, KS

Suggested donation: $15

Sarah McQuaid

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

WHERE: Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St., Amarillo

Suggested donation: $15

Beth Wood

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.  

WHERE: HPPR Studios—Garden City, 210 N. 7th St., Garden City, KS

Suggested donation: $15

HERE’S THE REST OF THE 2018 LIVING ROOM CONCERT SCHEDULE  

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING LIVING ROOM CONCERTS AS AN UNDERWRITER?

We’re always looking for new partners to provide support for this series. Please contact Ruth Ellen Lynch, our Texas Underwriting Representative, to learn how your business or organization can become our partner in providing unique live music for the High Plains.

You can reach her at:

Email: rlynch@hppr.org

Phone: (806) 367-9088 or (800) 678-7444

Cell: 901-218-5264

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