TUNED IN: Get ‘Growing on the High Plains’

Sep 27, 2019

Skip Mancini

We can’t think of a better way to spend Thursday mid-mornings than with Skip Mancini and her regular feature “Growing on the High Plains.” (Or if Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (Central) doesn’t work, try Saturday mornings at 8:35 (Central).) Either way, you’ll be glad you did.

Each week Skip brings more than tips and advice on how to coax living things from out of the challenging High Plains soil; she has a story, a piece of sage advice, a bit of history, or a general good vibe to pull you through to the end of the work week.

Are you a GOTHP newbie? Check out Skip’s page at HPPR.org This week’s episode was on pears, and she promises to share a awesome-sounding recipe by contacting her here


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

> “People call it cheatgrass because it can have about two cycles that it'll grow and release seed and then grow and release seed again.” — Guinevere Nelson, Colorado State University extension agent 

READ MORE | A Noxious Weed Is Bringing A New Level Of Fire Danger To The West

> “It’s like every morning I wake up and I cannot breathe. It’s just a feeling I’ve never had in my whole life be this bad.” — Deanna Caudill, Wichita State graduate student.

READ MORE | Stock Up On Tissues Because Climate Change Is Putting More Pollen In Kansas' Air

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> “We are trying to investigate ways of managing prairie dog populations without having to resort to killing them.” — Dan Salkeld, a disease ecologist at Colorado State University

READ MORE | Instead Of Killing Prairie Dogs, Researchers Consider Birth Control


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. High Plains Tap Water: Is It Safe To Drink?

  2. Windthorst - Hopes and Dreams of a German American Town

  3. During Copperhead Birthing Season, Oklahoma Officials Urge Safety

  4. Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum

  5. Resilience

  6. Public Libraries May Turn The Page For Colorado City's News Desert

  7. Little Spouse On The Prairie: Simply Unflippable

  8. Beto O'Rourke On Assault-Style Weapons: We Will Buy Back Each And Every Single One

  9. PHOTOS: Drag Queens In South Africa Embrace Queerness And Tradition

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


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



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Get Your Fall Read On

HPPR's Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Fall Read began last month. 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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