HPPR's Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Fall Read began this week. The new 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 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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Some of HPPR’s most popular weekend music shows will be broadcasting live from Garden City’s Tumbleweed Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24. Stay tuned to this space for details.
Facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:
> “Climate change, including increases in frequency and intensity of extremes, has adversely impacted food security and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as contributed to desertification and land degradation in many regions." — Authors of a new report from the United Nations panel on climate change
> “Students down there bring not only themselves but their friends and a presence that we hope is contributing — along with a lot of other things — to the environment and the vitality of those areas.” — Steve Erwin, vice president of student life at Pittsburg State
> “My questions will be pointed." — Senior Judge Kathyrn Vratil to KU lawyer
> "Given the state of Texas' track record where only about 3% of violations get fined, fines end up being 2 cents per pound of pollution. We're worried that we'll see another slap on the wrist that doesn't actually hold companies accountable.” — Luke Metzger, executive director of Environment Texas
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HPPR’s Living Room Concert series brings live music to the High Plains. Check out the schedule here.
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