TUNED IN: HPPR Brings Home Kansas Broadcast Awards

Aug 16, 2019


High Plains Public Radio captured three awards in the 2019 Kansas Association of Broadcasters contest. Our winners were:

  • Editorial/Commentary

1st Place: Little Spouse On The Prairie: Deep Fried Fun by Valerie  Brown-Kuchera

  • News Feature

2nd Place: These Kansas Counties Are Mostly Hispanic, But Their Elected Officials Mostly Are Not by Corinne Boyer 

  • Hard News Feature/Enterprise

Honorable Mention: What A Conflict In Myanmar Has Done To A Refugee Center in Western Kansas by Corinne Boyer

Listeners can hear Little Spouse on Sunday mornings at 8:35 a.m. (Central) or by clicking here

News stories by Boyer, who covers Western Kansas for HPPR and the Kansas News Service, are heard throughout the week.

Kudos to Corinne Boyer and Valerie  Brown-Kuchera.


Scenes From Last Weekend’s Chase The Sunset

Last Saturday, Aug. 10, High Plains Public Radio and the Amarillo Art Institute played host to kids of the High Plains at CHASE THE SUNSET, a celebration of art, music, and nature to bid the summer a final farewell. The event was at Palo Duro Canyon State Park (11450 State Highway Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015).

Here are some scenes from last weekend’s fun:


Get Your Fall Read On

HPPR's Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Fall Read began this month. 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 most weekdays at 7:45 a.m. (Central) during Morning Edition and again at 6:45 p.m. (Central) during All Things Considered.


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

> “It seemed a little crazy that Texas would be the only state where you can't go to a brewery and bring home a little bit of beer.” — Texas state Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway

READ MORE | Texans Get Ready For Beer To Go And Booze Delivery

> “Tyson Foods has built in some redundancy to handle situations like these and we will use other plants within our network to help keep our supply chain full.” — Prepared statement released this week by Steve Stouffer, president of Tyson

READ MORE | Tyson To Rebuild Western Kansas Plant, But Fire Idles Operation Indefinitely

> “As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists. Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family. Words have consequences. ¡Ya basta!” — Julián Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, in a TV ad directed at President Donald Trump 

READ MORE | In Fox News Ad, Castro Tells Trump, 'Americans Were Killed Because You Stoked The Fires Of Racists'


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. It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It?

  2. How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?

  3. Here's What Archaeologists Have Dug Up At The Alamo So Far This Summer

  4. Update: Fire At Tyson Plant Under Control

  5. Tyson To Rebuild Western Kansas Plant, But Fire Idles Operation Indefinitely

  6. Here's What We Know About The Victims In The El Paso Walmart Shooting

  7. Kansas Officials Put Aetna On Deadline: You're Failing On Medicaid Contract

  8. Meth ‘Has Come Back With A Vengeance’ In Colorado

  9. New Kansas Broadband Map Shows Internet Accessibility, And The Areas Sans Service May Surprise You

  10. Now That Occidental And Anadarko Have Merged, Are Layoffs Next?


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


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