TUNED IN: HPPR Connect Will Broadcast Cruz-O'Rourke Debate Sunday

Sep 28, 2018

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


HPPR Connect, High Plains Public Radio's news and information service, will broadcast this Sunday's hour-long debate between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R‐Houston, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D‐El Paso.

The 2018 election for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing Texas is on the national radar. Some polls suggest the race is closer than expected.

The debate starts at 6 p.m. (Central) on Sunday, Sept. 30, and can be heard at 94.9-FM in the Amarillo area and everywhere streaming online at www.hppr.org.

This special program is yet another example of HPPR Connect’s mission to serve the listeners of the High Plains with important and trustworthy news. Someone, a-hem, was just mentioning this.


Share Your Views By Calling Our Community Connection Hotline

HPPR Connect has set up a phone number for listeners across the High Plains to comment on important community issues. The Community Connection number is 806-553-0919.

HPPR Connect is more than a news service, thus we’re seeking feedback from community residents on the issues that concern them through the phone hotline. We want people to take advantage of this forum. The exchange of idea is key to a healthy democracy.
Callers can leave a voice message which will be transcribed. They are asked to share their name and a way to contact them, either phone number or email address. (No personal information will be shared with the public without a caller’s permission.) Ideas from the callers could be used in future radio announcements.

An Artist, Booze and Job Opening Among Best-Read Stories

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. Lightnin' McDuff, Legendary Panhandle Sculptor, Dies

2. Oklahoma Liquor Laws To Change On Monday

3. Kansas News Service/High Plains Public Radio Seeking Reporter

4. Native Women On Death's Cycle Of Life

5. Last Words

6. Our Turn At This Earth: The Soil Detective - Regenerative Ag On The High Plains

7. What constitutes a trophy buck?

8. Farm Bill Deadline To Pass Without Extension, Against Wishes of Influential Groups

9. Poetry Blooms In The Texas Panhandle

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


Saving History Stored on Ink and Paper

Looking for a feel-good story? Check out last Sunday’s Amarillo Globe-News article ANB, historical museum partner to preserve Globe-News’ archives.

As William Ware, president of Amarillo National Bank, was quoted: “First and foremost, these archives are the history of our city. It is extremely important to our future, and we feel it’s fitting that as one of the oldest businesses in town we are part of that history. We are honored to support the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in their effort to preserve this history that truly tells the story of who we are. We are storing history in one of the oldest buildings in Amarillo.”

The DNA of a community is captured in old issues of the daily newspaper, including the good news, the bad news, the births, the deaths, the ballgames, the concerts and the entire sweep of events that make the Amarillo area what it is.

A tip of the hat to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Amarillo National Bank for this good work.


Two More Chances To Get Your Living Room Concert Fix

This Friday is full of HPPR-sponsored music. Folk singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid joins HPPR's Living Room Concert Series in a performance in Amarillo. Beth Wood, a Texas-born singer, performs in a Garden City Living Room Concert.

Here are the details:

Sarah McQuaid

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

WHERE: Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St., Amarillo, TX

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


Want to Support LIVE MUSIC on the High Plains? Sponsor an HPPR Living Room Concert!  

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 by email or call her at (806) 367-9088.



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