TUNED IN: HPPR’s Digital Footprint Is Expanding (Here’s How You Can Help)

Aug 23, 2019

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The number of visitors to High Plains Public Radio’s website — www.hppr.org — is more than 60 percent higher than this time last year, according to a search of online data conducted this week. Not surprising. HPPR.org is a place where people of the High Plains (and others) can access the latest news, our thought-provoking features, and stream our two services — the music and news of High Plains Public Radio or the news and information on HPPR Connect.

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In Case You Missed It: Tyson Plant Fire Sends Ripples Of Uncertainty Through Western Kansas, Cattle Industry

Corinne Boyer reports on the aftermath of the recent fire of the Tyson plant in western Kansas.

The Holcomb Tyson plant processed approximately 5,600 cattle per day, which represents 5% of the beef processed in the U.S. and nearly a quarter of cattle processing in Kansas. No cattle died in the fire, Tyson spokeswoman Liz Croston said. 

Tyson also operates beef plants in Texas, Nebraska, Illinois and Washington state and will transport cattle destined for Holcomb elsewhere.

“We will leverage our entire supply chain to meet customer demands for our products,’ she said.


Stay tuned for more, both on air through your HPPR station or online at www.hppr.org.


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Greenland vs. the High Plains

Since buying Greenland is all the rage in some quarters of Washington, D.C., we thought we might compare its territory to the significant range of HPPR Land. Looks like we might need a few more transmitters to match Greenland’s coverage.




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:

> “We’ve been a little more comfortable … labeling them as domestic terrorists.” — Jeff Gruenewald, associate professor at the University of Arkansas' Sociology and Criminology Department

READ MORE | Can DPS Battle White Supremacy Without Hampering Freedom Of Speech?

> "A lot of folks in Texas use providers to [run their IT systems] because we don't have a staff big enough to have IT in house." — Keene Mayor Gary Heinrich 

READ MORE | Some Targets Of Ransomware Attack In Texas Return To Normal

> “The government has zero tolerance for individuals who might seek to defraud American consumers by criminally manipulating National Organic Program standards.” — Special Agent-in-Charge Anthony Mohatt

READ MORE | 4 Midwestern Farmers Sentenced In Massive Organic Fraud Case


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. Radio Readers Special Edition: The Garcia Family and the Santa Fe Railroad

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

  5. How Murals In 26 Kansas Post Offices Tried To Cheer People Up During The Great Depression

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

  7. Yes, A Demographic Shift Is Helping Texas Democrats. But So Is A Psychological Shift.

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

  9. Paint the Town: HOODOO Mural Festival in Amarillo This September

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


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


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