TUNED IN: Summertime And The Giving Is Easy

Jul 19, 2019

It’s summer time – your renewal time.  

Summer is renewal time – taking vacations, catching up on reading, tending a garden, enjoying hobbies, getting to long-awaited projects.

Make renewing your HPPR membership a part of your personal summer renewal so public radio can be there with you when things start getting really busy again.

You’ll be hearing about this next week during HPPR’s "Summer of Renewal" membership campaign.

Something wonderful happens when HPPR listeners come together to renew their memberships. Together, your gifts support 365 days of exceptional programming on HPPR: music and news that are available to you each and every day ONLY because of member support.

And for the summer readers, a new season of Book Bites — or for the gardeners, Skip Mancini’s Growing on the High Plains.

Listener support does more than keep HPPR on the air. Your support ensures the crucial element of funding that keeps public radio strong and independent.

Because reliability and independence are qualities you appreciate in your radio station, renew today at HPPR by calling 800-678-7444 or going online at hppr.org.


Stay Tuned For Special Coverage Of Wednesday’s Mueller Hearing

Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, July 24, about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, giving Democrats the star witness they have long wanted to put before the American public.

High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect will offer top-of-the-hour news updates throughout the day, and www.hppr.org will carry live video of the hearing Wednesday morning. Coverage is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. (Central). Stay tuned for more details. 


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

> “You play pinball with people every week, you get to know them pretty well."—  Keri Wing of Kansas City, Kan.

READ MORE | This World Champion Pinballer From Kansas Is Helping Change The Face Of The Game

> “Even in states that had high gun ownership, we found that if those states had strong gun laws, there were lower firearm-related deaths for children, compared to states that had weaker gun laws.” — researcher Dr. Monika Goyal

READ MORE | Kids Are More Likely To Be Killed By Guns In States With Lax Gun Laws, Research Shows

> “What we’re seeing all across the state is anywhere from 2%-3% pay raise to as high as 8%. It’s all over the place.” — Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association 

READ MORE | Texas Teachers Are Getting Pay Raises, But How Much Depends On The District


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. How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?

  2. CBD Oil With THC In It Is Now In Kansas Stores, But Good Luck Figuring Out If It's Legal

  3. Hundreds Of Texas Marijuana Charges Dropped After Hemp Legalization

  4. Colorado's Hail Storms Were The Most Expensive In The Country Last Year. You Could Pay the Price

  5. These Programs Will Pay Kansas Farmers For Crops They Won't Harvest

  6. Contagious Virus Confirmed In Horses In Parts Of The High Plains

  7. Why The Cattle Industry Might Not Use A Drug That Cuts The Pollution Of Manure And Pee

  8. Kansas Leaps Into Top 20 In CNBC Business Rankings

  9. Opinion: Here's A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?

  10. With Conflicting Budget Estimates, Will Texas Teachers Get The Pay Raises They Anticipated?


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


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  • Compiled and edited by Bob Davis