TUNED IN: Welcome to Labor Day Weekend

Aug 30, 2019

Whatever your plans for this holiday weekend, we hope you will keep HPPR, either on the air or online, nearby. Allow us to share a couple of musings on Labor Day:

> Time Tells Its Own Story: A Labor Day Fable (From a 2012 column by Adam Frank):

“There is always that morning in late summer when you step outside and you can smell autumn. It's just a hint of a change, a certain kind of coolness and the color of the light, but you know it as soon as it hits. Some half a year later, the same recognition will hit again when the first scent of warm soil and growth tells you you're standing at the undefined cusp of late winter and early spring.”

> A Labor Day quiz. Sample question: Receiving more than 3 percent of the vote in his fifth attempt, what Socialist labor leader ran for president in 1920 while serving a 10-year sentence for sedition?

Click here to take the quiz.

> A 1925 observation on getting away from it all on Labor Day:

“Well is it named Labor Day, for travel is never so laborious as then.”

> An 1890 proclamation from Kansas Gov. Lyman U. Humphrey declaring Sept. 1 as Labor Day.

“It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the whole people of Kansas are laboring men and women.”


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:

> “Wildlife Services operates under the radar so often, it's really hard to pin down exactly what they're doing and where.” — Samantha Bruegger of WildEarth Guardians

READ MORE | A Controversial Federal Agency That Kills Wildlife

> “I don’t want to traumatize anybody or get the wrong response. I’m more about educating someone.” — Tim Harper

READ MORE | Second Amendment Backers Plan Tests Of Permitless Carry Law

> “It gives people the opportunity to have a voice where otherwise they would be afraid to use that voice, due to possible retaliation or deportation.” — Pamela Muñoz, El Paso immigration attorney

READ MORE | After Tragedy In El Paso, A Special Visa Could Provide Some Survivors A Glimmer Of Hope


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. US Ag Secretary Asks For Investigation Into Beef Pricing Margins Following Tyson Fire

  2. Tyson Plant Fire Sends Ripples Of Uncertainty Through Western Kansas, Cattle Industry

  3. How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?

  4. Housing Costs And Lack Of Local Services Leave Mentally Ill In Nursing Home 'Warehouses'

  5. Leavenworth Inmates Reach $1.45 Million Settlement Over Taped Attorney-Client Phone Calls

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

  7. Radio Readers Special Edition: The Garcia Family, the Great Depression & the Dust Bowl

  8. Study Finds Vaping Just Once Causes Harm

  9. Radio Readers Special Edition: The Garcia Family - The Magic of LaBamba

  10. Doctor, Doctor: Jumpstart Free Health Clinic THIS SUNDAY in Amarillo


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


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