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Thanks to the generosity of HPPR's supporters, High Plains Public Radio made its December 2018 fundraising goal of $50,000. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the listeners who helped us kick off the new year in the right way.  If you didn't get a chance to support HPPR before the start of 2019, don't worry. You can still pledge to public radio on the High Plains by clicking here.

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

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

 

High Plains Public Radio presents an exclusive, live performance of the timeless classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  It will be BROADCAST LIVE from the Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  That's this Saturday!  Please spread the word to your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

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

This weekly update is out a day early because I wanted to share some exciting news:

The Final Installment of HPPR Connect's Community Conversations Series is Today

Yummy! Enter Our Gingerbread House Contest

Nov 27, 2018

Submit your entry by clicking here. Be sure to include:

> Name of your business/organization

>  Contact and his/her phone and email

 

 


Date: Tuesday, November 27

Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on-site

Place: Western Kansas Community Foundation, 402 N. Main in downtown Garden City or donate online at www.wkcf.org anytime from 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

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Connections: A Special HPPR Connect Series Dedicated to Issues in the Amarillo Area

 

WHAT: Conversations with community leaders focused on energy, education and economic development

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th

 

Connections:

A Special HPPR Connect Series Dedicated to Issues in the Amarillo Area

 

WHAT: Conversations with community leaders focused on energy, education and economic development

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th

WHERE: On air at 94.9 FM (HPPR Connect) in the Amarillo area and streaming online at www.HPPR.org

 

DETAILS:

7 p.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 27: ENERGY

I’m so excited to share some big news with you! This holiday season High Plains Public Radio will present  – and BROADCAST LIVE from the Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  – an exclusive, live performance of the timeless classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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

The nation's voters head to the polls Tuesday for the midterm elections, a fact that seemingly has been in the news since the start of 2018. What's at stake is control of the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and statehouses from across the country.

Starting at 7 p.m. and continuing through the evening, High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect will carry live election results from NPR News and our local reporters. 

We'll be keeping our eyes on races in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.

TUNED IN: Wine And Public Radio Pair Nicely

Oct 26, 2018

This Friday in Garden City, Kan., High Plains Public Radio is launching its Wine Club. It's a great way to pick up some awesome bottles of wine and support public radio on the High Plains.

Joining us will be HPPR's Valerie Brown-Kuchera who is celebrating her ONE-YEAR anniversary on the air & Honorable Mention from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for her regional feature, Little Spouse on the Prairie! Visit her FRIDAY in Garden City, Kan.

TUNED IN: Please Support A Powerful Signal That Delivers The World To The High Plains  

During its 2018 Fall Membership Campaign, High Plains Public Radio is employing tech tools popularized in this decade. Our platforms include our website, www.HPPR.org, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Mailchimp — ways of communicating generally unheard of two decades ago.

 

This lovely 2019 calendar can be yours for a gift of $60 or more to High Plains Public Radio. That means you can claim this unique collection full of incredible photos from the High Plains for as little as $5 a month!

 

If you are already an HPPR Sustaining Member, you can own a calendar for a gift of only $30.

 

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

HPPR listeners love public radio on the High Plains, and we love our listeners.

Gain Knowledge,

Grow Community,

Give Today.

That's the theme of HPPR's Fall Membership Campaign. It's a nice summation of how High Plains Public Radio serves its listeners across the High Plains.

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HPPR Connect wants to hear from listeners across the High Plains on what they see as 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.

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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.

We are celebrating the KONQ/HPPR Partnership in Public Radio.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m. —11:30 a.m. (come—and—go)

KONQ—KDCC STUDIOS (North 14th & Ross —Dodge City Kan.)

CREDIT LAURA SKELDING /DOUGLAS YOUNG / TEXAS TRIBUNE

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.

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

I like to the think of the programming on High Plains Public Radio as Classic Public Radio. There’s news in the morning and in the afternoon and in the middle of that information sandwich are unique music programs.

Kansas News Service/High Plains Public Radio Reporter

Summary: We’re looking for an ambitious journalist who can tell personal stories and hold people of power accountable. The ideal candidate will bring newsroom experience, comfort with the narrative form and unending curiosity to the job. This is your chance to work with a groundbreaking newsroom collaboration - the Kansas News Service - that offers an opportunity for an ambitious reporter to dig deeper on significant local, regional and national issues. The former reporter in this position had his work amplified by national outlets. (See here and here.)

 

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

Three cheers for Valerie Brown-Kuchera, the host of High Plains Public Radio’s Little Spouse on the Prairie.

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters awarded Little Spouse on the Prairie honorable mention in “Commentary” category for medium markets.

Little Spouse airs Sundays at 8:35 a.m. (Central time) during NPR’s Weekend Edition.

 

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

 As part of Garden City Arts’ First Friday Art Walk, works by Garden City artist Robin Valenzuela will be on display at HPPR Studios in Garden City (210 N. 7th St., Garden City, KS) on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  A portion of the sales of Valenzuela’s art will go to support the mission of High Plains Public Radio.

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

 

HPPR Radio Readers Book Club’s 2018 Fall Read's is underway. The theme is “Let's Talk—Aging, Death, & Dying.”  

Check out Dr. Phillip Periman’s review of Dr. Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Periman, a retired hematologist/oncologist in Amarillo, writes:

“One of Gawande’s first contentions is that we as a people are not comfortable confronting or thinking about the inevitability of our aging and dying. He contends this avoidance leads our society to expensive and harmful care of the elderly. He is particularly concerned that we have made aging a medical problem and not a meaningful life issue. His take on medical education is that medical students and young physicians learn how to diagnosis and treat, but not how to think about the elderly.”

HPPR To Broadcast From Tumbleweed Festival

Aug 24, 2018

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

This weekend, Garden City hosts the annual Tumbleweed Festival — a three-day celebration of live music and community on the High Plains. There will be something for everyone, as this year will feature country, rock, bluegrass, Americana, folk, pop, rock, and a brass band!

TUNED IN: 20 HPPR Concerts in 2018

Aug 17, 2018

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

GREETINGS FROM THE NEW GUY

Introductions are in order. I’m Bob Davis, the executive director of HPPR since the first of June. I’m enjoying getting to know the people of the High Plains and am thrilled to be a part of High Plains Public Radio, a nearly 40-year-old institution dedicated to serving the people of this region.

Bob Davis To Take The Reins At HPPR In June

May 23, 2018
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High Plains Public Radio has filled the executive director position with an experienced leader who will be officially taking the reins in June.

Bob Davis is coming to HPPR from the Anniston Star, in Anniston, Alabama, where he worked for the past 12 years as editor and then publisher/editor.

SONGBIRDS to land on HPPR

Mar 17, 2018

Join High Plains Public Radio Saturday at 1 p.m. as we welcome the new show, SONGBIRDS. 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, host Valarie Smith will be toasting to Irish musicians.  Tune in for the likes of Cara Dillon, Janet Devlin, Damien Rice and more.

Following 37 years of tradition, High Plains Public Radio again offers listeners across the High Plains an entire schedule of wonderful Christmas programing of music, word and memories from across centuries of Christmas traditions.  Click here to see the full rundown of the programs, including links to further information, playlists, printed programs and options to listen anytime on-line.  To download a printable calendar of all the programs, click here.  We at HPPR wish you a Merry Christmas and hope these program offerings add to your enjoyment, reflections and memories.

Turkey Confidential: Thanksgiving at 11am

Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is full of high expectations, a huge menu and a house full of guests – which can make for a stressful day or two in the kitchen.

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