Valentine's Day

Schedule Your Radio Valentine Today!

Jan 24, 2019

Tune in for HPPR RADIO VALENTINES! On Thursday, February 14 during High Plains Morning (9 am to Noon CT), Jenny Inzerillo will be airing Valentine Messages. Make sure your Valentine will hear one from you! For a donation of $20 or more, have your message of love broadcast on the air (20 words max.). But hurry: the deadline is 5 p.m. CT, Friday, February 8.

There's nothing sweeter than true love, but a fresh-picked, ripe strawberry might come close.

On today's edition of Growing on the High Plains, I thought I'd honor the tremendous season we've enjoyed from our berry patch by reflecting on the history of these seedy little fellows. 

From conflicting etymologies of the strawberry's name to calls for cautious consumption given their good grounding, these petite plumpers have a juicy past indeed.  

Valentine Memories

Feb 12, 2016
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It’s hard to ignore Valentine promotions. Big box stores dedicate aisles to red and pink candies, stuffed animals, balloons, tableware, and other items most of us don’t need. Flower shops depend on profits generated by lovers sending bouquets to their sweethearts. Card stores tempt us to send our partners expensive cards declaring true love. It’s the February assault on our winter-dulled senses, and we’re all gullible—me included. I love getting posies from my husband.

Despite my adult vulnerability to this over-promoted holiday, kids really know how to celebrate it best. They spend considerable time using construction paper, crayons, and glue to craft personal mailboxes for their friends to fill with corny cards signed in childish scrawl, which are then folded, and tucked into thin envelopes that would never make it through the U.S. mail.