Adam Vos http://hppr.org en Bairos speaks Innovators this week on Amarillo Symphony Presents http://hppr.org/post/bairos-speaks-innovators-week-amarillo-symphony-presents <p></p><p>This week on <a href="http://hppr.org/programs/amarillo-symphony-presents-hppr">Amarillo Symphony Presents</a>, hear the <em>Symphony No. 7</em> of Ludwig van Beethoven and listen to a chat with Amarillo Symphony musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos as he draws the connection between Beethoven and Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX.</p><p>The performance of Beethoven's 7th is from the symphony's "Innovators" concert in September of 2013, the opening to the symphony's previous concert season.</p><p>Also hear a selection from the <em>Symphony No. 5</em> of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a performance from November of 2012. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:45:07 +0000 Adam Vos 34476 at http://hppr.org Bairos speaks Innovators this week on Amarillo Symphony Presents Amarillo Symphony returns to HPPR July 6 http://hppr.org/post/amarillo-symphony-returns-hppr-july-6 <p>A brand new season of performances from the Amarillo Symphony premieres on HPPR this Sunday.</p><p>The season begins Sunday, July 6 at noon with a performance of <a href="http://www.pauldooley.net/works/velocityfestivals"><em>Velocity Festivals</em></a> by Paul Dooley, a work commissioned for the opening to the symphony's 2013-14 concert season. Hear commentary from the Amarillo Symphony's 17th musical director <a href="http://www.amarillosymphony.org/conductor">Jacomo Rafael Bairos</a>, who began his debut season with the symphony with this performance. Also hear the <em>Symphony No. 8</em> of Antonín Dvořák.<a href="http://hppr.org/programs/amarillo-symphony-presents-hppr"><strong> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:58:17 +0000 Adam Vos 34047 at http://hppr.org Amarillo Symphony returns to HPPR July 6 Special Programming this Fourth of July http://hppr.org/post/special-programming-fourth-july <p>This Independence Day, tune in to HPPR for a diversion from the standard weekday public radio fare. Enjoy comedy, farce, and good music with <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/radio/"><strong>Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday</strong></a> 4th of July edition and <a href="http://hppr.org/programs/front-porch-fourth-july"><strong>Front Porch Fourth of July</strong></a> with HPPR's own Cindee Talley and Stephen Johnson. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:53:30 +0000 Adam Vos 33994 at http://hppr.org Special Programming this Fourth of July Briefly: Supercharged in Hays, Fizzy in Amarillo http://hppr.org/post/briefly-supercharged-hays-fizzy-amarillo <p><strong>Potter County OKs tax break for Coca-Cola, paves the way for ballpark</strong><br />Potter County is the final jurisdiction to pass a tax abatement for Coke to move from downtown Amarillo to the CenterPort Business Park to make way for a future hotel/ballpark development. Read more from <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-06-23/potter-commish-oks-tax-break-coca-cola-paves-way-ballpark">The Amarillo Globe-News</a>.<strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Adam Vos 33647 at http://hppr.org Briefly: Supercharged in Hays, Fizzy in Amarillo Oklahoma oil and gas production tax cut passes legislature http://hppr.org/post/oklahoma-oil-and-gas-production-tax-cut-passes-legislature <p>The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill making tax incentives for oil and gas production permanent.</p><p>Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign the controversial legislation, despite threats of a constitutional challenge posed by an Oklahoma City attorney. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 32408 at http://hppr.org Oklahoma oil and gas production tax cut passes legislature Expanding public radio in SE Colorado http://hppr.org/post/expanding-public-radio-se-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has had a presence in SE Colorado dating back to the mid&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1980s and now we plan to expand and strengthen that service to the region.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our objectives and benefits for this project are expansion and enhancement. This project has four primary objectives:</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:15:48 +0000 Adam Vos 29640 at http://hppr.org Expanding public radio in SE Colorado Developing pot industry in Colorado causes regulations to adjust http://hppr.org/post/developing-pot-industry-colorado-causes-regulations-adjust <p></p><p>Do federal regulations allow banks to deal with marijuana dispensaries? And how high is too high to drive?</p><p>These are two of the questions pressed by a developing recreational marijuana industry in Colorado. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:15:36 +0000 Adam Vos 28482 at http://hppr.org Developing pot industry in Colorado causes regulations to adjust Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio: Friday at 7pm http://hppr.org/post/going-black-legacy-philly-soul-radio-friday-7pm <p>The story of Black radio in Philadelphia is actually the story of Black music, of civil rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century.</p><p>Today, a lot of people don't know what the term "Black radio" means. But starting in the 1950s, Black radio used to be one of the most important institutions in the Black community, not only in Philadelphia, but in cities across the U.S. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:29:29 +0000 Adam Vos 28260 at http://hppr.org Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio: Friday at 7pm Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings" http://hppr.org/post/symphony-step-out-box-concert-reimaginings <p></p><p>In what may be called the apex of the symphony's vision to rejuvenate the traditional symphonic experience, the Amarillo Symphony's "Reimaginings" this weekend presents a concert full of reconception.</p><p><a href="http://www.whatisproject.org"><strong>Project Trio</strong></a>, comprised of a string bass, cello and flute, joins the symphony, adding an eclectic flavor of musical styles to the concert. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Adam Vos 28250 at http://hppr.org Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings" 7 primary candidates seek 3 open seats on Texas criminal court http://hppr.org/post/7-primary-candidates-seek-3-open-seats-texas-criminal-court <p></p><p>Three of the nine seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals are up for grabs, and a fourth seat will be if its current judge succeeds in being elected to the Texas Supreme Court.</p><p>Seven Republican candidates are vying for those seats. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:16:25 +0000 Adam Vos 28163 at http://hppr.org 7 primary candidates seek 3 open seats on Texas criminal court Black History Month: Teacher turned community activist, Marvell Ervin White http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-teacher-turned-community-activist-marvell-ervin-white <p></p><p>Marvell Ervin White is remembered in Amarillo as a community organizer and community activist.</p><p>Among her most notable accomplishments include organizing for a community center in Amarillo's North Heights district. White was honored as co-founder of the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, which saw the Cultural Center built in the early 1990's. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:47:53 +0000 Adam Vos 28126 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Teacher turned community activist, Marvell Ervin White Black History Month: Ben Hodges, cowboy of dusty Dodge City http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-ben-hodges-cowboy-dusty-dodge-city <p></p><p>Contrary to the impression you might get from some of the old Hollywood Westerns you may have seen, cowboys of the Old West were not all white men. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:17:41 +0000 Adam Vos 27992 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Ben Hodges, cowboy of dusty Dodge City A Kansas influence to the Farm Bill may change the housing market http://hppr.org/post/kansas-influence-farm-bill-may-change-housing-market <p>The southwestern Kansas housing market may benefit from a small portion of the Farm Bill signed into law Friday. The trillion-dollar piece of legislation that is largely associated with agriculture also has something to say about who gets USDA home loans in rural America. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:02:57 +0000 Adam Vos 27943 at http://hppr.org A Kansas influence to the Farm Bill may change the housing market Exonerations in Texas at record high http://hppr.org/post/exonerations-texas-record-high <p></p><p>Texas exonerated more people than any other state last year.</p><p>13 Texans who were wrongly convicted of crimes were officially absolved of wrongdoing in 2013, for crimes ranging from murder to drug possession. They spent a matter of months to more than a decade in prison, the <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/02/04/report-texas-leads-nation-2013-exonerations/"><strong>Texas Tribune</strong></a> reports. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:27:32 +0000 Adam Vos 27901 at http://hppr.org Exonerations in Texas at record high Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas http://hppr.org/post/anti-regulation-politics-affects-energy-industry-texas <p></p><p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for issuing permits for greenhouse gas emissions in the state, has refused to issue the permits until recently, leaving industry in the state in a difficult position. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:00:43 +0000 Adam Vos 27853 at http://hppr.org Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas Black History Month: Jerry Calloway, Amarillo's first http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-jerry-calloway-amarillos-first <p></p><p>One year after Amarillo was first settled in 1887, Jerry Calloway moved to Amarillo.</p><p>Recognized as Amarillo's first black resident, Jerry Calloway moved to the city with a white family from Georgia, living as a domestic in the home of his employer J.C. Calloway. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:24:01 +0000 Adam Vos 27814 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Jerry Calloway, Amarillo's first Half of Texas households one crisis from poverty http://hppr.org/post/half-texas-households-one-crisis-poverty <p>50% of households in Texas are "liquid-asset poor," or lack the savings to pay for three months of basic expenses, according to a report released last week by a non-profit that seeks to alleviate poverty. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 27695 at http://hppr.org Half of Texas households one crisis from poverty Tax credit expiration leads to wind farm construction boom in Oklahoma http://hppr.org/post/tax-credit-expiration-leads-wind-farm-construction-boom-oklahoma <p>On December 31, the federal production tax credit for renewable energy expired. In Oklahoma, this stimulated 12,300 megawatts of wind projects to begin construction ahead of the deadline. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Adam Vos 27694 at http://hppr.org Tax credit expiration leads to wind farm construction boom in Oklahoma State of the Union tonight 8pm http://hppr.org/post/state-union-tonight-8pm <p>Tune to HPPR to hear NPR's coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. Coverage begins at 8pm CT.</p><p>The special will include the President's full address followed by the Republican response, and analysis from NPR’s Washington reporting team. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:05:56 +0000 Adam Vos 27276 at http://hppr.org State of the Union tonight 8pm Symphony's "Intimate Evening" includes "romantic wine in the classical barrel" http://hppr.org/post/symphonys-intimate-evening-includes-romantic-wine-classical-barrel <p>Guest conductor Yaniv Dinur shares his thoughts on "Intimate Evening," the Amarillo Symphony's concert this weekend.</p><p>Soprano vocal soloist Sarah Jane McMahon joins the symphony for the concert this Friday and Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 27077 at http://hppr.org Symphony's "Intimate Evening" includes "romantic wine in the classical barrel" Kansas Board of Regents social media policy criticized http://hppr.org/post/kansas-board-regents-social-media-policy-criticized <p>A social media use policy adopted by the Kansas Board of Regents is drawing criticism from university faculty and education groups, who claim the new rule raises First Amendment and academic freedom concerns. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 26075 at http://hppr.org Kansas Board of Regents social media policy criticized Faith-based alternative to Affordable Care Act popular in Texas http://hppr.org/post/faith-based-alternative-affordable-care-act-popular-texas <p>While the individual mandate requires ever American to have health insurance, there is a big exception to the Affordable Care Act that more and more people are taking advantage of. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 26076 at http://hppr.org Faith-based alternative to Affordable Care Act popular in Texas H1N1 flu virus hits Texas early http://hppr.org/post/h1n1-flu-virus-hits-texas-early <p>Texas is among the states hardest hit so far by an early-striking flu season, and H1N1 is the strain most commonly reported among diagnoses this year.</p><p>Flu season this year is less severe elsewhere on the High Plains. Oklahoma is reporting a moderate flu season as of mid-December, while Colorado and Kansas are experiencing only localized or regional flu outbreaks, according to <a href="http://kut.org/post/h1n1-causes-early-spikes-flu-cases"><strong>KUT Austin</strong></a>.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 26039 at http://hppr.org H1N1 flu virus hits Texas early Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage http://hppr.org/post/texas-politicians-who-learn-spanish-are-advantage <p>Spanish-speakers now make up nearly one-third of the population of Texas, and political observes say that's an important factor for politicians to consider during the upcoming 2014 election season. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 26040 at http://hppr.org Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg http://hppr.org/post/interview-composer-adam-schoenberg <p>This weekend, the Amarillo Symphony performs "Finding Rothko," an orchestra work by composer Adam Schoenberg.&nbsp; The relatively contemporary piece, written in 2006, will be performed next to works like Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" at the symphony's concert titled "Pictures in Music."</p><p>Adam Schoenberg joined me from his home in Los Angeles.&nbsp; I asked him about the inspiration and process behind composing "Finding Rothko." Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:17:20 +0000 Adam Vos 24643 at http://hppr.org Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg 89.5 KTOT Spearman/Perryton: Off the Air http://hppr.org/post/895-ktot-spearmanperryton-air <p>*** <strong>This issue has since been resolved. Thank you for your patience.</strong> ***</p><p><strong>89.5 KTOT Spearman/Perryton</strong>, providing HPPR service to portions of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, is currently off the air.</p><p>An engineer is on the way to attend to the issue.</p><p><strong>91.5 KZNZ Elkhart</strong>, which receives its signal from KTOT, is also silent.</p><p>Listeners in the Dumas and Borger, TX areas may alternately receive HPPR at 105.7 KJJP Amarillo.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:03:50 +0000 Adam Vos 12629 at http://hppr.org 89.5 KTOT Spearman/Perryton: Off the Air Amarillo sights in time-lapse photography http://hppr.org/post/amarillo-sights-time-lapse-photography <p>Earlier this year, Albuquerque-based meteorologist and photographer Todd Shoemake shot time-lapse images of various scenes around Amarillo, the so-called "capital of the Texas Panhandle," and compiled it all into <a href="http://vimeo.com/78207025"><strong>this</strong></a> Vimeo video. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 24171 at http://hppr.org Amarillo sights in time-lapse photography HPPR Honors our Veterans http://hppr.org/post/hppr-honors-our-veterans <p></p><p>Tune in Monday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered as HPPR presents four special interviews profiling the stories of four men who served our country.</p><p>Leonard Hitz speaks with veterans from our area. Listen as these four men share their stories each hour during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:44:05 +0000 Adam Vos 24129 at http://hppr.org HPPR Honors our Veterans Windows in Victoria, KS church to shine brighter http://hppr.org/post/windows-victoria-ks-church-shine-brighter <p></p><p>It's the Cathedral of the Plains, a landmark to travelers along Interstate 70, and its stained-glass windows will be safer and a little more brilliant now.</p><p>St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas is restoring its stained glass windows and installing new protection for the windows on this historic church, a building dedicated in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:20:04 +0000 Adam Vos 24055 at http://hppr.org Windows in Victoria, KS church to shine brighter All green check marks in Texas: 9 amendments pass http://hppr.org/post/all-green-check-marks-texas-9-amendments-pass <p></p><p>All nine constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot Tuesday easily passed, including the heavily publicized Proposition 6, creating a state water fund drawing from the Rainy Day fund. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 06:01:01 +0000 Adam Vos 23963 at http://hppr.org All green check marks in Texas: 9 amendments pass