special programming http://hppr.org en 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 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 Mandella: An Audio History: Wednesday at 7pm http://hppr.org/post/mandella-audio-history-wednesday-7pm <p><strong>Mandela: An Audio History</strong> is the award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with him, and against him. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:56:18 +0000 Dale Bolton 28133 at http://hppr.org Mandella: An Audio History: Wednesday at 7pm 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 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 NPR News Special Coverage: President Obama's address tonight at 8pm http://hppr.org/post/npr-news-special-coverage-president-obamas-address-tonight-8pm <p>HPPR will be carrying live coverage of President Obama's address to the nation tonight. The president is expected to make his case for military action against Syria in response to reported use of chemical weapons. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:38:51 +0000 Adam Vos 21421 at http://hppr.org NPR News Special Coverage: President Obama's address tonight at 8pm A Capitol Fourth: July 4 at 7pm http://hppr.org/post/capitol-fourth-july-4-7pm <p>This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.&nbsp; Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:32:41 +0000 Adam Vos 18201 at http://hppr.org A Capitol Fourth: July 4 at 7pm Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday: July 4 at 11am http://hppr.org/post/capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday-july-4-11am <p>This just in:&nbsp; The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:15:33 +0000 Adam Vos 18200 at http://hppr.org Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday: July 4 at 11am The Joni Mitchell Special: July 4 at 10am http://hppr.org/post/joni-mitchell-special-july-4-10am <p>Join HPPR for this hour-long special with the legendary and highly influential Canadian folk music icon Joni Mitchell. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:02:40 +0000 Adam Vos 18199 at http://hppr.org The Joni Mitchell Special: July 4 at 10am