High Plains http://hppr.org en Life Along the 100th Meridian is America at Its Plainest http://hppr.org/post/life-along-100th-meridian-america-its-plainest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A story and slideshow of the Great American Desert provides a glimpse into lives and pictures that resonate with us… our values, struggles, and the hidden beauty of a place we call home. &nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/magazine/life-along-the-100th-meridian.html?_r=0">Life Along the 100<sup>th</sup> Meridian from the New York Times.</a></strong></p><p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 04:07:42 +0000 Cindee Talley 25457 at http://hppr.org Life Along the 100th Meridian is America at Its Plainest THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/thanksgiving-panhandle-and-thanksgiving-kansas-speaking-food-high-plains <p>If you live in the Texas Panhandle you’re more likely to be discussing plans for THANKSgiving rather than ThanksGIVing, as you might it Kansas.&nbsp; There’s commonality in how we speak across the High Plains but also differences.&nbsp; Click through the slide show above to view some food-related differences in pronunciation and usage across the region.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 24642 at http://hppr.org THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains Location matters in climbing the income ladder http://hppr.org/post/location-matters-climbing-income-ladder <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plains states rank well generally for income mobility according to a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/" target="_blank">new study</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;considered to be the most comprehensive yet on the subject.&nbsp; Based on millions of anonymous income records, the study by </span><a href="http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/index.php/the-team" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">leading economists</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found four primary factors correlated with higher income mobility in an area:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a larger and more dispersed local middle class, more two-parent households, better elementary schools and high schools, and more civic engagement, including membership in religious and community groups.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:28:09 +0000 Quentin Hope 19448 at http://hppr.org Location matters in climbing the income ladder Great Plains, Small Town Hearts http://hppr.org/post/great-plains-small-town-hearts <p></p><p> Over a decade ago, I lucked into a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar titled&nbsp; The Great Plains: Texas to Saskatchewan.&nbsp; For five weeks,&nbsp; Tom Isern&nbsp; led 19 other teachers and I to read and analyze literary and historical texts, discuss conclusions, and visit iconic sites to better understand what it means to live on the plains. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin 12260 at http://hppr.org Great Plains, Small Town Hearts Life Away From the Lens http://hppr.org/post/life-away-lens <p></p><p></p><p>I swore I would never be a woman who lived her life behind a camera lens.&nbsp; I wanted to live in the moment, experiencing life as it occurred.&nbsp;</p><p>I achieved this goal until I received a Nikon that captures moments up close and from considerable distance with clicks of a silver button.&nbsp; Using that telescopic lens, I could see fine details my unaided eye used to see as blurs. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin 11437 at http://hppr.org Life Away From the Lens Peaches on the High Plains? http://hppr.org/post/peaches-high-plains <p>These sweet treats can be grown throughout the HPPR broadcast area, although the further north they bloom the more likely they will encounter some late freezes that will nip the year's crop in the bud.&nbsp; But the smell and taste of home grown peaches makes it worth the gamble, and the trees will actually live a longer and more 'fruitful' life if they have occasional barren years for resting and restoring.&nbsp; The trail of the peach begins in China thousands of years ago.&nbsp; The flavorful fruit was introduced to our shores by the Spanish explorers. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:00:32 +0000 Skip Mancini 6323 at http://hppr.org Peaches on the High Plains? Spot and Stalk is Challenging on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/spot-and-stalk-challenging-high-plains <p>Spot and stalk on the high plains is a completely different game.&nbsp; Here, creatively seek out the highest vantage point.&nbsp; That could be a windmill tower, a knoll, or even the top of your pickup cab.</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Luke Clayton 6425 at http://hppr.org Spot and Stalk is Challenging on the High Plains