Ogallala Aquifer
8:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Water, we thought it would last forever

Rodger Funk walks out of a dryland milo field on his farm near Garden City, Kansas, that sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer.
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The Kansas economy relies on water and for more than a generation, experts have warned that western Kansas' economic resource is vanishing.

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Women for Kansas
8:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Women rally across the state to take Kansas back

Laura Dungan, left, and Emira Palacios, right, on a 5-day tour of Kansas. They are listening Kansas women, sharing information, registering women for the Taking Back Kansas convention, and support local communities getting organized.
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HPPR's Cindee Talley talks with Laura Dungan and Emira Palacios from Women for Kansas

  Two ladies, one light, one dark, are traveling across Kansas this week talking about a grassroots movement called, “Women for Kansas.” 

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Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

German engineering

Cindee Talley

Thank goodness for gadgets because how else would we ever get things done?  Things like cherry pitting for example must have driven Simple Simon's Pie Man to distraction.  But then he probably was never lucky enough to find a dandy little gadget called the

Kernomat der “schnelle” Doppelentkerner.  Ah, the joys of modern living live on in today's Growing on the High Plains.

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6:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A water-centered economy

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The Kansas economy relies on water and for more than a generation, experts have warned that western Kansas' economic resource is vanishing. The Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are delving into the issues surrounding the declining Ogallala Aquifer and how it affects Kansas. Water: Past, present, and future begins today with a look at a water-centered economy.
ULYSSES - A century ago, when Clay Scott's great-grandfather homesteaded the this area of semiarid western Kansas, he relied on the mercy of the sky. Click here to view all stories in our series It wasn't easy. There were plenty of years when rain came sparingly. Yet, as thousands of far ...

In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.

Amarillo Texas
8:00 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Chinese Cadillac enthusiasts get their kicks on Route 66

A caravan of Chinese tourists in Cadillacs travel down Polk Street in Amarillo.
Credit amarillo.com

If you’re traveling Route 66, you might see a caravan of Cadillacs getting their kicks traveling the open road.  They’ve traveled all the way from China for the experience according to a recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News.

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HPPR Network Status
11:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

90.1 KZNK Brewster: Intermittent Issues

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90.1 KZNK Brewster, providing HPPR service to northwestern Kansas and portions of Colorado and Nebraska, will be off the air intermittently today due to HVAC issues exacerbated by today's warm weather.

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Playa Country
8:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Soil Health: Choosing the Right Cover Crop

Credit Jason Baker / Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo

Playas benefit from practices that result in good soil health.

Improving the health and quality of the soil is one of the easiest and most effective ways producers can increase crop productivity, hence profitability, while benefitting wildlife and improving the environment. No-till practices, plus the planting of cover crops, mean less soil moves as runoff into playas during rain events.

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Southeastern Colorado Drought
8:00 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Recent rains are too little too late for ranchers

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Many Colorado cattle ranchers are beginning to recover from the drought, but for many the rain is too little and too late.

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Concert Review
4:36 am
Mon July 21, 2014

hONEyhoUSe delivers great performance on July 18

honeyhouse @ the fibonacci on 7/18/14
Credit kristy fuller

Fanatical: adjective.  Filled with excessive and  single minded zeal...enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion.  

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