A guy from Kansas helps save the free world
8:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

D-Day at 70, Remembering Ike's Finest Hour

General Dwight Eisenhower, speaking with soldiers of the 101st Airborne, prior to the D-Day invasion.
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Seventy years ago, the allied invasion of Normandy, France marked the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi empire. 

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Duane Goosen says current budget won't work
8:00 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Former budget director predicts Kansas will soon be in the red

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Duane Goossen is a former state budget director, and he says the state won’t have enough revenue to implement the budget legislators recently passed according to a recent article from the Topeka Capital-Journal.

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Palace Coffee Co.
8:00 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

The best coffeehouse in the region is in the Texas Panhandle

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Palace Coffee Co. won the regional competition of America’s Best Coffeehouse in St. Louis recently according to a recent article from the Amarillo Globe-News

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Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Top five plants to use in xeriscaping

Don Lonnberg, right, talks with Skip Mancini.
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Skip talks with Don Lonnberg at Ward's Garden Center.

Horticulturalist Don Lonnberg gives us five of his favorites that will do well in a low-water, high-heat garden.

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Rhonda has been a long time listener to HPPR. Her personal music collection ranges from classical works to zydeco music with everything in between included, so the station's programming just fits her style.

She graduated from West Texas State University in 1982 with a Bachelors in Mass Communications/Journalism, and in 2003 from West Texas A&M University with a Masters in Communications.

In her spare time Rhonda enjoys reading, art, writing, and exploring the Texas panhandle.  Her favorite time is when her grandson Rowan gets to come and play.  She lives in Canyon with her dog Ollie, although if Ollie could talk he would probably say that Rhonda lives with him since he rules the house.

EPA Carbon Reduction Plan
8:00 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Kansas politicians react to carbon reduction plan for existing power plants

The Sunflower Electric generating station near Holcomb, Kansas.
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The Environmental Protection Agency announced its plan to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants nationwide.  States will decide how to meet the goals set by the EPA according to the Kansas Health Institute.

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Music
8:00 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

World Renowned Opera Singer Comes Home to WT

Emily Pulley, as Anaide, and Eric Schmidt, as Fadinard, performed in Amarillo Opera's “The Italian Straw Hat.”
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Emily Pulley has traveled the world doing what she loves—singing. 

Pulley’s journey began at West Texas State University.  Although she loved to sing, her dad wasn’t sure she could make a living at it, so she planned to earn a master’s degree in English and teach according to an article from WT. 

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Climate
8:00 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Drought takes its toll on the plains and the Gulf

Fish die off at Galveston Bay
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The drought is hammering fields, pastures, the Ogallala Aquifer, and Galveston Bay?  StateImpact Texas reported researchers suspect drought is causing the massive fish die off.  Millions of shad have washed ashore recently.

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Playa Country
8:01 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Playas: Nebraska Landowner Story

Credit Courtesy Ben Wheeler/Pheasants Forever and Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Dave Hilfterty grows dryland winter wheat and irrigated corn in Perkins County, Nebraska.

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Oil & Gas
8:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Texas: The flaming water debate continues despite regulator case closure

Steve Lipsky demonstrates how his well water ignites when he puts a flame to the flowing well spigot outside his family's home.
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Increased methane levels in Texas water wells cannot be linked to nearby drilling activity according to a report released by the state’s oil and gas regulator said a recent article from StateImpact Texas

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