Summer Membership Campaign
4:16 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Thank you

Thank you for making public radio possible!

Thanks to the support of many HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise nearly $25,000 during our Summer Membership Campaign. 

Membership support is key to bringing public radio to the communities of the High Plains and makes up the largest percentage of HPPR's annual operating budget. 

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Prairie Ramblings
8:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Insect inspired fashion


Time for confession: I’m a female missing the fashion gene. While I love art and creativity, I prefer wearing jeans and  t-shirts. Ironically, I sometimes watch What Not to Wear. I’m pretty sure I’d drive Stacy and Clinton insane because I often don’t like the designs and patterns they convince the person-in-need- of-improvement to select. While I may not like the colors and configurations these style mavens promote, I do love beautifully designed insects.

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Kansas Election 2014
3:05 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Schodorf reveals proposed voting changes

Jean Schodorf holds a voter registration form during a news conference at the Kansas Statehouse.
Credit Stephen Koranda / KPR

Jean Schodorf says Kansans with voter registrations that are on hold should be allowed to cast ballots until there’s actual suspicion of voter fraud according to a story from KPR.

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High Plains Outdoors
2:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

The best smoked beans you'll ever taste

The table is set, and Luke's smoked baked beans are part of the feast!
Credit Luke Clayton

 Howdy, Folks!

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite outdoor recipes with you.  Give it a try!  You won't be sorry.

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Join us for our summer membership drive as High Plains Public Radio continues to bring you timeless music in the afternoon.

Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Xeriscape's Big Three

Credit Cindee Talley

Skip talks with expert xeric landscapers, Don Lonnberg and Matt Lutz, about the "Big Three."

 Our xeriscape series continues with a look at three blooming perennials that, once established, can bring a variety of colors, shapes, and textures to your low-water landscaping.

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Front Porch Fourth of July

Wikimedia Commons

Our front porch
Credit Wikimedia Commons
Pledge your support now
5:02 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Help Close the Gap -- $10,740 remains ...

Help HPPR close the gap on its summer membership campaign by pledging your support now!

We're down to the wire , having met $25,260 of HPPR's June goal of $36,000.

With only one day left in the month to close the gap, please take a moment to pledge your support here now

Your gift will help HPPR keep its on-air fundraising to a minimum, and ensure that all your favorite programs are there for you each time you tune in.

As a community licensed public radio station, HPPR  doesn't have any larger institution, such as a university to fall back on for support. 

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HPPR Briefly
8:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Briefly: Supercharged in Hays, Fizzy in Amarillo

Credit Hays Area Chamber of Commerce

Potter County OKs tax break for Coca-Cola, paves the way for ballpark
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 The Amarillo Globe-News.

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Oil & Gas
8:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pipeline companies are paying more to cross private land in Texas

Workers install a section of natural gas pipeline that runs through a field that abuts a subdivision on Schultz Lane in Berthoud, CO.
Credit Felisa Cardona /

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has tapped reserves that were once thought unreachable.  The industry is scrambling to provide infrastructure to support the boom.  Pipelines sometimes have to cross private land.  For the pipeline companies, it’s not a simple off that has to be accepted.  Recent court cases have been awarding landowners significantly higher amounts than companies offer reported Gilad Edelman for The Texas Tribune

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