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Over the years HPPR has found that a challenge grant from an existing supporter is the most effective way of providing the needed nudge and making the case that it does matter. A window of time to "double your money" or "trigger an extra $2,500 for HPPR" creates a sense of urgency and adds extra importance to acting now. Seeing that someone else is ready and waiting to generously support HPPR only if another person contributes makes the case that everyone's support is needed.

HPPR's strength comes from its broad base of members from many walks of life, various economic means and communities of all sizes. They collectively provide HPPR's largest source of income.

Gift memberships are a great way to share your passion about public radio with your friends and family. Giving the gift of membership is also a good way to introduce someone to HPPR and help spread the word about public radio on the High Plains.  Here is how:

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HPPR is just such an institution. It keeps the High Plains in touch with the world by providing in-depth news on a wide range of substantive subjects along with music from the world's richest traditions. At the same time it makes us more at home on the High Plains by exploring the region's history, culture, economy, environment and civic life.

1:02 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson was nominated as the Libertarian party's candidate for president at their national convention in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Joe Burbank AP

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 5:45 am

Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take.

These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. They come from Libertarians: free and open markets and extremely limited government. Those ideals are now becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.

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11:18 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Austerity Loses As Greece's Fringe Parties Win Big

Members of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party celebrate in Thessaloniki on Sunday. Golden Dawn is now set to enter parliament for the first time since the end of the military junta in 1974.
Sakis Mitrolidis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 6, 2012 11:26 am

According to exit polls, angry Greek voters have overwhelmingly punished the two major parties that endorsed draconian international loan agreements.

There is no front-runner in sight, but the fringe parties on the left and the right that strongly oppose the bailout terms have benefited the most.

The socialist PASOK and the conservative New Democracy parties that have alternated for four decades — and uneasily co-governed for the last six months — are imploding.

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