Adam Vos

Operations Coordinator and Amarillo Symphony Presents host

Adam manages a variety of operational tasks as HPPR's Operations Coordinator, keeping the programming you hear reliably on the air and technically sounding good 24 hours a day.   Adam enjoys wearing multiple hats at HPPR, working in areas such as computerized automation and audio production.

A native Iowan, Adam transplanted to Kansas soil to follow his passion for the public radio sound and the unique relationship listeners have with public radio programming.

Before joining HPPR, Adam worked in public radio in Iowa.   He is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he studied journalism and mass communication.

When he's not busy keeping public radio in the air on the High Plains, Adam enjoys playing string bass, bicycling, and discovering new music.

Location: Garden City, KS studios

Phone: (800) 678-7444 or (620) 275-7444

Ways To Connect

While many other states refrain from getting into the health insurance business, Colorado is pressing on with efforts to educate the uninsured public about the state-run health insurance marketplace. Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado's answer to the Affordable Care Act, key provisions of which go into effect at the end of this year.

Tune in as highlights from some of the finest performances in our region return to HPPR.

The 2013 broadcast season of the Amarillo Symphony begins with an all-Brahms program, Sunday, August 4th at noon.  Hear the First Symphony of Johannes Brahms in C Minor, Opus 68 as performed October 19th and 20th, 2012 by the Amarillo Symphony.

University of Houston

Texas crude may not be oozing to the surface, but scientists think they can find oil and gas deposits just by looking at dirt.

Scientists at the University of Houston are finding ways to use sophisticated analysis of satellite imagery to detect miniscule changes to the Earth' surface caused by mineral deposits below, StateImpact Texas reports.

Texas surpassed Kansas to become third in the nation in sunflower production, Texas-based magazine Country World reports.

You may or may not agree with it, but Google has some interesting things to say about where you live.  You just have to know how to ask.

By manipulating the “autocomplete” function implemented by Google, bloggers and journalists alike recently discovered they can trick the search engine into surreptitiously suggesting what may appear to be biased or over-generalized judgments regarding various geographic locales.

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The Amarillo Symphony last week announced Jacomo Rafael Bairos as its new musical director.  I sat down with the new conductor to ask him about his influences and his vision for the symphony.

Jacomo Rafael Bairos comes to Amarillo from Charlotte, N.C., and puts emphasis on making the symphony feel younger and more relevant.

Courtesy of Capital Concerts

This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.  Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.

This just in:  The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

Join HPPR for this hour-long special with the legendary and highly influential Canadian folk music icon Joni Mitchell.

Twisterfiddler.com

The storm chaser known online as Twisterfiddler posted video recently of an impressive dust cloud rolling over southwest Kansas.

It's been a busy week for the U.S. Supreme Court.  The court has finished its year with rulings on three major cases:  affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the status of gay marriage (Prop 8 and DOMA).

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Opinions and analysis abound after commissioners from Weld County earlier this month unveiled a proposal to break away from Colorado and form a new state.

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As Kansas' new concealed-carry law goes into effect on July 1, many cities, counties and educational institutions across the state are choosing to operate under exemptions from the law.

In the past few months, red flag warnings for areas of the high plains seem to be in effect more often than not. This summer could hold more of the same.

The High Plains Regional Climate Center, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, released its updated report ending May 30. Read the status reports directly from the source, as well as links to the seasonal drought outlook, the drought impact report, and individual state statistics.

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