People

  • Book Club Contributor

    Alex Hunt is a professor of English at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX.  Alex Hunt has studied
    and lived all over the west – Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.  He loves to read literature that
    provides a strong...

  • Director of Programming and Operations

    Dale is responsible for all of HPPR's programming. As Director of Programming and Operations, he supervise the programming staff  and directs the development of new programs.

    Dale was born in Southern California and is a graduate of...

  • Contributor

  • Book Club Contributer

    As a Kansas Humanities TALK leader, Jane has facilitated discussions with book clubs throughout westerKansas since 2008, but HPPR radio readers was her first on-air, online book club. Jane is currently Division Chair of Humanities and English...

  • News Curator

  • Prairie Tayles writer

    Community: Hays, KS

    A sixth generation Kansan, Karen Madorin cherishes the prairie in a way only one who has left a beloved homeland and returned can.  A writer, amateur photographer, and former teacher, Karen loves finding fossils from...

  • High Plains Outdoors writer and producer

    Outdoors writer, radio host and book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas.  Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in...

  • Book club contributer

    Rebecca is from Southwest Kansas, and she loves reading! Rebecca is married and left teaching full-time to stay home with her children and finish her master’s degree. She now has two beautiful boys, but also teaches an adult ESL class at a...

  • Learning the Birds Host & Producer

    Community: Tecumseh, OK

  • Producer and host of Growing on the High Plains

    Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid...

  • Member Services Manager

    As an avid world traveller and gallivanter, Valarie never lost sight of which way was home.  A Native to Western Kansas, she has been pursuing a life long career in the many forms of expressive arts including radio, photography, videography,...