Cindee Talley

Regional Programming Director

As Regional Programming Director, Cindee develops and produces HPPR’s regional information and feature programming, including working closely with volunteer individuals and organizations from across the region with knowledge, experience and perspectives to share.

Cindee is a native of Western Nebraska and a graduate of the University of South Dakota who followed her love of public radio and passion for rural life to High Plains Public Radio.  She joined HPPR in August, 2010, assuming the role of Regional Programming Director.  Simply put, she strives to provide listeners a sense of the High Plains- in all its dimensions of environment, history, enterprise, and culture that stretch beyond geography.  

Location:Garden City, KS studios

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

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American Fusion Project
6:48 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Into the Sun: Richard Ross

Richard Ross
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Richard Ross talks with HPPR's Cindee Talley

Richard Ross has a passion for capturing images and theatre.  When his good friend, Jake Alan Nelson, told him that the American Fusion Project was going to document their Kansas tour, he wanted to be part of it.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Into the Sun: Kyle Weiler

Kyle
Jiyang Chen

Kyle talks with HPPR's Cindee Talley

Kyle Weiler grew up in Rosemount, Minnesota, which is about 25 miles outside the Twin Cities.  He’s always loved to dance.  Imagine this, he’s five years old, he goes up to his mom and tells her he’s headed to New York City to dance, and takes off walking down the street. 

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Into the Sun: Colin Stokes

Colin Stokes
Jiyang Chen

High Plains Public Radio's Cindee Talley talks with Colin Stokes.

Colin Stokes.  How do I even start to tell you who Colin Stokes is?  There are so many layers to this man, and I feel like I have scratched the surface, possibly seen through a crack of his carefully-constructed deliberateness.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Into the Sun: Cleo Person

Cleo dancing on the beach at home in San Diego
Cleo Person

High Plains Public Radio's Cindee Talley talks with Cleo Person

Cleo is the dancing astronaut, and always will be to me no matter where the rest of her life takes her.  I asked her why she wanted to be an astronaut and dance in space.  Her answer was profound.  She says the whole world would be your audience if you danced in space, and everything that separates us like battles over who owns what land, what country you live in, and what language you speak would all be eliminated.  That’s pretty profound for the youngest member of the Into the Sun crew.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Into the Sun: Jake Alan Nelson

Jake Alan Nelson
Jiyang Chen

HPPR's Cindee Talley talks with Jake

Where do you start to try and tell the story of Jake? 

You could go with the mundane.  He is a Texan.  He grew up outside Dallas.  He loves barbeque, and can’t wait to taste the Kansas version.  He found his way to the performer he is through community theatre, working the technical side in sound, scene design, and carpentry. He started classical music lessons when he was 18, went to Juilliard at 23, and now the baritone actor is 25 and moves to the next thing by simply saying, “Yes.”

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Into the Sun: Gabriel Medina

Gabriel Medina
Credit Jiyang Chen

Gabriel Medina: A southern gentleman from Houston, Texas.

And more.

He’s a young composer, working on his master’s from Juilliard.  His undergraduate work was in piano performance, and something inside wasn’t settled with that.  He knew himself well enough to recognize he didn’t enjoy the spotlight, but the creative process and composing.  He took composition classes which turned out to be the road to his calling.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Into the Sun: Taylor Hansen-Johnson

Taylor Hansen-Johnson
Jiyang Chen

Taylor Hansen-Johnson is a dancer with the American Fusion: Into the Sun project coming to Kansas.  

Thinking back on our conversation, the words that come to mind in describing Taylor are: strong- of body, mind, and spirit.  She’s worked hard to get to the level she’s at in each area.   

Body.  Taylor wanted to dance since she was three.  Her mom started her in gymnastics, but Taylor kept insisting she wanted to dance.  Her mom was a dancer working at a studio in her hometown outside Columbus, Ohio.  That’s where Taylor began to dance, and she’s been dancing ever since.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Into the Sun: Jiyang Chen

Jiyang Chen
Jiyang Chen

Jiyang Chen is the poster man for still waters run deep.  You ask him questions, and his answers are thoughtful and honest; even through his reservation, he is warm. 

Jiyang lived in China until he was eight, and he’ll say that his quietness is partly due to his culture. 

Jiyang’s father came to the United States to obtain his master’s degree.  He landed in Reno, Nevada.  He worked full-time as a chef and was a full-time student.  It wasn’t easy, but he did it.  The family followed him to Nevada.

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Into the Sun: Maria Im

Maria's selfie; Sheep's Meadow, Central Park
Maria Im

Maria Im is boundless energy with eyes that send messages louder than words. 

She loves sharing her music.  She says when she plays, she’s holding out her hand inviting you to come and join the experience. 

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American Fusion Project
8:00 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Into the Sun: Local artist brings New York to Kansas

Ironing out details at Garden City High School with Memphis.
Credit Kristen Doering

If you could cross Tinker Bell with a pit bull, you would have Kristen Doering.  The Garden City, Kansas native is a willow on a mission.  Armed with an idea to bring New York art to Kansas in an innovative way, giving the artists and the audience opportunity to create relationships and share experiences was her goal. 

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Thousand cankers
8:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Walnut tree disease spreads to northeastern Colorado

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A relatively new tree disease has made its way to the northeastern plains of Colorado.  Thousand cankers has been confirmed in Fort Morgan.  It was likely transmitted to the community through infested wood according to a press release from Jennifer Dimas, Colorado State University Extension Office.

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A new wheat variety does well in drought
8:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

K-State releases new wheat workhorse

Credit kingarthurflour.com

Almost everything changes in 100 years, but some have lasting qualities able to stand the test of time.  Kanred was developed a century ago by Kansas State University, and now a direct descendent; KanMark has just been released according to the High Plains Journal

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Eastern Colorado
8:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Joes native inducted into Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Rodney Meade
Credit akronnewsreporter.com

Rodney Meade was inducted into the Colorado County Music Hall of Fame this weekend in Boulder according to the Akron News-Reporter.

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FHSU and DCCC merger
8:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

FHSU leaders try to ease DCCC concerns

FHSU President Mirta Martin said she wants to become a member of the Dodge City community. It's not her style to "descend from the ivory tower" once a year she said while answering questions about the proposed merger.
Credit dodgeglobe.com

The board of Dodge City Community College has voted unanimously twice in four months to merge with Fort Hays State University to offer four-year programs.   Mirta Martin is the President of FHSU.  She recently attended a town hall meeting in Dodge City to dispel some concerns according to a recent article from the Hays Daily News.

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5:42 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Grocery shelves won't be empty much longer in Eastern Colorado

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Shelves have been pretty bare at Bella's Markets in both Limon and Stratton, but they should be full now.
KUSA - There's some good news for two eastern Colorado communities that have been dealing with limited supplies of groceries. Limon town leaders say Flagler-based Stop and Shop purchased the Bella's Markets in Limon and Stratton. The stores closed for a couple hours Wednesday for inventory and going forward will be known as Stop and Shop.
KanCare
8:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

New federal labor rules jeopardize Kansas Disability Services

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The Secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services says new federal labor rules may interfere with services that help disabled Kansans live in their own homes.  The concern is about overtime for workers who are hired and supervised by people with disabilities reported Bryan Thompson for Kansas Public Radio.

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8:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Kansas: Garden City BPI plant to reopen

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BPI plans to re-open its Garden City plant next week on a part time basis because of increased demand. The facility was closed in 2012 because of the "pink slime" controversy. It will re-hire 40-45 employees.
DAKOTA DUNES | With demand for its lean beef continuing to rebound, Beef Products Inc. will reopen its Garden City, Kan., plant next week. The complex in southwest Kansas was one of three plants the Dakota Dunes-based firm shuttered in May 2012 following a national media-driven controversy over its Lean Finely Textured Beef, or LFTB, which critics deride as "pink slime."
Healthcare
8:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Medicaid enrollment increases in Kansas

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Kansas had 7% increase in Medicaid enrollment, also known as KanCare, between June of 2013 and 2014, despite the fact the state chose not to take advantage of federal funds to expand the program. The increase was also experienced by other states that did not expand Medicaid reported Bryan Lowry for The Wichita Eagle

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Surviving the High Plains Climate
8:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Flowers on trial in Western Kansas

Trial grounds at the Hays Agriculture Research Center
leavenworthtimes.com

Flowers are on trial at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Centers in Colby and Hays, Kansas. 

Kansas is a big state, with varied climate and growing conditions.  Western Kansas is unique with its hot days, lack of rain, and high elevation.  Those factors create conditions where flowers store more sugars in their petals.  That results in deeper, darker, richer, and more vibrant colors according to a recent blog post by Dr. Stevens for the Leavenworth Times.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
8:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Rural America has more SNAP beneficiaries

Credit yummymummyclub.ca

The stereotype of social safety net programs has often been that they mostly serve urban minority populations. However, a new report looks at people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits  (formerly known as food stamps) by where they live, and the results show are surprising according to the Center for Rural Affairs.

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Education
8:00 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

What state has the best schools?

Credit edenprairieweblogs.org

  Before you send your kids off to school, take a moment to consider that Americans with bachelor’s degrees earn 59 percent more than those with only a high school diploma according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In that light, many parents are seeking the best school districts in an effort to secure the best chance for their children’s academic and eventually financial success.

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Water Conservation
8:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

The current flow of water in Amarillo

The water level at Lake Meredith near Borger, Texas, had dropped below the lake's intake rendering it useless as a water source for cities. Photo taken on Tuesday, Sept., 28, 2012.
Credit Robert W Hart / texastribune.org

Water is being pumped from Lake Meredith to supplement water wells in Amarillo.  The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority reported recent rains have raised the water level at Lake Meredith from last year’s record low of 26 feet a current level of 43.5 feet according to a recent article from the Amarillo Globe-News.

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Western Swing and Other Things
8:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Marshal Allen Bailey inducted into Wild West Walk of Fame

Allen Bailey

Marshal Allen Bailey was inducted into the Wild West Walk of Fame in Dodge City.  The event took place on August 3, 2014 during Dodge City Days. 

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Amarillo Symphony
8:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Eight young musicians win private music instruction

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Eight young musicians have won private music lessons from the Amarillo Symphony Guild.  The Amarillo Symphony Young Artist Project is a program that provides private music instruction to gifted young musicians who would not otherwise be able to afford it. 

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6:14 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Election 2014: Kansas Primary Results

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Here are yesterday's primary results:
Please note the following before viewing election results: 1. These are unofficial results. They will not be official until the state canvass. 2. The results are exactly as collected from county election officers on election night. 3. Results in some areas may be incomplete--challenged ballots and some advance voting ballots may not be included.
Kansas State budg
8:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Kansas: Tax revenue for July ends three months of tax revenue shortfalls

Nick Jordan, Kansas secretary of revenue
Credit kscpa.org

July tax collections by the Kansas state government exceeded analysts’ projections for July.  This is a reversal of a three-month shortfall that deflated revenue more than $330 million according to the Topeka-Capital Journal.

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Oil & Gas
8:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Oil Industry Geologist says to look globally for the cause of Oklahoma Quakes

Glen Brown, vice president of geology at Continental Resources, Inc.
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An oil industry geologist wants to shift the finger pointing away from the oil industry as the cause of the earthquakes in Oklahoma.  At a recent conference sponsored by the Oklahoma City Geological Society, Glen Brown, vice president of geology at Continental Resources, Inc. says the “tectonic plates are more likely to blame for the tremors in Oklahoma,” according to a recent article from the Journal Record.

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5:58 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Kansas Primary Election Guide

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When heading out to vote in the primary election today, KSN News has put together a guide to help you make the best choice.
Count on KSN TV in Wichita for local, late-breaking news and severe weather coverage for Wichita and surrounding Kansas communities. NBC affilliate. We've Got Your Back.
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Fort Hays State University
8:00 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

FHSU president living the American dream

Dr. Mirta M. Martin
Credit timesdispatch.com

Dr. Mirta M. Martin is a living testament to the American dream.  Martin was born in Cuba.  As a young girl, she escaped the Castro regime, fleeing with her grandmother and sister to Spain, and then to the United States and Florida according to a recent article from the High Plains Journal.

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Water Conservation
8:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Get the facts about the Ogallala Aquifer

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This is the last installment of the water series.  Amy Bickel covered facts about the Ogallala Aquifer in a story published by Kansas Agland.

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