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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The V-A has begun mailing cards to veterans who may need medical care outside the V-A health care system. The cards are called Veterans Choice Cards.  They’re intended for veterans who live more than 40 miles from the nearest V-A health care facility—or who have faced excessive wait times for appointments reported Bryan Thompson for Kansas Public Radio.

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Disagreements between President Obama and Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate will surely continue after Republicans take control of the chamber.  But, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says maybe they should try to find a middle ground where they can see eye-to-eye reported Stephen Koranda for Kansas Public Radio.

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A Lincoln County district judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming water disposal well operators caused a 2011 earthquake that injured a Prague woman reported Adam Wilmoth for The Oklahoman.

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The votes are in, and the results are just a click away. Here are the links to the Secretary of State for your state: 

Colorado, The Centennial State
Kansas, The Sunflower State
Nebraska, The Cornhusker State
Oklahoma, The Sooner State
Texas, The Lone Star State 

Kansans, here's a little help in case you haven't voted yet.

Colorado's election will test a new voting system.

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Budget Director Shawn Sullivan says Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and others are participating in election-year scare tactics with warnings that a multi-state health care compact the governor signed into law this year could affect Kansas seniors’ Medicare benefits reported Bryan Thompson for Kansas Public Radio.

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Christmas came early for a bunch of Prowers County, Colorado kids.  They got a new shoes of their choice because of the Share the Spirit fundraiser held earlier this month at Amache Farms reported Russ Baldwin for the Prowers Journal.

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Texas regulators recently tightened up the rules for disposal wells- the ones that get rid of oilfield waste.  The action was in response to a cluster of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas according to a recent article from StateImpact Texas

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Recent polls seem to say the race for the office of Kansas Secretary of State is tighter-than-expected.  Incumbent Republican Kris Kobach is leading Democratic challenger, Jean Schodorf but only by single digits.  Kansas Public Radio’s J. Schafer talked to both of these candidates.

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Two-thirds of registered Texas voters have a favorable opinion of the state’s voter photo ID law, and more than half have a “very favorable” view, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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Very few Kansans eligible for dental coverage offered under KanCare are taking advantage of the benefit reported Andy Marsco for the Kansas Health Institute

There are errors in the released times for Oklahoma voting. According to Glenda L. Williams, Secretary of the Texas County Election Board in Guymon, Oklahoma, here are the corrections:

Early voting is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding an election. Early voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding a federal or state election.

Early voting is not available on the Monday preceding an election.

The upcoming mid-term elections could help end the ban if Republicans take control of both houses of Congress.

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Condemned by Congress, the Sand Creek Massacre marked the plains with blood, sparking warfare from Texas to the Canadian border. On the morning of November 29, 1864, U.S. Army Volunteers attacked a peaceful camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho, mutilated the dead, and looted the village. The massacre left behind about two hundred Cheyenne and Arapaho dead and many more wounded, with women and children comprising two-thirds of the casualties according to articles from the National Park Service.

Republican Political Consultant Neva Hills and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Keisel talk with KOSU’s Michael Cross about the prominent races coming up in Oklahoma’s general election.

How engaged is your state in the upcoming election? The results may surprise you.

The United States is the world's top oil producer, even ahead of Saudi Arabia. Most of the oil is accessed by fracking, and that's expensive. How will falling prices impact the drilling industry in states like Texas?

Both candidates for Kansas governor oppose the new EPA rule increasing the number of waterways subject to federal regulations.

The Docking Institute of Public Affairs is a social research center sponsored by and housed on the campus of Fort Hays State University.  The mission is to provide cutting-edge research services, promote democracy and a well-informed electorate.  The most valuable contribution to this goal is the annual, statewide public opinion survey, Kansas Speaks according to a recent press release.

http://www.ok.gov/elections/Vote_by_Mail.html

A new Oklahoma law changes the dates and times for early voting.  It now begins Thursday and continues through Saturday explained Texas County Election Board Secretary Glenda Williams in a press release.

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Texas high school students are required to take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. However, more than 42,000 students received diplomas between 2010 and 2012 without taking the 10th-grade test for federal accountability.

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Colorado farmers are making history this fall with the first legal commercial hemp harvest on U.S. soil in 57 years. But, the bulk of the harvest won’t be made into the plant’s diverse list of potential uses. Farmers will be squirreling away seed to plant next year reported Nelson Harvey for High Country News.

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Today is National Fossil Day.  It’s a time set aside by the National Park Service to remind us about the importance of fossils, and why they need to be preserved.

amarillo.com

This is the final post honoring some of Amarillo’s prominent Hispanic leaders.  Meet Dr. “Cab” Emilio Caballero.  A Cuban immigrant, he came to Amarillo in 1937 hoping to play professional baseball.

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Do you have an abiding interest in the High Plains region, a talent for synthesizing, writing and editing, and familiarity with web sources and digital media?  Are you interested in doing more, learning more and working with others in these areas?  If so, HPPR is seeking a freelance curator to help with its growing regional news, information and story service.

Cindee Talley

When it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the United States is lagging behind.  Dr. Ed Berger stopped by the High Plains Public Radio studios, recently and shared that China has nine times, and India five times more engineering students than the U.S. 

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Budding artists recently had the chance to learn right from the masters.  Artists of the 2014 America’s Horse in Art exhibit at the Versatility and Art Field Trip hosted by the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. 

This year, 141 middle and high school students attended sessions from Leanin’ Tree Greeting Card artist Jack Sorenson, nationally renowned artist Edgar Sotelo, and an up and coming artist, Randy Friemel of Hereford, Texas.

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The Rev. Jacinto Alderete didn’t know he was Mexican until he moved to Texas.  Born in New Mexico, he had never experienced prejudice before according to a recent article from the Amarillo Globe-News.

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After a federal appellate court ruling that Texas can enact its abortion restriction, a possible loophole in the law may have women looking to their doctors for the procedure according to a recent article from the Texas Tribune.

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