Skip Mancini

Producer and host of High Plains History and Growing on the High Plains

Home community: rural Haskell County, KS (PO Box 699, Sublette, KS  67877)

Phone: (800) 678--7444 (Garden City studios)

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High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Hoover Pavilion

A special building in Wright Park has been home to social gatherings in Dodge City for many years.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Larkspur

A father's gift is regenerated each year, leaving a legacy of 'little blue flowers' to brighten the garden  and the heart.

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed June 13, 2012

German Russians

A look at an immigrant group who helped to settle the far northwest corner of Kansas.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Spirea

A look at a flowering shrub that has maintained its popularity on the high plains from early-day homesteads to modern-day domiciles.

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Fort Elliott

 The Red River Wars necessitated the formation of a command post in the Texas Panhandle known as Fort Elliott.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Water Gardens Part III

Stocking your garden pond with critters can be lots of fun, but watch out for the uninvited guests!

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Fleagle Gang

This true story of an infamous High Plains criminal gang plays like a fictional gangster movie of the 1930's complete with bank robberies, getaways, murders, manhunts and capture.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Water Gardens Part II

A look at some plants that thrive under, in, and around the water.

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed May 23, 2012

20,000 throng to Dodge City for Hollywood movie premiere

In 1939 the world premiere of the Hollywood western “Dodge City” brought thousands to Dodge City from both coasts and all points in-between, arriving by car, horseback and three special trains.  A parade, wild west show, rodeo and raucous celebrations accompanied the movie, which played simultaneously in three theaters.

 

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Water Gardens Part I

Skip begins a 3 part series on ponds and pools in the yard and garden.

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Augusta Metcalfe

Augusta Metcalfe

A visit to far west Oklahoma and the home place of a famous painter.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Sun Dried Tomatoes

In honor of Mother's Day, Skip shares a conversation with her gardening guru mom (now deceased) from a past Growing on the High Plains episode.

High Plains History

Take a few minutes to step back in time and explore the historical events, places, persons, social movements, and humorous incidents from the centuries of human settlement on the High Plains.  High Plains History is written and produced by Skip Mancini with the assistance of historians, historical societies, and museums from across the region. 

Contact Skip Mancini about the program.

Growing on the High Plains episode
6:30 am
Thu May 3, 2012

School Days

The school bell rings as Skip recounts her recently gained education experiences through the Master Gardener Program.

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Atwood Church

Atwood Church

Follow the trail of a historical building that still stands in Rawlins county, Kansas.

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 she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit Skip planted a garden, and began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains. 

Contact Skip Mancini about the program. 

Great Gardens episode
6:26 pm
Sun June 1, 2008

Great Gardens Series

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Last spring Skip Mancini asked gardeners from throughout our broadcast area to participate in a special 'show and tell' series on Growing on the High Plains. A 'June in January' look at eight great gardens begins with an overview of the people and places that Skip visited during the summer of 2008.

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