HPPR Culture

Values
8:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Resilient: Amarillo Botanical Gardens and High Plains People

A visitor to the Amarillo Botanical Gardens
Credit amarillobotanicalgardens.org

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens is a shining example of the pioneering spirit of the High Plains.  The hail of May 28 destroyed what late frosts did not reported the Amarillo Globe-News

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Arts
8:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Take a Picasso Moment and Wash the Dust Away

Buffalo Bath

Pablo Picasso - "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

In the midst of summer, take a breath, pour yourself a tall glass of iced tea, and enjoy the beauty of Texas native, Kimbell McCurry.  McCurry is the featured artist at the 20th annual Western Art Show in Dodge City, Kansas.  His work is on display at the Landmark National Bank, located at Central and Spruce, through August 2.

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

How'd an Egg get in the Water Pan?

We’ve raised chickens most of our marriage, so that’s thirty years of learning to understand feathered, cackling females. I can confirm this species is messy, noisy, piggish, and sometimes mean –which explains the term henpecked. They’re also dense and run like gawky, miniature Tyrannosaurs. Despite their character flaws, I love my girls. However, one of them has confused me.

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HPPR Culture
11:21 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Indiana Jones Author Debuts Latest Work in Dodge City

  Max McCoy is a well-known and award-winning author.  The Dodge Globe reported that McCoy, a Kansas native and professor at Emporia State University, will launch his newest novel, “Of Grave Concern,” on Tuesday, July 2, 2:00 pm, at the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, Kansas.

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High Plains Outdoors Episode
8:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Crappie: I guarantee that's good eatin!

Folks, you get a couple Texans together, fishin' on a pond, and I guarantee the thing they'll be talking about as they head to shore is cookin' what's on the stringer.

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9:48 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Austin Church Finds Unique Path to Blending Colors and Culture

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Vox Veniae, a church in East Austin, Texas, has discovered a unique path to blending people of different colors and cultures, as well as reflecting the place they live. The key? Being a good neighbor who engages and participates in the world. A great lesson no matter where you live on the high plains. Don't miss the video- Rev. Gideon Tsang shares insightful perspective.
AUSTIN, Tex. - Last Sunday at Vox Veniae, a 200-person church in working-class East Austin, the volunteer baristas showed up an hour before worship services to make locally sourced coffee in the vaunted Chemex system, beloved of connoisseurs. To enhance the java-snob appeal, no milk or sugar was provided.
Culture
8:01 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

There are Many Things to See in Kansas

Credit kansastravel.org

Travelers across the High Plains often say there's nothing to see as you travel across this great expanse.  A recent article in The Wichita Eagle gave a list of 105 things to see in the state of Kansas that would argue that perception. 

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Culture
8:01 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Clutter Murderer Files Online

Credit Kansas State Historical Society

Home should be safe.  It doesn't matter if you live in the country or the city, in an apartment or on a farm, the place where you lay your head should be safe.  No so for Herb and Bonnie Clutter, and their two children.  The Clutter family was murdered in 1959 by Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith a few days before Christmas in their farmhouse, outside a little farming town in Kansas called Holcomb. 

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Harvest Public Media story
8:01 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Refugees find home on the farm

At Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, Bel Chhetri (in foreground) works the land with his grandparents and a friend. They emigrated from Nepal.
Credit Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media

On a small farm in suburban West Des Moines, Iowa, even the barn is a refugee—an historic structure relocated from nearby Valley High School. The farmers, most of them refugees, are just starting to hoe the land, each one working a 50-foot by 50-foot plot where they’ll grow corn, beans, cabbage, eggplant, onions, tomatoes and peppers.

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

No Place for Sissies

We invited a French exchange student to share our lives for six weeks one summer. Her first question after she deposited her luggage in the bedroom was, “Do you have tornadoes here?”

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

The Secret is Homemade

As a self-appointed foodie, I often watch Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives for cooking inspiration. Guy Fieri’s success at seeking eateries with reputations for amazing fare motivates me to look for excellent dining on road trips. Because of my research, I have a list of favorite restaurants. However, none of these culinary institutions matches the quality or flavor of my all-time preferred place to eat, Grandma Lottie’s kitchen.

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High Plains Outdoors Episode
8:01 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Venison with a Twist of Barbeque

Cindee called me asking how to use up the frozen venison in her freezer.  I had a solution she hadn't thought of.  As a matter of fact, I made some BBQ venison in my smoker over the weekend, and here's how I cooked it:

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

The One Day a Year It's Okay to Knock and Run

How many remember dancing in a circle while weaving long ribbons around a May Pole or making construction paper baskets covered with crayon drawings? Afterwards, flowers picked from the yard or a kind neighbor’s garden filled those paper baskets. Once you loaded your baskets with fragrant blooms, you sneaked from door to door to hang your homemade containers. At each house, you’d knock and then run like crazy to avoid detection. May Day was one of my favorite holidays from earliest childhood.

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