Inside HPPR

December contribution drive
7:44 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Going the extra mile with HPPR

US Highway 83, Logan County, Kansas
Quentin Hope

HPPR tries to go the extra mile for you, all year long.  By operating a network of 21 stations HPPR is able to serve you in your community and in your travels across the High Plains region.  There are real costs to power and maintain this network, expenses that are far higher per capita than an urban public radio station reaching millions of people with a single transmitter. 

We hope you’ll take a moment before the end of year to go the extra mile in supporting HPPR and the costs of its service to you and your community.  Just click on the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above. 

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Holiday Programming
2:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

A Paul Winter Solstice 2013: Tuesday, Dec 31 at 10 am CT

Paul Winter
Credit Rhonda Dorsett

One of NPR's most popular holiday specials returns with new talent and old friends. Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the historic reassembly of the Paul Winter Sextet in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral -- New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. WNYC'S John Schaefer hosts this NPR holiday broadcast favorite.

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Holiday Programming
2:00 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Year's Day Live from Vienna: Wednesday, Jan 1 at 10 am CT

Franz Welser-Möst, General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year.  Click here for full details of the concert and its long tradition or download a copy of this year’s concert program.

Major support
1:15 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Giving an extra share … making a real difference.

There are currently about 40 individuals who make annual contributions of $1,000 a year or more to HPPR – some as high as $10,000 in some years.  These are individuals who give an “extra share” above and beyond supporting their own listening.  They’re also supporting the educational, cultural and civic service HPPR provides in their community and across the wider High Plains region.

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December contribution drive
12:11 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Donations of securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares or other securities may be an advantageous way of making a major contribution to HPPR.  You can avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for their full fair market value.  If making a donation, please make the transfer in the name of Kanza Society Inc., HPPR's legal incorporation, and Federal ID #48-0859735.

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December contribution drive
5:53 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Help close the gap by year’s end

Amid all the debate over shrinking government, cutting funding and reducing deficits, support for HPPR is one area where there’s been action and real consequences.  HPPR’s funding from the State of Kansas has been cut by 78% from its peak level.  And support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has declined 27% since 2010.  That’s left a large budget gap that you can help cover with your end-of-year private contribution.  Contribute now by clicking the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above or respond by mail to a letter you may have received from HPPR by December 31st to claim the tax deduction this year.

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Consider a tax-deductible gift to HPPR
4:15 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

HPPR's Year-End Giving Campaign Underway

As you reflect on the services you’ve counted on most in 2013, consider the hours you've spent listening to HPPR and make a tax-deductible gift of support to reaffirm the value of having public radio in your community. Or, if you prefer, you can call us now at 800-678-7444 to make your year-end contribution over the phone. 

Tax-deductible giving isn’t limited pledging. Giving a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares or other securities that have appreciated in value to HPPR, can allow you to avoid capital gains taxes and also receive a tax-deduction for your gifts full fair market value. If you have questions about giving securities, speak with your financial advisor or give us a call at 800-678-7444 for more information. For transferring a gift of securities use HPPR's federal tax ID (48-0859735) and legal name, KANZA Society Inc. More on giving securities ...

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CD of the week
6:24 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Blue Rodeo's 'In Our Nature' this week on High Plains Morning

Blue Rodeo was formed in 1984 in Toronto by songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor as a vehicle for their own brand of Americana music, well before the term Americana was widely used. 29 years and 11 Juno Awards later, the band has released their 13th record, ‘In Our Nature’. We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.  

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CD of the Week
12:22 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Beppe Gambetta's 'American Album' this week on High Plains Morning

Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta’s 5th CD for Gadfly Records is both a love letter and a road map to the music of America. The record is a mixture of original material and Beppe’s own arrangements of some American classics. We will listen to each track of this beautiful collection this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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CD of the Week
9:30 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

New music from Steep Canyon Rangers this week on High Plains Morning

Asheville, North Carolina’s Steep Canyon Rangers stepped outside of their comfort zone on their new release ‘Tell the Ones I Love’.  They recorded in an unfamiliar studio (Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, NY) with a new producer (Larry Campbell).  The results are a stunning follow-up to their Grammy-winning ‘Nobody Knows You’.  We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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Western Swing and Other Things
3:16 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Live interview with John Seerey-Lester on WSOT

Allen & John

Marshal Allen Bailey will be hosting a live interview with world-renown artist John Seerey-Lester on Saturday November 30th.

Recently Allen posed for a painting and John painted him as "Grizzly Adams". This was a big event in Marshall's life for sure!... John is known world-wide in the wildlife painting area, and even has his work hanging in the White House! The painting has gone into a newly released book, titled "Legends of the Hunt, Campfire Tales." Allen will be interviewing John about this painting and the book this Saturday on his show.

CD of the Week
9:30 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Boston's The Deadly Gentlemen featured this week on High Plains Morning

The Deadly Gentlemen are a Boston-based quintet, and they have just released their third record ‘Roll Me, Tumble Me.’ They have quite a resume- songwriter Greg Liszt is a former member of Crooked Still,  fiddler Mike Barnett is a former member of David Grisman’s band, and bassist Sam Grisman is David’s son. We will listen to the entire new record this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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Inside HPPR
8:44 am
Sat November 23, 2013

UPDATE! HPPR Web Stream is Working

Tuesday, 12/31/13 3:30 pm

The web stream appears to be working properly. If you are still having problems connecting, please call the station at 800-678-7444 or write to me at dbolton@hppr.org. I will need to know when you tried to connect, your method of connection (Tune-In, NPR App, direct from HPPR web site, etc.) and any error messages you received. Thanks for your patience during this transition and thanks for listening. 

Tuesday 12/31/13 10:00 am

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Living Room Concert
7:20 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

hONEyhoUSe performance sets attendance record for HPPR

Credit mike fuller

Last Saturday’s performance by hONEyhoUSe in Amarillo set a new attendance record for HPPR’s Living Room Concert series.  185 people came to see the show and they were treated to several new songs from the new record currently in production for a 2014 release.

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CD of the week
6:46 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Anoushka Shankar's 'Traces Of You' this week on High Plains Morning

Anoushka Shankar began studying the sitar under her father Ravi Shankar at the age of nine and made her performance debut at thirteen.  She has just released her new CD ‘Traces of You’.  The new record features three tracks with her half-sister Norah Jones; this is their first collaboration. With elements of Pop, Jazz and World music, the new record is a beautiful listening experience. We will hear each track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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Are you a geography genius?
5:10 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Geography is “where it’s at”… Debra and Lynn spotlight geography through song and a trivia contest

Geography is “where it’s at”…and so much more.  Join Debra and Lynn for a celebration of geography, in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week. It's songs about places, a trivia contest and prizes during Silver Rails, today at 1pm CST.

During this 2-hour special you'll hear a ton of great folk music from around the world,  and get quizzed on your geography knowledge!

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Veteran's Day
7:44 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

HPPR Honors our Veterans

Just some of the medals Larry Large earned during his military career. Hear Larry's story Monday on HPPR.
Credit Larry Large

Tune in Monday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered as HPPR presents four special interviews profiling the stories of four men who served our country.

Leonard Hitz speaks with veterans from our area. Listen as these four men share their stories each hour during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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CD of the Week
8:58 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Patty Larkin's 'Still Green' this week on High Plains Morning

Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin’s new record ‘Still Green’ is her 13th release since she started recording over 25 years ago. The songs reveal her search for respite, relief and solace after the loss of both of her parents and a sister’s serious illness. Written on Cape Cod and recorded in Boston, it is a beautiful addition to her catalog. We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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CD of the Week
9:28 am
Sun November 3, 2013

New Avett Brothers release this week on High Plains Morning

Concord, North Carolina’s favorite sons The Avett Brothers have released their second record of 2013- Magpie & The Dandelion. The tracks were recorded with Rick Rubin during the same sessions that produced The Carpenter, their previous release. The brothers have said they wanted to convey a feeling of “youthful wonder” with this record. We will listen to every track as our CD of the week this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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Living Room Concert
6:32 am
Tue October 29, 2013

HPPR welcomes hONEyhoUSe on Saturday, November 16

HPPR is thrilled to welcome hONEyhoUSe back to Amarillo for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 16! This show will be in a new venue for us- the events room at Sunset Art Center, located at 3701 Plains Blvd.

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CD of the Week
5:18 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Amos Lee "Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song" Takes New Path

For his fifth album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee has taken a different path for the recording; he worked in a new city(Nashville) with a new producer(Jay Joyce), and, for the first time, he brought his touring band into the studio with him.The twelve songs that resulted—the follow-up to 2011's chart-topping Mission Bell—bring Amos into new sonic territory, while retaining the impact of the scenes, characters, and stories we have come to expect from his songs. We will listen track by track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

Holiday Programming
6:20 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Advent Voices: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 7 pm CT

Advent Wreath (File Photo)
Credit http://minnesota.publicradio.org

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

Click here for more information or to hear or re-hear the program on-line.

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Holiday Programming
5:10 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

A Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 8 pm CT

Erica Washburn

A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration celebrates the Britten centennial with a holiday program created in the renowned WGBH Fraser Performance Studio featuring the NEC Chamber Chorus, the New England Conservatory’s elite choral ensemble led by Erica Washburn, along with the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers. In addition to the Hymn to the Virgin, the centerpiece of the program will be Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, which will also feature other Britten holiday works and standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks.

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CD of the week
12:58 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

CD of the week for October 20-26

On his last two studio albums, Jack Johnson pushed into darker territory and delved deeper into electric guitar work than ever before in his music career.

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Living Room Concerts
7:05 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Sara Grey comes to Amarillo for Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 2

HPPR welcomes Sara Grey to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 2.  We are located at 104 SW 6th Ave,  on the NW corner of 6th and Polk. We're in the basement of Amarillo National Bank's Special Assets Center. We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. We will have the usual great coffee from the folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Molly Fuller. To make a reservation for this show, call us at 806-367-9088 or send an e-mail to music@hppr.org.

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Fall membership drive
3:07 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Join the community of HPPR supporters – pledge now!

Allen Bailey wonders why you haven’t called yet. Allen is the host of Western Swing & Other Things every Saturday morning at 10 am CT on HPPR.
Quentin Hope

HPPR’s fall membership drive is underway!  Click the red SUPPORT HPPR button above to join the community of supporters who make public radio listening possible across the High Plains and beyond.

The theme of this year’s drive is “Turn a Page”.  When you make a pledge of support for HPPR you will also put a new book into the hands of an underserved child on the High Plains. For every new membership contribution two new books will be donated and for every membership renewal or additional contribution one book will be given. Funding for these book donations is being provided by our special sponsors for this community service effort: Keller Leopold InsuranceWheatland Electric, Wheatland Broadband and Caring Senior Service. Your entire contribution will still go directly to HPPR to bring you the news, music and entertainment that you count on every day.

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Western Swing and Other Things
3:24 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Live interview with actress Darlene Cates on WSOT

Movie actress Darlene Cates
Credit Friends and Fans of Darlene Cates Facebook page

Marshal Allen Bailey hosted a live interview with movie actress Darlene Cates during his Western Swing & Other Things program on Saturday, October 5th at 11:15 am CT.  Cates is best known for her role as the housebound mother in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio.  

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Living Room Concert
6:58 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Songwriters In The Round on October 4

Friday October 4 is the next installment of HPPR's Songwriter In The Round series. This show will be at The Fibonacci, which is located at 3306 SW 6th Ave in Amarillo. The doors will open at 7pm, and the show will start at 7:30. Our previous shows have been very well attended, and we strongly suggest making reservations for this one. You can do that by calling us at 806-367-9088 or by sending an e-mail to music@hppr.org. We'll have the usual great coffee from Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Molly Fuller. Don't miss this one!

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Inside HPPR
8:00 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

The work of Linda McCartney

rolling stones
taschen/linda mccartney

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the late Linda Eastman McCartney.  On High Plains Morning today you'll hear some music inspired by her and also made by her.  In addition to being a member of Paul's band Wings, Linda was an accomplished photographer who created a huge body of work from 1967 until her death in 1998.  In fact, she was the first female photographer to have one of her photos on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.    Here's a slide show with just a fraction of the images she captured.

Featured CD of the week
6:09 am
Mon September 23, 2013

New music from Jimmy Webb: Still Within The Sound Of My Voice

Jimmy Webb has been called one of the greatest songwriters of our generation;  I, for one, agree completely with that statement.  He has created some of the most memorable melodies of the last 50 years.  Jimmy's new CD is called Still Within The Sound Of My Voice;  it is a collection of some of his best  known songs recorded as duets with some friends, including Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Justin Currie, Keith Urban and more.  We will listen to the entire CD this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday, from 9am to noon.

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