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This podcast is designed to give listeners an inside look at the people, places and culture that makes up North Platte Nebraska.

This podcast is designed to give listeners an inside look at the people, places and culture that makes up North Platte Nebraska.
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This podcast is designed to give listeners an inside look at the people, places and culture that makes up North Platte Nebraska.

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English

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717-850-5888


Episodes

NPT Sunday Focus Living: Keeping the community meal going

4/22/2018
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Shari Shore helps prepare a weekly free-will donation meal at the Episcopal Church of our Savior in North Platte. She serves multiple courses, which she says comes from her love of cooking and giving back.

Duration:00:11:36

NPT Sunday Focus Pets: These alpacas and lamas are like family

4/15/2018
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Kelly and Udell Hughes started with a desire to have something to do when they retire. With that thought, they got up on a Sunday morning, looked in the Telegraph and saw an ad for eight llamas. “It certainly isn’t what we (had) expected to do that day,” Kelly said. “Udell said, ‘Do you want to go see them?’ and I said, ‘OK, let’s go.’”

Duration:00:18:49

NPT Sunday Focus Health: Opioids available more than ever

4/8/2018
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When people think of drug abuse, what comes to mind are meth addicts or marijuana users. But the United States is seeing a crisis involving a much more accessible drug — opioids. According to 2016 data on the CDC website, 42,000 people died that year from opioid overdose. And 40 percent of overdose cases involve prescription opioids. How did such a deadly trend begin? Join NPT Staff Reporter Aly Rinehart and Heather Jensen, a registered nurse and opioid abuse prevention coordinator for...

Duration:00:25:53

NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture: Bison ranch not producing your typical meat

4/1/2018
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The Bredthauers’ operation, Straight Arrow Bison Ranch, has been certified grass-fed and animal welfare approved by A Greener World. The national certifying organization recognizes operations where animals are raised entirely on outdoor pasture or range. Join George Haws to learn more.

Duration:00:11:30

NPT Sunday Focus Living: Family man is a 'fixer-upper'

3/25/2018
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Reporter Job Vigil visits with several people involved in remodeling homes and discusses the risk and reward of tackling a renovation project.

Duration:00:13:34

NPT Sunday Focus Pets: Have Your Animals Spayed or Neutered

3/18/2018
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Reporter Tammy Bain speaks with Sami Erickson and Linda Lund about their efforts in the trap-neuter-return program in North Platte

Duration:00:11:12

NPT Sunday Focus Health: Head Injuries

3/11/2018
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Reporter Aly Rinehart sits down with three athletic trainers, Doug Long, Tyler Oberlander and Tom Ksiazek, from Great Plains Health, to talk about what student-athletes and parents need to know about head injuries

Duration:00:20:43

NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture: Calving Season in Nebraska

3/4/2018
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The extended cold weather was a challenge for calving on the Daigger-Orr Angus ranch, southeast of North Platte, and they have had a little pneumonia and scours, but David Orr said things have gone well overall. George Haws explores this annual rite of spring in Nebraska.

Duration:00:15:02

NPT Sunday Focus Living: Safety on the Ice

2/25/2018
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The Nebraska Ice Fisherman Facebook page has 6,359 members. Each day there are posts that offer ice reports, answers to questions on equipment and tips to help beginners get started. One of the main aspects of ice fishing is safety, and that changes throughout the season. Reporter Job Vigil speaks about staying safe while ice fishing this winter.

Duration:00:15:03

NPT Sunday Focus Pets: So you want to be a dog owner?

2/18/2018
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You’ve grown up around dogs, or you keep finding yourself on the animal rescue Facebook page, swayed by the pouty eyes and cute snouts. In case you didn’t learn growing up from the number of children’s programs that touched on this subject, owning a dog is a serious responsibility. Reporter Tammy Bain visits with Dr. Kira Kautz about Pet health and what first-time dog owners should know before adopting or purchasing.

Duration:00:15:30

NPT Sunday Focus Health: There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for heart health

2/11/2018
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Heart health can come in different forms, but in all cases, prevention can be a key element. The fundamentals still apply — eating right, exercise, maintaining a healthy blood pressure and cholesterol — but other factors such as age and family history can impact your chances of developing heart disease. Dr. Ravishankar Kalaga and Dr. Richard Markiewicz of Great Plains Health speak with reporter Aly Rinehart about heart health

Duration:00:15:23

NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture: Changing Weather Patterns

2/4/2018
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North Platte Telegraph reporter George Haws visits with University of Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator David Lott regarding global warming and how it may lead home owners to think they can get away with planting less hardy plants in Nebraska’s landscapes.

Duration:00:12:18

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