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In case you missed it - August 2016

Senator Vicki Schmidt and primary challenger Joe Patton.


Some GOP Candidates in Kansas Backing Away from Governor Brownback​
A state Senate race in the Topeka area shows how complicated this election cycle can be for some candidates. Kansas Republicans are running in a time when polls are showing the state’s governor – and the Legislature itself – with pretty low approval ratings. Stephen Koranda reports on what the Republican candidates are doing in the 20th District.​

Summer - Good Time to Talk About Kansas Glaciers
As hot as it is outside, glaciers in Kansas may sound like wishful thinking, but Rex Buchanan, commentator and director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas takes us back to a time when an ice covered heartland was reality.

Kansas Voting Regulations: What You Need to Know
Earlier in July, the state board adopted a regulation proposed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office allowing thousands of Kansas voters whose registrations were suspended to vote in federal elections but not in state and local races. The office then presented it to the State Rules & Regulations board as temporary to bypass the elaborate process required for permanent regulations, which includes a period of 60 days for public comment on the matter, not necessary for temporary regulations. Dan Margolies, editor at KCUR's Heartland Health Monitor, breaks down how this all happened, what the State Rules and Regulation Board is, and what it all means.


Are You Ready To Take The 'Human Test'?
In his Ted Talk, Humorist and web artist, Zac Ze Frank presents his interpretation of what it means to be human in the form of a test. You may be surprised at just how human (or 'non-human') you actually are.

The Obama Years: Views On A Presidency Across America
I just learned yesterday that presidential elections are coming up, which means Barack Obama will no longer be in the White House. NPR traveled across the United States to talk to people of varying backgrounds to get their take on how the last eight years of Obama's presidency have impacted their lives. You can also watch Steve Inskeep's interview with President Obama to hear his personal sentiments on his years in office and how he has seen America change.

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