Proposal Threatens Sex Education in Kansas
Sex education is once again a hot topic in the Kansas Legislature. In February, the Kansas House Education Committee passed an "opt-in" bill that requires parents to provide written consent before their children are allowed to participate in sex education courses. Commentator John Richard Schrock believes this bill takes power away from local school boards and could deny Kansas students an important part of their education.
Former Budget Director Judges Kansas Tax Experiment
What's the state of the Kansas economy? Despite major changes in tax policy designed to stimulate the economy - and despite raising the state sales tax - Kansas economic growth has been sluggish and revenue has gone down. Guest Commentator Duane Goossen knows something about Kansas finances. He served as state budget director for 12 years. And recently, he wrote this opinion piece for Kansas newspapers.
Journalist Bill Moyers and Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Renowned journalist Bill Moyers returns to Kansas City for the popular Bennett Forum on the Presidency, sponsored by the Truman Library Institute. This year, he's joined by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six critically acclaimed books, including her latest, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.
The Wizard of Woz: Steve Wozniak
The co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak, "The Woz," talks about his start in computers, Steve Jobs and his formula for happiness. Wozniak spoke to a sell-out crowd at the University of Kansas Lied Center, sponsored by the KU School of Business and moderated by Dean Neeli Bendapudi.
Thin Mint Mashup: New Recipes For Girl Scout Cookies
Many of us cheer Girl Scout cookie season but after plowing through sleeves of Samoas, fatigue can set in. Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, offers recipes to rekindle the cookie love, in a segment for Weekend Edition Sunday.
National Park Service Centennial
The National Park Service wants you to get out into nature. But the success of campaigns like the National Park Service's Find Your Park and others from state tourism offices has created a huge demand. Last year, a record 305 million people visited national parks. As the Park Service likes to point out, that's more people than went to every single Disney park, NFL, NBA and MLB game and NASCAR race combined.
How To Keep Money From Messing Up Your Marriage
Disagreements about money are one of the most difficult conflicts for people in relationships to resolve. There's little instruction in how to manage our finances with a spouse or partner. And if you do it wrong, it can mess everything up.