Kansas: Chock Full of Chalk Beds and Fossils from Giant Inland Sea
Looking for a great place to find fossils in Kansas? Turns out the western half of the state is your best bet. Commentator Rex Buchanan has a few cool places in mind that you can visit -- places that provide insight into what Kansas was like millions of years ago.
Governor Brownback Talks Taxes and Budget Ahead of 2016 Session
The 2016 Kansas legislative session starts soon. KPR’s Stephen Koranda talked with Gov. Sam Brownback about his outlook on taxes, the budget and education. Brownback says he doesn’t believe there should be further changes to tax cuts made in recent years after a tax increase last legislative session.
A Very Merry KPR Presents
If you’re not ready to let go of the holiday spirit, listen to KPR Presents, with stories, poems and music of the season. Featured writers include Eric McHenry, Cheryl Unruh and many more. We'll also visit the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, which is hosting "Scenes from the Life of Christ" by Kansas artist Albert Bloch.
NPR's Interview With President Obama
Recorded and filmed at the White House, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers his strategy for fighting ISIS, the 2016 elections, his legacy and the Paris climate deal.
Why Has The Death Penalty Grown Increasingly Rare?
Nina Totenberg looks at use of the death penalty, why it has fallen so dramatically and how current cases before the U.S. Supreme Court might sway the debate.
Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How
A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory. The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.