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In Case You Missed It, October 2015


"Kansas Profile" Series: How Native Americans Helped Win World War II
Native Americans were an indispensable part of winning World War II in the Pacific. Because their work was highly classified, the mission of Navajo Code Talkers was kept secret for more than 20 years after the end of the war. Ron Wilson writes about Kansans for a series called Kansas Profile. He tells us about Chester Nez, a Navajo Code Talker with ties to northeast Kansas.
Modern-Day Trip Down the Oregon Trail
A new book called The Oregon Trail has become a best-seller. The book chronicles a modern-day journey down the famous pioneer path. Commentator Rex Buchanan recommends the book, which covers a lot of ground along the Oregon Trail, here in Kansas.
KPR Presents: Steve Forbes at Kansas State University
This week on KPR Presents, publisher and two-time presidential candidate Steve Forbes, from the 2015 Landon Lecture series at Kansas State University.
Celebrating Kansas Books
Dozens of Kansas authors gathered in Topeka last month for the 5th annual Kansas Book Festival, featuring many of the best new books about Kansas or by Kansans.  KPR Presents the annual Kansas Notable Books
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A Nurse Reflects on the Privilege of Caring for Dying Patients
Palliative care nurse Theresa Brown is healthy, and so are her loved ones, and yet, she feels keenly connected to death. "I have a deep awareness after working in oncology that fortunes can change on a dime," she tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "Enjoy the good when you have it, because that really is a blessing."
When the Wild Gets Crowded: Appalachian Trail's Celebrity Climbs
After the book A Walk in the Woods was published in 1998, traffic on the Appalachian Trail increased 60 percent in just two years. The movie, currently playing in theaters, will bring even more attention.
Pope Francis in the U.S.
When it comes to global health and development, the pontiff made it plain as day: We are all to blame for earth's problems.

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