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KPR to broadcast 2016 State of the State address

Gov. Brownback will deliver his State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 12. (File photo courtesy of

LAWRENCE – A new funding method for public schools is expected to dominate the debate in the Kansas Legislature this year, and Gov. Sam Brownback will outline his budget and policy priorities during his State of the State address.

KPR’s coverage begins at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, the first week of the 2016 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by the Democratic Party response.
KPR News Director J. Schafer will anchor the radio broadcast, with analysis by KPR Statehouse reporter Stephen Koranda.  
“Kansas faces some significant challenges in 2016, with falling revenues and social-service funding stretched thin. This will be Gov. Brownback’s opportunity to lay out his vision for how he plans to deal with these challenges,” KPR News Director J. Schafer said.
Kansas Action for Children in Topeka is the exclusive underwriting sponsor for KPR’s broadcast of the State of the State address.
KPR’s coverage of the speech is offered to other public radio stations in Kansas for free. Listeners outside of the KPR broadcast area should check with their local station about coverage plans.
Later that evening, KPR will broadcast President Obama’s State of the Union address, followed by the GOP response. 

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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