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KPR Staffers Tour Lawrence Public Library

#MyKPR staffers toured the Lawrence Public Library and checked out the recording studio.  (From left to right: J. Schafer, Nicole Banman, Feloniz Winston-Lovato, Dan Skinner and Steve Kincaid)

Five #MyKPR staffers toured the amazing Lawrence Public Library this (WED) afternoon and were quite taken by the recording studio space where any library card holder (who owes less than $10 in overdue fines) can record music or spoken word projects, etc.  This studio - and other audio/video studios - are located in the basement.  There are even tech folks and recording engineers who can help show you the ropes if you don't know what you're doing!  All these #MyKPR staffers give the Lawrence Public Library 10 thumbs up! 

Yay for Pluto!

Artist's conception of what Pluto might look like.  Soon, we'll have a better idea.

In the winter of 1930, Clyde Tombaugh, of Burdett, Kansas, discovered Pluto.  He became famous and Pluto became a rock star, so to speak.  Heck, Mickey Mouse's dog was named Pluto!  Scientists names a new radioactive material Plutonium after Pluto.  And, for nearly 80 years, Pluto was considered to be the 9th planet in our solar system.  Later, a group of international know-it-alls demoted the icy orb to "dwarf planet" status.  Regardless, Pluto is still there.  And this month (July 14), NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft will fly closer to Pluto than any other NASA spacecraft.  Tune in to #M


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