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Lawrence writer Harriet Lerner is the author of numerous books, including The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Fear.  Her latest book is titiled, Why Won't You Apologize?

Sorry! My bad! My humblest apologies. Lawrence therapist and best-selling author Harriet Lerner talks about why we so often get apologies wrong. Her latest book is Why Won't You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts. Dr. Lerner will speak on the art of the apology tonight (Thursday) at the Lawrence Public Library.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Lawmakers are warming up to the idea because the main alternative may be big budget cuts.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

(photo credit: Universtiy of Kansas School of Nursing)

Officials say the number of people getting degrees in Kansas will need to increase in order to meet the needs of businesses in the state.

Jessie Traylor was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. His sentence has been commuted to 20 years by President Obama.

The Kansas River

After years of measuring water levels in western Kansas, the Kansas Geological Survey now hopes to study water levels in the eastern part of the state.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project focused on food, fuel and other stories affecting the rural Midwest.

Former U.S.D.A. Secretary Tom Vilsak will lead a dairy industry group.

A sign barring guns on the University of Kansas campus. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill would permanently exempt state universities and colleges from a law that says concealed guns must be allowed on campus.

The Kansas Senate chamber (Photo credit: Stephen Koranda)

The bill was taken up to address the vacancy in the state's 4th Congressional District that will result if Rep. Mike Pompeo is confirmed as director of the CIA. 

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