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(About Pageantry & Poetry, new Frederick Hohman organ CD)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:27

Q: Using wood, metal and leather, this Kansas company has been making musical instruments for a century. What's the name of this company -- celebrating its 100th anniversary this year -- and where is it located?

The ChangeAbility Playbook
Dan Skinner Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00

Sharon Weil is an author, activist, award-wining filmmaker, and educator.

KPR Web Operations Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:48

FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying "its reputation is in Tatters," citing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server under former Director James Comey. 

KPR Staff Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00

Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:26

​If you have volunteered for one of our pledge drives, attended a KPR event, chances are you know Sheri Hamilton, who worked at KPR for eighteen years.

Sheri Hamilton, center, shown here with Kaye McIntyre and J. Schafer, worked at KPR for 18 years before accepting a position at KU Endowment in 2015.
Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:26

​If you have volunteered for one of our pledge drives or attended a KPR event, chances are you know Sheri Hamilton, who worked at KPR for 18 years. Sheri is now at the University of Kansas Endowment Association, doing development work for the Dole Institute of Politics, but she is still a big part of the Kansas Public Radio family. We asked her to put together a brief history of her time at the station, as well as an update on her current position.

Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:08

This month KPR is featuring the work of local artist Bob Jernigan in its conference room. 

Theatre Lawrence: Beauty and the Beast
Dan Skinner Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

Theatre Lawrence is presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast through December 17.

Social Media Wellness
Dan Skinner Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:00

Ana Homayoun is an author, nationally recognized counselor and consultant, specializing in strategies to help students focus on organization, time management, personal purpose and overall wellness

KPR Web Operations Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:24

The Senate is debating its tax overhaul bill. To pass it, the Republicans need strong party unity and leaders have been working on changes to firm up support among uncommitted lawmakers, as the GOP can only afford two no votes from its party and still pass the legislation. But even if the Senate does pass the bill by the end of the week, it will have to reconcile its version with the House's. Watch the debate unfold.

Stars Beneath Our Feet
Dan Skinner Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:00

David Barclay Moore was born and raised in Missouri.

Code Girls
Dan Skinner Sun, 11/26/2017 - 00:00

On this edition of Conversations, Liza Mundy joins us to talk about her latest book, Code Girls – The Unto

Being The Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution
Dan Skinner Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:00

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Every Breath You Take
Dan Skinner Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:00

Mary Higgins Clark is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 million books in print. She’s written books in several genres, but is best known for her 37 suspense novels.

Topeka Civic Theatre
Dan Skinner Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:00

Topeka Civic Theatre was founded in the mid-1930s and is the oldest continuously running community dinner theatre in the country.

iGen
Dan Skinner Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:00

Today's youth, born between 1995 and 2012, have never known a world without smartphones and social media.

Engine No. 1 on the Disneyland Railroad named after the Kansan who founded the Santa Fe Railroad.
KPR Staff Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:38

Q: The Disneyland Railroad was one of the amusement parks' opening-day attractions in 1955.  Engine No. 1 was named for a famous Kansan.  What's the name of Disney's Engine No. 1 -- and what's this person's connection to the railroad industry?
 

Pep Talks for Writers
Dan Skinner Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:00

November is National Novel Writing Month and Grant Faulkner its Executive Director.

Enlarging Boston's Spotlight
Dan Skinner Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:00

Dee Ann Miller is a Lawrence, Kansas based author of both fiction and non-fiction books dealing topics such as justice, gender issues, children’s issues, health and well-being. Her writing is informed by decades of experience working in psycho-social nursing. She joins me to talk about her latest book, Enlarging Boston’s Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation.

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