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I bet my face would look good on the $10,000 bill.
J. Schafer Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:15

Attention all numismatists! The American depicted on the $10,000 bill has a bank named after him as well as a county in Kansas. What's his name?

The Newcomers
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:00

In her latest book, journalist Helen Thorpe tells the story of refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school.

Carlsen Center
Dan Skinner Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:00

Emily Behrmann is the General Manager of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.

Susan Ford (Photo by the Topeka Capital-Journal, used with permission)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:15

In the summer of 1975, President Gerald Ford's daughter worked as a summer intern in Kansas. Where did Susan Ford work... and what did she do?

Illustration credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR
KPR Web Operations Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:16

President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead.

The Rough Patch
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:00

Dr. Daphne de Marneffe is a psychologist who teaches and lectures widely on marriage, couple therapy, adult development and parenthood.

Norwich
Dan Skinner Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:00

Why has a small town in Vermont had such big success in sending athletes to the Winter Olympics? Karen Crouse is an award-wining sportswriter for the New York Times.

Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
Dan Skinner Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:00

Robbin Legere Henderson is an artist, freelance curator and exhibition consultant.

The 1899 University of Kansas basketball team, with coach (and inventor of the game) James A. Naismith standing at right on back row.
KPR Staff Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:09

Q: Last Saturday, the University of Kansas celebrated its 120th year of KU basketball and played a game at Allen Fieldhouse. Unfortunately, the Jayhawks lost to Oklahoma State. When the Jayhawks played their very first basketball game 120 years ago, they also lost. Who did KU lose to on February 3, 1899?  

Stand Up!
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:00

Gordon Whitman is the Deputy Director of Faith in Action. As a community organizer, legal services lawyer and strategist, Gordon has helped build community organizations for 18 years.

Carlsen Center
Dan Skinner Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Emily Behrmann, the General Manager of the

Photo credit: Don Gonyea/NPR
KPR Web Operations Fri, 02/02/2018 - 19:35

A memo alleging that the FBI abused its surveillance authority became public on Friday after a push by House Republicans. President Trump authorized the memo's release, even after the FBI expressed "grave concerns" about its "accuracy." NPR journalists who cover the Justice Department, the White House and national security have annotated the White House's authorization letter and the memo itself, which was authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

Swabbed and Found
Dan Skinner Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:00

Frank Billingsley has been a Houston, Texas Weatherman for almost 30 years. Billingsley is adopted and became curious about his birth parents.

Statue of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge ouside the old courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Breckinridge served as U.S. vice president before the Civil War and, at one time, had a county in Kansas named after him. (Photo by Reuters)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:19

Q: For seven years, this Kansas county was named after a Kentucky congressman who also served as vice president of the United States. But when he came out in favor of the southern rebellion and the Confederacy, the freedom-loving people of Kansas changed the county's name. What's the current name of what used to be called Breckinridge County, Kansas? 

Daring Democracy
Dan Skinner Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Francis Moore Lappe' and Adam Eichen join us to talk about their book 

Photo credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR
KPR Web Operations Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:22

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live. 

Time-Shift Paradox
Dan Skinner Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, artist Justin Marable joins us to talk about his immersive and interactive art instillation at the

Welcome to Kansas, land of endless potential, benefiting the world since 1861 (and before!).
KPR Staff Fri, 01/26/2018 - 09:13

Q: Kansas, the 34th star on the American flag, has produced one president, one vice-president, several astronauts and numerous aviators, artists, educators, inventors and journalists - not to mention a good share of the farmers who help feed the world. January 29, also known as Kansas Day, is the state's birthday -- the date we became a state. How old will Kansas be on Monday (January 29)?

Before You Know It
Dan Skinner Fri, 01/26/2018 - 09:00

John Bargh is a social and cognitive psychologist and the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind.

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