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KPR Staff Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

Halloween comes early to Cinema a Go-Go with a blood-dripped double feature guaranteed to produce screams...of disbelief.​

KPR Staff Sat, 10/15/2016 - 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.

KPR Staff Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is selling a limited number of tickets to a special meet-and-greet reception with This American Life creator and host Ira Glass.

We're looking for 1,000 new and upgrading donors during this month of fundraising. You can do your part today - donate online at or call 888-577-5268...and thanks!
KPR Staff Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

As KPR addresses budget cuts during this month of fundraising, we’ve set a goal of 1,000 new and upgrading donors.​ Follow along as we make daily updates to reach our goal, and become a part of the KPR crew by donating now. Or join in during the upcoming on-air membership drive, beginning Tuesday, September 20. 

Ms. Collins rescheduled her concert due to a case of laryngitis.
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:09

An Evening with Judy Collins at the Lied Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 15. Ms. Collins' performance was originally scheduled for this evening, September 24.

KPR Staff Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Our hearts are warmed by the overwhelming response to our most recent budget cut of $100,000. KPR has the best listeners ever! Here’s how YOU can help us weather these cuts so that we can continue to provide the programming you rely on.

KPR Staff Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:00

The Retro Cocktail Hour’s Cinema a Go-Go journeys to lost worlds next time, with two movies that share the same title.

KPR has won 16 Station of the Year Awards since the KAB first established it back in 1996.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:00

Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2016 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

KPR Staff Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Bernadette Gauvin, whose inspiration comes from everything she sees, experiences and does. "I truly feel that creating art is my way of dealing with the work that I do day-to-day, and it has proven invaluable as a tool for dealing with my past," said Gauvin.

Last month Kendra Kuhlman joined the KPR staff as our newest Corporate Underwriting Sales Representative.
Chad Onianwa Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

Last month Kendra Kuhlman joined the KPR staff as our newest Corporate Underwriting Sales Representative. Kendra comes to KPR with a wide variety of skills. Most recently, she managed a running store in downtown Lawrence where she gained valuable experience in sales, marketing and event coordination. Kendra is a big fan of public radio and enjoys volunteering in the community. In her short time here, she has hit the ground running, connecting with existing KPR clients and reaching out to her many contacts in the Lawrence community. 

KPR Staff Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

It’s that time of year again when tickets are plentiful. Enter as many contests as you like. Winners will be drawn Thursday morning, Aug. 18, and notified by email. Good luck. ​

Chad Onianwa Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

For Kansas voters, the outcome of this year's state elections could be particularly significant. At stake is whether moderate Republicans will gain more influence in the Kansas Legislature, or whether conservative Republicans will remain in charge.

Chad Onianwa Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:00

Kansas Public Radio is adding another broadcast frequency to its family of stations covering northeast, east-central, southeast Kansas and the Kansas City metro.

Commentator Rex Buchanan views glaciers during a recent trip to Alaska. (Photo by Mindy James)
Rex Buchanan Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

It's hot in Kansas. And while temperatures continue to soar into the upper 90s and even triple digits, Commentator Rex Buchanan has been thinking about a much cooler period of time in our history. Sit back and imagine a time when the northeast corner of Kansas was covered in thick sheets of ice.

Chad Onianwa Mon, 07/11/2016 - 00:00

If you’re a business owner in the Kansas Public Radio listening area and you haven’t met Jake Jacobson yet, our new underwriting sales representative, he wants to meet you! He’s been out on the road getting acquainted with his new job, but took a few minutes to respond to an email we sent to get to know him better.

Garrison Keillor will host "A Prairie Home Companion" one last time on Saturday, July 2.
KPR Staff Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:57

After 42 years, Garrison Keillor is stepping down as host of A Prairie Home Companion. In an interview with CBS’s Jane Pauley, Keillor said he made the decision so he could focus on his passion, writing. Replacing him is Chris Thile, who first made his appearance on the show in 1996. Thile is a talented Grammy-winning mandolinist and is a member of the folk/bluegrass band The Punch Brothers.

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich host Radiolab, heard Saturdays at noon on KPR2.
Phil Wilke Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

There are some great changes in the air on KPR2. We’re airing some new shows, and there are other shows not available on Kansas Public Radio.

The 2016 Douglas County CASA Playhouse is a Barn / Farmhouse and you could win it! (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

The 2016 Douglas County CASA playhouse is a barn! And you could win it with a single raffle ticket. The playhouse raffle is a major fundraiser for CASA, which helps abused and neglected children in Lawrence and the surrounding area.

KPR Staff Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

KPR is proud to sponsor "An Evening With Maria Bamford," during Free State Festival on Monday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., at Liberty Hall. Join Maria for a stand-up performance followed by a short film screening and Q&A. 

KPR Staff Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

Our latest Cinema a Go-Go creeps into Liberty Hall with a pair of classic zombie thrillers ­— Zombies of Mora Tau and Zombies on Broadway.


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