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As Kansas lawmakers grapple with fixing the budget deficit and funding public schools, KPR will provide coverage.
J. Schafer Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:48

Kansas Public Radio has been covering the Kansas Legislature for nearly a half century.  Of all the radio and TV stations in the state, KPR is the only broadcast outlet to maintain a full-time, year-round statehouse bureau.  KPR listener-members help us keep an eye on state government and the people in power.   

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 7pm for portions of the KPR listening area.
J. Schafer Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:51

A small portion of the KPR listening area remains under a Tornado Watch until 7pm.  The watch no longer includes Lawrence, Topeka, Leavenworth or Kansas City.  For the latest weather information, visit the National Weather Service / Topeka website

This colorful work titled "Euphoria," by Lawrence artist Renae Polacca, now proudly hangs in KPR News Director J. Schafer's office.
KPR Staff Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:46

Tucked away in the Green Room, on the second floor of Kansas Public Radio, is a revolving art exhibit, featuring the works of area artists.  Our latest exhibit featured works from artists at Cottonwood, Incorporated in Lawrence.

KPR Staff Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:32

Retro Cocktail Hour's host Darrell Brogdon will be spinning exotica new and old at KC's newest and coolest destination - Tiki Cat.

Kalie McAlexander Tue, 05/09/2017 - 00:00

What is our connection to the internet in regards to consuming information about current events? Does the first amendment protect even those who use it as a platform for hate speech? What exactly is fake news and who gets to decide what is and isn’t real? These are just a few of the questions examined by On the Media, a WYNC show now available on KPR’s news and talk station, KPR2

KPR Staff Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

West Side Folk is thrilled to announce that it will present a very special concert to benefit Kansas Public Radio, which recently receive

KPR Staff Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

Cast off for some tropical terrors at our next Cinema a Go-Go! Our big double feature includes She Demons (1958), where a three-hour cruise turns into a nightmare, complete with rubber mask-wearing monsters, evil Nazi scientists and Irish McCalla, star of TV's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; and Voodoo Island (1957) wherein an island cursed by voodoo is also tormented by a lousy script and ridiculous special effects (but also has music by Les Baxter). 

Illustration credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR
KPR Web Operations Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:26

Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan.

We're looking for 1,000 new and upgrading donors during the "Campaign for Excellence." You can do your part today - donate online at kpr.ku.edu/support or call 888-577-5268...and thanks!
KPR Staff Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00

As KPR addresses budget cuts, 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, March 28. 

KPR Web Operations Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:22
The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.
KPR Staff Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

The President’s FY 18 budget proposes eliminating federal funding for public media. Our station relies on this essential federal seed money to provide you with the highest quality noncommercial programming and community services, as it is nearly 13 percent of our annual funding. If Kansas Public Radio has educated, informed or inspired you, please sign Protect My Public Media’s petition urging Congress to continue to fund public media at protectmypublicmedia.org.

Nick Carswell, of Carswell & Hope, and Ashley Davis prepare for their show at Liberty Hall on Thursday, March 16.
KPR Staff Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:20

Kansas Public Radio is proud to sponsor an evening of "Songs from Ireland," to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2017 with Ashley Davis, Carswell & Hope and guests Cormac DeBarra, Katlyn Conroy and friends

Brother Sun and John Gorka are featured performers in two upcoming benefit concerts for Kansas Public Radio.
KPR Staff Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00

West Side Folk is thrilled to announce that it will present two very special concerts to benefit Kansas Public Radio, which recently received a $100,000 budget cut that represents about 20 percent of the annual funding KPR receives from the University of Kansas. Brother Sun and John Gorka are playing for reduced fees to do their part to help KPR, and all profits from these concerts will go to KPR.

Tune in to KPR2 from 7-8 p.m., February 6-10, to listen to "In the Dark," the most comprehensive reporting on a case that inspired the national sex offender’s registry as well as the concept of “stranger danger.”
Kalie McAlexander Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

Kidnapping cases are often complicated and tedious, but the case of Jacob Wetterling seemed like it should have been open and shut. Jacob was kidnapped in front of two of his friends one night in 1989 as they biked home on a dead-end street in St. Joseph, Minnesota. As law enforcement scrambled to find the boy and return him home, the town was ripped apart and the case seemed to go colder and colder.

KPR Web Operations Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:03

NPR, WNYC, and NPR Member stations have collected Congressional responses to President Trump's Executive Order restricting travel to the United States. That order suspended new refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia -- for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely.

KPR Web Operations Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

The Kansas Public Radio App allows you to listen to KPR live, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the KPR program schedules.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:30

The Retro Cocktail Hour's Cinema a Go-Go kicks off the new year with the all-star comedy epic It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).

KPR's Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion at Lawrence Public Library on the pros, cons and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment.
KPR Staff Wed, 01/25/2017 - 09:45

How does cutting taxes affect the well-being of our state’s budget? Kansas Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion, featuring Senator Laura Kelly and Dave Trabert, President of the Kansas Policy Institute, on the pros, cons and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:34

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 11 am ET/8am PT on Wednesday.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:26

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 9 pm ET/6pm ET. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

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