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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.

KPR Staff Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:15

The Lawrence Public Library is bringing a rock legend to town. Kim Gordon, the godmother of grunge and co-founding member of the rock band, Sonic Youth, will participate in this year's 780s Series on Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., at Liberty Hall.

KPR Staff Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Angie Ayrault, of Ayrault Artware, a line of art that is designed to advance homeless youth by funding school fees, housing deposits, art, music and sports for youth residing in shelter care in Lawrence, Kan., and the Midwest.

Darrell Brogdon's "Retro Cocktail Hour" turns 20 this year, and KPR will be celebrating with a concert at Liberty Hall, Saturday, May 7.
KPR Staff Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

Strange as it seems, Retro Cocktail Hour turns 20 this year and to celebrate, we're throwing a mondo party at Liberty Hall in Lawrence on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. 

KPR Staff Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Formed in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements consisting of more than 30 acclaimed recor

The Underground Martini Bunker is real and in use every Saturday night on the "Retro Cocktail Hour."
Phil Wilke Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:22

By Dave Sparks / KPR Volunteer
 

KPR Staff Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:00

Our latest Cinema a Go-Go crawls into Liberty Hall with a pair of classic ‘50s sci-fi extravaganzas ­— The Crawling Eye and The Creeping Unknown. Both based on British TV serials, these low budget masterpieces have it all — giant tentacled eyeballs, large creeping blobs from outer space, headless corpses, oozy slime trails and other fun stuff. It’s just the thing for a family night at the movies. 

Share the love of your favorite public radio station by calling in during the drive, April 6-15. Donate at 888-577-5268 or online at KPR.KU.EDU.
KPR Staff Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

During our spring membership drive, we hope you take a moment to renew your pledge or become a new member. KPR is listener-supported public radio station.

Kansas sunset as seen from Lawrence, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:53

The daily news can make you feel numb. Or angry. Or sad. Or all three. So many unpleasant things seem to happen.

"Three Red Chimneys" by Janey Greene
KPR Staff Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:47

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Janey Greene, a Baldwin City resident, who uses plenty of color and has a "sort of off-beat view of the world around me." 

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