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Phil Wilke Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:00

The holidays are here! KPR celebrates with a number of specialty programs now through the New Year! See our list of specials and plan your life accordingly.

KPR Staff Wed, 12/02/2015 - 13:24

Kansas Public Radio fell short of our fall fundraising goal, so we're looking for your help to finish the year in a strong financial position.

Rebecca Tombaugh's work is on display in KPR's Green Greem through the end of December.
KPR Staff Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:06

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Rebecca Tombaugh, who primarily uses calligraphy pens and acrylic ink and airbrush paint to create what she calls "inkings." She enjoys painting what she sees in life, whether driving to work, taking a vacation in New Mexico or what's in the backyard.

Michael Keelan on his first official day in the KPR classical host's chair. (Photo by Phil Wilke)
Phil Wilke Mon, 11/09/2015 - 00:00

KPR’s classical music lovers will have a new voice bringing them Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. Michael Keelan has been named Classical Music Director and morning host at Kansas Public Radio.

KPR Staff Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:00

Halloween's upon us again, and so is another Cinema a Go-Go, presented by KPR's Retro Cocktail Hour! 

KPR Staff Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

Where do you listen to KPR? We want to know and we want to see!​

You can download our “My Place for #MyKPR” placard, print it out, take a picture and send it to us showing us your place to listen.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:50

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Geoffrey Benzing, a Lawrence-based artist who has developed several styles that vary in character and technique.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:00

Earth is under attack at the next Cinema a Go-Go, presented by KPR's Retro Cocktail Hour! 

KPR's Tom Parkinson fixes one of many cups of coffee during his "Morning Edition" shift. (Photo by David Gernon/KPR Intern)
Phil Wilke Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:12

By David Gernon / KPR Intern
 

Emily Markoulatos's show is on display in the KPR Gallery through the end of August.
KPR Staff Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Emily Markoulatos, a Lawrence-based artist who creates art as often as possible. She challenges herself to make paintings that communicate emotion to the viewer.

New Horizons launched on Jan. 19, 2006; it swung past Jupiter for a gravity boost and scientific studies in February 2007, and is now conducting a five-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons in summer 2015. (Flickr Photo via NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
KPR Staff Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

Q: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto this week. The tiny planet was discovered by Kansas farmer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.

Host Ophira Eisenberg onstage at The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Steve McFarland)
KPR Staff Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

Do you like your words crossed and your pursuits trivial? Then you'll love ASK ME ANOTHER, an entire hour of puzzles, word games and trivia.

Three of Dennis Lehane's novels – "Mystic River," "Gone, Baby, Gone," and "Shutter Island" – have been adapted into award-winning films.
KPR Staff Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:39

KPR is proud to sponsor "An Evening With Dennis Lehane," during the Free State Festival on Saturday, June 27, at the Lawrence Arts C

KPR Staff Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Mary Anne King, a former junior high art teacher who has developed a keen eye for naturalistic painting.

KPR Staff Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

Tiki Night returns at the next Cinema a Go-Go, presented by KPR's Retro Cocktail Hour

Photo Courtesy of Kansas State Historical Society
Kaye McIntyre Tue, 06/02/2015 - 13:58

Topekan Gil Carter passed away Sunday, 56 years after hitting what may have been the longest home run in professional baseball. Carter was playing for the Carlsbad Potashers In August 1959 when he hit a home run that was reported at 733 feet. Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry tells the story of Carter's homer and the poem it inspired.

The first grade class at State Street Elementary School, taught by Miss Hunt. It was taken in January 1955, shortly after Topeka elementary schools were racially integrated in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Prior to this decision, which made segregated schools unconstitutional, State Street had been a school for white children only. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

In May 2014, StoryCorps Facilitators found themselves in Topeka, Kan., working with The Kansas Humanities Council for the 60th Anniversary of the landmark Brown v.

Figure 17: Mental Clutter, Pen & Ink - Matthew Lord
KPR Staff Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is the Thieves Guild, a collective that includes Kent Smith, Matthew Lord and Charlotte Pemberton. 

Phil Wilke Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:36

Where do you listen to KPR? We want to know and we want to see!

Dr. Don Potts (left) discussing his Louis Armstrong interview with KPR's David Basse. (Photo by Joanna Fewins)
Phil Wilke Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and his band were on the KU campus for a concert on March 23, 1957. That same night, an hour to the east in Kansas City, Wilt Chamberlain and the Jayhawks were playing for the national title against the North Carolina Tar Heels. In an epic, triple-overtime game, KU lost to Carolina 54-53. A dejected KU team came back to Lawrence at 2:15 in the morning.
Who was there to greet them? Louis Armstrong. A young KU student had a tape recorder and he talked with the famous musician.

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