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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.

KPR "All Things Considered" host, Laura Lorson, with Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy!" (Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures)
KPR Staff Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00

UPDATE: Lorson won her second appearance on Jeopardy! Tune in this afternoon (Friday, March 6) on your local stations: 

Topeka - KTKA-TV - 5 p.m.
Kansas City - KSHB-T - 3:30 p.m.
St. Joseph - KQTV-TV - 4:30 p.m.
Pittsburg - KODE-TV - 3:30 p.m.
Wichita-Hutchinson Plus - KSNW-TV - 4:30 p.m.

KPR Staff Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Space is the place at our next Cinema a Go-Go, when the Retro Cocktail Hour presents a pair of swashbuckling sci-fi classics from the 1950s.

Vicky Told Me To (2014) - monontype with relief painting and foil stamping.
KPR Staff Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:49

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Ashley Russell, a Lawrence visual artist and printmaker who strives to create quality, rich, original work that demonstrates careful thought, effort and ideas.

Tree Against Sky in the Flint Hills
J. Schafer Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:34

When you finally decide to jump off the interstate and make time to explore the backroads of Kansas, you'll be glad you did!

KPR Staff Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:25

Because Darrell Brogdon is sick to death of winter already, this Saturday's Retro Cocktail Hour will be a special all-exotica show, a 2-hour tropical getwaway featuring Polynesian-flavore

Phil Wilke Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:34

President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Kansas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. KPR coverage also contains a photo slideshow of the historic day.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00

Crime fighting wrestlers, hooded master criminals, secret laboratories, murderous ape men and zombies and gorgeous babes add

Phil Wilke Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:28

LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will carry President Obama’s speech on Thursday live from the University of Kansas’ Anschutz Sports Pavilion. KPR’s J.

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