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Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 site, near Andover, Kansas. (Photo from The Henry Ford Museum, where you can now tour the house.)
KPR Staff Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:25

Q: Vending machines, pie plates, a corn harvester and the futuristic Dymaxion House, which looks like a flying saucer. All of these things were made by the same Kansas company that also supplied products for NASA's Gemini, Apollo, and space shuttle programs. What's the name of this innovative Kansas company?

Old tractor parked near a field full of sunflowers, Stafford County, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:14

Q: There are lots of towns in other states named after Kansas, Kansas City or the Kansas Territory. For instance, there's a place called "Little Kansas" in Pennsylvania and a "Kansas Settlement" in Arizona. There's a "Kansasville, Wisconsin," a "Kansas City, Oregon" and, of course, the city in Missouri named "Kansas City." Beyond these examples, can you name ANY OTHER state that has a city or town specifically named "Kansas?" Do Not count Kansas City, Kansas, in your answer.

An album cover from 1955 with Latin music honoring matadors and bullfighting. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:07

Q: The nation's first bullfight was held in 1884. The two-day event was held on July 4 and 5 in which Kansas town?

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:00

Q: The largest sporting event in the world is the World Cup. So far, only one native Kansan has played in the World Cup. What's his name and hometown?

Hoover Dam, along the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada, built in part by Bechtel Corporation in 1931.
KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:12

Q: Bechtel Corporation was one of six companies that joined forces to build the Hoover Dam in 1931. The founder of Bechtel Corporation grew up in a small Kansas town. Who was the founder -- and from which Kansas high school did he graduate?

This memorial can be seen at the Paxico Safety Rest Area, along Interstate 70, in Wabaunsee County. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:12

Q: At a rest stop along I-70 in Wabaunsee County, visitors can see a structure made from five, large, upright panels of limestone. The purpose of this structure is to honor and memorialize a certain group of people. Tell us who.

Transom window to the governor's office in the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:21

Q: Last week, we talked about the first female mayors of Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri - Carol Marinovich and Kay Barnes - two graduates of the University of Kansas. This week's question concerns gubernatorial glory. A total of 20 states have never had a woman governor. Kansas has had three. Can you name all three?

Western entrance sign to the University of Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 04/19/2019 - 05:00

Q: In the 1990s, the two most power political leaders in the Kansas City metro area were women who had graduated from the University of Kansas. One was the mayor of Kansas City, Kansas... and the other was the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. Name both of these groundbreaking women.

Space... the Final Frontier
KPR Staff Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:17

Q: He just knew those STEM classes would pay off! First he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in astronautical engineering. Then, he got a master's degree from M.I.T. Today, he's the only Kansan hanging out on the International Space Station. What's his name and where is his hometown?

Sometimes called Old Glory or the Stars and Stripes, the American flag has long been a symbol of freedom, democracy and justice.
KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:00

Q: On April 1st, something historic will take place in Lawrence.  For the first time in 158 years, something will come to town that has never come to Lawrence before.  What is it?  What is coming to town on April Fool's Day?

Noah's Ark, just one of many floats seen at Biblesta, billed as the nation's "only Biblical parade."
KPR Staff Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:09

Q: Billed as the "only Biblical parade in America," Biblesta has been going strong since the late 1950s. The next Biblesta will be held on October 5, 2019. Can you tell us where? What's the name of the Kansas town that holds this annual event?

Members of the 6888th, or "Six-Triple-Eight," as it was called. (Photo from U.S. Army)
KPR Staff Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:09

Q: A monument at Fort Leavenworth honors a unique U.S. Army unit that has the distinction of being the only all-African American, all-female unit sent overseas during World War II. The women of the Central Postal Directory Battalion kept mail flowing to nearly seven million soldiers in the European Theater. What's the numeric designation of this army battalion?

The John Brown mural, known as "Tragic Prelude," at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00

Q: After more than three decades of effort, a former Civil War-era port and stop on the Underground Railroad is getting national recognition. This week, the U.S. Congress voted to make this place in Kansas City, Kansas, a national commemorative site. What's the name of this place?

The 23rd Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Feb 22 & 23) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall. Admission is free!
KPR Staff Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:00

Q: The Kansas Silent Film Festival runs today (FRI) and tomorrow (SAT) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall in Topeka. (Admission is FREE!) One of the biggest stars of the silent film era was Buster Keaton, who was born right here in Kansas. Do you know where? Give us the name of Buster Keaton's birthplace.

This lonesome tree is located in the Flint Hills, west of Alma, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:08

Q: A number of Kansas counties are named after Native American tribes, including Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche and Shawnee. But only one Kansas county is named after an American Indian tribal leader. What's the name of the only Kansas county named after an American Indian leader?

Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which he flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
KPR Staff Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:26

Q: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and became a worldwide celebrity. "Lucky Lindy," as he was called, was also named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1927. About five years earlier, Lindbergh lived in Kansas, where he worked as a barnstorming pilot and acrobat. Where, in Kansas, did Charles Lindbergh live?

KPR Staff Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:10

Q: The fastest private jet in the world is made by Textron Aviation in Wichita. What's the name of this business jet that cruises at speeds of 600 miles per hour and can hit a top speed of 717 mph?

(Photo by Beccy Tanner / The Wichita Eagle / cropped)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:07

Q: Located in Lane County, this 1-A high school has the smallest enrollment in the state. What's the name of the western Kansas high school with just 14 students enrolled this year (2018-2019)?

Keeper of the Plains in Wichita (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:05

Q: The Keeper of the Plains is a 44-foot tall sculpture that stands at the confluence of the Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) and Little Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) Rivers in Wichita. What's the name of the Native American artist who created it?

The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles originally spelled Hollywoodland.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:34

Q: On January 25, 2006, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 39-cent commemorative stamp in Beverly Hills, California. The stamp honored a famous Kansan -- a character actress, singer and performer on radio, TV and on the Silver Screen. What's the name of this Academy-Award-winning Kansas actress?

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