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KPR Staff Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:15

Q: Long before KU named an institute after him, this retired KU professor spent two years as a prisoner of war in World War II. In fact, he wa...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15

Q: Who was the first Kansan to win the Pulitzer Prize?
An informal view of newspaper editor William Allen White (1868-1944) standi...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:15

Q: It was this week, 186 years ago, that one of the nation’s most important military forts was established. What’s the name of the frontier for...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:15

Q: The first recorded photograph of a tornado was taken - where else - in Kansas… on April 26, 1884. In which Kansas county was it taken?
A.A. Adams, Garnett, Kan., photographed this t...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/05/2013 - 14:30

Kansas Trivia, Veterans' Cemeteries, Fort Riley, Fort Dodge, Winfield, Wakeeney

KPR Staff Fri, 03/29/2013 - 14:15

Q: The KU women’s basketball team is playing in the Sweet 16! This Sunday, the Jayhawks will take on Notre Dame. This year marks the 4th time the KU women have made it to the NCAA’s Sweet ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:15

Q: In the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, actress Kim Novak plays a character who claims to be from a town in Kansas. That same Kansas town is the sett...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:15

Q: Former Oklahoma State basketball coaching legend Eddie Sutton celebrated his 77th birthday on Tuesday. In what Kansas town was he born, back in 1936? (Incidentally, it’s also the hom...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/08/2013 - 15:15

Q: On the TV series Dallas, there’s a character named Ray Krebs who starts out as a ranch hand working at South Fork. It’s later revealed that Ray Krebs is the illegitimate son of wea...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:15

Q: What’s the name of the Kansas basketball player who scored 3,603 points in high school? HINT: This athlete still holds the all-time state record for most points scored in Kansas high...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:15

Q: How many stars are located on the Great Seal of the State of Kansas? 
Are there: 13… 32… 34… or 50 stars?

A: 34 (Because Kansas is the 34th state &a...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/08/2013 - 15:15

Q: Twenty-two years ago, the Kansas City Symphony helped to officially open the performance halls at Johnson County Community College in the building that’s now called the Carlsen Center. W...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/01/2013 - 15:15

Q: In Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up, there will be two players with a Kansas connection: Cary Williams of the Baltimore Ravens and Michael Wilhoit...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:15

Q: This Kansas governor was born 120 years ago this week (January 23, 1893) near Concordia. What’s the name of this governor who also served in t...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:15

Q: The $100 bill is the largest U.S. denomination still in circulation, but at one time, our government printed much larger banknotes, including a $10,000 bill. Which Kansas county is nam...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:15

Q: It was on January 16, 1912, that this newspaper became the first DAILY college newspaper in Kansas. What’s the name of this student ...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:27

Q: One of the more unusual city ordinances that took effect on January 1 this year concerns the number of cats a person is allowed to own. In which Kansas community is it now ILLEGAL to h...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:15

Q: This native of Burlington, Kan., was the first American officer killed in World War I. What’s his name?
Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons (1889-1917) was a United States Army officer...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:15

Q: Wichita native Rick Mears won it four times, Coffeyville native Johnny Rutherford won it three times and Beloit-born Rodger Ward won it twice. W...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:15

Q: Forty years ago this month, three Americans flew to the Moon as part of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon. One of the three astronauts was from Kansas. What’s his name? ...

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