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KPR Web Operations Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:26

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 9 pm ET/6pm ET. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

Tune in to KPR at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, for live coverage of the 2017 Kansas State of the State address.
KPR Staff Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

State government is facing a $350 million budget deficit, an amount that could double next year. What's the state of Kansas going to do about it? No one knows for sure.

 A bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, 1879. (Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:31

Q: The name of this north-central Kansas town is Latin for "harmony." Can you name it?

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 14:54

We're here to help you get your new year off to a great start with two awesome ticket giveaways! Feel free to enter both contests.

(Cobalt Boat FLickr Photo by Putneypics, YETI Flickr Photo by Zachary Collier)
KPR Staff Wed, 12/28/2016 - 16:25

Q: The winter chill may have you thinking about warmer weather. When it comes to summertime fun, you should know that Kansas manufactures two products that go hand-in-hand with sizzling summer temperatures: boats and coolers. Which Kansas community makes high-end Cobalt boats, and which Kansas community makes high-end YETI coolers?

KPR Staff Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:12

Q: This Kansas county was named for one of America's Founding Fathers who never became president. His picture appears on the $10 bill and a hit Broadway play is named after him. Give us the name of the county and, therefore, the name of this man.

KPR will air "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" on Wednesday, December 21, at 7 p.m.
KPR Staff Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:00

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 Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:00

Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

The Kansas State football stadium in the 1940s.
KPR Staff Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:57

Q: Kansas State football Coach Bill Snyder is headed to another bowl game. His Wildcats take on Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl on December 28. In sharp contrast to the success of Coach Snyder, there's another K-State coach who didn't fare so well. Who’s the only K-State football coach to lose every single game he managed for the Wildcats?

KPR Web Operations Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:36
NPR's popular fact-checking widget is back just in time for President-Elect Trump's victory tour speeches.
Generals Edward Gerhardt (left) and Daryl McCall tour the upgraded kitchen facilities at Hillcrest Elementary in Lawrence, Kan. General Gerhardt is from the tiny town of Netawaka in northeast Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

Q: The name of this northeast Kansas town comes from the Potawatomi Indian language and means "grand view." What's the name of this small town located in Jackson County?

KPR Web Operations Tue, 11/08/2016 - 14:33
On November 8th, 2016, America decided who who would be the leader of the most powerful nation in human history. Here's how it went down.
KPR Staff Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00

We have several great ticket giveaways for November. Enter as many contests as you like. Winners will be drawn Tuesday morning, November 8, and notified by email. Good luck.

A portrait of Joe Tinker, shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, c. 1910. (Photo via Library of Congress)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:16

Q: It took 108 years, but the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series! When the Cubs last won the series - back in 1908 - they had help from a young Kansas ballplayer. What's the name of the famous Cubs shortstop who was born in Muscotah, Kansas?

KPR Staff Mon, 10/31/2016 - 15:05

KPR Presents, hosted by Kaye McIntyre, turns 10 this November. The show, which airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on KPR, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.

This is a photograph made from a dry plate glass negative of Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas (1904). (Photo Courtesy Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:21

Q: The beginning of a 1997 novel by Stephen King features a park in Kansas. The name of the novel is The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass. What’s the name of the Kansas park – and where’s it located? 

The bird statue and mascot of WREN that now sits in Topeka’s Huntoon Park once stood atop the WREN studios in Topeka. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

Q: There’s a little patch of green space called Huntoon Park near the state capitol in Topeka. Inside this park, you’ll find a GIANT statue of a little bird, which was once the mascot for a radio station. Can you name the radio station associated with this little bird?

KPR Staff Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

Halloween comes early to Cinema a Go-Go with a blood-dripped double feature guaranteed to produce screams...of disbelief.​

Elizabeth Taylor with her parents at the Stork Club in New York in 1947. (Photo via Wikimedia)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:20

Q: Movie star Elizabeth Taylor was born in London, but her parents grew up in Kansas. Name the Kansas town where Elizabeth Taylor's parents met and grew up.

TICKETS TO THE VIP RECEPTION ARE SOLD OUT!
KPR Staff Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is selling a limited number of tickets to a special meet-and-greet reception with This American Life creator and host Ira Glass.

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