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Saving America's Grace
Dan Skinner Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:00

Are you dreading political conversations during family holiday gatherings? Michelle Deen is a marriage and family therapist and former adjunct professor of human development.

Love, Santa
Dan Skinner Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:00

"Mom, Are You Santa?" Martha Brockenbrough has written a book to help you answer that question.

The Psychobiotic Revolution
Dan Skinner Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:47

On this edition of Conversations, veteran science journalist Scott Anderson joins us to talk about

Kansas Historical Society - Jennie Chinn, Executive Director
Dan Skinner Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:00

You may be familiar with the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, but that is just one of the many ways that the Kansas Histo

DK Publishing
Dan Skinner Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:20

On this edition of Conversations, Allie Singer, an editor for DK Publishing gives us a peek behind the s

KPR Staff Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:14

Q: In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie sent informal novelty Christmas cards to their closest friends. These cards, made by Hallmark, were inscribed with this message: "We wanted to put something of ourselves in our Christmas card to you." What was inside the card?

Weird But True Christmas
Dan Skinner Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:00

Did you know that KU basketball fans set a record for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday themed sweaters?

The ChangeAbility Playbook
Dan Skinner Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00

Sharon Weil is an author, activist, award-wining filmmaker, and educator.

(About Pageantry & Poetry, new Frederick Hohman organ CD)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00

Q: Using wood, metal and leather, this Kansas company has been making musical instruments for a century. What's the name of this company -- celebrating its 100th anniversary this year -- and where is it located?

KPR Web Operations Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:48

FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying "its reputation is in Tatters," citing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server under former Director James Comey. 

KPR Staff Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00

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.

Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:26

​If you have volunteered for one of our pledge drives, attended a KPR event, chances are you know Sheri Hamilton, who worked at KPR for eighteen years.

Sheri Hamilton, center, shown here with Kaye McIntyre and J. Schafer, worked at KPR for 18 years before accepting a position at KU Endowment in 2015.
Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:26

​If you have volunteered for one of our pledge drives or attended a KPR event, chances are you know Sheri Hamilton, who worked at KPR for 18 years. Sheri is now at the University of Kansas Endowment Association, doing development work for the Dole Institute of Politics, but she is still a big part of the Kansas Public Radio family. We asked her to put together a brief history of her time at the station, as well as an update on her current position.

Feloniz Lovato-... Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:08

This month KPR is featuring the work of local artist Bob Jernigan in its conference room. 

Theatre Lawrence: Beauty and the Beast
Dan Skinner Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

Theatre Lawrence is presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast through December 17.

Social Media Wellness
Dan Skinner Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:00

Ana Homayoun is an author, nationally recognized counselor and consultant, specializing in strategies to help students focus on organization, time management, personal purpose and overall wellness

KPR Web Operations Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:24

The Senate is debating its tax overhaul bill. To pass it, the Republicans need strong party unity and leaders have been working on changes to firm up support among uncommitted lawmakers, as the GOP can only afford two no votes from its party and still pass the legislation. But even if the Senate does pass the bill by the end of the week, it will have to reconcile its version with the House's. Watch the debate unfold.

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