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KPR "All Things Considered" host, Laura Lorson, with Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy!" (Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures)
Phil Wilke Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:57

KPR’s host for All Things Considered, Laura Lorson, was recently a contestant on Jeopardy!

Phil Wilke Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:58

Van Go, Inc.,

(Flickr Photo by Sean McGrath)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Q: Herbert Merrill Dimond was born in Smith Center, Kan., in 1915.

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.

"Comanche" was the only 7th Cavalry survivor of the Custer Massacre in 1876.  Lots of Indians survived the battle. (Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress)
KPR Staff Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:18

Q: On display at the University of Kansas for more than 100 years, this horse is believed to have been the last surviving member of George Custer’s 7th Cavalry after the Battle of

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

A formal portrait of the members of the 1897 Executive Committee of the Kansas chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /
KPR Staff Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:56

Q: In 1885, the Kansas Legislature passed a law that required schools to teach this in the classroom. What was it?


Front page article on the discovery of Pluto from the New York Times, March 14, 1930. (Image Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /
KPR Staff Fri, 01/30/2015 - 09:15

Q: It was in 1926 that Clyde Tombaugh decided to build his own telescope.

Clint Ashlock leads the KC Jazz Orchestra as well as his own quartet.
Phil Wilke Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:37

Denver-based pianist Ben Markley and Kansas City trumpeter Clint Ashlock (best known as director of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra) lead a quartet that also includes KC's own Gerald Spaits on bass

Phil Wilke Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:52

From KPR

Phil Wilke Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:18

Q: Diana, you were on the air with KANU in 1993. Welcome back. What were you doing in the meantime?

KPR Staff Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:38

Mozart's birthday is Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Kansas Public Radio is making a week of it. We'll be spotlighting Mozart's music all week, so tune in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Wilt Chamberlain stands on the basketball court of Allen Fieldhouse, during his tenure as a Kansas Jayhawk, ca. 1955. (Photo via Spencer Research Library
KPR Staff Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:44

Q: The late Wilt Chamberlain is still the only man to ever score 100 points in an NBA game. The former Kansas Jayhawk has now been honored by the U.S.

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.

The main business street looking north in Hugoton, Kan., 1891. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /
KPR Staff Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:25

Q: This southwest Kansas community is named after a French poet and writer who authored many works, including: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Samuel Ramey is pictured at left in Verdi's "Attila."
KPR Staff Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:20

Q: This professor at Wichita State University has been recognized for distinguished achievement by the editors of Opera News.


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