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KPR Staff Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:15

Q: Fifty-six years ago this week, Wilt Chamberlain made his debut playing for the Kansas Jayhawks. On December 3, 1956, he scored a record number o...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:15

Q: Most land in Kansas is privately-owned. The largest area of public land in the state can be found in southwestern Kansas. What’s the name of t...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/16/2012 - 15:15

Q: One hundred and fifteen years ago this week (Wednesday, November 14), painter John Steuart Curry was born in Jefferson County, Kan. His most famous mural - which he refused to sign - i...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:15

Q: This Sunday is Veterans Day! And on Monday…a 91-year-old man, who was a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, will receive his degree from t...

radiobob Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:51

The strength and diversity of the Kansas City jazz scene was on display this past Thursday and Friday, as the Blue Room presented a touring group, the Mike Moreno Quartet, led by one of the ...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/02/2012 - 14:15

Q: For decades it was erroneously called “the Spanish Flu,” but perhaps it should have been called the “Kansas Flu.” According to a number ...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:15

Q: This small and spooky northeast Kansas town was once home to more millionaires per capita than any other community in the United States. It’s ...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:58

Q: Kansas has 105 counties, but in the early 1890s… Kansas had 106 counties. In 1896, one of them ceased to exist. What’s the name of the weste...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/28/2012 - 14:12

Q: Talk about the power of education! Elmer McCollum grew up on a farm in southeast Kansas, near Fort Scott. But after graduating from the University of Kansas and Yale, he went on to mak...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/21/2012 - 14:23

Q: Even though he only earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, this native Kansan became president of three major American universities, includ...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:15

Q: On its website, this university claims to have taught the first typing class in Kansas – way back in 1895. Can you name the school?

KPR Staff Fri, 09/07/2012 - 14:15

Q: As you may know, this month KPR kicks-off a yearlong 60th anniversary celebration! It was on Sept. 15, 1952, that this radio station first began...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/31/2012 - 14:15

Q: The famous candy-maker, Russell Stover, was born near Alton, Kan., in 1888. Russell’s wife, Clara Stover, was less famous. But she does get cr...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:15

Q: Which university in Kansas used to be called Lincoln College?
The Washburn University campus (photo dated between 1895-1905) is located on 160 acres of land, donated by Kansas abolition...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/17/2012 - 14:15

Q: There’s only one accredited institution in the world that offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration – and it’s loca...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/10/2012 - 14:08

Q: What’s the name of the Kansas community college that can boast about having 11 former or current athletes competing at this year’s summer Olympics in London?
Tyson Gay is an ...

radiobob Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:59

Infamous Stringdusters Crowd during RockyGrass 2012 - Day 2. (Photo by Bob McWilliams)

Abbie Gardner of Red Molly performing onstage at RockyGrass 2012 - Day 2. (Photo by Bob McWilliams)ROCKY...

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KPR Staff Fri, 08/03/2012 - 14:15

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KPR Staff Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:15

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