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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...

radiobob Wed, 03/06/2013 - 20:28

The 2014 Folk Alliance Conference will be held in Kansas City. (Flickr Photo by Jim Nix)

Bob McWilliams,             &nbs...

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...

radiobob Thu, 02/28/2013 - 21:04

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
My second full day (and night) of music at Folk Alliance began a bit after noon with "The Social Music Hour," ...

radiobob Mon, 02/25/2013 - 17:38

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
Having escaped Lawrence just before the big blizzard, I arrived at the site of this year's Folk Alliance Confe...

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...

radiobob Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:22

James Carter Trio at the Folly Theater, January 25, 2013. (Photos by Jolene Grabill)

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
I had the good fortune to ...

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 ...

radiobob Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:46

Top Ten bluegrass records of 2012, Rayna Gellert, Old Light, Rose Cousins, We Have Made a Spark, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ashes and Roses, Kathy Mattea, Calling Me Home, The Infamous Stringdusters, Silver Sky, Iris DeMent, Sing the Delta, Drew Nelson, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Fretless, Waterbound, Bill Evans, In Good Company, We Banjo 3, Roots of the Banjo Tree

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...

radiobob Wed, 12/19/2012 - 06:00

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio BobYear end "best of" lists are always somewhat daunting to undertake, but they do offer the opportunity to revisit...

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? ...

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...

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