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Old tractor parked near a field full of sunflowers, Stafford County, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:14

Q: There are lots of towns in other states named after Kansas, Kansas City or the Kansas Territory. For instance, there's a place called "Little Kansas" in Pennsylvania and a "Kansas Settlement" in Arizona. There's a "Kansasville, Wisconsin," a "Kansas City, Oregon" and, of course, the city in Missouri named "Kansas City." Beyond these examples, can you name ANY OTHER state that has a city or town specifically named "Kansas?" Do Not count Kansas City, Kansas, in your answer.

A Tiny Home to Call Your Own
Dan Skinner Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Patricia Foreman talks about

Threater Lawrence Presents MAMMA MIA!
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/03/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Mary Doveton, Executive Director of Theatre Lawrence talks about the theatre's production of

The Woman's Hour
Dan Skinner Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:00

On this edition of Conversations, Elaine Weiss talks about The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win

An album cover from 1955 with Latin music honoring matadors and bullfighting. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:07

Q: The nation's first bullfight was held in 1884. The two-day event was held on July 4 and 5 in which Kansas town?

KPR Web Operations Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:33

Now you can listen to the KPR newscast on your Alexa-enabled devices! Finally, an easy and convenient way to get local news for Northeastern Kansas right alongside your other flash briefing programs, such as national news from NPR, weather, and sports updates.

Photo credit: L. Doyle, NPR
KPR Web Operations Wed, 05/29/2019 - 00:00

Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

No Coast Film Festival
Dan Skinner Mon, 05/27/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Jamie Darcy, Director of the No Coast Film Fest

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:00

Q: The largest sporting event in the world is the World Cup. So far, only one native Kansan has played in the World Cup. What's his name and hometown?

Lied Center Announces 2019-2020 Season
Dan Skinner Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center, previews the recently announced 2019-2020 Season.

Hoover Dam, along the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada, built in part by Bechtel Corporation in 1931.
KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:12

Q: Bechtel Corporation was one of six companies that joined forces to build the Hoover Dam in 1931. The founder of Bechtel Corporation grew up in a small Kansas town. Who was the founder -- and from which Kansas high school did he graduate?

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