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Exceptional America
Dan Skinner Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:00

How did Donald Trump follow Barack Obama in the White House? Why is America so polarized? And How does American exceptionalism explain these social changes?

This is the most famous haunted house in what many believe is the state's most haunted town. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:29

It's almost Halloween!  And that always makes the Kansas Trivia crew here at Kansas Public Radio think about the town of Atchison.  Why?  Because it's such a spooky place!
Tourism tends to pick up in Atchison in the weeks leading up to Halloween.  Do you know the name of this town's most famous haunted house? 

Manhattan Beach
Dan Skinner Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:00

Jennifer Egan is the author of five books of fiction, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. She work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeny’s and other publications. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about Manhattan Beach. Influenced by the Noir story telling tradition, the novel is set in New York during the 1930's and 1940's.

Irena Jasperson Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:19

Kansas Public Radio’s Kaye McIntyre will moderate a panel discussion on DACA and the DREAMers featuring KU professors Marta Carminero-Santangelo, interim director of KU's Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Lua Yuille, who teaches immigration law. The discussion is open to the public and will take place on Monday, November 6 at the Lawrence Public Library at 7 pm. Students and young people affected by DACA are encouraged to join the conversation.

Spencer Museum of Art - Collection Centennial
Dan Skinner Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:00

The Spencer Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of its art collection.

Alger Hiss: Framed
Dan Skinner Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:00

On this edition of Conversations, Joan Brady talks about her latest book, Alger Hiss: Framed - A New Look at the Case that Made Nixon Famous. In 1948, Alger Hiss was identified along with several other government officials as belonging to a communist network. The others plead the Fifth Amendment, but Hiss chose to publicly deny the claim against him. Richard Nixon pressed the case against Hiss and his victory set him on a course to become President.

 

Fred Flintstone balloon, as seen in a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
KPR Staff Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:14

Q: All the helium used to inflate the giant balloons used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City comes from the world’s second largest helium processing plant, which happens to be located in a small central Kansas town.  What’s the name of this town?

Taking Charge of Cancer
Dan Skinner Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:00

Dr. David Palma is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, focusing on the treatment of lung cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic cancers.

Irena Jasperson Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:16

Four public media stations in Kansas, including Kansas Public Radio, will receive a $502,327 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish a regional news collaboration.

The partnership, led by KCUR in Kansas City, will produce multimedia reports on statehouse politics, health, education, natural resources, rural life, and agriculture. The CPB grant, which was announced in September, provides funds for the hiring of four journalists at the partner media outlets for two years, with station support continuing in outlying years.

KPR Staff Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:00

The Retro Cocktail Hour's Cinema a Go-Go series returns to Liberty Hall with a night of extraterrestrial bad guys! Our big double feature has two of the original "alien invasion" movies of the early 1950s, including Howard Hawks' production of the original The Thing From Another World (1951) and low budget auteur Edgar G. Ulmer's The Man From Planet X (1951).

A large elm tree, locally known as the "Hellava Elm," was uprooted by the storm over the weekend. Photo: Danny Mantyla.
KPR Web Operations Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:42

A violent storm damaged homes and knocked out power to many residences in North Lawrence Saturday night.  
 

Conversations: Sales Tax Renewal Proposal
Dan Skinner Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Brandon McGuire, Assistant to the Lawrence City Manager and Porter Arneill, Interim Communications Manager, join me

The Hormone Myth
Dan Skinner Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00

The myth of the hormone-crazed woman is firmly entrenched in our culture. Examples abound in popular films, politics, business, advertisements, and social media. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Robyn Stein DeLuca, PhD, about The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics, & Lies about PMS Keep Women Down.

Haunting the Deep
Dan Skinner Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:00

Adriana Mather has an interesting family history, to say the least.

The Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Lawrence
Dan Skinner Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:00

Are you ready to do the Time Warp again? Theatre Lawrence presents The Rocky Horror Show, October 13 and 14.

The Integrative Guide to Good Health
Dan Skinner Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:00

The Mayo Clinic's book, The Integrative Guide to Good Health: Home Remedies Meet Alternative Therapies to Transform Well-Being strives to answer questions about alternative health therapies, dietary supplements, stress release and much more. Dr. Brent Bauer joins me on this edition of Conversations to discuss the importance of integrated healthcare that encompasses the body, mind and spirit. 

A birds-eye view of Tribune, in Greeley County, Kansas. Date: Between 1900 and 1910 (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society/kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00

Q: What western Kansas town is named for a former newspaper in the eastern United States?

Girls Who Code
Dan Skinner Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:00

Reshma Saujani is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. She is the founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization with chapters in all 50 states. On this edition of Conversations, she joins me to talk about her organization and two new books for girls, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and the novel The Friendship Code #1.

Far From The Tree
Dan Skinner Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Andrew Solomon, the author Far from the Tree: How Children and their Parents Learn to Accept One Another… Our Differences Unite Us. The book explores the impact of extreme differences between children and parents. Solomon is a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University.

This is a postcard showing Collins Block and the Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas. Between 1905 and 1910. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society/kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:22

Q: Often associated with the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, this word comes from a Greek expression meaning "I have found it." It's also the name of a Kansas community. Give us the name of this eastern Kansas town, which is also a county seat.

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