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One Man, Two Guvnors
Dan Skinner Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Jenny Sledge joins us to talk about the University Theatre production of

Freedom's Laboratory
Dan Skinner Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

On this edition of Conversations, Audra Wolfe talks about her latest book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. Wolfe is a writer, editor, and historian whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the podcast American History Tellers.

Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which he flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
KPR Staff Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:26

Q: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and became a worldwide celebrity. "Lucky Lindy," as he was called, was also named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1927. About five years earlier, Lindbergh lived in Kansas, where he worked as a barnstorming pilot and acrobat. Where, in Kansas, did Charles Lindbergh live?

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:13

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:07
President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.
KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:58

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

KPR Staff Tue, 02/05/2019 - 08:31

Now's the time to support KPR's news department on One Day. One KU. By donating to the campaign, you would be providing funding for statewide, statehouse and local news, community discussion, national news programming from a variety of sources, including National Public Radio, and for programs such as KPR Presents.

KPR Staff Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:10

Q: The fastest private jet in the world is made by Textron Aviation in Wichita. What's the name of this business jet that cruises at speeds of 600 miles per hour and can hit a top speed of 717 mph?

Lied Center 2019 Spring Season Update
Dan Skinner Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center in Lawrence, joins us for a preview of upcoming performan

KPR Web Operations Fri, 01/25/2019 - 13:21

President Trump is speaking at the White House regarding the government shutdown. Watch his remarks from the Rose Garden live.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:40

As KPR's new Media, Sponsorship and Events Coordinator, Bobbi will be our point person for events and communications, and will be working with several of our corporate sponsorship clients. She has experience in radio, events planning and higher education, making her a very good fit for a station licensed by a university.

(Photo by Beccy Tanner / The Wichita Eagle / cropped)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:07

Q: Located in Lane County, this 1-A high school has the smallest enrollment in the state. What's the name of the western Kansas high school with just 14 students enrolled this year (2018-2019)?

The First Conspiracy
Dan Skinner Wed, 01/23/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Brad Meltzer joins us to talk about his latest book, a work of non-fiction,

Great Spaces Music and Arts Series
Dan Skinner Mon, 01/21/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk, Music Director at Grace Cathedral, joins us to talk about upcoming performances.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:00

We take the saying "two heads are better than one" literally at the next Cinema a Go-Go at Liberty Hall on Friday, January 18. We've got TWO movies...TWO monsters... each sporting TWO heads. 

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