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Phil Wilke Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:18

Q: Diana, you were on the air with KANU in 1993. Welcome back. What were you doing in the meantime?

KPR Staff Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:38

Mozart's birthday is Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Kansas Public Radio is making a week of it. We'll be spotlighting Mozart's music all week, so tune in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Phil Wilke Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:34

President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Kansas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. KPR coverage also contains a photo slideshow of the historic day.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00

Crime fighting wrestlers, hooded master criminals, secret laboratories, murderous ape men and zombies and gorgeous babes add

Wilt Chamberlain stands on the basketball court of Allen Fieldhouse, during his tenure as a Kansas Jayhawk, ca. 1955. (Photo via Spencer Research Library
KPR Staff Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:44

Q: The late Wilt Chamberlain is still the only man to ever score 100 points in an NBA game. The former Kansas Jayhawk has now been honored by the U.S.

Phil Wilke Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:28

LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will carry President Obama’s speech on Thursday live from the University of Kansas’ Anschutz Sports Pavilion. KPR’s J.

The main business street looking north in Hugoton, Kan., 1891. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:25

Q: This southwest Kansas community is named after a French poet and writer who authored many works, including: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Samuel Ramey is pictured at left in Verdi's "Attila."
KPR Staff Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:20

Q: This professor at Wichita State University has been recognized for distinguished achievement by the editors of Opera News.

J. Schafer spends part of the 2014 holidays target shooting with an assortment of firearms, including this AR-30.
J. Schafer Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:52

Some cultures ring in the New Year with fireworks; others with firearms.

radiobob Mon, 12/29/2014 - 17:42

As usual, it's a challenge to choose my very favorite jazz CDs of the year, but the process of revisiting many of this year's fine releases has been rewarding. On the Dec.

Phil Wilke Mon, 12/29/2014 - 14:47

The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas includes some 11,000 members in 45 congregations, as well as a secondary school and two social service agencies.

Phil Wilke Mon, 12/29/2014 - 14:08

From KPR

Mark Edwards Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:42

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KPR Staff Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

Brighten your holidays by listening to these seasonal specials on Kansas Public Radio.

This is the inner dome with its new chandelier in the Kansas State Capitol. The original chandelier was removed during a World War II scrap metal drive. (Flickr Photo by Mike Linksvayer)
KPR Staff Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:51

Q: Inside the rotunda at the Kansas Statehouse, you'll find a replica of the massive chandelier that once hung from the capitol dome. What happened to the ORIGINAL chandelier?

(Photo by ThreeOak)
KPR Staff Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:20

Q: Traditionally… what time does Santa Claus arrive in Kansas on Christmas Eve?

An early December sunset, as seen from the KPR parking lot.
J. Schafer Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:10

As almost everyone knows, Kansas is blessed with some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere.  They never last very long, but when you catch one at just the right time, it makes you want to watch

Selfie, in my Jeep Commander, taken on December 2, 2014, a date which will live on the calendar.
J. Schafer Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:44

Well, let's see now... I have a new work website to figure out and post things to, a KPR News Twitter account to manage... a neglected Facebook page to update...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:15

Q: Astronaut Ron Evans, of St. Francis, was the first Kansan to go into space. He did so as part of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon. As Command Module Pilot, his ...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:19

Q: As a West Point cadet, Dwight D. Eisenhower played football for the army, where he competed against one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Eisenhower later said th...

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