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The John Brown mural, known as "Tragic Prelude," at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00

Q: After more than three decades of effort, a former Civil War-era port and stop on the Underground Railroad is getting national recognition. This week, the U.S. Congress voted to make this place in Kansas City, Kansas, a national commemorative site. What's the name of this place?

KPR Web Operations Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:10

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

Quilters
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Widge Yager talks about the Theatre Lawrence production of the musical Quilters.

Lawrence Arts Center
Dan Skinner Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Margaret Weisbrod Morris, the CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center

The 23rd Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Feb 22 & 23) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall. Admission is free!
KPR Staff Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:00

Q: The Kansas Silent Film Festival runs today (FRI) and tomorrow (SAT) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall in Topeka. (Admission is FREE!) One of the biggest stars of the silent film era was Buster Keaton, who was born right here in Kansas. Do you know where? Give us the name of Buster Keaton's birthplace.

KPR Staff Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:51

At Kansas Public Radio, we are always working to improve and expand the news programming we provide for our listeners, and we need YOUR help.

KPR Staff Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:50
At Kansas Public Radio, we are always working to improve and expand the news programming we provide for our listeners, and we
The Crucible
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/20/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, James Rollins talks about his latest novel,

KPR Staff Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:00

Retro Cocktail Hour knows that this winter has been a long one, so shake away those winter blues with The Tiki Torches on February 23 at Maceli's. During Kansas Tiki Week, Retro Cocktail Hour wants to immerse you in the tiki culture that began back in 1933 with Donn the Beachcomber's first tiki joint. Enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails and appetizers from Maceli’s while you sway to the Tiki Torches’ tunes.

Dan Skinner Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium at Kan

City of a Million Dreams
Dan Skinner Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00

On this edition of Conversations, Jason Berry talks about his latest book,

Illustration by Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR
KPR Web Operations Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:15

President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

This lonesome tree is located in the Flint Hills, west of Alma, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:08

Q: A number of Kansas counties are named after Native American tribes, including Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche and Shawnee. But only one Kansas county is named after an American Indian tribal leader. What's the name of the only Kansas county named after an American Indian leader?

The Suspect
Dan Skinner Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Fiona Barton talks about her latest novel, The Suspect. Barton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child.

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?

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