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Keeper of the Plains in Wichita (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:05

Q: The Keeper of the Plains is a 44-foot tall sculpture that stands at the confluence of the Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) and Little Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) Rivers in Wichita. What's the name of the Native American artist who created it?

The Paragon Hotel
Dan Skinner Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Lyndsay Faye joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Paragon

Dan Skinner Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:00

Sherlock Holmes fans know that he died at Reichenbach Falls, but what if he didn't?

The Grand Escape
Dan Skinner Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

On this edition of Conversations, Neal Bascomb talks about his latest young adult book,

The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles originally spelled Hollywoodland.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:34

Q: On January 25, 2006, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 39-cent commemorative stamp in Beverly Hills, California. The stamp honored a famous Kansan -- a character actress, singer and performer on radio, TV and on the Silver Screen. What's the name of this Academy-Award-winning Kansas actress?

House of Gold
Dan Skinner Wed, 01/09/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Natasha Solomons talks about her latest novel, House of Gold

Carlsen Center
Dan Skinner Mon, 01/07/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Emily Behrmann, General Manger of the Carl

Amtrak's Southwest Chief arriving at the depot in Lawrence, Kansas, right around midnight. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:00

Q: For those getting on board in Lawrence, Kansas, the "Midnight Train" doesn't go to Georgia.  In fact, it goes in the opposite direction.  Just before midnight every day, the Southwest Chief arrives at the Lawrence depot and then heads west, southwest.  This Amtrak train runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, passing through eight states along the way.  How many stops does it make in Kansas?  (We want the total NUMBER of stops the Southwest Chief makes in Kansas.)

Photo of Ellis Paul by Jeff Fasano
KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:44

Kansas Public Radio is proud to present Ellis Paul in a concert celebrating 25 years of Trail Mi

KPR Web Operations Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:39

Watch the first day of the Democrat-controlled 116th Congress, including the election for House Speaker, which Nancy Pelosi is expected to win, and debate on new House rules.

Dan Skinner Wed, 01/02/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Robin Cook talks about his latest novel,

The Secret Language of Cats
Dan Skinner Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Susanne Schotz talks about her book, The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship. Schotz is a leading authority on the science of feline communication.

Dan Skinner Fri, 12/28/2018 - 13:00

On this edition of Conversations, Nik Sharma joins us to talk about his new cookbook, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food.

Tasting Italy
Dan Skinner Wed, 12/26/2018 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Jack Bishop joins us to talk about Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey.

The cast (well, most of them) of KPR's "A Christmas Carol."
KPR Staff Wed, 12/26/2018 - 00:00

The holidays are here! KPR celebrates with a number of specialty programs now through the New Year. See our list of specials and plan your life accordingly.​ 

Prairie Dunes Golf Course in Reno County. (Photo via Kansas Historical Society)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:10

Q: Emerson Carey, founder of the Carey Salt Company, was an avid golfer. The Carey family commissioned a designer to create a now famous golf course in Reno County that's become popular with professional golfers and celebrities. What's the name of this golf course?


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