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Phil Wilke Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:31

Interpersonal Psychiatry and Dr. Hiten Soni offer patient appointments in three locations, Lawrence and The Legends area in Kansas City, Kansas, and Parkville in Missouri. He offers treatment for a number of issues, including addiction, sexual dysfunction, couples therapy and LGBT-related issues. Their Lawrence office is located at 901 Kentucky St. Information and appointments at 785-393-6167 or at their website. 

KPR Staff Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

Where do you listen to KPR? We want to know and we want to see!​

You can download our “My Place for #MyKPR” placard, print it out, take a picture and send it to us showing us your place to listen.

(Flickr Photo by Tyler)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/09/2015 - 08:59

Q: The wealthiest man in all of Iowa is a multi-billionaire farmer named Harry Stine

A Hesston Rape Swather/Windrower (Photo by Mick Garratt/Creative Commons)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

Q: This high school mascot is named after a specific piece of farm equipment that's also manufactured in this central Kansas town. Name the mascot and the Kansas high school to which it belongs.  

Phil Wilke Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:44


Phil Wilke Mon, 09/28/2015 - 15:57

Fairlawn Plaza, in Topeka, is hosting the 2015 Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. It’s a day of live music and family fun, featuring weiner dog races, polka contests, German food and beer from Blind Tiger brewery.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:50

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Geoffrey Benzing, a Lawrence-based artist who has developed several styles that vary in character and technique.

KPR Staff Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00

Q: The telephone prefix for many state government agencies and departments in Topeka is 296.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:00

Earth is under attack at the next Cinema a Go-Go, presented by KPR's Retro Cocktail Hour! 

KPR's Tom Parkinson fixes one of many cups of coffee during his "Morning Edition" shift. (Photo by David Gernon/KPR Intern)
Phil Wilke Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:12

By David Gernon / KPR Intern

In 1921, the last Carnegie built library in the United States opened in Canton, in McPherson County. (Photo by Gary Clark/
KPR Staff Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

Q: The last Carnegie Library built in the United States opened in 1921 and continues to be used as a public library today.

Phil Wilke Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:48

From KPR

Who Was Boston Corbett? New Book Sheds Light on Man Who Killed Lincoln's Assassin

Kansas history is replete with unusual characters. One of the most historically significant is also one of the most enigmatic: Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth. Commentator Rex Buchanan just finished reading a new book on the strange life and times of Corbett, the soldier who killed the actor who killed President Lincoln.

Phil Wilke Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:36

Yankee Tank Brewing Company at Henry T's is sponsoring the Lawrence Humane Society's fundraising auction, the Bootlegger's Fur Ball, at Abe and Jake's on Friday, September 25. Henry T’s has restaurants in Lawrence, 3520 W 6th St., and Topeka, 1521 SW 21st St., near Washburn University. They’re also rolling out their own microbrewed beer, available at both restaurants. Learn more at their website.

The Western Auto Building, also known as the Coca-Cola Building or the Candler Building, is located at 2107 Grand Boulevard, in the Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo. The twelve-story building was built for the Coca-Cola Company in 1914 and later became the headquarters of the Western Auto Supply Company. (Flickr Photo by Matt Meier)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

Q: Born in 1886 in Mound Valley, Kan., this man attended Parsons Business College and then started the Western Auto Supply Company with an initial investment of just five dollars.

Emily Markoulatos's show is on display in the KPR Gallery through the end of August.
KPR Staff Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Emily Markoulatos, a Lawrence-based artist who creates art as often as possible. She challenges herself to make paintings that communicate emotion to the viewer.

KPR Staff Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:24

Lawrence Opera Theatre announces their 6th Summer Festival season with performances August 13-16 in conjunction with Theatre Lawrence.

A view of a street in Chanute, Kan., taken between 1880 and 1899, shortly after its inception as a town. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /
KPR Staff Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:23

Q: In 1873, the communities of Tioga, Chicago Junction, Alliance and New Chicago all merged together to form a brand new town in southeast Kansas.

Mickey Mantle (labeled) played shortstop on The Whiz Kids, the 1948 Cardinal Junior League championship team from Baxter Springs, Kan. The original photograph was autographed by Mantle in 1986. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /
KPR Staff Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Q: Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle was born in Oklahoma, but before he became a New York Yankee he played semi-professional and minor-league baseball in Kansas.

Phil Wilke Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:32

The Alcove Spring Historic Park in Marysville, Kansas, will host the Orchestra on the Oregon Trail, an all-day experience with music and events for all ages Sunday, September 6.


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