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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Thomas Blubaugh (BLUE-baw) worked as a consultant to the University of Kansas ticket office for almost three years. His wife, Charlette (char-LET), was an associate athletics director in charge of the KU ticket office. Together, they participated in a ticket scam that was a federal violation. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Thomas Blubaugh, 47, is the latest to be sentenced.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

As the federal government moves closer to a shutdown, 1st District Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp is talking about what a continued budget stalemate could mean. During the 1996 federal government shutdown, national parks closed, thousands of federal employees were sent home, and services such as the processing of passport applications were halted. But many things DID continue running, and would do so again this time around:Huelskamp says his staff in Washington and in Kansas would continue to work if a shutdown occurred, although they initially would not receive pay. Unless President Obama...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

An academic workshop featuring more than two dozen leading Civil War scholars is taking place today (THUR) and tomorrow (FRI) at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. The meeting will focus on the western frontier and the contentious "Border Wars" between Kansas and Missouri. KU history professor Jonathan Earle says their impact can still be felt in the region today.The conference will also examine how social and political ideological differences in the Civil War era still have repercussions for politics in modern times. The Hall Center workshop is part of a...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Thirteen of the nation's leading scholars on the Kansas and Missouri "Border Wars" in the late 19th century will be meeting today (THUR) and tomorrow (FRI) at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. KU history professor Jonathan Earle is one of the conference organizers. He says that analyzing what happened in the Bleeding Kansas era is now challenging traditional ways of thinking about the U-S Civil War.The conference brings together scholars who have rarely interacted outside the pages of scholarly journals. The papers being discussed at the conference will be part...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Feral – or wild -- hogs are quite a problem for agriculture producers. If left unchecked, these prolific breeders can run rampant in most any habitat and cause lots of damage. Kansas has tackled the problem with a trapping program and the outlawing of sport hunting of the hogs. But the state’s nationally recognized approach is threatened by budget cuts. Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban takes a closer look at how Kansas keeps control of one of the smartest animals around. You'll find more stories about Midwest agriculture online at HarvestPublicMedia.org. That's Harvest Public Media DOT...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Nine high school students from suburban Kansas City are in Washington today (WED) to perform a play for the Secretary of Education—and possibly the Vice President. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson says it’s part of a national summit on gender-based violence.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

For Transportation officials, this is Work Safety Zone awareness week. Kim Stich of the Kansas Department of Transportation reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones. Stich says last year 7 motorists were killed in work zone accidents across the state.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Transportation officials are asking Kansans to wear something orange tomorrow (WED)(April the 6th) to help commemorate “national work zone awareness week”. K-DOT’s Kim Stitch says its part of a campaign to get motorists to slow down and be more aware in construction zones. Some tips for driving in work zones include staying alert, following traffic control and expecting delays.

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