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KPR Web Operations Thursday, March 6th

Kansas City Winter Snow 2013, in Fairway, Kan. (Flickr Photo by Ramsey Mohsen)The Winter Olympics ended last month in Sochi, Russia. But according to Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander, the winter games have just begun... here in Kansas.   The comments of William Jennings Bryan Oleander; otherwise known as Tom Averill, Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University.            

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, February 26th

(Flickr Photo Illustration via Ira Gelb) Most of us like to think that slavery ended after the American Civil War. Sadly, that's just not true. Today, human trafficking is the new form of slavery. Guest Commentator Barry Grissom is the U.S. Attorney for Kansas. As he tells us, the fight against human trafficking has become the great human rights cause of our time.   Guest Commentator Barry Grissom is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas.             

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 31st

(Flickr Photo by Jason Howie)In this modern age, with all our gee-whiz technology, there are many ways to connect with family and catch up with friends. Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander may be an old-timer but his New Year's resolution is to try new-fangled things, like staying in touch through social media.   The comments of William Jennings Bryan Oleander; otherwise known as Tom Averill, Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University.              

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 24th

Jack London's 1903 The Call of the Wild was a sensation — it sold one million copies and made London the most popular American writer of his generation. He's shown above in 1916, shortly before his death at age 40. (Photo via AP)Jack London by Earle LaborCold weather might make you want to stay inside, next to a warm fire...and curl up with a good book. Commentator Rex Buchanan says he recently read one - a biography of Jack london by Earle Labor. As Rex tells us, Labor's book on London includes a surprising connection to Kansas.   Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, December 24th

Watching Christmas movies is a tradition for many. (Flickr Photo by Kevin Dooley) Christmastime. It can be "the most wonderful time of the year," or the most depressing. Like anything, it's all a matter of perspective. For Commentator Cheryl Unruh, the holiday season has been both. (And now, here's a version with the host intro and, more importantly, the ending music that everyone is asking about today! The music used here is a version of "Over the Rainbow / Simple Gifts" by The Piano Guys.) Commentator Cheryl Unruh is the author of the book: "Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, December 18th

A scene from the 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life.Classic movies are the ones that tell us essential truths about ourselves, and many of those films are ones we associate with Christmastime. Guest Commentator Burdett Loomis says that it's not much of a stretch to learn some essential truths about the challenges faced by others in one of the season's most beloved films.   Guest Commentator Burdett Loomis is a professor of political science at the University of Kansas.          

KPR Web Operations Monday, December 9th

Pronghorn Antelope (Flickr Photo by Larry Lamsa)According to the official state song, "Home on the Range," this is where the deer and the antelope play. But when's the last time YOU saw an antelope in eastern Kansas? For Commentator Rex Buchanan, it was just a few weeks ago.   Commentator Rex Buchanan is the intermin director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning Edition. Special thanks to Steve Adams and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for help with this commentary.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, December 4th

The Flint Hills in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kan. (Photo by Cheryl Unruh)Where do you go when you want to get back to who you are? Do you have a special place -- a favorite, physical space? Commentator Cheryl Unruh does. And for her, it's not that far away.   In the heart of the Flint Hills, you can gaze upon the distant small town of Madison, Kan., from Texaco Hill. (Flickr Photo by Patrick Emerson)  Commentator Cheryl Unruh is the author of the book: "Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State." She also writes a weekly column for the Emporia...

KPR Web Operations Monday, December 2nd

After spending hundreds of millions of dollars on renovation, the Kansas Statehouse looks good - really good! And right now is a good time to see it in person, before the shiny, new, copper dome fades to a green patina. Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander recently took his own tour of the stately statehouse building.   The comments of William Jennings Bryan Oleander; otherwise known as Tom Averill, Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University.            

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, November 20th

Tyrannosaurus specimen AMNH 5027 at the American Museum of Natural History was discovered and excavated in 1908 by Barnum Brown in Montana. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)For a state with such a small population, Kansas has produced a lot of big names: Dwight Eisenhower, Amelia Earhart, Barnum Brown. Barnum Brown? If you're unfamiliar with the famous fossil hunter, listen up. Commentator Rex Buchanan recently read up on the man from Carbondale.   Rex BuchananCommentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Production assistance...

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