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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 27th

What's going on in the Big 12 Conference? Two schools left the conference last year and a third school is planning to leave at the end of this year. That means the Big 12 will be down to just nine members. With all the talk of the Big 12's demise, some say it's time to consider a whole new approach to conference realignment. Guest Commentator David Brown thinks he has an idea worthy of consideration. Guest Commentator and sports fan David Brown is an attorney. He lives in Lawrence.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 20th

What if ALL general education courses at Kansas community colleges transferred -- seamlessly -- to any public university in the state? That could happen, if the chair of the Kansas Board of Regents has his way. But wait... Commentator John Richard Schrock says there are problems with this idea. Commentator John Richard Schrock is a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio. He's also a professor at Emporia State University, where he trains future biology teachers.

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 19th

A new book is out, detailing the life of Doc Holliday, the legendary gambler and gunslinger of the Old West. Holliday may be best-known for his role in the shoot-out at the O-K Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But as Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, Holliday earned much of his reputation on the desperate streets of Dodge City, Kansas. Commentator Rex Buchanan is a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio. He's also the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas -- and co-author of the book "Roadside Kansas."

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, September 14th

The decision to close a number of Kansas SRS offices has been controversial. So far, four communities have found a way to keep their local offices open. But, as Guest Commentator Gwyn (Gwen) Mellinger (MELL-ing-ur) points out, the effort to save local offices comes with a cost... to local taxpayers. Guest Commentator Gwyn (Gwen) Mellinger (MELL-ing-ur) is Chair of the Mass Media Department at Baker University in Baldwin City. She also writes a column for the Topeka Capital Journal and for Insight Kansas.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, August 24th

The state of Kansas is world-famous as an agricultural powerhouse and a leader in the cattle industry. But it's also one of the nation's biggest oil producers. Commentator Rex Buchanan says Kansas has been reaping the benefits of advances in drilling technology, and explains how landowners might end up big winners in a coming Kansas oil boom. Commentator Rex Buchanan is a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio. He's also the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey and co-author of the book "Roadside Kansas."

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, August 2nd

Kansas may soon eliminate state funding for public broadcasting. Governor Sam Brownback had threatened to eliminate money for public radio and TV stations this year, but didn't. Next year, however, it's all but certain that state funding for public broadcasting will disappear. Guest commentator Gwyn (Gwen) Mellinger (MELL-ing-ur) says cutting-off state funds for public broadcasting would be a mistake. Guest Commentator Gwyn (Gwen) Mellinger (MELL-ing-ur) is Chair of the Mass Media Department at Baker University in Baldwin City. She also writes a column for the Topeka Capital Journal and for...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, July 26th

For bird watchers, Kansas has a lot to offer. There are hundreds of different types of birds that either make their home here... or pass through the state on their journey elsewhere. Commentator Rex Buchanan has been flipping through the pages of a new, massive book that profiles nearly 500 Kansas birds. Commentator Rex Buchanan is a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio. He's also the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey and co-author of the book "Roadside Kansas."

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, July 26th

  An arboretum (are-ber-EE-tum) south of Wichita has an interesting history to go along with it's fascinating mix of trees and other plants. Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander (OH-lee-ann-der) recently went to the Arboretum in Belle Plaine, even though he couldn't find it on a map. The comments of William Jennings Bryan Oleander, otherwise known as Tom Averill, Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University. In addition to teaching English and writing, Tom Averill is the author of several books. This year, he celebrates his 20th year of producing commentaries for KPR.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, July 20th

Hundreds of people are gathered in Colby today (THUR) for the governor's summit concerning the future of the Ogallala (OH-guh-LAH-LAH) Aquifer. Experts say the huge, underground lake is losing water faster than it can be replaced. Guest Commentator Joseph Aistrup (A-strup) says Governor Brownback may be well-positioned to help save the aquifer from running dry. Guest Commentator Joseph Aistrup (A-strup) is a professor of political science at Kansas State University. He's also one of the principal investigators for a National Science Foundation grant studying the Ogallala (OH-guh-LAH-LAH)...

KPR Web Operations Friday, June 24th

There are many things that divide eastern and western Kansas. One of them is rainfall. But as Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us... water itself is a resource that unites all Kansans - whether they know it or not. Commentator Rex Buchanan is the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey. He's also co-author of the book Roadside Kansas, published by University Press of Kansas. Roadside Kansas has been in print since 1987 and was recently revised and updated.

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