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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, July 15th

The Native American people known as the Kanza Indians are mostly gone from Kansas. But here, in the state that bears their name, you can still find remnants of when the Kanza called this place home. The tribe lived here for generations before they were forced to move south into present-day Oklahoma. Commentator Rex Buchanan says a new book on the history of the Kanza provides insight into this group of people, about which most modern-day Kansans know so little. Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, June 3rd

The flying pteranodon (tuh-RAN-uh-don) is on the left. The sea-roaming tylosaurus is on the right. Both creatures roamed what is now Kansas during the Cretaceous Period, when a giant sea covered the area. These pictures are what we think the animals looked like. And, they display better than the fossils!Most Kansans probably know many of our state symbols, like the official state flower, animal and insect. They are, of course, the sunflower, the buffalo and the honeybee. But what about our latest state symbols - the official state fossils? As Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander...

KPR Web Operations Friday, May 16th

Atlas of Kansas Lakes and Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The beauty of Kansas scenery can be subtle, revealing itself slowly.  Sometimes, it washes over you in measured time, like a symphony, slowly adding instruments and steadily building toward a crescendo.  With wide-open spaces, a sizable sky and plenty of prairie... Kansas is a giant playground for plants, waterfowl and other wildlife.  Commentator Rex Buchanan says two new books can help you discover and appreciate some of the wonders of Kansas nature.     Commentator Rex...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, May 13th

(Photo via freeimages) Earlier this year, the Kansas Supreme Court told the Legislature it was violating the state constitution by not adequately funding poor schools. Lawmakers added more money to the education budget... but they wanted something in return. Guest Commentator Tony Moss says they put into the law two very bad ideas. Guest Commentator Tony Moss is a former school social worker. He's currently a researcher and data analyst for the Kansas Department of Education, but he spoke to us today as a private citizen, not as a representative of the education department.   (SCRIPT) The...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, May 6th

(Flickr Photo by Philip Taylor)Tax day has come and gone. But the folks in Here, Kan., are still talking about all the changes in state tax policy, including Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander.   The comments of William Jennings Bryan Oleander, otherwise known as Tom Averill, Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University.            

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 30th

The largest intaglio in Kansas is located in Rice County. It is the figure of a serpent holding something in its mouth. (Image via Great Bend Aspect) The people who lived in Kansas long before Europeans arrived left behind many signs to remind us they were here. They built mounds and carved pictures into rocks. They also left behind intaglios. Commentator Rex Buchanan explains what intaglios are...and ponders their meaning.   Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning...

KPR Web Operations Friday, March 14th

The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History by Jon K. Lauck Has the history of the Midwest been overlooked and underappreciated? Author John Lauck claims it has. In his new book, "The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History," Lauck maintains that Midwesterners deserve more respect. Commentator Rex Buchanan agrees.   Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning Edition. Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR...

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.              

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