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Women's Suffrage logo used with permission of LWVK
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 16th, 2019

100 years ago this week, Kansas ratified the 19th Amendment, giving women across the country full voting rights.  This week on KPR Presents, the long, hard-fought road to women's suffrage.

Show Posters for Oklahoma, Pippin, Cinema-a-Go-Go, Chasing Gods
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Week of June 9, 2019: We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cinema-a-Go-Go with KPR's own Darrell Brogdon, preview some area theater offerings, and talk Tony Awards. 

Photo courtesy of the National World War II Museum
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

75 years ago this week, 150,000 Allied troops stormed the German-occupied beaches of Normandy, France. This week on KPR Presents, we mark the 75th anniversary of the largest one-day amphibious operation in U.S. history.

American soldier with poppy background. Photo credit: National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kaye McIntyre Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

We mark Memorial Day with "World War I Ghost Soldier," a first-person narrative by David Tangeman of Topeka.

Photo of Kansas Capitol by KPR staff
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 19th, 2019

KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief and Kaye McIntyre review the 2019 legislative session. Also, KU Professor John Tibbetts talks about musicians talking about music.

Photo of Sarah Smarsh and Kaye McIntyre
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 12th, 2019

This week's show features two Kansas authors: Sarah Smarsh, author of "Heartland: Working Hard and Growing Up Poor in the Richest Country on Earth," and Mike Graves, author of "Shadow of Doubt."

Brown v Board of Education 65th anniversary logo
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 5th, 2019

As Topeka marks 65 years since the landmark Brown v. Board decision, we hear from Kansans who look back on the days before and after legal segregation. We'll also meet Shelly London, this year's recipient of the Dole Humanitarian Award.

Kaye McIntyre and Sally Buzbee in KPR studio
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, April 28th, 2019

It's a challenging time to be in the news business, but there's room for opportunity and optimism. That's the message of Sally Buzbee, executive editor of the Associated Press and recipient of the 2019 William Allen White National Citation.

Huascar Medina and Kaye McIntyre with Kansas Public Radio sign
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, April 21st, 2019

We celebrate National Poetry Month with the new Poet Laureate of Kansas, Huascar Medina of Topeka.  We'll also hear from the outgoing Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas of Emporia, and Wichita native Jon Kelly Yenser.

Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy with Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, recipient of the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize from KU's Dole Institute of Politics.

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