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Stephen Koranda Monday, January 31st

A House Committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls. The legislation would also require people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda tells us, the House Elections Committee is working on the legislation.

Stephen Koranda Monday, January 31st

Supporters of a bill that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls lined up today (MON) before the House Elections Committee. The legislation would also require first-time voters to prove their citizenship when they register to vote. Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the bill’s author, has been pushing the legislation as a way to prevent voter fraud. Kobach says around 220 incidents of possible voter fraud have been reported since 1997. He told lawmakers that because voter fraud is so hard to track, he believes the actual number is higher.Opponents of the bill believe...

Stephen Koranda Sunday, January 30th

If you could build a Mount Rushmore for the 20th century, which four presidents would you choose to commemorate? Historian Richard Norton Smith gave the first of a four-part series at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics yesterday (SUN). He says Ronald Reagan deserves a spot in history as a leader who transformed the presidency:Richard Norton Smith was the first director of the Dole Institute of Politics and served as director of the Reagan Presidential Library. You can hear Smith's talk in its entirety on KPR Presents, this Sunday evening, at 8:00 p.m. Sunday would mark...

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, January 30th

As the state of Kansas marks its 150th anniversary on Saturday, January 29th, Kansas Public Radio celebrates the sesquicentennial. Based on the book S is for Sunflower, this week's KPR Presents celebrates Kansas A to Z, with a little help from 26 Sunflower elementary school students and a panel of Kansas historians.

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Stephen Koranda Friday, January 28th

Lawmakers are butting heads over a proposal that could cut state employee wages. The legislation is headed for the House floor after passing out of a committee last week. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda tells us, the salary cut could equal 7.5 percent.In the interest of full disclosure, salary cuts at the University of Kansas would affect the staff of Kansas Public Radio.

Stephen Koranda Friday, January 28th

More than a hundred Kansans gathered for a ceremony at the Statehouse today (FRI) to recognize the 150th birthday of the state. In January, 1861, Kansas joined the Union. Governor Sam Brownback told the crowd that Kansans should look to their ancestors when facing today’s challenges. The ceremony kicks off a weekend of events to recognize the sesquicentennial of the state. The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka has opened a new exhibit called “150 Things I Love About Kansas,” and will have a day of free events tomorrow(SAT).

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th

The day after Tom Blubaugh's wife pleaded guilty in the University of Kansas ticket scam, he followed suit. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th

Kansas kicks-off a year-long birthday celebration tomorrow (SAT) when it turns 150-years-old. Yesterday (THUR), KPR's J. Schafer began taking stock of the state's people, places and history. Today (FRI)... we present the second half of his series, "Kansas from A to Z." As part of the state's birthday celebration, the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka will open a new exhibit later this (FRI) morning. Admission is free and doors open at 9 o'clock for the exhibit titled: "150 Things I Love About Kansas."

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th

It may be the costliest guilty plea yet in the University of Kansas ticket scandal. Charlette (shar-LET) Blubaugh (BLUE-baw) entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of conspiracy to steal tickets for sporting events. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

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