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Dyche Hall, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
John Richard Schrock Friday, August 30th, 2019

A prominent building at the University of Kansas is named after a man from Osage County who spent most of his childhood unable to read and write. Commentator John Richard Schrock brings us the remarkable story of Lewis Lindsay Dyche, the namesake of KU's Museum of Natural History.

Associated Press Friday, August 30th, 2019

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 Students at Broken Arrow Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District develop reading skills using iPads. Every student in the district receives an iPad or Macbook.  (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
KMUW Radio Friday, August 30th, 2019

Smartboards have been replacing chalkboards in Kansas for more than a decade. Yet districts are still trying to figure out tech’s place in the classroom.

Laura Lorson Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Dr. Richard Godbeer is the new director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He's bringing a fresh perspective to the job, and hoping to engage both scholars and the public at large in discussions about the humanities and their place in the public sphere.

Associated Press Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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Corn field south of Wamego, Kansas  (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Thursday, August 29th, 2019

When President Trump levied tariffs on China, scrambling global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's efforts to rebalance America's trade relationship with Beijing. But Miller's patience - and that of many other Midwest farmers - may be wearing thin. That's especially true for those farmers who grow corn.

Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

The homeless shelter in Lawrence is facing a funding shortfall. Soon, it will only be able to serve about half as many people as it used to serve. Social service agencies are trying to help. They're gathering supplies to make living outdoors more comfortable for those who ultimately will have to resort to that option.

Aetna Medicaid CEO Randy Hyun (center) and Regional Vice President Deb Bacon (right) met with Kansas lawmakers in Topeka on Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Aetna is at risk of losing its Medicaid contract in Kansas.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

An insurance company with a $1 billion-a-year contract to help run the Medicaid program in Kansas has apologized for failing to meet the state's expectations.  The Aetna Medicaid CEO told state lawmakers this week that the company is taking steps to quickly improve its performance. 

Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

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