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From the traditional jazz of Louis Armstrong to the best in today's new jazz from young artists like Eldar, from swinging singers to cooking Latin jazz, with plenty of bebop and ballads to boot, Jazz in the Night brings you a wide array of great jazz every Monday through Friday evening from 9 to midnight. On Wednesday from 9 to 10 p.m., Bob presents four of the best new discs on the "New Release Spotlight." And your requests are more than welcome.

You are invited to experience David Basse’s unique blend of jazz and related music on his new syndicated radio show, Jazz with David Basse. The show features latest releases and the occasional sound clip from well-known or up-and-coming artists, plus the most complete history of American music available on radio.
 
David’s rhythmic vocal style complements the music and enhances the listening experience as he shares stories from his vast knowledge of the genre. Join us nightly for great music on Jazz with David Basse.

KPR Presents is an opportunity to showcase high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. There are so many fascinating people who come to this area, everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts. KPR Presents is a great way to share some of those lectures with our listeners.

With NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., & Renée Montagne in Culver City, Calif., & KPR's Tom Parkinson in Lawrence. For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with over one million weekly radio and podcast listeners. OTM can be heard weekly on more than 400 stations and has a biweekly podcast. It has won the Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, it is the only back-to-back winner of the Bart Richards award for media criticism, it is the winner of several Mirror Awards, and it has a Peabody Award for its body of work.
 

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program distributed to radio stations throughout the state of Kansas and recorded at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.

Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy and human experience.

Kansas Public Radio's Retro Cocktail Hour is our weekly nod to the Space Age Pop revival. Here you'll find vintage recordings from the dawn of the Hi-Fi Era - imaginative, light-hearted (and sometimes light-headed) pop stylings designed to underscore everything from the backyard barbecue to the high-tech bachelor pad. Darrell Brogdon serves up two hours of incredibly strange music on Kansas Public Radio, so grab a cocktail shaker and join us for the Retro Cocktail Hour.

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio. We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened. That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

Recorded in front of live audience right here in Lawrence, KS, Right Between the Ears is an award-winning sketch comedy show that is broadcast every week on Kansas Public Radio stations. RBTE has also been heard on Sirius-XM, National Public Radio, BBC 4 and Delta Radio. Four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, Right Between the Ears spoofs politics, TV and movies, sports figures, the rich and famous, the quirky and even the occasional turkey.

Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington. Produced by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios.

Since the turn of the Century, David Basse has been the host of KPR’s The Jazz Scene. This long-running, award-winning jazz show features new releases, classic jazz and information about area jazz concerts, festivals and performances in night clubs. Most Saturdays, David interviews artists who are visiting the area or are releasing new music. “I never met jazz I didn’t like,” says host David Basse, his love for the music and easy manner brings the novice and seasoned listener a new appreciation of the art form.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine's editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors. This isn't a radio version of a magazine, but something all its own, reflecting the rich possibilities of audio storytelling and conversation.

This American Life is an award-winning weekly radio show about first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by PRX.

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91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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