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There’s been a drop in how much time people around the world spend in face-to-face interaction, but guest Jeffrey Hall says don’t blame social media. It might be our jobs and commutes taking time from in-person get togethers.

All 105 Kansas counties have been placed under at least a drought watch as a record heat wave makes its way across the Sunflower State. On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed an executive order which declared updated drought emergencies for all of Kansas.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture promised to relieve Barbara Norman of about a half million dollars worth of debt. (Photo by Sam Mirpoorian, Illinois Public Media)

The American Rescue Plan promised $4 billion in debt relief to “socially disadvantaged farmers.” But a swarm of lawsuits from banks and white farmers alleging discrimination has put the aid on hold.
 

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding a series of public hearings. The committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and collected tens of thousands of pages of documents as part of its investigation into the deadly attack. The next hearing will be on June 28 at 1 p.m.

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today.

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa L. Lewis talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive.” Lewis is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. 

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These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today.

On this edition of Conversations, Wade Rouse talks with host Dan Skinner about his memoir, “Magic Season: A Son’s Story.” Rouse, who writes fiction under the pen name Viola Shipman, is an internationally bestselling author of 13 books, including four memoirs and nine novels. 

Photo of Maggie Shipstead holding Great Circle, submitted by author; photo from Gary Davis collection, photo of Gary Davis, Marlene Davis, and Brittany Keegan, used with permission of Watkins Museum

Today on the KPR Presents Book Club: best-selling author Maggie Shipstead joins us to talk about Great Circle. We'll also visit "Familiar Faces," the newest exhibit at the Watkins Museum of History in downtown Lawrence.

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