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Austrian-born composer Max Steiner moved to Hollywood in 1929 and became one of the first composers to write music scores for films. He's often referred to as "the father of film music". On this week's Film Music Friday, it's an encore broadcast of our tribute to Max Steiner, with excerpts from his scores for King Kong, Gone with the Wind, Adventures of Don Juan, Casablanca and many more.

The KPR Presents Book Club met May 27, 2021, to discuss "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis.

It's a sneak peek at the Free State Festival, kicking off a week of indie films June 21st.  We'll hear from Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott about "The 24th," and Festival Director Marlo Angell about some of the other films featured at this week's festival.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from Associated Press and the KPR newsroom.

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. Our weekday headlines are generally posted by 10 am and updated throughout the day. Our weekend summary is typically posted by 1 pm.  Feel feel free to browse our ad-free news summary. And when you're done, feel free to make a pledge to KPR. The University of Kansas has trimmed KPR's budget by $216,000. Yikes!  We hope you can help out by...

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Kapil Parakh talks with host Dan Skinner about “Searching for Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online and Put it to Use.” Dr. Parakh is a practicing cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins and works at Google. There, he has spearheaded efforts to provide high-quality health information to over a billion users. More info at the Searching for Health...

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The national furor over Critical Race Theory and its role in American classrooms is now roiling discussions about state educational policies, and Kansas is no exception.  

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