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KPR's Retro Cocktail Hour is proud to present the reunion concert of the Kansas City area's only lounge/exotica band, BongoTini.  Please join us for a night of private eye jazz, bachelor pad swing, exotica, beatnik bongos, Latin spice and some serious cheese. Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m. at Maceli's. Get your tickets now at macelis.com!

#bongotini #exoticamusic #retrococktailhour #loungemusic #jazz #lfk #mykpr #livemusic Kansas Public Radio will broadcast Governor Laura Kelly's 2020 State of the State Address - LIVE - tonight (1/15/20) at 6:30.
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The hour-long coverage will include the Democratic governor's speech, as well as the GOP reaction to it, provided by Republican House Speaker Ron Ryckman, Jr.
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Join KPR News Director J. Schafer and senior political reporter Jim McLean, from the Kansas News Service, for analysis.
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#ksleg #kansas #laurakelly #mykpr #kansaspublicradio David Raksin's score for 1947's As the song goes, Cinema a Go-Go returns for 2020 on Friday night with a teenage exploitation double feature! We've got juvenile delinquents, hot cars, teenage angst and the gravity-defying Mamie van Doren. Join us at Liberty Hall for

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On this edition of Conversations, Agustín Fuentes joins us to talk about Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being. Fuentes is a renowned Notre Dame anthropologist, professor, and an active public scientist and lecturer.

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General and later President Dwight D. Eisenhower hoped to reduce worldwide conflict through peaceful personal diplomacy.  Essentially, this meant getting people from different nations together so that they might better understand and relate to one another and thus, be less likely to go to war.

Q: After witnessing the death and destruction of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower came up with an idea he hoped would reduce international conflicts.  Once he became president, the man from Abilene created an international exchange program, which is now headquartered in Kansas City.  What's the name of the program?
 

The budget proposes taxes on streaming services and other digital purchases.

Congress is taking additional steps to prepare for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. The newly appointed House impeachment managers, who will present the case for impeachment, are reading the articles in the Senate chamber. Senators are also being sworn in as jurors.

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Gov. Kelly speaks at the State of the State address while House Speaker Ron Ryckman watches. (Photo by Daniel Caudill)

Here are five issues that will be top of mind for lawmakers this year.

On this edition of Conversations, Susan Goldberg talks about WOMEN: The National Geographic Image Collection. Goldberg is editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor-in-chief of National Geographic. She is the first female editor of the magazine, which published its first issue in October 1888. The book is part of NatGeo's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

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