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On this edition of Conversations Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated." Hale is the bestselling author of many books for young readers. Pham is the author/illustrator of over 100 books for kids. Her illustrations have won numerous awards, including the prestigious...

A COVID vaccine booth in Graham County, Kansas. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)

This summer, the delta variant of COVID-19 filled Kansas hospital beds at a dizzying speed. A month ago, the numbers plateaued, then started a gradual downward slope.
 

Range scientist Keith Harmoney inspects a research plot that's been overtaken by Old World Bluestem at the K-State agricultural center in Hays. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)

An invasive grass called Old World bluestem is crowding out native plant species and remaking Kansas grasslands and pastures. And as it spreads across the state, the time and money it would take to get rid of it keeps going up.  Hear from from some of the landowners and researchers who are trying to prevent it from changing the Kansas prairie forever.

 

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Kansas City high school students Oliver Zhang, trumpet, and Miles Swaminathan, piano, & "The Vocalise Project" with Matthew Bennett, violin

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On this edition of Conversations, Sara and Jack Gorman join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us.” Sara Gorman is a public health and behavioral science expert who has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. Her father, Jack Gorman, served on the faculty of Columbia University's...

What's the matter with American politics? Dole Institute of Politics fellow Michele L. Watley joins Kaye McIntyre to preview the fall discussion group, which kicks off this week. 

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