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Coronavirus in Kansas LIVE UPDATES
Total Cases: 681,405
Total Deaths: 7,319
Hospitalizations: 17,867

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 10am weekdays, 11am weekends.  This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!

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 and 11 am on weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today! 

On this edition of Conversations, Jeffrey Morse talks with host Dan Skinner about “Finding Forward – You Have the Will Within.” After a life-threatening health crisis, Jeffrey Morse was told he would never walk again, but he was determined to prove them wrong. He overcame the odds and recovered to start a new career as a flight instructor, author, and motivational speaker.

Chamber musicians from last summer's Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka gathered to play Amy Beach's Pastorale for Winds and a Rachmaninoff piano work.

Katie Scott spending time with her nephews, Rex, Henry and Charlie. (Submitted photo)

Hospitals in the Kansas City region are shuttling blood supplies among them daily, trying to make sure blood gets to where it's needed amid a national shortage.

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 and 11 am on weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today! 

On this edition of Conversations, Valerie Tripp talks with host Dan Skinner about “Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton’s Flaw.” Among her many credits, Valerie Tripp was part of the creative team behind the American Girl series and has written many of the American Girl books. She also wrote American Girl’s “Welliewisher” and “Hopscotch Hill School” books.

It’s been called The Great Resignation or, more poetically, The Big Quit. Since last July, more than 20 million Americans have left their jobs voluntarily. Researcher Clint Chadwick discusses the Great Resignation and whether the job market will be forever changed by this extraordinary event.

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 and 11 am on weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today! 

On this edition of Conversations, Jeffery Deaver talks with host Dan Skinner about the latest novel in his Lincoln Rhyme series, “The Midnight Lock.” Deaver is the #1 international bestselling and award-winning author of more than 40 novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. He was selected to be the Grand Master of the Mystery Writers in America in 2021.

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