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We're celebrating National Poetry Month with former Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Ottawa poet Shannon Carriger.

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 the Associated Press, compiled by the KPR staff.

Many film composers also create music for the concert hall.  This week on Film Music Friday we'll listen to examples of concert music by Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and others.

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On this edition of Conversations, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cosmic Queries: Star Talk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going.” Tyson is an astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. He is the host of the podcast, "StarTalk," and two seasons of the television show, "Cosmos."

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Republicans and Democrats across the country are fighting over whether transgender athletes should be welcome in girls' and women's sports. The Kansas Legislature passed a ban, but it looks destined for a veto.

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