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Kansas Public Radio's recent fall membership drive pulled in more than $337,000 in pledges, becoming the most successful fall campaign in the station's 70-year history.
 

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, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

On this edition of Conversations, Deborah Wiles talks with host Dan Skinner about “Bobby – A Story of Robert F. Kennedy.” Wiles is an award-winning author of several highly acclaimed books including her most recent picture book, “Night Walk to the Sea: A Story about Rachel Carson, Earth’s Protector.” 

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, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

Kaye McIntyre, Kristy Nerstheimer holding book

Our 2022 Kansas Notable Book series continues with The Greatest Thing: A Story about Buck O'Neil by Kristy Nerstheimer.

Kansas Public Radio is hiring a new Statehouse Bureau Chief. Do you have the skills, experience and curiosity necessary to keep an eye on Kansas state government for KPR and its news partners?

On this edition of Conversations, Howard Yaruss talks with host Dan Skinner about “Understandable Economics – Because Understanding Our Economy Is Easier Than You Think and More Important Than You Know.” Yaruss is an economist, professor, attorney, businessman, and activist. He has taught a variety of courses on economics and business, and currently teaches at New York University. 

Republican Derek Schmidt said during a debate that he wants to sign a bill banning transgender girls from competing in sports reserved for females. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly contends it's not a pressing issue in Kansas. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas Public Radio)

Republican Derek Schmidt says a new law is needed to make sports reserved for girls and women fair. But Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who twice vetoed such a bill, says it's not a pressing issue in Kansas.
 

Governor Laura Kelly and challenger Derek Schmidt debate at the Kansas State Fair. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)

Derek Schmidt and Laura Kelly do agree on the need for mental health services, but not all of their policy ideas align.
 

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