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John Gorka KPR Benefit Concert - SOLD OUT!

West Side Folk is thrilled to announce that it will present a very special concert to benefit Kansas Public Radio, which recently received a $100,000 budget cut that represents about 20 percent of the annual funding KPR receives from the University of Kansas. John Gorka is playing for reduced fees to do his part to help KPR, and all profits from this concert will go to KPR.

Tiki Night at Retro Cocktail Hour's Cinema a Go-Go

Cast off for some tropical terrors at our next Cinema a Go-Go! Our big double feature includes She Demons (1958), where a three-hour cruise turns into a nightmare, complete with rubber mask-wearing monsters, evil Nazi scientists and Irish McCalla, star of TV's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; and Voodoo Island (1957) wherein an island cursed by voodoo is also tormented by a lousy script and ridiculous special effects (but also has music by Les Baxter). 

Tell Congress Kansas Public Radio Matters to You

The President’s FY 18 budget proposes eliminating federal funding for public media. Our station relies on this essential federal seed money to provide you with the highest quality noncommercial programming and community services, as it is nearly 13 percent of our annual funding. If Kansas Public Radio has educated, informed or inspired you, please sign Protect My Public Media’s petition urging Congress to continue to fund public media at protectmypublicmedia.org.

West Side Folk Concerts Benefit KPR

Brother Sun and John Gorka are featured performers in two upcoming benefit concerts for Kansas Public Radio.

West Side Folk is thrilled to announce that it will present two very special concerts to benefit Kansas Public Radio, which recently received a $100,000 budget cut that represents about 20 percent of the annual funding KPR receives from the University of Kansas. Brother Sun and John Gorka are playing for reduced fees to do their part to help KPR, and all profits from these concerts will go to KPR.

New Five-Part Series Airing on KPR2

Tune in to KPR2 from 7-8 p.m., February 6-10, to listen to "In the Dark," the most comprehensive reporting on a case that inspired the national sex offender’s registry as well as the concept of “stranger danger.”

Kidnapping cases are often complicated and tedious, but the case of Jacob Wetterling seemed like it should have been open and shut. Jacob was kidnapped in front of two of his friends one night in 1989 as they biked home on a dead-end street in St. Joseph, Minnesota. As law enforcement scrambled to find the boy and return him home, the town was ripped apart and the case seemed to go colder and colder.

Points of View With Kansas Public Radio: Taxing the System

KPR's Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion at Lawrence Public Library on the pros, cons and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment.

How does cutting taxes affect the well-being of our state’s budget? Kansas Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion, featuring Senator Laura Kelly and Dave Trabert, President of the Kansas Policy Institute, on the pros, cons and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment.

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