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In Case You Missed It - Summer 2018

Rep. Willie Dove (center, in red) talking with Rep. Jim Karelskint (left, in white) and other organizers of a public meeting about the Tyson project last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Take a listen to some of the recent stories and recordings made possible with your generous support.

Poultry Plant Controversy Changing A Kansas Town's Politics
The uproar over the proposed Tyson chicken plant in Tonganoxie will likely affect the outcome of local legislative races.
 
Conversations: Amy Nobile, "Just When You're Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag"
On this edition of Conversations, co-author Amy Nobile joins us to talk about her latest book, Just When You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag. Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth are the founders of ASH+AMES and the authors of the bestselling I was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids and I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper.

The Violetta Duo LIVE at the Lawrence Public Library
The Violetta Duo visited the Lawrence Public Library for KPR's first live performance at the venue. Flutist Dorothy Glick Maglione and clarinetist Madelyn Moore talked with Michael Keelan. So did composer Daniel Morel, whose music the duo performed along with Arnold, McIntosh, and Rutter.

Chasing Amelia Earhart
What really happened to Amelia Earhart? We explore Earhart's life, disappearance, and legacy with Chris Williamson, producer of the podcast and documentary, "Chasing Earhart," and the man behind next weekend's panel discussion at Atchison's annual Earhart Festival. We'll also hear from Amelia Earhart herself, brought to life by historian Ann Birney of Admire, Kansas.
 
Clyde Cessna Created an Aviation Empire in Kansas
The world's most popular aircraft comes with a Kansas name: Cessna. The company makes three of the most-produced airplanes in the world. In fact, the best-selling aircraft of all time is the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. The first flight for that airplane was June 12, 1955 - 63 years ago today! Guest Commentator Bobbie Athon tells us about the rural Kansas man who started the company that grew into an aviation empire, Clyde Cessna.

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