17-Year Cicada Emerges with a Roar in Kansas
Something may soon be bugging you. Or at least bugging your ears. We've waited 17 years to tell you about it, but now we will. There's a new cicada in town and it's beginning to make a lot of racket. As a professor of biology with an interest in insects, Commentator John "Richard' Schrock never met a bug he didn't like. And he finds this critter absolutely fascinating.
Book Reveals Hidden Hiking Trails in Kansas
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and, for many, the start of summer travel season. Before you head off to some place else, Commentator Rex Buchanan recommends you take a hike, right here in Kansas.
Why I Chose Teaching...and How UKanTeach Helped
There's been a lot of talk about budget cuts to schools and the nationwide teacher shortage. Despite the gloomy forecast, some college students are still choosing careers in education. Guest Commentator Michael Ralph was one of them. He began his teaching career six years ago and hasn't looked back.
Heroin in the Heartland
Reports include an interview of a recovering addict in a small Ohio town, a look at how heroin has affected a Native American reservation and a report on how one death has altered life in a small Nebraska farm town.
Planet Money's Automation Series
Planet Money examines a question people have pondered for 200 years: Can I be replaced by technology?
Morning Edition book club
NPR asked Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to do the honors of picking the latest Morning Edition book club book. For our next read, Flynn has chosen Kate Atkinson's A God in Ruins.