President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Kansas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. KPR coverage also contains a photo slideshow of the historic day.
KPR coverage of the event was hosted by News Director J. Schafer. Joining him for analysis were Steve Kraske, host of the KCUR program "Up to Date"...and Dr. Michael Smith, professor of political science at Emporia State University. The on-scene reporters are Stephen Koranda and Elle Moxley.
For full audio of KPR's coverage and the President's remarks, CLICK HERE.
You've seen the Netflix series; now read the book! The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis is a compelling coming-of-age story set in the world of competitive chess. Join us Thursday, May 27th, for a discussion of The Queen's Gambit with Marie Pyko of the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library.
Description: The first ever Good Neighbor Walk will be held in downtown Independence on Saturday, May 8 from 10am-2pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Harvesters-The Community Food Network in Kansas City. The Good Neighbor Walk will be a great opportunity to get outside with friends and family while exploring the heart of downtown Independence. The event is presented by your Independence State Farm agents Lesley Siegfried, Alicia Allen, Phil Burress, Scott Davidson, Chad Mitchell, Kim Noble, Houston Richards, Blake Roberson, Stacey Schell-Newland and Philip Snodgrass, and supported by the Independence Square and the Independence Chamber of Commerce. The Good Neighbor Walk will follow the exact trail President Truman walked nearly every day, and there will be fun social media activities along the way to participate in! All proceeds raised will allow Harvesters of Kansas City to host a food distribution site in Independence. Packet pickup will be on the day of the event at Liberty Lounge on Independence Square, located at 223 North Main Street. Participants may come at any time between 10am and 2pm to participate in the Walk. For more information and event registration, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-good-neighbor-walk-2021-tickets-1476617.... A $15 registration fee includes event t-shirt, State Farm drawstring bag, and Independence goodies! Submitted by: Katia Milazzo State Farm
Description: Moneytalk Academies are a 6-week series of financial literacy sessions centered around a specific focus or topic. Money fights and money problems are a large part of the reason for divorce in many cases. The “Couples Academy” focuses on teaching the couple how to use the financial tools as communication tools, how to use money management to prevent fights, as well as get and stay on the same page, and grow as a couple. We only spend a small amount of time learning how to create the tools (such as a budget), the focus is on the next step: learning how to use the tools. The 6 week program series includes: aligning your vision and goals, credit reports and combining debts, budgeting as a communication tool, creating a budget you can both stick to, managing your bank accounts, and recap, wrap-up, and graduation. This series begins Tues, May 11th and runs through June 15th. Registration is for the entire series. Submitted by: Teresa McGarry Moneytalk Financial Foundations