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Christy Imel Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:48

KPR is eagerly planning the Retro Cocktail Hour 25th Anniversary Concert featuring the Waitiki 7, and we could use your help!

Emily Fisher Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:22

Want to show off your love for public radio with pride?

Darrell Brogdon Tue, 10/26/2021 - 00:00

KPR's Virtual Cinema a Go-Go is back on Friday, November 12, at 7 p.m., with an out-of-this-world night of incredibly strange films, including First Spaceship on Venus

Christy Imel Thu, 09/30/2021 - 14:51

Calling all KPR listener-members!! If you have yet to receive your new KPR mug, KPR staff will be having a mug pick-up event at the KPR studios on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like to swing by and pick up a mug, please click HERE to sign up.

KPR Staff Mon, 09/20/2021 - 00:00

Starting in October, the show Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will replace Ask Me Another from

KPR Staff Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:00

YOUR support is now more important than ever. This spring, the University of Kansas cut KPR's budget by $216,571 as they braced for financial setbacks from the pandemic. This is in addition to a number of others cuts over the years, totaling $521,571 less annual support from the university since budget reductions began in FY15. That is why we come to you, our loyal listeners, for the support we need to keep this station running strong, because your contributions, along with underwriting, now make up more than 84% of our annual budget.

Christy Imel Mon, 09/13/2021 - 16:04

Our next book club selection will get you thinking about the natural world in a way you have never thought of before! In Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:11

KPR is thrilled to showcase the most memorable performances of the 2021 BBC Proms, the UK’s annual celebration of classical music from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

KPR Staff Tue, 08/10/2021 - 09:38

LAWRENCE, Kan (KPR) - Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 20th time from the

KPR Staff Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:00

My favorite three albums of the year (2020) crept up on me -- when someone asks me about my favorite music, I almost always pick either straight-ahead rock and roll or progressive rock, but this year was kind of all over the map.

KPR Staff Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:21

Join other KPR members on Thursday, August 26, at the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden at the Topeka Zoo for a special evening featuring Retro Cocktail Hour-approved band BongoTini! This Kansas City-based lounge/exotica band will be performing a special concert, just for KPR members.

KPR Staff Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

YOUR support is more important than ever, as we've been notified that our budget will be cut by $216,571 as the University of Kansas is bracing for financial setbacks from the pandemic. Members stepped up in 2017 to cover an initial $200,000 cut, and we're confident you'll help us cover this gap, once again.

KPR Staff Mon, 06/07/2021 - 00:00

Help Kansas Public Radio show listener appreciation in a cool way with a drive-in movie, FREE ice cream and a KPR mug!

Christy Imel Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:57

Ready to jump into the next book in the KPR Presents Book Club series?

Feloniz Lovato-... Wed, 04/07/2021 - 10:19

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest. The KPR staff was overjoyed with the talent that came forward this year.

KPR Staff Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00

For the love of KPR - that's why we're here this spring asking for YOUR support. Kansas Public Radio relies on a connection with you as much as you rely on KPR.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 04/06/2021 - 00:00

Prepare for a fantasy night of epic proportions at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 7, 7 p.m., when we show The Giant of Metropolis (1961).

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:00

The KPR team is bringing the KPR Mug Drive-Thru events to Emporia and Manhattan in May! If you are a current member of KPR, get signed up to get your mug at one of these great events. They will take place in Manhattan at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Saturday, May 15, and in Emporia at King Hall on the Emporia State University campus on Saturday, May 22.

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 03/31/2021 - 00:00

KPR is kicking off our first ever book club with "Ladybird, Collected" by Meg Heriford, owner of the Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence. Sign up here for a virtual conversation with Meg Heriford on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

KPR Web Operations Mon, 03/29/2021 - 16:33
Thank you to all the incredible artists who submitted their work to the KPR Mug Design Contest. KPR staff members have picked our top 5 and now it's your turn to select the winning design! Voting is open through Friday, April 2, at Noon. So, get your vote in right away. We will announce the winner on our social media accounts the week of April 5, so stay tuned!

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