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KPR Staff Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:00

Listen to KPR starting next week for your chance to give back! We'll have special programming designed to inform you on just how you can help us reach our goal. KPR is almost entirely dependent on listener support. It's listeners like you that make it possible for us to stay on the air. Thank you!

Dan Skinner Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:00

Don't trust the idea of self-driving cars? This novel won't change your mind.

Dan Skinner Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, we learn about the Theatre Lawrence production of

KPR Web Operations Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:13

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

Cool radio (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:00

KPR is your window to the world.  Thanks for keeping us turned on at home, work or on the go. 

The Big Well in Greensburg, Kansas, has a giftshop / museum and, of course, the world's largest hand-dug well.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:05

Q: In 1949, a man from Hutchinson named H.O. Stockwell visited the Ellis Peck farm, a few miles east of Greensburg, in Kiowa County, Kansas. It was there that Stockwell discovered something big and heavy. He sold it to the people of Greensburg, where it remains on display today. What is it? (And be specific!)

Dan Skinner Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Amy Bickel, Director of Marketing for the Kansas State Fair

Grave of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mount Auburn Cemetery, west of Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo from Wikipedia.)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/30/2019 - 09:08

Q: When it was founded in 1884, this western Kansas community was called Gopher (as in the burrowing rodent). A few years later, the townsfolk changed their minds. They renamed the place after the mother of Hiawatha in Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha." What's the name of this small town in Logan County?

Dan Skinner Wed, 08/28/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Silva joins us to talk about his latest nov

Dan Skinner Mon, 08/26/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Henry Bial, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at KU, and Katherine Pryor, Director of Theatre, j

KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:00

Summer fun continues at Cinema a Go-Go with a wild double feature on Friday, August 23. It's jammed with mad scientists and crazy inventions that defy the laws of physics! 

A dog stares at a fire hydrant, near the intersection of 4th and Lincoln, in a small northeast Kansas town. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:11

Q: Near the intersection of 4th and Lincoln, you'll find the statue of a small dog, standing near a fire hydrant. Part of a public art installation, it's just one of 15 similar dog statues scattered about this northeast Kansas town. What's the name of this wonderful town... and what's the name of the famous terrier depicted by all the statues?

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