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KPR Staff Sun, 12/01/2019 - 00:00

If you’re looking for a unique way of spreading holiday cheer, you can donate your used car to Kansas Public Radio.

Dan Skinner Mon, 11/18/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Todd Holmberg, Executive Director of McCain Auditorium in Manhatt

Dan Skinner Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:00

On this edition of Conversations, William McCallum talks about

KPR Web Operations Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:25

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:59

Get into the holiday spirit with wonderful holiday music across genres from seasonal classical to holiday tiki tunes. KPR celebrates with a number of specialty programs now through the New Year. See our list of specials and plan your life accordingly.​ 

Reconstructed entry archway at the Kansas Memorial Union on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:05

Q: On Monday, the nation honored its veterans. Parades and special ceremonies were held all across the country. Also on Veterans Day, the University of Kansas installed a newly-reconstructed entry archway at the Kansas Memorial Union. Inside the archway, a series of stars are etched into the stone, paying tribute to Jayhawks who died while serving their country during World War I. How many stars are etched into the archway?

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:26

The holiday season is fast approaching, so why not knock out your Christmas list by purchasing your friends and family a Kansas Public Radio T-shirt. The KPR T-shirt was designed by local artist Jen Gabriele and is a great holiday gift for any public radio fan.

KPR Staff Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:00

If you're a KPR member and are giving $120 or more per year, you qualify for the KPR MemberCard. You're already getting more than 250 great Dining, Arts & Attractions, Health & Wellness, as well as Lodging benefits. We are now pleased to announce the latest addition to the benefits program: PETS!

Dan Skinner Wed, 11/13/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Ruta Sepetys talks about her latest novel,

Dan Skinner Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Chief Executive Director of the Lawrenc

Dan Skinner Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00

On this edition of Conversations, Carol Kobza, Executive Director of Van Go in Lawrence, talks about th

Get a pair, Give a pair! During KPR's Holiday Socktacular membership drive, for every pledge of $120 or more, not only will you get a pair of these custom-designed KPR socks, we'll give a pair of socks to a local homeless shelter.
KPR Staff Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio needs your help to finish 2019 in a strong financial position. December 5 & 6 KPR will be on the air asking YOU to help out with a year-end contribution. 

Dan Skinner Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:00

On this edition of Conversations, Julianna Miner talks about

This welcome sign along the border greets motorists from southwest Missouri as they enter Crawford County, in southeast Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05

Q: Today's question involves a simple matter of math and geography. If you know your Kansas counties and you can add... you can win! (Though, having a map will be helpful.) Here we go. Kansas has 105 counties. How many of them share a border with another state or river?

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 10/31/2019 - 00:00

Join KPR for Big Band Christmas, a swinging evening of jazz and big band favorites with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer.

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KPR Web Operations Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:13

The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation.

Dan Skinner Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Marc Grossberg talks about his debut novel, The Best People: A Tal

Dan Skinner Mon, 10/28/2019 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk, Music Director at Grace Cathedral in Topeka, talks about their Choral Evensong Service and upco


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