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KPR Web Operations Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:16

As 2020 was coming to a close and 2021 was just around the corner, I was finishing development of a new version of our skill for the Alexa smart speaker.

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:52

Prepare for lift-off at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go. Mark your calendars for Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., when we show Missile to the Moon (1958) and an episode from the serial Lost Planet (1953).

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 08/28/2020 - 00:00

Cinema a Go-Go is back in August with a superhero theme night! Join us on Friday, August 28, at 7 p.m., for Santo vs. the Blob (1972) and Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953).

KPR Staff Mon, 08/03/2020 - 00:00

Are you a KPR member? We want to know what inspires you to support Kansas Public Radio financially so we can share your thoughts with all of our listeners during our fall membership drive.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:38

https://twitter.com/KPRInfoDue to concerns surrounding COVID-19, KPR has decided to cancel this year’s event. KPR plans to bring Big Band Christmas back in December of 2021.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:23

Cinema a Go-Go is heading back to the big screen at the Theatre Lawrence Drive-In Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, for the 1951 film classic - The Royal Wedding.

KPR Web Operations Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:50

Alexa-powered smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are a great way for you to listen to shows, podcasts, radio stations and more by only using the power of your voice. 

KPR Staff Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:48

KPR will be taking to the airwaves Friday, June 26, asking for your support to recoup lost funds due to COVID-19.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:00

Please join KPR when Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon holds a watch party from the Underground Martini Bunker on Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. This time featuring a real classic - The Blob (1958) starring Steve McQueen. This event is free of charge.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:00

Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon is trying his hand at Virtual Cinema a Go-Go night, and we'd love to "see" you there! Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., KPR is live hosting a watch party for Phantom from Space (1953).

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 04/20/2020 - 16:39

The 2nd annual KPR Mug Design Contest took place this March and KPR received an excellent batch of mug design submissions from local 3rd grade teacher Shane Heiman's class. The students found ways to incorporate the KPR instructions and tied their unique perspective of what Kansas, community connections, and radio looked like to them. Before the pandemic, Mr. Heiman sent the students' designs out to be printed on mugs in the hopes that he'd have them ready upon students' return from spring break. While they were not able to get together again in the classroom, Shane did not let that stop him from brightening students' days by making home deliveries of all of their designed mugs.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:09

In times of trouble it can often be difficult to think about the bright moments in life.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 03/20/2020 - 16:36

Talented local artist Joanna Beard is featured in the KPR Green Room this month with her paintings that truly inspire whimsy in us all.

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:06

First a blizzard/ice storm cancelled our night of Teenage Rebellion and now a pandemic. We are thinking Date Bait and High School Confidential may not be meant to hit the big screen at Liberty Hall again just yet. Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns for our listeners, members, sustainers, and Cinema a Go-Go fans, we have decided to cancel the April 10 Cinema a Go-Go. We will keep you all updated on the next available date.

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:21

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry into the 2nd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest. The KPR staff was overjoyed with the talent that comes forward in these contests. We had 29 unique designs entered into the competition; KPR selected our top 5 and then 1,249 of you voted, selecting Daniele Green as our winner.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:45

KPR Presents host Kaye McIntyre spent most of her spare time in February in KPR's Studio B helping with the live assist from NPR's coverage of the impeachment, and later in the month, the primaries and caucuses on KPR2. Kaye spent so much time in KPR's Studio B that soon the office was making jokes about her new residence. We interviewed Kaye and asked about her experience during this time.

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.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:23

KPR's conference room is featuring work by local artist Jen Gabriele. Jen's work is a fan favorite around the Kansas Public Radio office. After she had won second place in the 2019 KPR Mug Design Contest, KPR had Jen re-imagine the design to fit our new KPR T-shirts and made a bumper sticker with her original design.

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KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:28

Cottonwood, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that was established in 1972 to provide services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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J. Schafer Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:00

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