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KPR Staff Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:05

Q: Eastern Kansas is bracing for a winter storm this weekend that will likely bring several rounds of snow and freezing rain. As bad as that sounds, times were even tougher on the pioneers. According to the Kansas Historical Society, one blizzard was so bad that an estimated 100 Kansans froze to death. In what year did this happen? 

(Here's a hint: It happened during the "Blizzard of eighteen-eighty..." - what?)

KPR Web Operations Wed, 01/08/2020 - 09:57

President Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 01/07/2020 - 14:23

Back by popular demand, Kansas Public Radio is ready to host our 2nd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest!

Kansas Forever stamps (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/03/2020 - 09:05

Q: When this northern Kansas town was founded in 1872, it was named Pittsburg. Later on, the townsfolk realized there was another Pittsburg already in existence in southeast Kansas, so they changed the name of the town. What's current name of the Mitchell County town once called Pittsburg?

(Photo by Michael Lorenzo from FreeImages)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/20/2019 - 09:17

Q: She's one of just four NCAA Division I athletes to play both women's basketball and volleyball. And through December 15, 2019, this student athlete from Topeka was the nation's Number One rebounder in women's college basketball. What's her name -- and the name of her Kansas team?

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KPR Web Operations Thu, 12/19/2019 - 17:57
Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the candidates' remarks.
KPR Staff Thu, 12/19/2019 - 00:00

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.​ 

KPR Web Operations Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:32

The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump

Image Credit: Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR
KPR Web Operations Wed, 12/11/2019 - 15:58

The House Judiciary Committee is considering two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Watch as the panel debates and then votes on the allegations.

KPR Web Operations Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:24

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers' questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. Watch the hearing live.

For every pledge of $120 or more, you will get a pair of these custom-designed KPR socks. Not only that, but KPR Advisory Board members will give a pair of socks to a local community shelter for each pledge at any level.
KPR Staff Fri, 12/06/2019 - 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. 

KPR Web Operations Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:49

The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch the hearing live.

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 - 14:15

KPR's longtime volunteer host Marcia Higginson stepped in as host for evening classical. This is not an entirely new role for Marcia – she has hosted classical music on Friday evenings at KPR for the better part of the last decade.
 

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.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 11/25/2019 - 08:00

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.

(Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:05

Q: Forty-three years ago this week, the rock group Kansas released the hit single "Carry on Wayward Son." The song, from the band's Leftoverture album, was released in 1976 and has become one of the most-played songs on Classic Rock radio stations. Who wrote it?

KPR Web Operations Wed, 11/20/2019 - 21:57
Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.
KPR Web Operations Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:37

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.

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.

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