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Bobbi Washechek Wed, 03/24/2021 - 08:50

Ready to jump into the next book in the KPR Presents Book Club series? Join us in reading The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis. A coming-of-age story covering themes of adoption, feminism, chess, and drug addiction.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 03/22/2021 - 00:00

Prepare for a hauntingly goofy night at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 26, 7 p.m., when we show Tormented (1960).

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:49

Let's get zany with a horror western mash-up at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., when we show Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966).

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:20

It's that time of year again and Kansas Public Radio is ready to host our 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest! Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2021 KPR Membership Coffee Mug.

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 Thu, 12/17/2020 - 00:00

Get into the holiday spirit with wonderful holiday music across genres from seasonal classical to holiday tiki tunes. Celebrate the holidays all month long with special programming on Kansas Public Radio. See our list of specials and plan out your holiday listening!

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 12/16/2020 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is throwing a virtual holiday show! Join us December 16 at 7 p.m. for the KPR Virtual Holiday Show as KPR staffers share Christmas stories, perform their favorite holiday songs and get in the spirit of the season. Watch staff members like J. Schafer, Jason Slote, Laura Lorson and more on Zoom December 16. A radio version will air on Kansas Public Radio during KPR Presents on Saturday, 12/19, Sunday, 12/20, and Thursday, 12/24. Here is a link to the KPR and KPR2 program schedule.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 12/15/2020 - 00:00

Mark your calendars for Virtual Cinema a Go-Go on Friday, December 18, 7 p.m., as we present a fantastical evening with The Magic Sword (1962), a goofy sword and sorcery adventure with giants, monsters, evil wizards and bold knights - all of it pretty silly, of course.

KPR Staff Wed, 12/02/2020 - 18:09

Make your year-end giving go even farther when you call in during KPR's Holiday Hat-Stravaganza, December 3 & 4. With just one gift, you can double your donation to Kansas Public Radio AND give back to your community!

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 11/02/2020 - 15:08

Virtual Cinema a Go-Go is back Friday, November 20, 7 p.m. You're invited to "go ape" at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go when we'll present another line-up of incredibly strange movies: The Gorilla (1939) and Bride of the Gorilla (1951).

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 10/27/2020 - 00:00

While we were not able to distribute our beautiful new 2020 KPR Membership Mug at the Ice Cream Social this year, we want to get them out of KPR and into your hands! KPR is planning three Drive-Thru events for members to get their mugs.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:29

Virtual Cinema a Go-Go is bringing the gross out gore Friday, October 30, 7 p.m. Start Halloween off early with a zombiethon of cult classics: Carnival of Souls (1962) and Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:00

KPR is thrilled to sponsor "Susie on Sundays," on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. CST, as part of the live stream concert series by Susan Werner, available on Susan's Facebook page.

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:08

The 3rd Annual KPR Live Day will look a little different this year but will still be jam packed with the local classical music you love to hear. KPR Morning and Afternoon Classical will feature performances from Live Days past and will end with a Facebook Live performance from violinist Destiny Ann Mermagen, the Classical Cowgirl and her husband Mike Mermagen, cellist, at 3 p.m.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:22

Virtual Cinema a Go-Go brings a night of film noir films to your computer screens! Join us on Friday, September 25, at 7 p.m., for Jail Bait (1954) and Five Minutes to Live (1961).

KPR Staff Fri, 09/11/2020 - 00:00

Listen to KPR starting this 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!

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 Tue, 08/18/2020 - 00:00

Starting in August, the show To The Best Of Our Knowledge will replace Live from Here from 10 a.m.-Noon on Sundays. In June, American Public Media announced that it would no longer be producing Live from Here, the music and variety show hosted by musician Chris Thile.

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Bobbi Washechek Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:00

KPR's Trail Mix Presents: Ellis Paul's Traveling Medicine Show Wednesday, August 12. Ellis Paul will be performing songs that are "All Things Oz" at his virtual show with special guest Vance Gilbert. You can tune in for free on Facebook Live by going to Ellis Paul Music & More August 12, at 7 p.m. CST.


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