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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 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?

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?

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!

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

***Big Band Christmas is officially SOLD OUT*** 

Southeast Kansas sky on a winter's day, taken near Hamilton, Kansas.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:06

Q:  We're looking for the name of a small southeast Kansas town. Here are your clues:

  • It's located inside the Kansas county with the shortest name.
  • The name of the town is a portmanteau (port-MAN-too) of the names of two former rival towns.
  • The town's name sounds so cute, crunchy and wholesome, you can almost eat it!

Name this town!

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:00

On October 18, Kansas Public Radio will broadcast its 2nd Annual KPR Live Day, which is made possible by Kring’s Interiors, a partnership with the Lawrence Public Library, and support from listener members like you.

A bugler from the U.S. Navy Band plays taps during a graveside service in Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:20

Q: The best-known U.S. National Cemetery is in Arlington, Virginia. But it wasn't the first - or even among the first dozen. Of the 14 original National Cemeteries designated by Abraham Lincoln, two are located in Kansas. One is at Fort Leavenworth. Where is the other one?

Ink Print by Dana Gates
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.

KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:17

Kansas Public Radio has a “new” director of classical music. Friday, September 20, was Michael Keelan’s last day as Classical Music Director and Morning Classical host.

United States 15-cent Air Mail stamp
KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:12

Q: In July of 1963, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new, 8-cent stamp honoring a Kansan.  Do you know who?

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!

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!)

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?

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