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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.

KPR Staff Sun, 03/15/2020 - 00:00
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 KPR Mug Design Contest. We saw such incredible talent from local artists in our listening areas.
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 Thu, 03/12/2020 - 09:25

Kansas Public Radio is hitting the road and bringing KPR mugs to YOU. The KPR Coffee Shop Tours are March 6 at Radina's in the 'Ville in Manhattan; March 13 at McLain's in Overland Park; and March 20 at Juli's Coffee Shop & Bistro in Topeka.

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 Fri, 03/06/2020 - 05:00

Q: Kansas lawmakers have been considering lots of legislation this session. One proposal would designate an official dance for the state of Kansas, perhaps even more than one. Disco and the Two-Step are not currently in the running. Which two dances are currently under consideration to become an official state dance of Kansas?

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 03/05/2020 - 00:00

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

Kansas corn field (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/28/2020 - 09:33

Q: In 1988, a father and his two sons discovered an amazing treasure beneath a northeast Kansas corn field. What was it?

     (A) An 800-pound meteorite
     (B) A rare duck-billed dinosaur fossil
     (C) A strongbox full of gold
     (D) The remains of a sunken steamboat
 

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/25/2020 - 11:33

Now you can listen to the KPR newscast on your Alexa-enabled devices! Finally, an easy and convenient way to get local news for Northeastern Kansas right alongside your other flash briefing programs, such as national news from NPR, weather, and sports updates.

A threshing machine in operation. (Photo from Wikipedia)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:00

Q: Sometime in the 1930s, a northeast Kansas farmer decided to invite people to his home, serve them food and give a demonstration of how his fancy farm machinery worked. The event was a big hit. So big, in fact, that it eventually became an annual festival that continues to this day in Jefferson County. What's the name of the farmer who started the McLouth Threshing Bee?

(Extra credit if you can tell us what "threshing" is!)

KPR Staff Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:58

Help support KPR TODAY, during One Day. One KU., a 24-hour giving campaign benefiting the University of Kansas. Your gift to KPR before midnight tonight will support the replacement of our largest and most powerful transmitter, located on the University of Kansas campus.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/07/2020 - 13:00

Mad scientists, crawling hands and disembodied heads take over our next Cinema a Go-Go on Friday, February 7, at Liberty Hall.

KPR Staff Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:10

Q: This man grew up in southeast Kansas and later graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He tried becoming a small-town druggist, but it wasn't meant to be. Instead, he got into the oil business and by 1907, was described as the richest man in Kansas. By World War I, his company was the largest independent oil company in the nation. What's his name and the name of his company?

KPR Staff Fri, 01/31/2020 - 09:24

Q: On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami. Also on Sunday, a native Kansan will become the first woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl. What's the name of this assistant coach for the 49ers and what's the name of her Kansas hometown?

General and later President Dwight D. Eisenhower hoped to reduce worldwide conflict through peaceful personal diplomacy.  Essentially, this meant getting people from different nations together so that they might better understand and relate to one another and thus, be less likely to go to war.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:11

Q: After witnessing the death and destruction of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower came up with an idea he hoped would reduce international conflicts.  Once he became president, the man from Abilene created an international exchange program, which is now headquartered in Kansas City.  What's the name of the program?
 

KPR Staff Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:30

CANCELLED: Cinema a Go-Go, Friday, January 10.

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?)

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?

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