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KPR Staff Fri, 07/26/2013 - 14:15

Q: Everyone knows the highest point in Kansas is Mount Sunflower. At more than 4,000 feet above sea level, it’s the highest elevation in the entire “western Kansas mountain range....

KPR Staff Fri, 07/19/2013 - 14:15

Q: In 1954, more than 62,000 people toured a structure in Johnson County to get a glimpse of modern living in the Atomic Age. What is this place that people stood in line to see – a...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/12/2013 - 06:00

Q: Where will you find a city sign that says: “There will always be HOPE in Kansas?” The city of Hope, in Dickinson County, Kan. Date Original: 1908. (Photo via Wichita State Unive...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:16

Q: A company in southeast Kansas is the nation’s top distributor of consumer-grade fireworks. What’s the name of this company and where is it located? (Photo via


KPR Staff Fri, 06/14/2013 - 14:15

Q: The Sunflower Music Festival wraps up Saturday night at White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka. Who was the first conductor of the Festival?Sunflower...

KPR Staff Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:15

Q: This actor and martial arts expert spent some of his childhood in Kansas. As a teenager, he lived in Prairie Village. His given name is “Carlos” but you probably know him better by a...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:15

Q: Long before KU named an institute after him, this retired KU professor spent two years as a prisoner of war in World War II. In fact, he wa...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15

Q: Who was the first Kansan to win the Pulitzer Prize? An informal view of newspaper editor William Allen White (1868-1944) standi...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:15

Q: It was this week, 186 years ago, that one of the nation’s most important military forts was established. What’s the name of the frontier for...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:15

Q: The first recorded photograph of a tornado was taken - where else - in Kansas… on April 26, 1884. In which Kansas county was it taken?
A.A. Adams, Garnett, Kan., photographed this t...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/05/2013 - 14:30

Kansas Trivia, Veterans' Cemeteries, Fort Riley, Fort Dodge, Winfield, Wakeeney

KPR Staff Fri, 03/29/2013 - 14:15

Q: The KU women’s basketball team is playing in the Sweet 16! This Sunday, the Jayhawks will take on Notre Dame. This year marks the 4th time the KU women have made it to the NCAA’s Sweet ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:15

Q: In the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, actress Kim Novak plays a character who claims to be from a town in Kansas. That same Kansas town is the sett...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:15

Q: Former Oklahoma State basketball coaching legend Eddie Sutton celebrated his 77th birthday on Tuesday. In what Kansas town was he born, back in 1936? (Incidentally, it’s also the hom...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/08/2013 - 15:15

Q: On the TV series Dallas, there’s a character named Ray Krebs who starts out as a ranch hand working at South Fork. It’s later revealed that Ray Krebs is the illegitimate son of wea...

radiobob Wed, 03/06/2013 - 20:28

The 2014 Folk Alliance Conference will be held in Kansas City. (Flickr Photo by Jim Nix)

Bob McWilliams,             &nbs...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:15

Q: What’s the name of the Kansas basketball player who scored 3,603 points in high school? HINT: This athlete still holds the all-time state record for most points scored in Kansas high...

radiobob Thu, 02/28/2013 - 21:04

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
My second full day (and night) of music at Folk Alliance began a bit after noon with "The Social Music Hour," ...

radiobob Mon, 02/25/2013 - 17:38

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
Having escaped Lawrence just before the big blizzard, I arrived at the site of this year's Folk Alliance Confe...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:15

Q: How many stars are located on the Great Seal of the State of Kansas? 
Are there: 13… 32… 34… or 50 stars?

A: 34 (Because Kansas is the 34th state &a...


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