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KPR Staff Fri, 02/08/2013 - 15:15

Q: Twenty-two years ago, the Kansas City Symphony helped to officially open the performance halls at Johnson County Community College in the building that’s now called the Carlsen Center. W...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/01/2013 - 15:15

Q: In Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up, there will be two players with a Kansas connection: Cary Williams of the Baltimore Ravens and Michael Wilhoit...

radiobob Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:22

James Carter Trio at the Folly Theater, January 25, 2013. (Photos by Jolene Grabill)

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio Bob
I had the good fortune to ...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:15

Q: This Kansas governor was born 120 years ago this week (January 23, 1893) near Concordia. What’s the name of this governor who also served in t...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:15

Q: The $100 bill is the largest U.S. denomination still in circulation, but at one time, our government printed much larger banknotes, including a $10,000 bill. Which Kansas county is nam...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:15

Q: It was on January 16, 1912, that this newspaper became the first DAILY college newspaper in Kansas. What’s the name of this student ...

radiobob Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:46

Top Ten bluegrass records of 2012, Rayna Gellert, Old Light, Rose Cousins, We Have Made a Spark, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ashes and Roses, Kathy Mattea, Calling Me Home, The Infamous Stringdusters, Silver Sky, Iris DeMent, Sing the Delta, Drew Nelson, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Fretless, Waterbound, Bill Evans, In Good Company, We Banjo 3, Roots of the Banjo Tree

KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:27

Q: One of the more unusual city ordinances that took effect on January 1 this year concerns the number of cats a person is allowed to own. In which Kansas community is it now ILLEGAL to h...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:15

Q: This native of Burlington, Kan., was the first American officer killed in World War I. What’s his name?
Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons (1889-1917) was a United States Army officer...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:15

Q: Wichita native Rick Mears won it four times, Coffeyville native Johnny Rutherford won it three times and Beloit-born Rodger Ward won it twice. W...

radiobob Wed, 12/19/2012 - 06:00

Bob McWilliams,               aka Radio BobYear end "best of" lists are always somewhat daunting to undertake, but they do offer the opportunity to revisit...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:15

Q: Forty years ago this month, three Americans flew to the Moon as part of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon. One of the three astronauts was from Kansas. What’s his name? ...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:15

Q: Fifty-six years ago this week, Wilt Chamberlain made his debut playing for the Kansas Jayhawks. On December 3, 1956, he scored a record number o...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:15

Q: Most land in Kansas is privately-owned. The largest area of public land in the state can be found in southwestern Kansas. What’s the name of t...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/16/2012 - 15:15

Q: One hundred and fifteen years ago this week (Wednesday, November 14), painter John Steuart Curry was born in Jefferson County, Kan. His most famous mural - which he refused to sign - i...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:15

Q: This Sunday is Veterans Day! And on Monday…a 91-year-old man, who was a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, will receive his degree from t...

radiobob Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:51

The strength and diversity of the Kansas City jazz scene was on display this past Thursday and Friday, as the Blue Room presented a touring group, the Mike Moreno Quartet, led by one of the ...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/02/2012 - 14:15

Q: For decades it was erroneously called “the Spanish Flu,” but perhaps it should have been called the “Kansas Flu.” According to a number ...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:15

Q: This small and spooky northeast Kansas town was once home to more millionaires per capita than any other community in the United States. It’s ...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:58

Q: Kansas has 105 counties, but in the early 1890s… Kansas had 106 counties. In 1896, one of them ceased to exist. What’s the name of the weste...


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