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radiobob Mon, 05/28/2012 - 06:00

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radiobob Sun, 05/27/2012 - 06:00

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radiobob Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:00

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KPR Staff Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:15

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radiobob Fri, 05/25/2012 - 06:00

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KPR Staff Fri, 05/18/2012 - 14:16

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KPR Staff Fri, 05/11/2012 - 14:49

Q: This northeast Kansas institution opened its doors 137 years ago this month – and is still in business. You can get a bed and three square meals a day here… but few people actually W...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/04/2012 - 15:15

Q: John F. Kennedy profiled eight U.S. Senators in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage. One of the senators was from Kansas. Can you name him?President A...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/13/2012 - 14:15

Swedish pioneers who moved to central Kansas in the mid-1800s called their new home "framtidslandet" (FRAHM-tids-LAHND-it). What does that word mean in English?This photograph shows a ...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:15

This early TV broadcaster was born in Wichita and studied two years at the University of Kansas before making his mark as an NBC news anchor, commentator and pitchman. What’s the name of ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:15

Q: Network news anchor Brian Williams, host of the NBC Nightly News, began his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kan. Do you know what the call letters K-O-A-M stand for? Tell us...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/23/2012 - 06:00

Q: Eighty-one years ago this month, a plane crashed in a farm field near the tiny town of Bazaar, Kan. All eight people onboard were killed, including Knute Rockne, the legendary football coach...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/16/2012 - 06:00

Q: By altering just ONE letter, you can spell the names of TWO Kansas counties. Name the two Kansas counties that can be spelled by changing just one letter. Wagons and automobiles on a business...

KPR Staff Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:37

Q: Jane Grant, who grew up in the southeast Kansas town of Girard, was a staff writer for the New York Times. What’s the name of the national magazine she started with ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:20

Q: Kansas has nearly 300 school districts but in ONE of them – and only one – all the schools are named after famous American generals. What’...

radiobob Sun, 02/26/2012 - 06:00

Saturday afternoon, on the last day of the Folk Alliance Conference, I checked out a song circle in the Canadian/Australian suite, which was highlighted by Rosie Burgess, from Australia, singing “Ha...

radiobob Sat, 02/25/2012 - 06:00

The first of many songs I heard Friday at Folk Alliance was “Bright Morning Sun,” by a very fine young Boston singer-songwriter, Connor Garvey. While it was 2 p.m., this was fitting for me, as I w...

radiobob Fri, 02/24/2012 - 19:47

After an afternoon of panels and schmoozing, the music began in earnest for me at Day Two of the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis with a 21st birthday celebration for Anthony da Costa, who I first ...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/24/2012 - 06:00

Q: Which famous American, who lived part of his life in Kansas, was commemorated by a 3-cent postage stamp in the late 1940s? Hint: He attended school and was a member of the Presbyt...

radiobob Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:01

It’s pretty hard to describe the Folk Alliance conference, other than hundreds (and that figure may well be larger) musicians, together with festival and concert producers, folk radio people, agen...


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