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KPR Web Operations Wed, 05/29/2019 - 00:00

Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:00

Q: The largest sporting event in the world is the World Cup. So far, only one native Kansan has played in the World Cup. What's his name and hometown?

Hoover Dam, along the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada, built in part by Bechtel Corporation in 1931.
KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:12

Q: Bechtel Corporation was one of six companies that joined forces to build the Hoover Dam in 1931. The founder of Bechtel Corporation grew up in a small Kansas town. Who was the founder -- and from which Kansas high school did he graduate?

This memorial can be seen at the Paxico Safety Rest Area, along Interstate 70, in Wabaunsee County. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:12

Q: At a rest stop along I-70 in Wabaunsee County, visitors can see a structure made from five, large, upright panels of limestone. The purpose of this structure is to honor and memorialize a certain group of people. Tell us who.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 05/03/2019 - 00:00

Retro Cocktail Hour is kicking off this season of warm weather with a Tiki-themed Cinema a Go-Go night on May 3, 7 p.m. Don’t miss this exotic night of back-to-back tiki features.

Transom window to the governor's office in the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:21

Q: Last week, we talked about the first female mayors of Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri - Carol Marinovich and Kay Barnes - two graduates of the University of Kansas. This week's question concerns gubernatorial glory. A total of 20 states have never had a woman governor. Kansas has had three. Can you name all three?

Western entrance sign to the University of Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 04/19/2019 - 05:00

Q: In the 1990s, the two most power political leaders in the Kansas City metro area were women who had graduated from the University of Kansas. One was the mayor of Kansas City, Kansas... and the other was the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. Name both of these groundbreaking women.

KPR Staff Fri, 04/12/2019 - 00:00

For the love of KPR - that's why we're here this spring asking for YOUR support. Kansas Public Radio relies on a connection with you as much as you rely on KPR.

KPR Staff Tue, 04/02/2019 - 00:00

We have been overwhelmed with the response from our community of listeners for our very first KPR Mug Design Contest, the design to be featured on the 2019 KPR Members

Space... the Final Frontier
KPR Staff Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:17

Q: He just knew those STEM classes would pay off! First he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in astronautical engineering. Then, he got a master's degree from M.I.T. Today, he's the only Kansan hanging out on the International Space Station. What's his name and where is his hometown?

Sometimes called Old Glory or the Stars and Stripes, the American flag has long been a symbol of freedom, democracy and justice.
KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:00

Q: On April 1st, something historic will take place in Lawrence.  For the first time in 158 years, something will come to town that has never come to Lawrence before.  What is it?  What is coming to town on April Fool's Day?

KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2019 KPR Membership Coffee Mug that we will give out to members of KPR at our Ice Cream Social at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd St., on June 20, 2019.*

KPR Staff Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:30

Kansas Public Radio invites you to a celebration of Trail Mix for the 25th Anniversary Concert featuring Ellis Paul and Sky Smeed on Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Spend the evening listening to tales of love, adventure, laughs, and sorrow with talented singer/songwriters Ellis Paul and Sky Smeed. 

Noah's Ark, just one of many floats seen at Biblesta, billed as the nation's "only Biblical parade."
KPR Staff Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:09

Q: Billed as the "only Biblical parade in America," Biblesta has been going strong since the late 1950s. The next Biblesta will be held on October 5, 2019. Can you tell us where? What's the name of the Kansas town that holds this annual event?

Members of the 6888th, or "Six-Triple-Eight," as it was called. (Photo from U.S. Army)
KPR Staff Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:09

Q: A monument at Fort Leavenworth honors a unique U.S. Army unit that has the distinction of being the only all-African American, all-female unit sent overseas during World War II. The women of the Central Postal Directory Battalion kept mail flowing to nearly seven million soldiers in the European Theater. What's the numeric designation of this army battalion?

Brogdon introduces the sold out crowd of onlookers to The Tiki Torches during a recent concert at Maceli's in downtown Lawrence. (Photo by Katie Counts/KPR Intern)
KPR Staff Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00

For KPR's first-ever Sustainer Spotlight - a deep-dive into some of your favorite radio personalities - we're featuring our very own host of the Retro Cocktail Hour and KPR Program Director, Darrell Brogdon.

The John Brown mural, known as "Tragic Prelude," at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00

Q: After more than three decades of effort, a former Civil War-era port and stop on the Underground Railroad is getting national recognition. This week, the U.S. Congress voted to make this place in Kansas City, Kansas, a national commemorative site. What's the name of this place?

KPR Web Operations Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:10

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

The 23rd Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Feb 22 & 23) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall. Admission is free!
KPR Staff Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:00

Q: The Kansas Silent Film Festival runs today (FRI) and tomorrow (SAT) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall in Topeka. (Admission is FREE!) One of the biggest stars of the silent film era was Buster Keaton, who was born right here in Kansas. Do you know where? Give us the name of Buster Keaton's birthplace.

KPR Staff Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:51

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