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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

At Kansas Public Radio, we are always working to improve and expand the news programming we provide for our listeners, and we need YOUR help.

KPR Staff Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:50
At Kansas Public Radio, we are always working to improve and expand the news programming we provide for our listeners, and we
KPR Staff Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:00

Retro Cocktail Hour knows that this winter has been a long one, so shake away those winter blues with The Tiki Torches on February 23 at Maceli's. During Kansas Tiki Week, Retro Cocktail Hour wants to immerse you in the tiki culture that began back in 1933 with Donn the Beachcomber's first tiki joint. Enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails and appetizers from Maceli’s while you sway to the Tiki Torches’ tunes.

Illustration by Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR
KPR Web Operations Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:15

President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

This lonesome tree is located in the Flint Hills, west of Alma, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:08

Q: A number of Kansas counties are named after Native American tribes, including Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche and Shawnee. But only one Kansas county is named after an American Indian tribal leader. What's the name of the only Kansas county named after an American Indian leader?

Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which he flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
KPR Staff Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:26

Q: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and became a worldwide celebrity. "Lucky Lindy," as he was called, was also named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1927. About five years earlier, Lindbergh lived in Kansas, where he worked as a barnstorming pilot and acrobat. Where, in Kansas, did Charles Lindbergh live?

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:13

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:07
President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.
KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:58

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

KPR Staff Tue, 02/05/2019 - 08:31

Now's the time to support KPR's news department on One Day. One KU. By donating to the campaign, you would be providing funding for statewide, statehouse and local news, community discussion, national news programming from a variety of sources, including National Public Radio, and for programs such as KPR Presents.

KPR Staff Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:10

Q: The fastest private jet in the world is made by Textron Aviation in Wichita. What's the name of this business jet that cruises at speeds of 600 miles per hour and can hit a top speed of 717 mph?

KPR Web Operations Fri, 01/25/2019 - 13:21

President Trump is speaking at the White House regarding the government shutdown. Watch his remarks from the Rose Garden live.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:40

As KPR's new Media, Sponsorship and Events Coordinator, Bobbi will be our point person for events and communications, and will be working with several of our corporate sponsorship clients. She has experience in radio, events planning and higher education, making her a very good fit for a station licensed by a university.

(Photo by Beccy Tanner / The Wichita Eagle / cropped)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:07

Q: Located in Lane County, this 1-A high school has the smallest enrollment in the state. What's the name of the western Kansas high school with just 14 students enrolled this year (2018-2019)?

KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:00

We take the saying "two heads are better than one" literally at the next Cinema a Go-Go at Liberty Hall on Friday, January 18. We've got TWO movies...TWO monsters... each sporting TWO heads. 

Keeper of the Plains in Wichita (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:05

Q: The Keeper of the Plains is a 44-foot tall sculpture that stands at the confluence of the Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) and Little Arkansas (ar-KAN-zes) Rivers in Wichita. What's the name of the Native American artist who created it?

The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles originally spelled Hollywoodland.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:34

Q: On January 25, 2006, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 39-cent commemorative stamp in Beverly Hills, California. The stamp honored a famous Kansan -- a character actress, singer and performer on radio, TV and on the Silver Screen. What's the name of this Academy-Award-winning Kansas actress?

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