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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 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 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?

Amtrak's Southwest Chief arriving at the depot in Lawrence, Kansas, right around midnight. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:00

Q: For those getting on board in Lawrence, Kansas, the "Midnight Train" doesn't go to Georgia.  In fact, it goes in the opposite direction.  Just before midnight every day, the Southwest Chief arrives at the Lawrence depot and then heads west, southwest.  This Amtrak train runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, passing through eight states along the way.  How many stops does it make in Kansas?  (We want the total NUMBER of stops the Southwest Chief makes in Kansas.)

Photo of Ellis Paul by Jeff Fasano
KPR Staff Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:44

Kansas Public Radio is proud to present Ellis Paul in a concert celebrating 25 years of Trail Mi

KPR Staff Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is proud to feature original works by Alisha Colgan in our conference room. Her brightly-colored, passionately-executed acrylic and resin paintings will be on display through February 2019.

The cast (well, most of them) of KPR's "A Christmas Carol."
KPR Staff Wed, 12/26/2018 - 00:00

The holidays are here! KPR celebrates with a number of specialty programs now through the New Year. See our list of specials and plan your life accordingly.​ 

Prairie Dunes Golf Course in Reno County. (Photo via Kansas Historical Society)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:10

Q: Emerson Carey, founder of the Carey Salt Company, was an avid golfer. The Carey family commissioned a designer to create a now famous golf course in Reno County that's become popular with professional golfers and celebrities. What's the name of this golf course?

The Front Runner (Photo from Sony Pictures)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:45

Q: The Front Runner is a new movie about a former U.S. Senator and the 1987 scandal that sank his presidential campaign. What's the name of the politician portrayed in the film by Hugh Jackman -- and where in Kansas was he born?

KPR Staff Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:00

Christmas comes to Cinema a Go-Go with a pair of utterly bizarro movies for the holiday season at Liberty Hall on Friday, December 14

KPR Staff Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:00

Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. 

The governor's 2018 Christmas tree arrives at Cedar Crest in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
KPR Staff Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:16

Q: In mid-November, the so-called "Cedar Crest Christmas tree" was delivered to Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and First Lady Ruth Colyer at Cedar Crest, the governor's mansion, in Topeka. Which type of tree is it? Austrian Pine, Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce or Western White Spruce? (Hint: The hills are alive with the Sound of Music and these trees.)

KPR Staff Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:00

Kansas Public Radio needs your help to finish 2018 in a strong financial position. This Thursday and Friday, KPR will be on the air asking YOU to help out with a year-end contribution. 

Recruitment poster for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:00

Q: Born in Newton, Kansas, in 1918, she was one of the first women in the United States Army to earn the rank of brigadier general (that's a one-star general for all you civilians). What's the name of this fighting female who served in World War II, the Korean conflict and in Vietnam?

Image by Crysta Henthorne / Kansas News Service
Stephen Koranda Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:22

I know it sometimes feels like this election cycle has gone on for years. As someone who covers it virtually every day, I feel that way, too. However, the big day is almost here!

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