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KPR Staff Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:30

Listen to KPR starting this week for your chance to give back! We'll have special programming designed to inform you on just how you can help us reach our goal.

KPR Web Operations Fri, 09/28/2018 - 07:36

The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early as next week. Watch the proceeding live.

Photo Credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR
KPR Web Operations Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:13
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.
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Darrell Brogdon Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:46

Christine Blasey-Ford, who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school three decades ago, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on

KPR Staff Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:14

Q: Founded in 1885, this town gets its name from its location. Located near the border between Norton and Decatur (dih-KAY-tur) counties, what's the name of this northwest Kansas community?

KPR Staff Fri, 09/07/2018 - 08:00

Q: The Kansas State Fair begins today (FRI) in Hutchinson. All of the following foods will be offered at this year's fair, except one. Which one of the following five foods WON'T be available? Deep Fried Deviled Eggs? Moon Pie Burgers? Deep Fried Piña Coladas? Frozen Pickle Juice Slushies? Tuna Fish Milkshakes?

Irena Jasperson Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:30

Lawrence artist Gypsy Jynx specializes in acrylic and silicon paintings, many of which are on display in KPR’s conference room this month.

This woman from south-central Kansas became the first woman in the nation to have a nationally syndicated political column.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:00

Q: Who was the first woman in the United States to have a nationally syndicated political column and where, in Kansas, was she born and raised?

KPR Staff Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:00

UPDATE: While we didn't reach our goal of adding 125 new Sustaining members, we will be able to cut 7 hours off the upcoming drive because of those who did join the KPR Sustainer Circle in

KPR Web Operations Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:06

Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31st at 10 a.m. EST. Over two dozen people -- including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description -- will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world.

Image source: Adam Barker, Press Assistant to U.S. Senator John McCain, Washington, D.C.
KPR Web Operations Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:39

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

KPR Staff Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:00

Cinema con Queso marks the return of the lucha libre to Liberty Hall, on Friday, August 24

KPR Staff Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:17

Q: At the Kansas State Fair in 1915, one attraction promised to transport passengers through "gloomy caves of gleesome gladness." What's the name of this attraction that's still going strong at the State Fair in Hutchinson?

One of the University of Notre Dame's logos. The other is a fighting Irishman.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:00

Q: Notre Dame's legendary football coach, Knute Rockne, died in a plane crash in the Flint Hills of Kansas in 1931. A rancher from Clark County, Kansas, was contacted to identify Rockne's body because -- as fate would have it -- this rancher had been Rockne's football coach and knew him well. What's the name of Knute Rockne's former football coach?

Some of the many Station of the Year awards KPR has received from the KAB since 1996.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:10

Q: Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2018 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Since 1996, when the award was first presented, KPR has won the KAB's top prize more than any other station, regardless of market size. How many times has KPR won this coveted award from the KAB?

KPR Staff Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:26

Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2018 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. It’s the 17th time KPR has earned the KAB’s top honor.

KPR Staff Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:13

Q: State geologist Erasmus Haworth can be credited for helping to identify a massive underground oil deposit in south-central Kansas. The most productive oil field in state history, it has already produced more than 300 million barrels of oil. What’s the name of this oil field that covers 34 square miles?

Feloniz Lovato-... Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:10

This month KPR is featuring framed photos by Ottawa photographer Jean Hutchison in the Kansas Publi

Mural seen on a building in Salina (Photo by Bryan Thompson)
KPR Staff Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:12

Q: In 1889, a company was established in Salina that sold food, furnishings, school supplies, notions and clothing for working men and women. What name brand clothing item was first produced by this company in Salina?

 Image Courtesy Daniel Field
KPR Staff Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:16

Q: In 1872, a fossil bird called Ichthyornis (ICK-thee-OR-nis) was discovered in Kansas by geologist Benjamin Franklin Mudge. It was the first bird with teeth ever found. In which Kansas county was it discovered?

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