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The Bach Aria Soloists perform in the Lawrence Public Library atrium.
KPR Staff Sat, 10/27/2018 - 00:00

We had a blast last Friday, October 26, during our first ever KPR Live Day, where we featured an entire day of live classical music from KPR's live performance studio and the Lawrence Public Libra

Irena Jasperson Fri, 10/26/2018 - 14:30

On October 26, Kansas Public Radio will broadcast its inaugural KPR Live Day, which is made possible by an arts grant from the City of Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a partnership with the

Astronaut Nick Hague dons a spacesuit during spacewalk training at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. (Flickr/NASA Johnson)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:00

Q: This Kansas native was headed for the International Space Station until something went wrong with his Soyuz spacecraft. Instead, the mission was aborted in mid-flight and the spacecraft safely returned to Earth. What's the name of the Kansas astronaut whose spaceflight was called off just two minutes after liftoff?

KPR Staff Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:35

For the month of All Hallows Eve, Cinema a Go-Go is here to get you in the spirit a little early with two black-and-white horrors from the 1950s at Liberty Hall on Friday, October 12

11th Kansas Cavalry guidon, used during the American Civil War (Image from the Kansas Historical Society)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00

Q: During the Battle of Mine Creek (also known as the Battle of the Osage), a Confederate general was captured by a lowly private in the Union army. History remembers the 20-year-old private as James Dunlavy, of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. What was the name of the Confederate general who was captured and who would later become governor of Missouri?

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.

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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 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?

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