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Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's legendary football coach, died in a plane crash in the Kansas Flint Hills on March 31, 1931.
Bernie Kish Thursday, March 31st, 2016

This year marks the 85th anniversary of a plane crash in the Kansas Flint Hills that claimed the lives of eight men, including Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's legendary football coach. Guest Commentator Bernie Kish, a longtime fan of the Fighting Irish, reminds us of that tragic day in 1931 when the world mourned the loss of Knute Rockne.

When converted into $100 bills, here's what one billion dollars looks like on wooden pallets. (Photo from Wikipedia)
Duane Goossen Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Kansas lawmakers have already forfeited a billion dollars in federal healthcare funding by not expanding Medicaid coverage. Guest Commentator Duane Goossen tells us that refusing to expand the program will continue to cost the state money and leave more than 100,000 Kansans without health insurance.

Bronze statue of human rights author Iris Chang at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial in China (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
John Richard Schrock Monday, March 28th, 2016

Today, we remember the American-born Chinese journalist Iris Chang. Born on this date (March 28) in 1968, this human rights advocate wrote "The Rape of Nanking," about the Japanese invasion of China during World War II.

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John Richard Schrock Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Earlier this legislative session, a Kansas House committee passed a bill that requires parents to actively "opt in" their children for sex education classes in public schools. Commentator John Richard Schrock thinks the bill is bad and unnecessary.

Striped Ground Cricket (Photo by
John Richard Schrock Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Just like us, many insects have been enjoying this warm winter weather. Commentator John Richard Schrock tells us that, if you listen very closely, crickets will actually "report" the weather to you. Until they can't.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Duane Goossen Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Few people in Kansas understand the intricacies of state finances better than Duane Goossen. He served as state budget director for 12 years. As our guest commentator, he talks about the troubling state of the Kansas economy.

Kansas school bus (Photo by J. Schafer)
Tom Averill Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Public school funding has generated some heated discussions at the Kansas Statehouse and at the state supreme court. But there was a time when education spending was a lot less controversial. Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander tells us more.

This statue of Jesus is located inside St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Bob Schremmer Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The Lenten season is here. For Christians, it's a time of fasting and sacrifice that ends with Easter. Commentator Bob Schremmer says Lent is also a good time to let go of "indifference." In this Lenten message, he calls upon the faithful to care for the poor and sick.

Teacher's apple on a stack of books (Photo by J. Schafer)
John Richard Schrock Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Our future is in the hands of our teachers. Shouldn't we allow educators the freedom to create their ideal teaching environment?  Commentator John Richard Schrock tells us how all students are unique - just like their instructors - and he's come up with his own "Teacher's Creed."   

Geologists with the Kansas Geological Survey believe the Point of Rocks outcropping in southwest Kansas dates back to the Permian age, about 245 million years ago. (Photo by KGS)
Rex Buchanan Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The age of an ancient rock formation in southwest Kansas has been a mystery for more than a century. But, not any longer. Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us how the Kansas Geological Survey solved the age old question that had been puzzling geologists.


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