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Rex Buchanan Friday, August 12th, 2022

Congress is on the verge of passing major climate change legislation. Documentarian Dave Kendall and KPR Commentator Rex Buchanan have teamed up to explore the local impact of a warming world. Hear their conversation with the regional director of climate services for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Plastics and other materials from shredded lithium-ion batteries lie in piles. Argonne National Lab is trying to solve the puzzle of how best to recycle electric vehicle batteries. (Photo by Mark Lopez / Argonne National Laboratory)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

A federal climate bill aims to press carmakers to assemble cars in North America and to source or recycle certain components here. Panasonic Energy plans to build a $4 billion electric vehicle battery plant near De Soto in western Johnson County.

Dozens of people gather in the northwest Kansas town of Hays to protest against the amendment that would remove abortion rights protections from the state constitution. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
High Plains Pub... Friday, July 29th, 2022

As Kansans prepare to vote on the future of abortion, rural western Kansas offers a preview of what life with an abortion ban might eventually look like for the rest of the state. 

Photo by: David Condos / Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

A new report from the Urban Institute finds that communities of color here face a burden of medical debt that dwarfs what white people experience, and what people of color experience in many other states.

Governor Laura Kelly signed a ceremonial bill in Wichita on Monday. She wants more Kansans to know about 988. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Millions of dollars are being poured into mental health services to support the 988 hotline. Some advocates for mental health services haven’t seen this much investment in a while.  

(Photo by Julie Denesha, KCUR 89.3)
KCUR Radio Thursday, July 7th, 2022

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has been deemed a comprehensive place for research by the National Cancer Institute.  

There is only one COVID-19 case in Lansing, the prison where a majority of inmates are headed. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Inmates at prisons in Oswego are headed to other facilities in Kansas, mostly the Lansing Correctional Facility.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Premiums for health plans through private-sector jobs in Kansas shot up nearly 40% from 2010 to 2020. That’s twice as fast as general inflation.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

All 105 Kansas counties have been placed under at least a drought watch as a record heat wave makes its way across the Sunflower State. On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed an executive order which declared updated drought emergencies for all of Kansas.

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Neither state tells health care providers how long they must wait before suing patients. Researchers say consumers need clarity on that and other points.  

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