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Students at the University of Kansas can take a course on the study of extra-terrestrial life, taught by a former NASA astronaut. Professor Steve Hawley, who's been to space on five different shuttle missions, says part of the course work includes a discussion on UFOs. KU is one of only three institutions in the country where students can earn a minor degree in astrobiology.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Is there life beyond planet Earth? That's a big question... and one that students at the University of Kansas are trying to answer. KU offers a class about extra-terrestrial life. It's taught by former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley, a KU professor of astronomy and astrophysics. KPR's J. Schafer recently spoke with Hawley about the course... and about KU's new emphasis on astrobiology. That's former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Kansas. He was speaking to KPR's J. Schafer about a course in the study of extra-terrestrial life. Only...

KPR Web Operations Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Is there life beyond planet Earth? That's a big question... and one that students at the University of Kansas are trying to answer. KU offers a course on the study of extra-terrestrial life and now, students can get a minor degree in astrobiology. That's former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley, who helps teach the course. He says UFOs are discussed in class but are not the main topic. Instead, students will spend time studying the possibility of NON-intelligent life on other planets.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The general manager of the Kansas State Fair feels secure about the safety measures in place for the annual event in Hutchinson. Denny Stoecklein (STECK-line) says the fair's response to any emergency will involve a coordinated effort from public safety officials. Stoecklein (STECK-line) says fair officials and law enforcement authorities will spend some extra time reviewing safety measures in the next week, in light of recent concerns about safety at large public events. Officials at the Indiana State Fair recently came under criticism after a stage collapse killed seven people earlier this...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

While carrying the ball for the Washburn football team last year, Vershon Moore was a headliner. Today (WED), Moore is making news off the field following a court appearance yesterday (TUE). Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin explains.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Street performers will out in force this weekend in Downtown Lawrence. They'll be there for the 4th Annual rendition of the Lawrence Busker Festival, scheduled to run from Friday through Sunday. Festival producer Richard Renner spoke with KPR's David Darman and says there will be all kinds of performers playing on three different stages. That's Richard Renner, organizer of this weekend's Busker Festival in Lawrence. He was speaking with KPR's David Darman. A Special fundraising preview of the Lawrence Busker festival is taking place tomorrow (THUR) night in East Lawrence. It's a show to...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

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