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KPR Web Operations Friday, March 25th, 2011

Bob Kendrick will begin his duties as president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on April 11. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Kendrick was back among old friends at yesterday's (THUR) news conference.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

In college basketball, Wichita State has a home game tonight (WED) in the National Invitation Tournament with a trip to New York on the line. The Shockers will play a South Carolina mid-major, the College of Charleston. But, as Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Shockers head coach is sensitive about the perception of tonight's teams.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall is miffed about the perception of the Shockers as a mid-major team. The Shockers have a home game tomorrow (WED) night in the National Invitation Tournament against the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, where Marshall used to be an assistant coach.So far in the N-I-T, the Shockers have beaten two teams from B-C-S conferences, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Tournament basketball in downtown Kansas City comes to a close tonight (TUE). Marking its conclusion is the title game of the N-A-I-A tournament. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, not only did tournament interest stir up business in downtown Kansas City, a basketball-related exhibit captured attention at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

There will be another push to locally televise more Topeka City Council meetings. This time, the pressure is coming from one council member who had been opposed to a similar move last year. But with the ongoing investigation THIS YEAR of theft and sales of scrap metal from a city job site, council member Bob Archer says he's now backing the move: Currently, Topeka's city cable channel offers live coverage of regular council meetings...but it cuts off the cameras when members go into an informal work session either before or after the formal meetings. Archer's resolution asking for the...

KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Topeka Zoo has gotten back into the good graces of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo learned Sunday that the AZA found enough "forward progress" being made at the troubled facility to reinstate the zoo to full accreditation. Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the news from the AZA meeting in Tennessee this past weekend is a boost for the Topeka Zoo, which had come under fire for animal deaths, sloppy recordkeeping and unsanitary conditions in recent years.A loss of accreditation would have prevented the Topeka Zoo from sharing animals with other facilities that are approved...

KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

While the Kansas Jayhawks were on the verge of advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA basketball tournament, Gary Woodland was busy excelling at another sport. He's a Topeka native now playing professional golf on the PGA Tour. Yesterday (SUN), he won his first event. Woodland collected a check for 990-thousand dollars for winning the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.Woodland played basketball at Washburn University before transferring to KU to play golf. He has now qualified to play in the Masters Tournament next month in Augusta, Georgia.

KPR Web Operations Friday, March 18th, 2011

By the time the Kansas Jayhawks tip off tonight (FRI), the field in the NCAA tournament will be drastically reduced. Last (THUR) night, Kansas State was among the teams advancing to weekend play. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

KPR's long-time radio host, Jim Seaver, has died. The retired University of Kansas professor hosted "Opera Is My Hobby" -- one of the longest-running radio shows in history. As KPR's J. Schafer reports, Dr. Seaver led a long and interesting life.

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