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KPR Web Operations Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The Kansas Holocaust Commission is holding a commeration service today (MON) in Topeka. The event features choir music, a cellist, and a keynote speech by a holocaust survivor. Co-chairman Lana Gordon says she thinks it's important to hear from survivors. More than six million Jews, gypsies and others were murdered by the Nazi Regime during World War II. The Topeka commemoration begins at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon (MON) at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. The event is free and open to the public.

KPR Web Operations Friday, April 29th, 2011

The National Football League's biggest off-season event is the draft. It began last (THUR) night with the first round and will continue over the next two days. With the draft grabbing the spotlight, it overshadows another important NFL development. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.Baldwin is a 6-foot-4 wide receiver.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Thirty-two years ago, Pope John Paul II visited the United States. It was in October of 1979 that the pontiff embarked on his six-day tour. One of the co-pilots on the pope's airplane was a flight engineer from Lawrence. Nelson Krueger (CREW-gur) will recall his time with the pope during a presentation this (FRI) afternoon at Benedictine College in Atchison. KPR's J. Schafer spoke with Krueger about his experience... and about his lasting impressions of piloting the pope. You'll find more information about Nelson Krueger's presentation by visiting the website of Benedictine College. Just log...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is reporting a mixed bag of news about the overall condition of the Kansas wheat crop. Dry weather has taken a toll on wheat, but the dry conditions meant more farmers could get out in their fields to work. Bob White is with the USDA office in Topeka:Meanwhile, Kansas farmers have planted 29 percent of their projected corn crop. Sorghum growers have just begun to seed their crop, with 1 percent planted statewide.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A new report from the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says persistent dry weather took a toll on the Kansas wheat crop over the past week. The USDA's Bob White says that soil moisture levels are widely varied across the state.Yesterday's (MON) report showed 44 percent of the state wheat crop rated in poor to very poor shape. 21 percent was rated good and just 2 percent was in excellent condition.

KPR Web Operations Friday, April 22nd, 2011

After two days of competition that included downtown Lawrence venues, the 84th running of the Kansas Relays will continue for the remaining two days in the area of Memorial Stadium at KU. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more on the most prestigious track and field event in the state of Kansas.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, April 21st, 2011

A double fatal crash on K-10 last weekend was the last straw for Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson. He has now written Governor Sam Brownback, demanding that the state install wire cable median barriers along what Hopson calls a dangerous four-lane highway from Lawrence to Interstate 435 in Kansas City. That stretch of road has seen an increased number of so-called "crossover crashes" in recent years. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that state transportation officials evaluated K-10 three years ago, and determined the highway did not qualify for cable median barriers, based on the number of...

KPR Web Operations Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is warning Kansas restaurant owners to be aware of a new type of scam phone call. Ag Department spokesperson Chelsea Good says the scam begins when a someone calls a restaurant, claiming to be a restaurant inspector. Good says that no matter what, personal information should never be given out over the phone. The Ag Department says that if a restaurant owner receives a call like this, it should be reported to local law enforcement.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he is optimistic that Wichita Mid-Continent Airport's so-called Fair Fares subsidy will pass the state legislature, despite some opposition. Fair Fares uses several million dollars in state and local money to subsidize low-fare airlines, with the idea of keeping all fares at Mid-Continent Airport lower.

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