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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Feral – or wild -- hogs are quite a problem for agriculture producers. If left unchecked, these prolific breeders can run rampant in most any habitat and cause lots of damage. Kansas has tackled the problem with a trapping program and the outlawing of sport hunting of the hogs. But the state’s nationally recognized approach is threatened by budget cuts. Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban takes a closer look at how Kansas keeps control of one of the smartest animals around. You'll find more stories about Midwest agriculture online at HarvestPublicMedia.org. That's Harvest Public Media DOT...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Nine high school students from suburban Kansas City are in Washington today (WED) to perform a play for the Secretary of Education—and possibly the Vice President. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson says it’s part of a national summit on gender-based violence.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

For Transportation officials, this is Work Safety Zone awareness week. Kim Stich of the Kansas Department of Transportation reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones. Stich says last year 7 motorists were killed in work zone accidents across the state.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Transportation officials are asking Kansans to wear something orange tomorrow (WED)(April the 6th) to help commemorate “national work zone awareness week”. K-DOT’s Kim Stitch says its part of a campaign to get motorists to slow down and be more aware in construction zones. Some tips for driving in work zones include staying alert, following traffic control and expecting delays.

KPR Web Operations Friday, April 1st, 2011

Wichita State has won its first National Invitation Tournament. The Shockers defeated Alabama, 66-57, in New York's Madison Square Garden. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Friday, April 1st, 2011

This weekend, the Final Four teams in the NCAA men's tournament face off...and for the first since 2006, no number-1 seeds are still in the hunt for the title. That's bad news for fans of the number-one seeded University of Kansas Jayhawks, who lost Sunday to the Virginia Commonwealthy University Rams. While NCAA tournament followers are trying to figure out what happened to their brackets, stunned KU fans are simply asking, 'What happened?' Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A federal judge says Sunflower Electric Power Corporation needs more environmental review and public input before it can proceed with expansion of its coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, in southwest Kansas. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Sierra Club.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Three defendants in the University of Kansas ticket scandal have been sentenced in federal court so far. A fourth is scheduled today (THUR). Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the latest.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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