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KPR Web Operations Monday, September 12th, 2011

Darryl Hunt was just 19-years-old when he was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. An all-white jury had convicted the African American man of killing a young white woman. Two decades later, DNA evidence exonerated him. This story has been captured in a documentary titled "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," which will be screened tomorrow (TUE) at the University of Kansas. Afterwards, Hunt himself will talk about his wrongful conviction... and about finding forgiveness.The documentary screening, followed by a panel discussion, will be held from 4pm to 7pm tomorrow (TUE) at...

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 12th, 2011

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was one of the venues where a remembrance was held to mark the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin was there and has an account of the ceremony.While Robert De Niro didn't actually attend the Chiefs game, his pre-recorded video message was played at a number of NFL stadiums on Sunday. Meanwhile, there wasn't much to cheer about in the football game. Buffalo blew out the Chiefs, 41-7.

KPR Web Operations Friday, September 9th, 2011

The Green Bay Packers officially kicked off the NFL season last (THUR) night with a victory. The Kansas City Chiefs hope to follow suit when they open the season at home Sunday against Buffalo. Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel insists he's ready to play. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 8th, 2011

A new exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka uses newspapers to tell the story of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The display is titled "9/11 Front Page News." Museum Director Bob Keckeisen (KECK-hy-zen) says various newspapers from across the state and around the world are showcased. The exhibit -- "9/11 Front Page News" -- is on display at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka through September 22.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Nonprofit organizations must do more than good works. They must transform themselves and help rebuild the American economy. That was the message delivered by nonprofit pioneer Robert Egger in Topeka yesterday (WEDS) at a meeting sponsored by the Sunflower Foundation. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The city of Topeka is now applying a device known as a boot to vehicles owned by habitual parking violators. That's being defined as anyone with three or more outstanding parking tickets for a months...or even years. Mike McGee is the general service director for the city. He says the number of habitual violators has dropped dramatically since the city started discussions of using boots to enforce its parking policies:The locking devices immobilize the vehicle until payment is made. To get the boot removed, violators must pay the total fine plus a $35 processing fee. They'll have only 48...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Monday, September 5th, 2011

Chances are, you didn't see many small Kansas towns up-close-and-personal during your Labor Day weekend travels. Tom Palace is with the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. He says that highway upgrades and changes in the way people travel are contributing to the decline of rural America. Palace says the number of small town mom-and-pop gas stations are rapidly dwindling because of an economic double-whammy: higher gas prices mean people aren't traveling as much, and more of the people who ARE traveling aren't getting off the highway to detour through small towns.

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 5th, 2011

Should Kansans be considering the addition of earthquake insurance to their homeowners insurance policies? The Kansas Insurance Department says that recent earthquakes in Colorado, Oklahoma and on the East Coast have made more Kansans aware of the possible need for adding the insurance to their homeowners coverage. Bob Tomlinson is the Kansas assistant Insurance Commissioner.The Kansas Geological Survey says Kansas sits on the Nemaha (NEE-muh-hah) Ridge, a buried granite mountain range that extends from Omaha to Oklahoma City. Kansas is also positioned along the Humboldt Fault Zone on the...

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