LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Amber Waves of Change: High & Dry (Part 1)

The Arkansas River bridge, just one mile south of Garden City on U.S. 83, sits over a parched riverbed where the river once ran. (Photo by David Guth)

Today, KPR begins a four-part series titled: “Amber Waves of Change,” where we hear about issues affecting the rural Midwest.

Water has always been -- and still is -- the key to survival in western Kansas. Farmers out west are in the midst of an historic drought. University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth has been traveling the region and conducting research for an upcoming book about communities facing declining populations. In this report, Guth says there’s agreement on the need to conserve water… but little agreement on how to do it. 

(This report is part one of a four-part series titled, "Amber Waves of Change," about issues affecting the rural Midwest.)

Amber Waves of Change: High & Dry


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)