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Kaye McIntyre Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are you doing? KPR listeners share their essays, poems, and thoughts about getting through this challenging time.

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 28th, 2020

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the start of what is often called "America's Forgotten War." On this week's KPR Presents, we feature highlights from the Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony, held in June 2010.

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Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Join us for a conversation with Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Wilmott. His latest movie, "Da 5 Bloods," was just released on Netflix. And for Father's Day, "Climbing Lessons: Stories about Fathers, Sons, and the Bond Between," by Topeka author Tim Bascom.

Kaye McIntyre and Doran Cart
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 14th, 2020

The National World War I Museum reopened this month with a new exhibit celebrating "100 Years of Collecting." We'll visit that exhibit and revisit their ongoing exhibit, "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975."

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 7th, 2020

The largely forgotten and untold story of how America's cities and towns became so segregated, with a lot of help from the government. 

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 31st, 2020

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of L. Frank Baum's classic, we revisit "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

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Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 24th, 2020

What does it take to be a great leader in troubled times? Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, and journalist David von Drehle talk about presidential leadership in this Bennett Forum on the Presidency.

Dr. Temple Grandin and Bill Lacy, Dole Institute backdrop
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Known for her work in animal behavior and for her advocacy for people with autism and learning disabilities, Dr. Temple Grandin was awarded this year's Dole Leadership Prize by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. 

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 10th, 2020

The Topeka School was just named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. On this week's KPR Presents, we revisit our conversation with Topeka native and best-selling author Ben Lerner.

Audrey Coleman and Dr. Craig Smith
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

This week on KPR Presents: a look at the work behind presidents' words. Dr. Craig Smith was a speechwriter for President Gerald Ford and is the author of "Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter."


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