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Bob Dole Is Dead. He Overcame War Wounds, Nearly Became President, Worked for Disability Rights

Former Kansas Republican Senator Bob Dole on the campaign trail.

The lifelong Republican represented Kansas on a national stage and staunchly supported his party's candidates, including President Donald Trump. He's remembered in part for pushing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law and for his bipartisan work on food stamps and social security benefits.

Senate Leader, GOP Presidential Candidate, Kansan Bob Dole Dies at 98

Former Kansas GOP Senator Bob Dole has died at the age of 98. (Photo by AP)

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has died. His wife, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, announced the news on Twitter. Bob Dole served in World War II, where he was injured while fighting in Italy. His war wounds left him with a permanent disability. Later, he was instrumental in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Commemorating 200 Years of the Santa Fe Trail - Part 11 (Mexican Merchants)

Two hundred years ago this month, a handful of American traders from Franklin, Missouri, received a warm welcome in the Mexican city of Santa Fe, which signaled the opening of trade on what became known as the Santa Fe Trail. Listen to Part 11 in our monthly series marking 200 years of the Santa Fe Trail.

Commemorating 200 Years of the Santa Fe Trail - Part 10 (First Trails / First Americans)

Traders along the Santa Fe Trail, leaving Bent's Fort (circa 1840).

KPR's monthly series, commemorating 200 years of the Santa Fe Trail, continues this week as we recognize Indigenous People's Day (October 11, 2021) and reflect upon the arrival of Native Peoples in North America. This radio series highlights excerpts from the documentary called The Road to Santa Fe.


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