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Thank you all for your listenership and support for KPR as we navigate through this challenging time in our nation and our community. As the world around is changing - daily - we have determined that it is in the best interest of our community to suspend the Spring Membership Drive.

Thousands of Kansans are out of work because of the coronavirus and they’re seeking unemployment benefits in record numbers. (Photo by commondreams.org)

The spike in unemployment claims in Kansas surged from about 1,800 on March 14 to nearly 24,000 last week.

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis. 

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

On this edition of Conversations, Kris Ercums, the Curator of Global Contemporary and Asian Art at the Spencer Museum of Art, talks with host Dan Skinner about the exhibit, "Staging Shimomura."

While you're sheltering at home, why not binge-watch some films with a Kansas connection? Kaye McIntyre is joined by special guests Tom Averill and Tom Prasch for a look at movies set in Kansas.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

 Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly explains her decision to mandate a statewide stay-at-home order on Saturday. The map shows the counties that have confirmed coronavirus cases. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is ordering Kansans to stay at home except for when they have to venture out for essential services, like food, medicine or medical care.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

If the outbreak in Kansas turns out to be severe...or even moderate...the state's hospitals could be overloaded unless drastic measures are put in place.

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