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Total Cases: 52,285 | Total Deaths: 596 | KPR Coronavirus Resource Page »

Listen to KPR starting this week for your chance to give back! We'll have special programming designed to inform you on just how you can help us reach our goal. KPR is almost entirely dependent on listener support. It's listeners like you that make it possible for us to stay on the air. Thank you!

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

Brewster Place Brewster Place in Topeka is grateful to have a coronavirus testing machine that allows on-site testing. But staff worry the device might not be able to handle running 200 samples a week for very long. (Photo submitted by Joe Ewert)

Kansas nursing homes are still waiting for federal coronavirus testing equipment.

Check out these headlines, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  Did you know that Kansas Public Radio is celebrating its 68th birthday this week?  While you're here, you can help us celebrate by making a pledge.  Thanks for supporting the Kansas Association of Broadcasters' Station of the Year for 2020.  We've earned this coveted statewide award from...

On this edition of Conversations, Andy Mulvihill talks with host Dan Skinner about “Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.” Mulvihill is the son of Action Park founder Gene Mulvihill. He describes it as more of a "Participation Park," than an "Amusement Park." He co-authored the book along with Jake Rossen. 

The lesser prairie chicken is native to the Southern Great Plains, but it has lost 85% of its natural habitat due to changes in agriculture and invasive trees. (Photo submitted by Ed Koger)

Subsidies will give benefits to farmers who preserve prairie chicken habitats.

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  By the way, Kansas Public Radio is celebrating its 68th birthday this week!  Help us celebrate by making a pledge.  Thanks for supporting the Kansas Association of Broadcasters' Station of the Year for 2020

Kansas City author Alastair Heim with a copy of his book "If I Had Your Vote."

Kansas City author talks to KPR's Kaye McIntyre about his latest work, a new Cat in the Hat book titled, "If I Had Your Vote."

On this edition of Conversations, Janet Jakobsen talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics.” Jakobsen is a professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is also the author of “Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics.” 

On this edition of Conversations, Brandy Colbert talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Voting Booth.” Colbert is the award-winning author of “Little & Lion,” “Pointe,” “Finding Yvonne,” “The Revolution of Birdie Randolph” and most recently “The Only Black Girls in Town.” Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people.

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