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 A "for sale" sign posted outside a home in Hays. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)

Even as demand for rural housing grows, a shortage of lumber, labor and lending means developers are often priced out of building new affordable homes in small towns.
 

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. Weekday headlines are generally posted by 10 a.m. If you enjoy reading our news summary, please make a pledge to KPR. Help us continue to serve becoming a sustaining member. Thanks!

On this edition of Conversations, Kelly Corrigan talks with host Dan Skinner about her first book for children, “Hello World!” Corrigan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Tell Me More,” “The Middle Place,” “Lift,” and “Glitter and Glue.” She is also the host of PBS’s “Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan” and the podcast, “Kelly Corrigan Wonders....

(Photo by J. Schafer)

Hackers pose a growing threat to nearly any network, including the power grid that lets you reliably turn on the lights. Experts say utilities offer an attractive target: operations with money to extort and that simply can’t afford a shutdown.

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On this edition of Conversations, Emily Behrmann talks with host Dan Skinner about the upcoming season of performances at the Midwest Trust Center. Behrmann is the General Manager, Performing Arts, for the Midwest Trust Center, formerly the Carlsen Center, on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

Listen to episode six in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Susan Shelby Magoffin, who traveled along the trail to Bent's Fort, in present day Colorado, and on to Santa Fe.

Opening night is Friday, June 18, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., in White Concert Hall of Washburn University of Topeka. Free, no tickets required! Live-streaming also available.

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