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These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

On this edition of Conversations, Roseanne A. Brown talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, “Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting.” Brown was born in Ghana and immigrated to central Maryland as a child...

(Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)

Scientists say atrazine maker Syngenta has long muddied the public's understanding of risks related to its product in an effort to delay stricter regulations.

The Kansas Department of Corrections is looking for a new way to test for alcohol in drinks. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)

The prison system announced changes after the Kansas News Service pointed out possible issues.
 

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

On this edition of Conversations, Mike Allen talks with host Dan Skinner about “Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less” which he co-wrote with Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz. Allen is a co-founder of Axios and writes the Axios newsletters “Axios AM,” “Axios PM” and “Axios Finish Line.” He is also an executive producer of the Emmy Award–winning docu-news series, “Axios” on HBO. 

Doug Fuller stands in front of his back porch in Cambridge, Iowa. The farmer struggled with a severe depressive episode last year. Two-thirds of farmers said the pandemic affected their mental health, according to an American Farm Bureau poll. (Photo by Kendall Crawford, Harvest Public Media)

Farmers die by suicide at a higher rate than the general population. That’s leading Midwestern states to train bankers, veterinarians and agribusiness professionals to be the new front line of defense against farm stress.
 

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

On this edition of Conversations, Ali Maffucci joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “feeding littles & beyond – 100 Baby-Led-Weaning-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Will Love,” which she co-authored with Judy Delaware, and Megan McNamee. Maffucci is the author of two “New York Times” bestselling cookbooks and the founder of “inspiralized,” the family-friendly food and lifestyle blog and brand. 

What's at stake in the upcoming midterm elections? We'll talk to journalist Jerry Seib, leader of the Dole Institute of Politics fall series.

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