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On this edition of Conversations, Wade Rouse talks with host Dan Skinner about his memoir, “Magic Season: A Son’s Story.” Rouse, who writes fiction under the pen name Viola Shipman, is an internationally bestselling author of 13 books, including four memoirs and nine novels. 

 

Photo of Maggie Shipstead holding Great Circle, submitted by author; photo from Gary Davis collection, photo of Gary Davis, Marlene Davis, and Brittany Keegan, used with permission of Watkins Museum

Today on the KPR Presents Book Club: best-selling author Maggie Shipstead joins us to talk about Great Circle.  We'll also visit "Familiar Faces," the newest exhibit at the Watkins Museum of History in downtown Lawrence. 

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

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.

 

The reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade reflected an ongoing division in Kansas over the issue. (Photos by Chris Neal and Kylie Cameron, Kansas News Service)

The state's voters will decide on August 2 whether the Kansas Constitution will continue to preserve the right to get an abortion.
 

Kansas voters will decide whether to remove the last barrier to abortion rights in the state constitution during the August 2 primary election.

With the federal ruling, Kansas voters will now decided whether to remove the last barrier protecting abortion rights from the state’s constitution.

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.

On this edition of Conversations, Catherine Newman talks with host Dan Skinner about “What Can I Say? – A Kid’s Guide to Super Useful Social Skills to Help You Get Along and Express Yourself.” Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller “How to Be a Person,” as well as two parenting memoirs.

David Frese became mayor of Tonganoxie after the community rejected a Tyson poultry-processing plant. (Photo by Jeff Tuttle for The Journal/Kansas Leadership Center)

Four years after fighting off a controversial chicken processing plant, the growing Leavenworth County community approved a deal with little fuss to bring in Topeka-based Hill’s Pet Nutrition with a 10-year, 100% tax abatement.

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