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In Case You Missed It, May 2016


Brownback's Kansas
KPR Presents recorded a critique of Gov. Sam Brownback's first five years. The panel discussion featured Burdett Loomis of the University of Kansas, Michael Smith of Emporia State University, Mark Peterson of Washburn University and Ed Flentje of Wichita State University.
National Poetry Month
KPR Presents celebrated National Poetry Month with Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry. Eric and Kaye McIntyre play a round of "Name That Poet," and he shared poems from his latest collection, Odd Evening.  


Can More Money Fix America's Schools?
It's one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.

Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?
There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns — triple the number just nine years ago — and that figure is low because not every state reports.
Welcome To Rent Court, Where Tenants Can Face A Tenuous Fate
Today, more than 11 million families spend more than half of their incomes on rent, and for the poor, it can be as much as 80 percent. That means millions of Americans face the threat of eviction, or they live in substandard housing because it's all they can afford.

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