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Emily Fisher Mon, 01/03/2022 - 14:03

The KPR Presents Book Club is back for another year of exciting stories and engaging conversations. Join host Kaye McIntyre and special guests for a discussion of Timothy Schaffert's The Perfume Thief on Jan. 30 during KPR Presents.

Emily Fisher Mon, 01/03/2022 - 13:32

It's another treat for lovers of film noir at KPR's next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Join us on Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., for a virtual screening of director Phil Karlson's low budget thriller Kansas City Confidential (1952).

Emily Fisher Mon, 12/13/2021 - 16:22

Retro Cocktail Hour has reached an important milestone, and we're inviting everyone to help us celebrate!

Emily Fisher Tue, 12/07/2021 - 14:45

Starting Dec. 16, Kansas Public Radio brings you a full line-up of special programming that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

KPR Staff Thu, 12/02/2021 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio needs your help to finish 2021 in a strong financial position. December 2 & 3 KPR will be on the air asking YOU to help out with a year-end contribution. 

Emily Fisher Mon, 11/29/2021 - 16:11
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go is back with a night of comic book heroes come to life on the big screen!
Emily Fisher Fri, 10/29/2021 - 11:19

Local motion and graphic designer Trevor Mowry is allowing Kansas Public Radio to use his original design on this year's Winter Membership Drive thank-you gift - a pair of KPR socks!

Emily Fisher Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:22

Want to show off your love for public radio with pride?

Christy Imel Thu, 09/30/2021 - 14:51

Calling all KPR listener-members!! If you have yet to receive your new KPR mug, KPR staff will be having a mug pick-up event at the KPR studios on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like to swing by and pick up a mug, please click HERE to sign up.

KPR Staff Mon, 09/20/2021 - 00:00

Starting in October, the show Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will replace Ask Me Another from

KPR Staff Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:00

YOUR support is now more important than ever. This spring, the University of Kansas cut KPR's budget by $216,571 as they braced for financial setbacks from the pandemic. This is in addition to a number of others cuts over the years, totaling $521,571 less annual support from the university since budget reductions began in FY15. That is why we come to you, our loyal listeners, for the support we need to keep this station running strong, because your contributions, along with underwriting, now make up more than 84% of our annual budget.

Christy Imel Mon, 09/13/2021 - 16:04

Our next book club selection will get you thinking about the natural world in a way you have never thought of before! In Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science.

KPR Staff Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:11

KPR is thrilled to showcase the most memorable performances of the 2021 BBC Proms, the UK’s annual celebration of classical music from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

KPR Staff Tue, 08/10/2021 - 09:38

LAWRENCE, Kan (KPR) - Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 20th time from the

KPR Staff Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:00

My favorite three albums of the year (2020) crept up on me -- when someone asks me about my favorite music, I almost always pick either straight-ahead rock and roll or progressive rock, but this year was kind of all over the map.

KPR Staff Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:21

Join other KPR members on Thursday, August 26, at the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden at the Topeka Zoo for a special evening featuring Retro Cocktail Hour-approved band BongoTini! This Kansas City-based lounge/exotica band will be performing a special concert, just for KPR members.

KPR Staff Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

YOUR support is more important than ever, as we've been notified that our budget will be cut by $216,571 as the University of Kansas is bracing for financial setbacks from the pandemic. Members stepped up in 2017 to cover an initial $200,000 cut, and we're confident you'll help us cover this gap, once again.

KPR Staff Mon, 06/07/2021 - 00:00

Help Kansas Public Radio show listener appreciation in a cool way with a drive-in movie, FREE ice cream and a KPR mug!

Christy Imel Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:57

Ready to jump into the next book in the KPR Presents Book Club series?

Feloniz Lovato-... Wed, 04/07/2021 - 10:19

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest. The KPR staff was overjoyed with the talent that came forward this year.

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