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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?

Mesa of Lost Women at Cinema a Go Go
KPR Staff Tue, 06/01/2021 - 00:00

Crazed scientists, rabid super-women and one really unconvincing giant spider collide in the forbidden Mexican desert! It’s Mesa of Lost Women, our next incredibly strange offering at Virtual Cinema a Go-Go on Friday, August 6, at 7 p.m.

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.

KPR Staff Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00

For the love of KPR - that's why we're here this spring asking for YOUR support. Kansas Public Radio relies on a connection with you as much as you rely on KPR.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 04/06/2021 - 00:00

Prepare for a fantasy night of epic proportions at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 7, 7 p.m., when we show The Giant of Metropolis (1961).

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:00

The KPR team is bringing the KPR Mug Drive-Thru events to Emporia and Manhattan in May! If you are a current member of KPR, get signed up to get your mug at one of these great events. They will take place in Manhattan at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Saturday, May 15, and in Emporia at King Hall on the Emporia State University campus on Saturday, May 22.

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 03/31/2021 - 00:00

KPR is kicking off our first ever book club with "Ladybird, Collected" by Meg Heriford, owner of the Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence. Sign up here for a virtual conversation with Meg Heriford on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

KPR Web Operations Mon, 03/29/2021 - 16:33
Thank you to all the incredible artists who submitted their work to the KPR Mug Design Contest. KPR staff members have picked our top 5 and now it's your turn to select the winning design! Voting is open through Friday, April 2, at Noon. So, get your vote in right away. We will announce the winner on our social media accounts the week of April 5, so stay tuned!
Bobbi Washechek Wed, 03/24/2021 - 08:50

Ready to jump into the next book in the KPR Presents Book Club series? Join us in reading The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis. A coming-of-age story covering themes of adoption, feminism, chess, and drug addiction.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 03/22/2021 - 00:00

Prepare for a hauntingly goofy night at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 26, 7 p.m., when we show Tormented (1960).

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:49

Let's get zany with a horror western mash-up at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., when we show Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966).

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:20

It's that time of year again and Kansas Public Radio is ready to host our 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest! Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2021 KPR Membership Coffee Mug.

KPR Web Operations Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:16

As 2020 was coming to a close and 2021 was just around the corner, I was finishing development of a new version of our skill for the Alexa smart speaker.

KPR Staff Mon, 02/01/2021 - 13:16

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 y

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:52

Prepare for lift-off at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go. Mark your calendars for Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., when we show Missile to the Moon (1958) and an episode from the serial Lost Planet (1953).

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 12/17/2020 - 00:00

Get into the holiday spirit with wonderful holiday music across genres from seasonal classical to holiday tiki tunes. Celebrate the holidays all month long with special programming on Kansas Public Radio. See our list of specials and plan out your holiday listening!

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 12/16/2020 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio is throwing a virtual holiday show! Join us December 16 at 7 p.m. for the KPR Virtual Holiday Show as KPR staffers share Christmas stories, perform their favorite holiday songs and get in the spirit of the season. Watch staff members like J. Schafer, Jason Slote, Laura Lorson and more on Zoom December 16. A radio version will air on Kansas Public Radio during KPR Presents on Saturday, 12/19, Sunday, 12/20, and Thursday, 12/24. Here is a link to the KPR and KPR2 program schedule.


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