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Chad Onianwa Mon, 07/11/2016 - 00:00

If you’re a business owner in the Kansas Public Radio listening area and you haven’t met Jake Jacobson yet, our new underwriting sales representative, he wants to meet you! He’s been out on the road getting acquainted with his new job, but took a few minutes to respond to an email we sent to get to know him better.

Garrison Keillor will host "A Prairie Home Companion" one last time on Saturday, July 2.
KPR Staff Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:57

After 42 years, Garrison Keillor is stepping down as host of A Prairie Home Companion. In an interview with CBS’s Jane Pauley, Keillor said he made the decision so he could focus on his passion, writing. Replacing him is Chris Thile, who first made his appearance on the show in 1996. Thile is a talented Grammy-winning mandolinist and is a member of the folk/bluegrass band The Punch Brothers.

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich host Radiolab, heard Saturdays at noon on KPR2.
Phil Wilke Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

There are some great changes in the air on KPR2. We’re airing some new shows, and there are other shows not available on Kansas Public Radio.

KPR Staff Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

KPR is proud to sponsor "An Evening With Maria Bamford," during Free State Festival on Monday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., at Liberty Hall. Join Maria for a stand-up performance followed by a short film screening and Q&A. 

The 2016 Douglas County CASA Playhouse is a Barn / Farmhouse and you could win it! (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

The 2016 Douglas County CASA playhouse is a barn! And you could win it with a single raffle ticket. The playhouse raffle is a major fundraiser for CASA, which helps abused and neglected children in Lawrence and the surrounding area.

KPR Staff Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

Our latest Cinema a Go-Go creeps into Liberty Hall with a pair of classic zombie thrillers ­— Zombies of Mora Tau and Zombies on Broadway.

KPR Staff Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:15

The Lawrence Public Library is bringing a rock legend to town. Kim Gordon, the godmother of grunge and co-founding member of the rock band, Sonic Youth, will participate in this year's 780s Series on Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., at Liberty Hall.

KPR Staff Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Angie Ayrault, of Ayrault Artware, a line of art that is designed to advance homeless youth by funding school fees, housing deposits, art, music and sports for youth residing in shelter care in Lawrence, Kan., and the Midwest.

Darrell Brogdon's "Retro Cocktail Hour" turns 20 this year, and KPR will be celebrating with a concert at Liberty Hall, Saturday, May 7.
KPR Staff Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

Strange as it seems, Retro Cocktail Hour turns 20 this year and to celebrate, we're throwing a mondo party at Liberty Hall in Lawrence on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. 

KPR Staff Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Formed in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements consisting of more than 30 acclaimed recor

The Underground Martini Bunker is real and in use every Saturday night on the "Retro Cocktail Hour."
Phil Wilke Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:22

By Dave Sparks / KPR Volunteer

KPR Staff Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:00

Our latest Cinema a Go-Go crawls into Liberty Hall with a pair of classic ‘50s sci-fi extravaganzas ­— The Crawling Eye and The Creeping Unknown. Both based on British TV serials, these low budget masterpieces have it all — giant tentacled eyeballs, large creeping blobs from outer space, headless corpses, oozy slime trails and other fun stuff. It’s just the thing for a family night at the movies. 

Share the love of your favorite public radio station by calling in during the drive, April 6-15. Donate at 888-577-5268 or online at KPR.KU.EDU.
KPR Staff Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

During our spring membership drive, we hope you take a moment to renew your pledge or become a new member. KPR is listener-supported public radio station.

Kansas sunset as seen from Lawrence, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:53

The daily news can make you feel numb. Or angry. Or sad. Or all three. So many unpleasant things seem to happen.

"Three Red Chimneys" by Janey Greene
KPR Staff Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:47

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Janey Greene, a Baldwin City resident, who uses plenty of color and has a "sort of off-beat view of the world around me." 

Overcast skies above the Kansas Statehouse in early March 2016. (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Sure, this picture of the Kansas Statehouse looks a little gloomy, what with the overcast skies and all. But when you have the chance, take a trip inside. From top to bottom, this building is a magnificent showpiece of art and architecture. 

Artist Charles Ray uses different types of oxidation on two-dimensional surfaces to create his artwork.
KPR Staff Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:00

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Charles Ray, who uses different types of oxidation on two-dimensional surfaces for a refreshing alternative to common practices of creating artwork. 

Phil Wilke Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:06

On Saturday's Jazz Scene with David Basse, Feb. 6, 3-4, listen for a live performance by vocalist Deborah Brown and her ensemble.

KPR Staff Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

It's spy time at the next Cinema a Go-Go, with two '60s classics - Our Man Flint and Modesty Blaise!

Phil Wilke Wed, 01/13/2016 - 09:33

Governor Sam Brownback addressed a joint session of the Kansas Legislature on January 12, 2016. Here's a recording of his State-of-the-State speech. 


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