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KPR Web Operations Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:50
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, including results and analysis.
A threshing machine in operation. (Photo from Wikipedia)
KPR Staff Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:00

Q: Sometime in the 1930s, a northeast Kansas farmer decided to invite people to his home, serve them food and give a demonstration of how his fancy farm machinery worked. The event was a big hit. So big, in fact, that it eventually became an annual festival that continues to this day in Jefferson County. What's the name of the farmer who started the McLouth Threshing Bee?

(Extra credit if you can tell us what "threshing" is!)

KPR Staff Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:58

Help support KPR TODAY, during One Day. One KU., a 24-hour giving campaign benefiting the University of Kansas. Your gift to KPR before midnight tonight will support the replacement of our largest and most powerful transmitter, located on the University of Kansas campus.

KPR Web Operations Wed, 02/19/2020 - 21:09

Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:45
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, including results and analysis.
KPR Web Operations Fri, 02/07/2020 - 18:35
Democratic presidential candidates are debating for the first time since the Iowa caucuses. There are seven candidates on the stage Friday night in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state.
Bobbi Washechek Fri, 02/07/2020 - 13:00

Mad scientists, crawling hands and disembodied heads take over our next Cinema a Go-Go on Friday, February 7, at Liberty Hall.

KPR Staff Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:10

Q: This man grew up in southeast Kansas and later graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He tried becoming a small-town druggist, but it wasn't meant to be. Instead, he got into the oil business and by 1907, was described as the richest man in Kansas. By World War I, his company was the largest independent oil company in the nation. What's his name and the name of his company?

KPR Web Operations Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:00

President Trump is addressing the nation a day after the Senate acquitted him of both articles of impeachment. Trump said he was "totally vindicated" after a months-long impeachment inquiry and trial. Watch his remarks live.

KPR Web Operations Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:12

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

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KPR Web Operations Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:13

President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

KPR Web Operations Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:42
The Iowa caucuses are the first contest in the 2020 presidential race. Follow NPR's liveblog for news and scenes from the field as well as live results and streaming special coverage.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/31/2020 - 09:24

Q: On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami. Also on Sunday, a native Kansan will become the first woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl. What's the name of this assistant coach for the 49ers and what's the name of her Kansas hometown?

General and later President Dwight D. Eisenhower hoped to reduce worldwide conflict through peaceful personal diplomacy.  Essentially, this meant getting people from different nations together so that they might better understand and relate to one another and thus, be less likely to go to war.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:11

Q: After witnessing the death and destruction of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower came up with an idea he hoped would reduce international conflicts.  Once he became president, the man from Abilene created an international exchange program, which is now headquartered in Kansas City.  What's the name of the program?
 

KPR Web Operations Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:55

Congress is taking additional steps to prepare for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. The newly appointed House impeachment managers, who will present the case for impeachment, are reading the articles in the Senate chamber. Senators are also being sworn in as jurors.

KPR Web Operations Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:10
Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real-time.
KPR Staff Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:30

CANCELLED: Cinema a Go-Go, Friday, January 10.

KPR Staff Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:05

Q: Eastern Kansas is bracing for a winter storm this weekend that will likely bring several rounds of snow and freezing rain. As bad as that sounds, times were even tougher on the pioneers. According to the Kansas Historical Society, one blizzard was so bad that an estimated 100 Kansans froze to death. In what year did this happen? 

(Here's a hint: It happened during the "Blizzard of eighteen-eighty..." - what?)

KPR Web Operations Wed, 01/08/2020 - 09:57

President Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Kansas Forever stamps (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/03/2020 - 09:05

Q: When this northern Kansas town was founded in 1872, it was named Pittsburg. Later on, the townsfolk realized there was another Pittsburg already in existence in southeast Kansas, so they changed the name of the town. What's current name of the Mitchell County town once called Pittsburg?

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