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Reconstructed entry archway at the Kansas Memorial Union on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:05

Q: On Monday, the nation honored its veterans. Parades and special ceremonies were held all across the country. Also on Veterans Day, the University of Kansas installed a newly-reconstructed entry archway at the Kansas Memorial Union. Inside the archway, a series of stars are etched into the stone, paying tribute to Jayhawks who died while serving their country during World War I. How many stars are etched into the archway?

KPR Staff Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:00

If you're a KPR member and are giving $120 or more per year, you qualify for the KPR MemberCard. You're already getting more than 250 great Dining, Arts & Attractions, Health & Wellness, as well as Lodging benefits. We are now pleased to announce the latest addition to the benefits program: PETS!

This welcome sign along the border greets motorists from southwest Missouri as they enter Crawford County, in southeast Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05

Q: Today's question involves a simple matter of math and geography. If you know your Kansas counties and you can add... you can win! (Though, having a map will be helpful.) Here we go. Kansas has 105 counties. How many of them share a border with another state or river?

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 10/31/2019 - 00:00

***Big Band Christmas is officially SOLD OUT*** 

Southeast Kansas sky on a winter's day, taken near Hamilton, Kansas.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:06

Q:  We're looking for the name of a small southeast Kansas town. Here are your clues:

  • It's located inside the Kansas county with the shortest name.
  • The name of the town is a portmanteau (port-MAN-too) of the names of two former rival towns.
  • The town's name sounds so cute, crunchy and wholesome, you can almost eat it!

Name this town!

Bobbi Washechek Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:00

On October 18, Kansas Public Radio will broadcast its 2nd Annual KPR Live Day, which is made possible by Kring’s Interiors, a partnership with the Lawrence Public Library, and support from listener members like you.

A bugler from the U.S. Navy Band plays taps during a graveside service in Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)
KPR Staff Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:20

Q: The best-known U.S. National Cemetery is in Arlington, Virginia. But it wasn't the first - or even among the first dozen. Of the 14 original National Cemeteries designated by Abraham Lincoln, two are located in Kansas. One is at Fort Leavenworth. Where is the other one?

Ink Print by Dana Gates
KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:28

Cottonwood, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that was established in 1972 to provide services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:17

Kansas Public Radio has a “new” director of classical music. Friday, September 20, was Michael Keelan’s last day as Classical Music Director and Morning Classical host.

United States 15-cent Air Mail stamp
KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:12

Q: In July of 1963, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new, 8-cent stamp honoring a Kansan.  Do you know who?

KPR Staff Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:00

Listen to KPR starting next week for your chance to give back! We'll have special programming designed to inform you on just how you can help us reach our goal. KPR is almost entirely dependent on listener support. It's listeners like you that make it possible for us to stay on the air. Thank you!

Cool radio (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:00

KPR is your window to the world.  Thanks for keeping us turned on at home, work or on the go. 

The Big Well in Greensburg, Kansas, has a giftshop / museum and, of course, the world's largest hand-dug well.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:05

Q: In 1949, a man from Hutchinson named H.O. Stockwell visited the Ellis Peck farm, a few miles east of Greensburg, in Kiowa County, Kansas. It was there that Stockwell discovered something big and heavy. He sold it to the people of Greensburg, where it remains on display today. What is it? (And be specific!)

Grave of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mount Auburn Cemetery, west of Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo from Wikipedia.)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/30/2019 - 09:08

Q: When it was founded in 1884, this western Kansas community was called Gopher (as in the burrowing rodent). A few years later, the townsfolk changed their minds. They renamed the place after the mother of Hiawatha in Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha." What's the name of this small town in Logan County?

KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:00

Summer fun continues at Cinema a Go-Go with a wild double feature on Friday, August 23. It's jammed with mad scientists and crazy inventions that defy the laws of physics! 

A dog stares at a fire hydrant, near the intersection of 4th and Lincoln, in a small northeast Kansas town. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:11

Q: Near the intersection of 4th and Lincoln, you'll find the statue of a small dog, standing near a fire hydrant. Part of a public art installation, it's just one of 15 similar dog statues scattered about this northeast Kansas town. What's the name of this wonderful town... and what's the name of the famous terrier depicted by all the statues?

Smokey Bear, U.S. Forest Service *
KPR Staff Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:57

Only YOU can prevent forest fires... and cheesy headlines! But anyone can play today's Kansas Trivia Challenge: Q: Smokey Bear -- sometimes called Smokey the Bear -- is celebrating his 75th birthday! The iconic bear was created by the U.S. Forest Service in 1944 as part of an advertising campaign to prevent wildfires. The version of Smokey Bear we know today was created by an artist from Herndon, Kansas. What's the name of this artist who became Smokey's manager and caretaker for 25 years?

Number 27, Jordy Nelson, was a standout player and YouTube celebrity at Kansas State University. (AP photo / Kelly Glasscock)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:10

Q: Native Kansan and pro football player Jordy Nelson just retired from the NFL. The former K-State football star was born in Manhattan and grew up in the nearby town of Riley. Name both NFL teams Jordy Nelson played for -- AND -- tell us which Super Bowl he helped win! (As in, Super Bowl number... what?)

Donner Memorial State Park, including Donner Lake, near Truckee, California.  (Photo from Wikipedia)
KPR Staff Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:35

Q: The infamous Donner-Reed Party traveled along the Oregon Trial on its way to California. Long before the pioneers ran into a blizzard near Truckee, California, they lost one of their members in what is now, northeast Kansas. In which Kansas county is this victim, Sarah Keyes, buried?

Statue of a Union soldier from the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers, commemorating the Battle of Island Mound, which is believed to be the first time black Union soldiers fought against Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. (Photo by Peggy Buhr)
KPR Staff Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:00

Q: In 2008, Missouri residents erected a statue and plaque honoring the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers who fought in the Civil War. In which western Missouri county will you find this tribute to the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers who fought at the Battle of Island Mound? (Incidentally, this Union victory is noteworthy in that it is believed to be the first Civil War battle in which an African-American regiment, under the command of black officers, engaged in combat against Confederate forces.)

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