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KPR Staff Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:14

Q: Founded in 1885, this town gets its name from its location. Located near the border between Norton and Decatur (dih-KAY-tur) counties, what's the name of this northwest Kansas community?

KPR Staff Fri, 09/07/2018 - 08:00

Q: The Kansas State Fair begins today (FRI) in Hutchinson. All of the following foods will be offered at this year's fair, except one. Which one of the following five foods WON'T be available? Deep Fried Deviled Eggs? Moon Pie Burgers? Deep Fried Piña Coladas? Frozen Pickle Juice Slushies? Tuna Fish Milkshakes?

Irena Jasperson Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:30

Lawrence artist Gypsy Jynx specializes in acrylic and silicon paintings, many of which are on display in KPR’s conference room this month.

This woman from south-central Kansas became the first woman in the nation to have a nationally syndicated political column.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:00

Q: Who was the first woman in the United States to have a nationally syndicated political column and where, in Kansas, was she born and raised?

KPR Staff Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:00

UPDATE: While we didn't reach our goal of adding 125 new Sustaining members, we will be able to cut 7 hours off the upcoming drive because of those who did join the KPR Sustainer Circle in

KPR Web Operations Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:06

Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31st at 10 a.m. EST. Over two dozen people -- including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description -- will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world.

Image source: Adam Barker, Press Assistant to U.S. Senator John McCain, Washington, D.C.
KPR Web Operations Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:39

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

KPR Staff Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:00

Cinema con Queso marks the return of the lucha libre to Liberty Hall, on Friday, August 24

KPR Staff Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:17

Q: At the Kansas State Fair in 1915, one attraction promised to transport passengers through "gloomy caves of gleesome gladness." What's the name of this attraction that's still going strong at the State Fair in Hutchinson?

One of the University of Notre Dame's logos. The other is a fighting Irishman.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:00

Q: Notre Dame's legendary football coach, Knute Rockne, died in a plane crash in the Flint Hills of Kansas in 1931. A rancher from Clark County, Kansas, was contacted to identify Rockne's body because -- as fate would have it -- this rancher had been Rockne's football coach and knew him well. What's the name of Knute Rockne's former football coach?

Some of the many Station of the Year awards KPR has received from the KAB since 1996.
KPR Staff Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:10

Q: Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2018 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Since 1996, when the award was first presented, KPR has won the KAB's top prize more than any other station, regardless of market size. How many times has KPR won this coveted award from the KAB?

KPR Staff Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:26

Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2018 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. It’s the 17th time KPR has earned the KAB’s top honor.

KPR Staff Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:13

Q: State geologist Erasmus Haworth can be credited for helping to identify a massive underground oil deposit in south-central Kansas. The most productive oil field in state history, it has already produced more than 300 million barrels of oil. What’s the name of this oil field that covers 34 square miles?

Feloniz Lovato-... Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:10

This month KPR is featuring framed photos by Ottawa photographer Jean Hutchison in the Kansas Publi

Mural seen on a building in Salina (Photo by Bryan Thompson)
KPR Staff Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:12

Q: In 1889, a company was established in Salina that sold food, furnishings, school supplies, notions and clothing for working men and women. What name brand clothing item was first produced by this company in Salina?

 Image Courtesy Daniel Field
KPR Staff Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:16

Q: In 1872, a fossil bird called Ichthyornis (ICK-thee-OR-nis) was discovered in Kansas by geologist Benjamin Franklin Mudge. It was the first bird with teeth ever found. In which Kansas county was it discovered?

Rep. Willie Dove (center, in red) talking with Rep. Jim Karelskint (left, in white) and other organizers of a public meeting about the Tyson project last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
KPR Staff Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00

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KPR Web Operations Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:06

Description: President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders, and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The two leaders are holding a news conference following their meetings.

Map of Kansas, circa 1910
KPR Staff Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:13

Q: When it was laid out in 1871, this western Kansas town was called Walnut City. By 1878, the town had a population of 1,500. But this community was on the losing end of the longest county seat war in Kansas history and these days, fewer than 200 people call this place home. What's the name of this western Kansas town once called Walnut City? (RUSH to your phone if you know the answer!) 

KPR Web Operations Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:23

Embattled top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok is in for hours of grilling from Congress on Thursday as he faces lawmakers eager to question him about alleged misconduct in the 2016 election investigations.

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