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J. Schafer Saturday, June 18th, 2022

National Iced Tea Day was June 10. If you missed it, make up for it today. It's gonna be another hot one across eastern Kansas.

J. Schafer Friday, June 10th, 2022

There's an odd Kansas connection to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The connection is so obscure that even British-born people who've lived in Kansas for decades have never heard the story.

Greg Echlin Thursday, June 9th, 2022

The Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City was once the longest, consecutively-held rodeo in the state of Kansas. The pandemic brought that to an end in 2020. But the Flint Hills Rodeo bounced back into action last year and again, last weekend. Greg Echlin rode down to Chase County to learn about the history of one of the state's biggest rodeos.

(photo by Beccy Tanner)
KMUW Radio Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

A museum just north of Pittsburg is helping preserve the story of a famous protest by Kansas women more than 100 years ago.  

(Photo by Katie Lamke / Xerces Society)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Learn just the right way to swish a net, snap a pic and upload it to Xerces Society scientists hungry for information about the bumblebees near you.

KPR Staff Monday, May 30th, 2022

Kansas Public Radio salutes all the men and women who have served our country. And we remember those who gave their lives in service. Thank you, veterans.

Caretaker Linda Clover has helped countless travelers add their own piece of twine to the World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City over the past two decades. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
High Plains Pub... Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

For small towns with dwindling populations and shrinking tax bases, luring travelers to stop and spend a few dollars is a matter of community survival. Some turn to quirky roadside tourist attractions. And the community pride these offbeat sites generate can be just as valuable as the money they bring in.  

Hays Regional Airport, along with three others in western and central Kansas, faces the possibility of losing its only commercial airline if the federal government doesn't continue to intervene. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 23rd, 2022

For Kansans living in Liberal, Dodge City and Hays, there’s only one airline that flies to and from the local airport. So when that airline filed paperwork this spring to terminate services, it sent shock waves through these rural towns.

Discriminatory lending practices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture contributed to the massive economic loss. (Photo courtesy of Farm Security Administration/Office Of War Information Photograph Collection/Library Of Congress)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

For the first time, researchers have assigned a value to the Black-owned farmland lost over the past century.  

In rural Ford County, a contractor buries fiber-optic cable next to a field for Ideatek, a local broadband company based in the town of Buhler. Ideatek has used fiber lines like this one to bring high-speed internet to several towns with populations of just a few hundred people in southwest Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Ideatek)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Installing fiber-optic internet in sparsely populated places like western Kansas is extremely expensive, even with government subsidies. But some smaller, local broadband providers are finding ways to make it work where the big national companies have not.  


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