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J. Schafer Friday, July 9th, 2021

Listen to episode seven in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In today's episode, we hear about John Brown, "Border Ruffians" and Fort Union through the words of Marian Sloan Russell, who wrote about them in her memoirs. Russell is portrayed here by actress Lindsay Wagner. (Yes, the Bionic Woman!)

J. Schafer Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Since it first started broadcasting 69 years ago, Kansas Public Radio has been providing news, weather, music, information and entertainment to listeners in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. KPR began its broadcast life as KANU FM on September 15, 1952, using a donated FM transmitter. With help from listeners and a dedicated staff, we've come a long way over the past 69 years.

Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election. (Photo via the U.S. Department of Justice)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

The fringe beliefs of right-wing extremists in Kansas, dating back at least to groups like the Posse Comitatus, who trained for war against their government 40 years ago, have now migrated to the mainstream of American politics.  

Students at a summer school program at Cessna Elementary School in Wichita. (Photo by Suzanne Perez / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

One thing the world learned during the pandemic is that school kids lose pace when Zoom replaces the classroom.

J. Schafer Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Listen to episode six in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Susan Shelby Magoffin, who traveled along the trail to Bent's Fort, in present day Colorado, and on to Santa Fe.

Workers at Shining Star Hemp Co. near Pratt load a bag of hemp biomass into the processor. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Complicated state and federal rules are part of what’s holding the industry back.

U.S. Capitol
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Congressional Republicans did away with "earmarks" more than a decade ago. Democrats have brought them back. Now, Kansas Republicans serving in Congress have a choice to make: take the money for their districts, or stick to their small government principals. Abigail Censky, with the Kansas News Service, takes a closer look.

Snow falls on a school crossing sign in Kansas City on October 26, 2020. (Photo by Carlos Moreno)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 24th, 2021

Kansas school districts and businesses can get as much as $500,000 in loans to help pay for abnormally high utility bills from February's record cold weather. The loans must be paid back within three years.

(Courtesy of Center for Recorded Music)
Laura Lorson Friday, May 21st, 2021

A new project wants to provide a place for listening to recorded music in a group setting.  

J. Schafer Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Listen to episode five in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Josiah Gregg, an early merchant who traveled along the Santa Fe Trail and wrote a book about his experiences.


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