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Commemorating 200 Years of the Santa Fe Trail - Part 7 (Border Ruffians & Fort Union)

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!)

KPR Provides News, Music & Entertainment Day & Night...Thanks to Help from Listeners Like You!

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.

Earmarks Pose Tricky Question for Kansas Republicans

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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.


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