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KPR Presents

KPR Presents is a rare opportunity on public radio. You'll hear a variety of speeches, lectures, panel discussions and community forums on timely and topical issues, recorded at venues throughout the KPR listening area. Speakers featured have included President Bill Clinton, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and poet/essayist Andrei Codrescu.

Bill Moyers: Part Two

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Acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers and former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska) talk about the presidency and politics today, in this event sponsored by the Truman Library Institute and recorded at Unity Temple on the Plaza.  It's Part Two of "A Tale of Two Presidencies," in which Moyers compares Harry S Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Journalist Bill Moyers: Part One

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January 18, 2015: Acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers retires from a long career in public broadcasting this month.  On this week's KPR Presents, Bill Moyers talks about his time working for President Lyndon B. Johnson and similarities between LBJ and President Harry Truman.  And another great journalist: ProPublica's Paul Steiger, winner of the William Allen White National Citation at the University of Kansas.

Favorite Interviews of 2014

December 28, 2014: Three favorite author interviews of 2014: Cary Elwes takes us behind the scenes of The Princess Bride in his new book, As You Wish, Timothy Schaffert takes us to the 1898 World's Fair in The Swan Gondola, and Becky Blades dispenses words of wisdom in Do Your Laundry or Die: Advice Your Mom Would Give You if She Thought You Were Listening.

William Stafford: 100 Years of Poetry

December 7, 2014: This year marks the 100th year since the birth of Kansas poet William Stafford. More than thirty poets gathered at Washburn University earlier this year to celebrate Stafford's life with a day of poetry. Join Kaye McIntyre as we hear Stafford's poetry, and poetry inspired by his words. We'll also hear from Stafford's son, author Kim Stafford, who gave the keynote address at the Washburn event.


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