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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.

William Stafford: 100 Years of Poetry

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.

QuikTrip CEO Chet Cadieux

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November 23rd, 2914 on KPR Presents: Will your Thanksgiving include a stop at a convenience store to gas up?  Or a last-minute dash to pick up whipped cream?  This week on KPR Presents, a conversation with the man behind one of the most successful convenience store chains in America.  Chet Cadieux gave this year's Dean's Executive Lecture, sponsored by the School of Business at the University of Kansas.  Join us as the top "red shirt" guy talks about the key to QuikTrip's success and why it is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work.

(Photo provided by QuikTrip)


Kansas Food: What's on Your Plate this Thanksgiving?

Turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie. As we head toward Thanksgiving, KPR Presents looks at what we eat and who produces it. "Kansas Food" features Barbara LeClair of the Kansas Health Institute, Professor Rhonda Janke of Kansas State University, Professor Don Stull of the University of Kansas, and Paul Johnson of the Kansas Rural Center, sponsored by the KU Environmental Law Society.

Countdown to Election Day

The 2014 elections are TOMORROW.  This week on KPR Presents, we hear predictions and analysis for many of the Kansas races, featuring a panel of experts gathered at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics.  Panelists include Burdett Loomis of the University of Kansas, Bob Beatty and Mark Peterson of Washburn University, Michael Smith of Emporia State University, Ed Flentje of Wichita State University, Chapman Rackaway of Fort Hays State University, and Ann Gardner of the Lawrence Journal World.

Debates: Brownback-Davis and Kobach-Schodorf

With the 2014 elections less than two weeks away, we'll hear from the candidates for Kansas governor and secretary of state.  This week's KPR Presents features Governor Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis, from a debate sponsored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on Tuesday, October 21st.  We'll also hear from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf, from a forum hosted this week by KMUW/KWCH in Wichita.  

Uncertain Justice: A Look at the Roberts Court

As the U.S. Supreme Court's new term gets underway, we hear from Laurence Tribe, one of today's top constitutional law experts. Tribe teaches law at Harvard University, has argued dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has written extensively about the judicial system. His latest book is Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. Tribe spoke at Johnson County Community College earlier this month at the invitation of the Johnson County First Amendment Foundation.



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