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How are YOU coping with the COVID pandemic? Whether you’re sheltering at home or an essential worker, Kansas Public Radio wants to hear from you! KPR is collecting your self-recorded stories of living through this challenging time, in partnership with the Kansas Historical Society, the Watkins Museum, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Public Library.

On this edition of Conversations, Joe Yogerst talks with host Dan Skinner about “100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See." An editor, writer and photographer for three decades, Joe Yogerst's writing has appeared in 36 National Geographic books, including the bestselling “50 States, 5,000 Ideas” and “100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas.” 

 

Here are the headlines for our listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. 

Cinema a Go-Go is back in June with our first virtual double feature! Come join us on Friday, June 26, when we'll present a night of Roger Corman black comedies - A Bucket of Blood (1959) and the original Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

Kansas schools face uncertainty entering the 2020-21 school year, with many school administrators expecting drastic budget cuts in the fall, once the state's budget fully absorbs the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)

So far, Kansas school district officials say the numbers look good on paper but deep funding cuts are expected because of the coronavirus pandemic

Wichita Democratic state Rep. Elizabeth Bishop puts on a mask as she enters the Statehouse on Thursday, the second day of the special session. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

Governor Laura Kelly and lawmakers compromised on a plan that trims back the governor's powers, but keeps an emergency order in place.

Credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of mourners are joining George Floyd's family for a memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis. Floyd's death following police restraint last week has ignited protests around the world.

These are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

A man holds an American flag at Garden City's unity rally on Wednesday night.  (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)

Garden City, which has a population of about 26,000, joined hundreds of cities across the United States and the world in protesting racism and police violence.

Attorney General William Barr is holding a news conference with other leaders of the Justice Department, including FBI Director Christopher Wray. The remarks come amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality. Watch the press conference live.

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