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KPR Web Operations Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Spring is here... and commencement is near... for many schools across the state. Here at the University of Kansas, flowers are in full bloom, providing a perfect backdrop for new graduates and their families. Of course, those flowers didn't just plant themselves. It takes an entire staff of dedicated landscapers to keep the campus beautiful. KPR news intern Mark Arehart (AIR-hart) recently went behind the scenes to see what a day in the life of a landscaper is like. KPR news intern Mark Arehart (AIR-hart) is a senior from Omaha, who will be graduating this month with a degree in journalism....

KPR Web Operations Thursday, May 5th, 2011

For the second consecutive year, Leavenworth will play host to the Kansas Sampler Festival. The two-day event begins at 10 o'clock tomorrow (SAT) morning in Ray Miller Park. KPR's J. Schafer has more. Next Year, the Kansas Sampler Festival travels to southwest Kansas. It will be held in Liberal in 2012 and 2013.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Federal grants totaling 47-million dollars will fund eight research and development projects aimed at reducing the demand for imported oil. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, one of those grants is coming to the University of Kansas…

KPR Web Operations Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The federal departments of energy and agriculture have awarded 47-million dollars to fund eight research and development projects designed to reduce the need for imported oil. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, one of those grants is coming to the University of Kansas.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, May 5th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The Kansas Holocaust Commission is holding a commeration service today (MON) in Topeka. The event features choir music, a cellist, and a keynote speech by a holocaust survivor. Co-chairman Lana Gordon says she thinks it's important to hear from survivors. More than six million Jews, gypsies and others were murdered by the Nazi Regime during World War II. The Topeka commemoration begins at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon (MON) at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. The event is free and open to the public.

KPR Web Operations Friday, April 29th, 2011

The National Football League's biggest off-season event is the draft. It began last (THUR) night with the first round and will continue over the next two days. With the draft grabbing the spotlight, it overshadows another important NFL development. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.Baldwin is a 6-foot-4 wide receiver.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Thirty-two years ago, Pope John Paul II visited the United States. It was in October of 1979 that the pontiff embarked on his six-day tour. One of the co-pilots on the pope's airplane was a flight engineer from Lawrence. Nelson Krueger (CREW-gur) will recall his time with the pope during a presentation this (FRI) afternoon at Benedictine College in Atchison. KPR's J. Schafer spoke with Krueger about his experience... and about his lasting impressions of piloting the pope. You'll find more information about Nelson Krueger's presentation by visiting the website of Benedictine College. Just log...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is reporting a mixed bag of news about the overall condition of the Kansas wheat crop. Dry weather has taken a toll on wheat, but the dry conditions meant more farmers could get out in their fields to work. Bob White is with the USDA office in Topeka:Meanwhile, Kansas farmers have planted 29 percent of their projected corn crop. Sorghum growers have just begun to seed their crop, with 1 percent planted statewide.

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