LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
NEWSCAST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

KPR News

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

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

Drive-through COVID-19 testing at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. (Photo: Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Kansas officials say the state needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus before businesses can reopen but Kansas is the worst state in the U.S. when it comes to being able to get tested.    

A view of downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas 3rd Congressional District spans Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, and part of Miami County. (Photo by Julie Denesha, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Kansas Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids took over for a Republican in the U.S. House two years ago, representing the Kansas City area. Now, four Republicans are attempting to take back the 3rd District, which covers Johnson and Wyandotte counties and a slice of Miami County.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Monday, April 20th, 2020

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

Associated Press Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Gothic window into a unique chapel built in Leavenworth in 1873. Protestant services are held in the upper level, Immanuel Chapel, and Catholic Mass is held in the lower level, Holy Ghost Chapel. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Two Baptist churches that sued Kansas Governor Laura Kelly over an executive order restricting church services to 10 or fewer congregants will be able to meet, at least temporarily.  Late Saturday, a federal judge in Wichita ruled in favor of the churches.  Another hearing is scheduled for April 23.

Meat on sale at a grocery store in Garden City.  Four large meatpacking plants employ thousands of workers in southwest Kansas. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Saturday, April 18th, 2020

The continuing spread of COVID-19 among workers who slaughter livestock and package meat poses a growing threat to keeping the industry’s plants in operation.  Already, the coronavirus temporarily shut down a pork-processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a beef-packing facility in Greeley, Colorado.  In Ford County, in southwestern Kansas, the number of COVID-19 cases at the start of the week was fewer than 20, but by Saturday, the number had climbed to 107. 

Associated Press Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, April 17th, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, April 16th, 2020

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

Josie Layne lost her jobs at an Olathe thrift store just as she was about to get promoted. Now she's facing frustration getting unemployment benefits from the state's overwhelmed Department of Labor, where calls go unanswered and the website crashes regularly. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The Kansas Department of Labor’s 40-year-old mainframe computer is using a program developed in the 1950s and it can’t keep up with the massive surge in unemployment claims.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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

Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka is among those preparing for the worst when it comes to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Many hospitals don't publish patient numbers related to the coronavirus.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

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

Classrooms and student dorms across Kansas have emptied out ever since classes moved online at state universities weeks ago. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Universities in Kansas have moved classes online for the rest of the school year and many have pushed graduation ceremonies to the Internet or canceled or postponed them altogether. 

J. Schafer Monday, April 13th, 2020

The University of Kansas Medical Center will participate in a nationwide clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in preventing COVID-19 infection in exposed health care workers.

Finney County EMS staffs only three ambulances to deal with a growing number of COVID-19 patients. (Photo by Corrine Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 13th, 2020

Finney County and three neighboring western Kansas counties have only 26 ICU beds. That means ambulance crews are making more long trips to hospitals in larger cities.

Staff and Wire ... Monday, April 13th, 2020

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

Pages

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)
contact@kansaspublicradio.org