Lawrence http://kcur.org en Douglas County Grants Same-Sex Divorces Despite State Ban On Same-Sex Marriages http://kcur.org/post/douglas-county-grants-same-sex-divorces-despite-state-ban-same-sex-marriages <p></p><p>Kansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage hasn't stopped same-sex couples from getting divorced in Douglas County. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Steve </span>Kraske<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with David Brown, a family lawyer in Lawrence who has personally helped two same-sex couples divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:59:38 +0000 Cody Newill 58160 at http://kcur.org Douglas County Grants Same-Sex Divorces Despite State Ban On Same-Sex Marriages Music In The '90s: Was There A 'KC Sound'? http://kcur.org/post/music-90s-was-there-kc-sound <p></p><p>As the national media look back at grunge and Nirvana is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=301469595">inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</a>, Central Standard revisits Kansas City's hole-in-the-wall venues of the 1990s and asks: Was there a Kansas City sound? And are the musicians and fans active at that time still making, promoting and listening to music today?</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:13:49 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 53983 at http://kcur.org Music In The '90s: Was There A 'KC Sound'? 'Free State Serenade': Chuck Mead’s Ode To The Dark Side Of Kansas http://kcur.org/post/free-state-serenade-chuck-mead-s-ode-dark-side-kansas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Musician Chuck Mead has made a name for himself in Nashville, but his new album is all about his home state of Kansas. Mead describes the music in&nbsp;</span><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Free State Serenade&nbsp;</span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as “Kansas Noir… true stories of love, murder, and a UFO."</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:35:29 +0000 Frank Morris 52094 at http://kcur.org 'Free State Serenade': Chuck Mead’s Ode To The Dark Side Of Kansas Tell KCUR: Are You A Joe 6-Pack Or Craft Beer Kind Of Person? Why? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-are-you-joe-6-pack-or-craft-beer-kind-person-why <p></p><p>Craft beer makers from all over the region are poised to descend upon Lawrence for the <a href="http://kscraftbrewfest.com/">Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition </a>this weekend. &nbsp;</p><p>And we’re wondering how Kansas Citians identify with the specialty ales.</p><p>We want to know what your beer choice says about you.</p><p><strong>Tell KCUR: Are you a Joe six-pack or craft beer kind of person? Why?</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:15:58 +0000 Alyson Raletz 52072 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Are You A Joe 6-Pack Or Craft Beer Kind Of Person? Why? William S. Burroughs And Lawrence, Kansas: Linked Inexorably http://kcur.org/post/william-s-burroughs-and-lawrence-kansas-linked-inexorably <p></p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">Wednesday, February 5, marked what would have been the&nbsp;100<sup>th</sup> birthday of one of the&nbsp;20<sup>th</sup> century’s most important and notorious writers: William S. Burroughs.</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">Burroughs was one of the original Beat poets, and helped spark a cultural revolution. He wrote like no one had before, about topics considered impolite, if not obscene, at the time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:45:29 +0000 Frank Morris 50828 at http://kcur.org William S. Burroughs And Lawrence, Kansas: Linked Inexorably Food Critics: The Best Restaurants in Lawrence, Kan. http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-best-restaurants-lawrence-kan <p></p><p>Lawrence, Kan. is probably best-known to most of us as the home of the University of Kansas, but the beloved college town has also become a dining destination for Kansas City diners. Just 45 minutes outside of the heart of Kansas City, Lawrence boasts one of the best bakeries in the Midwest and at least a half dozen truly excellent restaurants. Charles Ferruzza and fellow food critics Mary Bloch, Emily Farris, and Sara Shepherd &nbsp;give you a crash course in Lawrence dining. Notebooks ready?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>New and Notable</strong></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:44:06 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 44641 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: The Best Restaurants in Lawrence, Kan. Pioneers' Hardship In Eastern Kansas http://kcur.org/post/pioneers-hardship-eastern-kansas <p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:21:58 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43112 at http://kcur.org Pioneers' Hardship In Eastern Kansas Meet The Buskers http://kcur.org/post/meet-buskers <p>So, a fire-eater, juggler, and a comedy-hypnotist-cowboy all walk into a radio studio. On the program today, there was a merry band of street performers also known as&nbsp;buskers.</p><p>Essentially, they make their money by doing a live, audience-interactive performance, followed by passing a hat around in order to collect a profit. It's an incredibly risky pursuit, but those who can make a living at it, get much more than just money in return.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:32:39 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 42417 at http://kcur.org Meet The Buskers A Look Back At Quantrill's Raid, 150 Years Later http://kcur.org/post/look-back-quantrills-raid-150-years-later <p></p><p>It was guerrilla war, and not unlike Afghanistan today or what happened in Iraq. But this was on native Kansas soil.</p><p>One hundred fifty years ago this morning, 400 men rode out of Missouri to kill and to destroy much of abolitionist Lawrence, Kan.</p><p>With the massacre lodged in history, a group of students from the Army’s Command and General Staff College at nearby Fort Leavenworth ventured to the scene of the 1863 carnage.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:26:38 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42318 at http://kcur.org A Look Back At Quantrill's Raid, 150 Years Later Historic Designation Reveals Jewish Roots Of Eudora, Kan. http://kcur.org/post/historic-designation-reveals-jewish-roots-eudora-kan <p>This week, during Passover, Jewish communities everywhere will gather together to retell one of the oldest tales in the world: the biblical story of Exodus.&nbsp; Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:09:11 +0000 Alex Smith 34016 at http://kcur.org Historic Designation Reveals Jewish Roots Of Eudora, Kan. An Artistic Slant On Health Care At The Spencer http://kcur.org/post/artistic-slant-health-care-spencer <p>The state of health care in the U.S. was at the top of the list of concerns many Americans took to the voting booths this week.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 27245 at http://kcur.org An Artistic Slant On Health Care At The Spencer Hallmark Consolidates Kansas Facilities, Cuts 300 Jobs http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-consolidates-kansas-facilities-cuts-300-jobs <p>Hallmark Cards, Inc. today announced the consolidation of its manufacturing operations in Kansas to two locations: Lawrence and Leavenworth. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:15:54 +0000 Laura Spencer 25425 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Consolidates Kansas Facilities, Cuts 300 Jobs Get Your Busk On http://kcur.org/post/get-your-busk <p>On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> an extreme pogo performer, a sword swallower, and a look at this year’s <a href="http://lawrencebuskerfest.com/">Lawrence Busker Festival</a>.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:29:49 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23310 at http://kcur.org Get Your Busk On 'Dog Days' Community Workout Heats Up In Lawrence http://kcur.org/post/dog-days-community-workout-heats-lawrence <p>It&rsquo;s the &quot;Dog Days&quot; of summer, and an unseasonably hot one at that.</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:51:04 +0000 Elana Gordon 22302 at http://kcur.org 'Dog Days' Community Workout Heats Up In Lawrence Happy Hour Is Back In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/happy-hour-back-kansas <p>It&rsquo;s a toast to the happy hour, so raise your glasses Kansans!&nbsp; As of this Sunday, Kansans will legally be able to partake in the after-work and late-night tradition of happy hour drink specials.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:00:18 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 20180 at http://kcur.org Happy Hour Is Back In Kansas Body Of Art: The Human Form http://kcur.org/post/body-art-human-form <p>What&#39;s it like to be a nude model....or an artist working from one? Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:29:42 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske & Greta Wendelin 18956 at http://kcur.org Body Of Art: The Human Form