Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for Kansas Public Radio.

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KCUR News
9:58 am
Wed September 16, 2009

Health Policy Authority Recommends Medicaid Cuts

Salina, KS – The Kansas Health Policy Authority has to cut two million dollars from its budget next year to meet the budget targets set by the governor. The agency's board has endorsed a three-step plan to do just that.

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KCUR News
11:50 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Number Of Uninsured Rises In Kansas

Salina, KS – The nationwide trend has been toward fewer people going without health insurance. As Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson reports, Kansas has been bucking that trend.

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KCUR News
11:37 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Brownback Weighs In On Health Care Speech

Topeka, KS – Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback has weighed in on President Obama's health care speech to Congress Wednesday night.

Brownback says he believes the President focused too much on getting government involved in health care.

"I thought this was really going to be a chance of sorts to set the reset button and put out theories of ideas that were bipartisan, or a real process that could engage a bipartisan proposal," Brownback said. "Instead, he really seemed to move to the left."

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KCUR News
9:35 am
Wed August 19, 2009

K-State Developing Saliva Test For H1N1 Swine Flu

Manhattan, KS – Veterinary scientists at Kansas State University are working to develop new ways to detect viral infections in both pigs and humans.

As Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson reports, it could eventually mean that diseases like H1N1 Swine Flu will be diagnosed without the need for blood testing. Listen to the story here.

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KCUR News
11:53 am
Sat August 8, 2009

Panel Weighs Risks And Benefits Of Gardner Railyard

Olathe, KS – A panel of experts says the U-S Army Corps of Engineers assessment of the environmental risks posed by a planned shipping facility near Gardner is deeply flawed. They presented their critique at a public meeting in Olathe on Thursday. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson was there, and filed this report.

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KCUR News
5:54 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Whooping Cough Strikes Two Kansas Counties

Salina, KS – Normally, Pottatwatomie County might see three or four cases of pertussis in a year. There have been a dozen cases in that county since June. More from Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson.

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KCUR News
5:03 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Kan. Board To Open Hearing Against OP Doctor

Salina, KS – The State Board of Healing Arts begins five days of testimony today in a disciplinary hearing against an Overland Park osteopath. More from Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson.

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KCUR News
3:02 pm
Tue June 2, 2009

Infant Death Prompts Day Care Closing

Salina, KS – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has suspended the license of a day care home in Merriam following the death of an infant. More from Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson.

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KCUR News
11:58 am
Mon June 1, 2009

Tiller Murder Prompts Extra Security

Salina, KS – The murder of a Dr. George Tiller has other abortion providers on their guard. More from Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson.

Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed while ushering at the church he attended in Wichita. The shooting leaves other abortion providers concerned that they too could be targeted.

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KCUR News
5:22 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Swine Flu Still Spreading In Kansas City

Salina, Kansas – As predicted, additional cases of swine flu are continuing to turn up in the Kansas City area. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson has more.

State health officials have confirmed two more cases in Johnson County and two in Wyandotte County; three of the four new cases involve children.

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KCUR News
8:52 am
Wed April 29, 2009

KDHE Opens Swine Flu Hotline And Email Address

Salina, KS – State health officials have set up a phone line and an e-mail address so concerned Kansans can ask questions about swine flu. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson has more.

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