KU News Release

June 3, 2010
Contact: Phil Wilke, Kansas Public Radio, (785) 864-5016

Kansas Public Radio adds new 'Perspective' to programming

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LAWRENCE — A journalist and storyteller familiar to many Kansans has a new home on Kansas Public Radio.

Richard Baker’s radio program “Perspective,” heard for many years on Kansas State University’s now-defunct KKSU-AM, now can be heard from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays on KPR2, KPR’s news-talk station on HD Radio. The show also can be heard at kpr.ku.edu.

“Perspective” is a weekly public affairs program examining social, political and cultural matters. Recent topics have included the value of higher education; bank regulations, risk managers and rating agencies; evolution; severe weather; climate change and its impact on agriculture; and domestic violence in Kansas.

Upcoming shows will include a talk with Deborah L. Rhode, a professor of law at Stanford University, on women in leadership roles, gender inequality and legal ethics; and America’s obsession with bottled water.

“It’s a chance for listeners to hear stories with points of view that they normally would not have access to,” Baker said.

Baker came to K-State in 1977 to be news director at KKSU-AM. The station produced agriculture, family, news and horticulture programs.

K-State sold KKSU in 2002. Since then, Baker continued to work on “Perspective” for the K-State Radio Network, teach an agriculture business communication course and serve as an adjunct instructor at K-State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

“Richard’s skills as a journalist and storyteller are evident on ‘Perspective,’ ” said J. Schafer, KPR news director. “We’re happy to add his show to the line-up on KPR2. It’ll be showcased with other fine news shows.”

Archived editions of “Perspective” can be heard at ksre.ksu.edu/news/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=68.

KPR, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on KANU 91.5 FM in Lawrence, KANH 89.7 FM in Emporia, KANV 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, K210CR 89.9 FM in Atchison and K258BT 99.5 FM and K252EV 98.3 FM in Manhattan. KPR can be heard on the Internet at kpr.ku.edu. KPR2 can be heard on HD Radio or on the KPR website.

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