Stephen Koranda en Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has always said he supports the arts, but when the state was facing a tight budget, he said Kansas needed to cut back.<p>"As we look to grow Kansas' economy and focus state government resources to ensure the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars, we must do all we can to protect the core functions of state government," he said.<p>Eliminating state funding last year affected hundreds of arts organizations. Sat, 09 Jun 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13084 at Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill Santorum Wins Kansas Caucus Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won Kansas' Republican caucuses Saturday. Neither Mitt Romney nor Newt Gingrich spent any time campaigning in the state. Kansas Public Radio's Stephen Koranda reports. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8561 at Kansas Is Up Next With GOP Nominating Contest Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Kansas holds its Republican presidential caucuses tomorrow. Rick Santorum has been the most active candidate in that state. He's trying to stop Mitt Romney's momentum again. Kansas Public Radio's Stephen Koranda has more.<p>UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Chanting) Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick...<p>STEPHEN KORANDA, BYLINE: More than 200 people chant Rick as they stand in a printing shop in Lenexa, Kansas, waiting to hear Rick Santorum. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8466 at