Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker will offer insights into American politics by delivering a Landon Lecture on March 9 at Kansas State University.
Baker's lecture will be at 10:30 a.m. in McCain Auditorium on campus in Manhattan.
The Tennessee Republican is married to a former colleague, Nancy Kassebaum Baker. The lecture series is named for her father, Alf Landon, who was governor of Kansas and the Republican nominee for president in 1936.
Baker worked as a CNN commentator during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. He also served as vice chair of the Senate Watergate committee during hearings for President Richard Nixon and was White House chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan.
"He has a unique perspective on both the inner workings of the White House and the Senate," said Charles Reagan, chair of the lecture series.
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) is offering a 10-week series of classes, starting Monday, to prepare participants for the examination required by the Federal Communications Commission to receive an amateur radio operator's license.
Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday and run through April 19. They will be held on the lower level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th.
The FCC licensing exam session will be held on April 26.
A $10 fee covers the cost of class materials and includes a subscription to the DCARC newsletter. Classes are open to anyone interested in amateur radio. No previous experience is required.