Today, that Kansas is unrecognizable, or in the language of political pundits, a rock-solid red state. The heartland state consistently sends conservative Republicans to Congress, and is better known for its state school board's attempt to remove evolution from science textbooks than for its progressive roots.
Click the "Listen" link to hear Thomas Frank talk about red-state politics and culture wars.
Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler and author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of Anerica."
This program aired on June 21, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.