This piece originally aired Nov. 26, 2014. Families across the country all have different traditions for Thanksgiving. It could be a special recipe for cranberry sauce or an honorary turkey carver. In many schools, you can also count on hearing the story of the First Thanksgiving—a harvest celebration shared by pilgrims and native populations nearly 400 years ago. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur looks at the history of this holiday and has this report.
Bob Walkenhorst is vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter for The Rainmakers. The band is based in Kansas City, Missouri and was inducted in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2011 and accumulated numerous fans since the early 1980s, including author Stephen King. The band’s most recent recording is Cover Band. Here, in a 2014 interview with KMUW, Walkenhorst discusses his longtime fascination with religion in his lyrics.. “I don’t think it’s good to be disrespectful to anyone’s faith. Faith...
The Kansas Department of Corrections released its annual report this week. The report says the KDOC faced a number of ongoing challenges, including prison overcrowding an increasing number of offenders with behavioral health issues.