Hugo Phan http://kmuw.org en ‘Crossing The Cedar Fence: Discussing Abortion On The Anniversary Of Dr. Tiller's Murder' http://kmuw.org/post/crossing-cedar-fence-discussing-abortion-anniversary-dr-tillers-murder <p class="p1"><em><strong>Original Air date 5/27/14 &nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/31/316715581/abortion-services-return-to-town-where-george-tiller-was-murdered">Click here to go to the webpage for NPR's version of Aileen LeBlanc's story.&nbsp;</a></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On May 31, 2009 a man walked into the lobby of the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita and shot Dr. George Tiller in the head, killing him. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc, Sean Sandefur, Abigail Wilson & Hugo Phan 34676 at http://kmuw.org ‘Crossing The Cedar Fence: Discussing Abortion On The Anniversary Of Dr. Tiller's Murder' Bike Month Profile: Wichita Police Sgt. Travis Rakestraw http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-wichita-police-sgt-travis-rakestraw <p>Sgt. Travis Rakestraw&nbsp;works with the Accident Follow-Up Unit and the Robbery Investigation Section of the Wichita Police Department. When it comes to street accidents, he says his unit sees "the worst of the worst." Sgt. Rakestraw says if both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers pay more attention to each other, his team will have fewer serious or fatal accidents to investigate each year, and more people can get where they want to go safely.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34983 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Wichita Police Sgt. Travis Rakestraw Bike Month Profile: Larry Bennett http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-larry-bennett <p>KMUW's Larry Bennett is not only a dedicated bicyclist, but he's dedicated to using recumbent bikes. They're a special type of sitting bike, where you lean back in a chair and pedal your feet out in front. Larry says it's a great option for people who find regular bikes too hard on their bodies, and just as safe.</p><p>Listen to Larry explain why riding a recumbent bike makes you a defacto bike ambassador.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34504 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Larry Bennett Bike Month Profile: Christina Calhoun http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-christina-calhoun <p>25-year-old Christina Calhoun says she became a bike commuter by accident--by car accident, actually. Two years ago, a car accident left her with a broken car she couldn't afford to repair. She biked to work that day, and she's been biking everywhere she needs to go for about two years now.</p><p>Christina doesn't miss having a car; in fact, she says living life at bike pace has helped her focus her limited energy and time on the things most important to her.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:41:48 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34382 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Christina Calhoun Bike Month Profile: Kathryn Parsons Buck http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-kathryn-parsons-buck <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Derby resident and KMUW Super Volunteer Kathryn Parsons Buck loves bike riding because it's&nbsp;<em>fun.&nbsp;</em>She says it's one of the few kinds of exercise that doesn't feel like exercise, and it's surprising how far you can go. She also loves how a good bike ride can clear her mind and make her feel relaxed and uplifted. You can find Kathryn biking around Wichita with the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kmuw/sets/72157631471290366/">Radio Flyers&nbsp;</a>and tackling small shopping trips by bike.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34172 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Kathryn Parsons Buck Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies At Age 84 http://kmuw.org/post/westboro-baptist-church-founder-fred-phelps-dies-age-84 <p>The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Topeka church who drew international condemnation for &nbsp;hate-filled protests blamed almost everything--including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers--on America's tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.</p><p>Daughter Margie Phelps told The Associated Press that Fred Phelps died shortly after midnight Thursday. She didn't provide the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:40:53 +0000 Hugo Phan, Kate Clause & Associated Press 31763 at http://kmuw.org Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies At Age 84 SNL Alum Bill Hader Is Bringing His Eccentric Brand Of Comedy To WSU http://kmuw.org/post/snl-alum-bill-hader-bringing-his-eccentric-brand-comedy-wsu <p></p><p></p><p>On Saturday, March 8, comedian Bill Hader will spend the evening engaging in a humorously moderated conversation at WSU's Hughes Metroplex. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/618061851598916/">The event, co-sponsored by the Student Activities Council and the Student Government Association,</a> is a chance to showcase Hader's impressive comedic abilities through clips, an interview and a Q&amp;A.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Hugo Phan 31062 at http://kmuw.org SNL Alum Bill Hader Is Bringing His Eccentric Brand Of Comedy To WSU Wichita Mosaic: Angela Mallory http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-mosaic-angela-mallory <p><em>Wichita is a city with people from many cultures and backgrounds. A jigsaw puzzle made up of colorful and interlocking pieces. But how much do we really know about the people that live here?</em></p><p>Wichita native Angela (or "Angie") Mallory's path in life has lead her on many exciting adventures--from competing for the state of Kansas in soccer at age 13 to an offer to be a model in New York as a young adult. But Angela says her winding past has given her the skills and experiences she needed to her iconic downtown donut shop with her business partner, Michael Carmody.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:32:04 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 30699 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Mosaic: Angela Mallory UPDATE: What's Closed Because of Tuesday's Winter Storm? http://kmuw.org/post/update-whats-closed-because-tuesdays-winter-storm <p></p><p></p><p><em>Update: Wichita State University has canceled&nbsp;classes for Wednesday. &nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Update: Wichita Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 5th.</em></p><p><em>Update: Southwestern College has decided to close all campuses today, including its main Winfield campus.</em></p><p>The snow storm we've been preparing for is finally here. Almost all schools in the area are closed, as well as universities and many larger employers.</p><p>Closings on Tuesday, February 4:</p><p><strong>K-12 Schools: </strong></p><p>All Wichita Public Schools.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:30:21 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 29790 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: What's Closed Because of Tuesday's Winter Storm? Celebrate The Vietnamese New Year In The Wichita Area http://kmuw.org/post/celebrate-vietnamese-new-year-wichita-area <p></p><p>Once every year, my family and I celebrate Tết, which is also known as the Vietnamese/Lunar New Year.</p><p>From my experience with the holiday, preparations for the event usually involve one thing: cleaning.</p><p>“I want this house cleaned today because we’re not lifting a finger when Tết starts,” my mother says. “It’s bad luck.”</p><p>My father is not superstitious but still enjoys her rituals, which increase as the holiday grows closer. The whole family is pressed into cleaning, cooking and decorating – superstitious or not.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:00:10 +0000 Hugo Phan 29631 at http://kmuw.org Celebrate The Vietnamese New Year In The Wichita Area