Chandra Stauffer http://kmuw.org en Via Christi Offering Help For Insurance Marketplace http://kmuw.org/post/christi-offering-help-insurance-marketplace <p>Via Christi Health has planned seven public events to help Kansans better understand and enroll in the health insurance marketplace.<br /><br />There will be nationally certified navigators on hand&nbsp;to provide help navigating and enrolling in health insurance coverage offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In a release, Via Christi states the goal is to increase preventative cancer screenings through increasing access and enrollment in health insurance coverage.<br /><br />The Via Christi nurse navigators will be at the following locations in November:</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:29:26 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 25634 at http://kmuw.org Q&A: The Affordable Care Act In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/qa-affordable-care-act-kansas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KMUW hosted a live call-in show October 9. We took questions from callers, email and Twitter. Below are questions and answers from the hour. We received more questions than we could get to during the hour, but we followed up with our panelists and added those additional questions and answers below.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Our guests were:</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:03:17 +0000 Chandra Stauffer, Aileen LeBlanc & Carla Eckels 24518 at http://kmuw.org City Officials: The Drought Is Over http://kmuw.org/post/city-officials-drought-over <p>City of Wichita officials announced Friday the drought that threatened the area’s water supply the two past summers and heightened conservation efforts is officially over.<br><br>In a release Friday, the city reports Cheney Lake, the city’s primary water source, reached full capacity in the early hours of Thursday from 73.6 percent on July 29. Earlier this year, the lake was as low as 58 percent capacity, causing city officials to encourage conservation efforts through a media campaign, a rebate program and other measures aimed at extending the area’s water supply.<br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:52:31 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 21702 at http://kmuw.org Listen: New From Civil Wars, 'Dust To Dust' http://kmuw.org/post/listen-new-civil-wars-dust-dust <p>Joy Williams and John Paul White are The Civil Wars, a duo of passionate performers, but these days <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/07/15/201089924/watch-the-civil-wars-live-up-to-their-name-in-a-behind-the-scenes-video">they can barely speak to one another</a>.</p><p>The Civil Wars are about to release a new album — their second and probably their last for a while or perhaps forever. Today we have a new song for you by Joy and John Paul, a ballad called "Dust to Dust."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:16:07 +0000 Chandra Stauffer & NPR Music 20756 at http://kmuw.org Free Dumping Is Back For Sedgwick County Residents http://kmuw.org/post/free-dumping-back-sedgwick-county-residents <p>Sedgwick County again will help residents dispose of bulky waste by offering a coupon covering the cost to dump up to 1,000 pounds; loads exceeding this limit are accepted, but will be subject to fees.<br><br>An online request form will be available beginning July 22 at <a href="http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/">sedgwickcounty.org</a>, or residents may request a coupon by calling 660-9110. Residents will need to present their name and address online or over the phone.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:37:09 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 20639 at http://kmuw.org You're On Your Own To Clean Up After Thursday's Storm http://kmuw.org/post/youre-your-own-clean-after-thursdays-storm <p>Crews from the city of Wichita are currently clearing tree limbs and debris that fell into streets and onto public property during the Thursday night wind storm.<br><br>However, they will not pick up debris from private property owners. Instead they are encouraging homeowners to work with their trash haulers to remove debris or take it to one of four Wichita locations for a fee.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:10:10 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 19581 at http://kmuw.org You're On Your Own To Clean Up After Thursday's Storm Via Christi Announces Details Of 230 Statewide Layoffs http://kmuw.org/post/christi-announces-details-230-statewide-layoffs <p class="p1">Via Christi Health is eliminating 360 positions in its workforce this month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas-based health care provider says the layoffs will affect 230 full and part-time workers statewide.&nbsp;</span>The remainder of the reductions will come from recently vacated positions that will not be filled.<br><br>“This is an extremely difficult undertaking as these staff members have made valuable contributions to Via Christi during their careers in our ministry,” said Jeff Korsmo, Via Christi Health’s president and CEO, in a news release Wednesday.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:40:08 +0000 Chandra Stauffer & Kate Clause 18435 at http://kmuw.org Does Wichita Have Enough Parks? http://kmuw.org/post/does-wichita-have-enough-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A report released Wednesday from The Trust for Public Land on the nation's park systems ranks Wichita 34th out of the 50 largest U.S. cities.</p><p>ParkScore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rates city park systems on a scale of zero to five park benches, with Wichita earning two. Wichita scored well on median park size but was hurt by low marks for park and playground access.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:44:17 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 18363 at http://kmuw.org Does Wichita Have Enough Parks? Visit Wichita Parks, Answer Some Trivia, Maybe Win A Prize http://kmuw.org/post/visit-wichita-parks-answer-some-trivia-maybe-win-prize <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new program that encourages and rewards residents for visiting public parks was announced Friday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Park Passport program encourages residents to visit 18 specific local parks, including Oak, Buffalo and Fairmont, and answer trivia-like questions posted on signs in each park.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:12:39 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 17764 at http://kmuw.org Visit Wichita Parks, Answer Some Trivia, Maybe Win A Prize Storm Debris? City Says You're On Your Own http://kmuw.org/post/storm-debris-city-says-youre-your-own <p>The city of Wichita is not planning to collect fallen limbs or other messes from this weekend’s storm.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a release Monday, the city said property owners are responsible for disposing of debris, none of which should be placed at the curb unless arrangements with a private hauler have been made.</span></p><p>Four Wichita locations are accepting storm debris for a fee:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:10:19 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 17505 at http://kmuw.org