Aileen LeBlanc http://kmuw.org en Mike Wood, KMUW Interim General Manager (And Typist) Retires – Again – Maybe http://kmuw.org/post/mike-wood-kmuw-interim-general-manager-and-typist-retires-again-maybe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><strong>He Worked on&nbsp;<em>MASH</em></strong></p><p>“It was fun to see the cast at the commissary at lunch time. And it was fun to stay on the sound stage and the see the woman who was the stand in for Hot Lips. She was probably thirty years older than the actress who played Hot Lips, and she didn’t look anything like her. But she had the same skin tone and same color hair, same height.”</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 36335 at http://kmuw.org Mike Wood, KMUW Interim General Manager (And Typist) Retires – Again – Maybe Cinema 1 Film & FX Premieres: String Theory By Fox http://kmuw.org/post/cinema-1-film-fx-premieres-string-theory-fox <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Wynn Ponder – Creative Director/ Cinematographer</strong></p><p>“The original assignment on this was from the Wichita Art Museum to do a color party, this year’s theme is midnight. The assignment is to create something that communicates the passage of time with midnight being the central theme. They want it to feel uncomfortable, the malleability of time, they wanted to show motif and repetition and they wanted us to create something that involved the viewer very much.“</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc & Fletcher Powell 36575 at http://kmuw.org Cinema 1 Film & FX Premieres: String Theory By Fox South Pacific - Music Theatre Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/south-pacific-music-theatre-wichita <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Pacific is a story about the American military occupation of a pacific island during WWII. It is a love story and a story about prejudice. But must of all it is an enduring musical. The show produced by Music </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wichita opens on Wednesday, June 11 &nbsp;at Century II. </span>KMUW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Aileen LeBlanc attended a rehearsal . . .</span></p><p></p><p>Click on the arrow above to hear the radio piece.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 35714 at http://kmuw.org South Pacific - Music Theatre Wichita ‘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' Debra Fraser Is KMUW's New GM http://kmuw.org/post/debra-fraser-kmuws-new-gm <p></p><p>Wichita State University joins KMUW in welcoming the station’s new General Manager/Director, Debra Fraser. Fraser comes to Wichita from Houston, where she worked in public radio for 25 years. Her most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager of Houston Public Media at University of Houston from 2007 – 2013.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:20:21 +0000 Denise Irwin & Aileen LeBlanc 34798 at http://kmuw.org Debra Fraser Is KMUW's New GM Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: An Interview With Director Steven C. Smith http://kmuw.org/post/passion-prejudice-and-south-pacific-interview-director-steven-c-smith <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday evening,</span>&nbsp;there will be a screening of a documentary film which examines the history of one of Broadway and the cinema’s most popular shows ever, South Pacific. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc sat down with director Steven C. Smith to discuss his film “Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific.”</p><p></p><p>In 1949, post-war audiences saw a musical that was breathtaking in its scope. Soon after, the show’s songs burst onto the hit parade.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 04:37:51 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 34076 at http://kmuw.org Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: An Interview With Director Steven C. Smith The Wild Horses Of The Flint Hills http://kmuw.org/post/wild-horses-flint-hills <p></p><p></p><p>The wild horses of the west are being managed by the federal government with 71 million tax dollars. Some people believe that the herds are growing too large and that the horses are over populating the western public lands, taking up resources that could be used for cattle, wildlife and recreation use. But extra feral horses can't be shot or slaughtered and few are adopted. So thousands are shipped to the Midwest for safekeeping on large ranches. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc visited a herd of wild mustangs in the Flint Hills near Cassoday.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:33:43 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 30081 at http://kmuw.org The Wild Horses Of The Flint Hills 'This Is Your Life, Hanna Bloch Kohner' - The Story Of A Holocaust Survivor http://kmuw.org/post/your-life-hanna-bloch-kohner-story-holocaust-survivor <p></p><p>Yom HaShoah&nbsp;or Holocaust Remembrance Day is being observed this weekend. The Wichita Holocaust Commemoration Council presents a program on Tuesday, which will include a special guest. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc has the story...</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 33440 at http://kmuw.org 'This Is Your Life, Hanna Bloch Kohner' - The Story Of A Holocaust Survivor University Social Media Policy Stands - Now With First Amendment Language http://kmuw.org/post/university-social-media-policy-stands-now-first-amendment-language <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.kansasregents.org/policy_chapter_ii_c_suspensions" target="_blank">social media policy adopted</a> by the public university system in Kansas is still being debated. A work group assigned to review and recommend changes to the policy presented their revisions last week. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc has more...</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 33321 at http://kmuw.org University Social Media Policy Stands - Now With First Amendment Language The Economy Of Fracking: A Conversation With James Clad http://kmuw.org/post/economy-fracking-conversation-james-clad <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://iman-worldwide.org/about-us/advisory-board/the-hon-james-clad-united-states-of-america">James Clad </a>is the former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.</span></p><p>He is also an advisor to the Cambridge Energy Research Associates – a group which counsels governments, oil companies, utilities and others on the oil, and gas industries and global energy markets.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 32711 at http://kmuw.org The Economy Of Fracking: A Conversation With James Clad