Carla Eckels http://kmuw.org en New Music From Detroit-Based Gospel Group Three Winans Brothers http://kmuw.org/post/new-music-detroit-based-gospel-group-three-winans-brothers <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aperq_Cwh1Y?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Sunday, July 27</strong>:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:47 +0000 Carla Eckels 37834 at http://kmuw.org More Than 80,000 Calls to 9-1-1 Last Year Were Misdials http://kmuw.org/post/more-80000-calls-9-1-1-last-year-were-misdials <p></p><p>More than 80,000 misdialed calls were made to the Sedgwick County Emergency Communications 9-1-1 last year. Public Safety Officials have launched a campaign to help educate callers and reduce the number of accidental calls coming into the center.</p><p>Nearly 600,000 calls poured into the 9-1-1 call center in downtown Wichita last year. The calls were from people reporting medical emergencies, accidents, fires, and crime. 9-1-1 deputy director Elora Randleas says 1 in 7 of those calls were cell phone&nbsp;misdials.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 37629 at http://kmuw.org More Than 80,000 Calls to 9-1-1 Last Year Were Misdials More Families Seeking Shelter at YWCA Wichita's Women's Crisis Center http://kmuw.org/post/more-families-seeking-shelter-ywca-wichitas-womens-crisis-center <p></p><p></p><p>The YWCA Wichita Women's Crisis Center's emergency shelter continues to operate at maximum capacity.&nbsp; Hundreds of domestic violence victims seeking shelter were turned away last year due to lack of space.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 37584 at http://kmuw.org More Families Seeking Shelter at YWCA Wichita's Women's Crisis Center R&B, Funk Group The Bar-Kays Celebrates 50 Years On Soulsations http://kmuw.org/post/rb-funk-group-bar-kays-celebrates-50-years-soulsations <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lyuSbprDJyI?rel=0" width="580"></iframe></p><p><strong>Sunday, July 20</strong>:</p><p>Hear music from R&amp;B and funk group the Bar-Kays. The band celebrates 50 years in the music industry.&nbsp; The Bar-Kays performed at the White House last year in a “Memphis Soul” concert.&nbsp; The group is also part of the 2014 Master's of Funk World Tour. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Web Extra</strong>: The Bar-Kays perform "Shine" on the set of Soul Train.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:41:49 +0000 Carla Eckels 37491 at http://kmuw.org Multiple Cases Of Measles Discovered in Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/multiple-cases-measles-discovered-wichita <p></p><p>UPDATE:</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Multiple cases of measles have been reported in </span>Sedgwick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County including&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a student taking summer classes at Wichita State University and four&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">individuals linked to a restaurant in the city.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to Wichita State University, the student had not received an MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:23:21 +0000 Carla Eckels 37463 at http://kmuw.org Multiple Cases Of Measles Discovered in Wichita Two Measles Cases Discovered In Wichita Area http://kmuw.org/post/two-measles-cases-discovered-wichita-area <p>State health officials say two cases of measles in the Wichita area are linked to a recent outbreak in the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area.</p><p></p><p>The Sedgwick County cases reported Thursday involve an unvaccinated adult and an infant who is too young to be vaccinated. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the state has now had five cases of measles this year.</p><p>Officials did not disclose the relationship between the Wichita-area cases and those in Johnson County, Kansas, and nearby Clay County, Missouri.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:13:54 +0000 Associated Press & Carla Eckels 37320 at http://kmuw.org Ferric Sulfate Leaks Into Arkansas River http://kmuw.org/post/ferric-sulfate-leaks-arkansas-river <p></p><p>A chemical used for water treatment leaked into the Arkansas River overnight near downtown Wichita. Public Works &amp; Utilities maintenance crews have plugged the leak. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports...</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:22:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 37215 at http://kmuw.org Ferric Sulfate Leaks Into Arkansas River New Baby Bookworms Program Encourages Reading And Engagement With Infants http://kmuw.org/post/new-baby-bookworms-program-encourages-reading-and-engagement-infants <p></p><p></p><p>The Wichita Public Library is offering <a href="http://www.wichita.lib.ks.us/Programs/Baby+Bookworms.htm">a new program</a> to encourage summer reading and engagement with babies. So far, 13,000 little ones are enrolled. KMUW’s Carla Eckels has more...</p><p></p><p></p><p>Baby Bookworms is an expansion of the summer reading program for children and teens. Erin Downey-Howerton, Youth Services Librarian says the program helps babies learn and build skills.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 37129 at http://kmuw.org New Baby Bookworms Program Encourages Reading And Engagement With Infants Soulsations Sunday features new music from jazz funk band Afro Elements http://kmuw.org/post/soulsations-sunday-features-new-music-jazz-funk-band-afro-elements <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DwKUjMCAlb8?rel=0" width="580"></iframe></p><p></p><p><strong>Sunday, July 13</strong></p><p>Hear new music by Afro Elements.&nbsp; The jazz funk band's sophomore project, <em>Out of the Centre</em>, features a large brass section and two new vocalists. The album also features as it’s special guest musician Barry Finnerty, the former guitarist for many legendary artists, including The Crusaders.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:29:30 +0000 Carla Eckels 37113 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Fire Dept. Unveils New Fire Engine Fleet, New Firefighters http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-fire-dept-unveils-new-fire-engine-fleet-new-firefighters <p></p><p>The Wichita Fire Department unveiled nine new fire engines and a new ladder truck -- replacing part of an aging fleet. The department also has hired 17 new firefighters. KMUW's Carla Eckels has more...</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fire Marshal Brad Crisp says the new equipment will help improve service and enhance safety. He says the new engines look slightly different.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 36530 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Fire Dept. Unveils New Fire Engine Fleet, New Firefighters