Wichita http://kmuw.org en Wichita Mosaic: Mohan Kambampati http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-mosaic-mohan-kambampati <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>Mohan Kambampati was born in a suburb of Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, India. Here, he talks about meeting his wife, Lakshmi, moving his family to the United States in 1985, and becoming director of the Wichita Indochinese Center:</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 32271 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Mosaic: Mohan Kambampati 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 Friends University Hosts Jazz Fest With Master Classes http://kmuw.org/post/friends-university-hosts-jazz-fest-master-classes <p>Area high school, middle school, and junior college jazz bands and jazz vocal ensembles will sharpen their skills this weekend under the direction of musical masters at Friends University.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.friends.edu/jazz-festival" target="_blank">21<sup>st</sup> Annual Jazz Festival</a> is a two-day event on the Friends University campus in Wichita. An invitational vocal concert will cap off Friday's events and the festival will culminate with the Headliner Concert Saturday night. (The festival's daytime events are no-cost and welcome observers.)</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 30519 at http://kmuw.org Friends University Hosts Jazz Fest With Master Classes Richard Crowson: Wichita's the Top Flag! http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-wichitas-top-flag <p></p><p></p><p>We’ve heard about the state of the union, the state of the state and the state of the city. It’s time we had an update on the state of the city flag. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 29600 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Wichita's the Top Flag! Wichita Mosaic: Wakeelah Martinez http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-mosaic-wakeelah-martinez <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><strong>Hear Wakeelah talk about her life, her travels and her path back to Wichita:</strong></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 29481 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Mosaic: Wakeelah Martinez 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? From Vietnam To Wichita, In Search Of Freedom http://kmuw.org/post/vietnam-wichita-search-freedom <p>According to the 2010 US Census, more than 1.5 million immigrants from Vietnam live in the U.S. The Vietnamese population in Kansas has increased by 21 percent in the last decade. And more than 9,000 Vietnamese Americans live in Sedgwick County.<br><br>Vietnamese business owner Christine Cao&nbsp;moved to Wichita 22 years ago when she was 16. She graduated from Wichita's North High School and in 2005 she earned her bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in public health in organization and public policy.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:02:37 +0000 Carla Eckels 18037 at http://kmuw.org From Vietnam To Wichita, In Search Of Freedom 900 New Jobs Could Be Coming To Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/900-new-jobs-could-be-coming-wichita <p>A company that operates hotels and resorts around the world says it plans to hire about 180 people later this year for a new customer call center in Wichita.<br><br>Officials of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Starwood Hotels announced plans for the center Thursday.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:38:27 +0000 Frank Dudgeon 17389 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Wichita's Black Entrepreneurs http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-wichitas-black-entrepreneurs <p>Compared to other major cities, Wichita has a relatively small African-American population.</p><p>Because of this large, black-owned commercial enterprises, such as insurance companies, never developed here. Nevertheless, there exists a strong tradition of smaller-scale African-American entrepreneurship in this city.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:15:41 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 12319 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Wichita's Black Entrepreneurs Past and Present: Kellogg, The Lost Thoroughfare http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-kellogg-lost-thoroughfare <p></p><p>More than just a road, Kellogg is a major landmark, separating the main downtown and upscale districts of central and northern Wichita from the aviation plants and blue-collar neighborhoods that lie “south of Kellogg.” Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Jay Price 11549 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Kellogg, The Lost Thoroughfare