A Youth Symposium for middle and high school teens gets underway in Wichita on Saturday. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…
The event, in its 7th year in Wichita, is part of a national effort by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, to focus on education and empowering youth. Organizer Conni Mansaw says a variety of topics will be discussed including college preparation and even swimming techniques.
The Wichita Sedgwick County Oral Health Coalition is hosting “Give Kids A Smile Day” this Saturday. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that the event gives free dental care to 350,000 children nationwide who don’t have insurance…
This year’s "Give Kids A Smile Day" has been expanded to include children living in Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, and Harper Counties. Judy Johnston, who helps coordinate the event, says it's open to children ages 2 to 12, but reservations are necessary.
A budget-writing subcommittee in the Kansas Senate has proposed cutting millions of dollars from the University of Kansas and shifting that money to the KU Medical Center. The plan would also cut Kansas State University. Stephen Koranda reports.
The proposal from Republican Senator Tom Arpke would cut KU’s main campus by more than $9 million over the next two years. Arpke says there would be a similar funding increase for KU Med, with the goal of training more doctors for rural areas.
Because of all the fuss about Birdman, I saw it again and must admit I have a lot more respect for it on the second try.
I think by original review was too concerned about the transitions between scenes of the past and mental action and shifting points of view, and I didn't concentrate on the scenes themselves, which seem to work together pretty clearly to represent the complexities of a complicated world full of complicated people trying to work together.
Legal historian Robert Spoo is the author of the book Without Copyrights which examines a number of issues related to copyright law in the literary tradition through nearly the first 200 years that this country existed. Spoo believes that some of these practices might better inform the world of intellectual property today.
KMUW’s Jedd Beaudoin spoke with Spoo recently and has more.
The chair of a Kansas Senate committee had some tough questions for a nominee for the Kansas Court of Appeals. Republican Senator Jeff King asked Kathryn Gardner if they should reject her nomination because they don't know much about her opinions on legal matters.
“We are lacking that paper trail of your own thought, your own opinion, your own personal writing reflecting that,” says King.
A Kansas legislative committee's chairman says it will review data about a spike in small earthquakes in recent years and ways to lessen their number.
Wichita Representative Dennis Hedke said yesterday that he's hoping the briefings he's planning for the House Energy and Environment Committee will reassure residents of south-central Kansas, where the earthquakes have been most numerous.
He has not set a date for the hearing.
The Kansas Geological Survey says there were 161 earthquakes in Kansas last year.