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5:30 am
Fri January 30, 2015

The Babadook Comes To Wichita

Noah Wiseman and Essie Davis in 'The Babadook'

    

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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The Babadook

January 30, 31; 7:00, 9:15 & 11:30

Palace Theatre

Wichita Big Screen

Highly acclaimed and decorated 2014 Australian horror film

 

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Events
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Ride Into History With Amelia Earhart

Historian Ann Birney discusses the fate of Amelia Earhart with St. Mary's Catholic School students
Credit Hugo Phan

Famed aviator Amelia Earhart will come to life through a performance on Saturday at Bethel College in North Newton. Historian and scholar Ann Birney will portray Earhart in celebration of Kansas Day. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…

Amelia Earhart was a native of Atchison, Kansas. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, and over the Pacific. She flew non-stop across the U.S. faster than any other woman. 

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Education
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Kansas Struggling To Provide Summer Meals To Students In Need

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It’s estimated that almost half of the students enrolled in Kansas public schools receive free or reduced-priced meals. But of those 185,784 children, only about 7 percent take advantage of meals offered in the summer. That ranks Kansas 48th in the country. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports . . .

Breakfast and Lunch in the Summer?

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Government
4:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Police Officers Throughout Kansas May Be Required To Wear Body Cameras

Credit Taser International

The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill suggesting state lawmakers require police officers to wear body cameras. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

Proponents of Senate bill 18 asked the committee to advance the bill requiring all levels of law enforcement to wear body cameras while on duty and continually record their activities and interactions.

Representative Gail Finney of Wichita sits on the committee.

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Community
4:33 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Final Report Issued On Sedgwick Co. Zoo Elephant Death

Credit Sedgwick County Zoo

A final report on the death of an elephant at the Sedgwick County Zoo has been released. Cinda died in November after living nearly all of her life at the zoo.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar has the story.

The veterinary staff at the zoo says Cinda likely died of a chronic age-related heart disease.

The report says tissue samples were analyzed and it appears that Cinda may have experienced an irregular heart beat and that led to her sudden death. Cinda was 43 at the time.

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Sports
4:31 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

NCAA Penalizes Wichita State Baseball

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The WSU baseball team has been penalized by the NCAA for failing to monitor the activities of a former administrative assistant who allowed players to buy apparel and accessories at a team discount. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

Read the full NCAA report below: 

Read WSU's response to the penalties below:

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Commentary
2:06 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

A Kansan In The Cosmos; Man Meets Pluto

An artist's rendition of the dark, mysterious and icy orb known as Pluto. This summer, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft should give us a more definitive picture of the so-called "dwarf planet," discovered by Kansan Clyde Tombaugh.
Credit Kansas Public Radio

More than 3 billion miles now separate NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft from planet Earth. This summer, the craft will fly by Pluto, the mysterious, icy planet discovered in 1930 by a young Kansan named Clyde Tombaugh.

On the state's 154th birthday, Commentator Cheryl Unruh remembers the man who helped put Pluto, and Kansas, on the map.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

New 3DS Features Are Worth The Upgrade

The New Nintendo 3DS XL
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When I play my Nintendo 3DS, I almost never use the 3D feature. It’s really cool-- it lets you see the game in 3D without having to wear 3D glasses like you do at the movie theater. But the field of view where it works is very narrow. If you shift your hands even slightly, like you would if, say, you’re playing a video game, the 3D effect breaks and everything on the screen gets very blurry.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Aniston Is Unusually Real In 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston in 'Cake'

Some people can accomplish remarkable things despite the fact that they are in constant physical pain-- John F. Kennedy, for example.

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Community
5:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Native Sons & Daughters Of Kansas Announces 2015 Honorees

Native Sons & Daughters of Kansas Honorees Amelia Rose Earhart, Susan Sutton, Dayton Moore, Juan Sepulveda, Harry Walter Colmery and Wichita State University.
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A 100-year-old organization, Kansas Native Sons & Daughters has chosen six honorees for recognition at an event on Friday. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

For more info, check out the Native Sons & Daughters press release below:

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