Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is preparing for the first legislative session since winning reelection this fall.
His first term in office included sweeping changes to the state's tax policy and programs like Medicaid. Brownback also recently announced a series of budget cuts needed to eliminate a deficit in the current fiscal year. The state is facing another deficit in the coming year.
Stephen Koranda recently sat down with Brownback to talk about the budget and the upcoming session. He began by asking the governor about the state's tax policy.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is a rather peculiar version of the story of Moses.
It includes the 10 plagues, including the plague of crocodiles, and a really spectacular parting of the Red Sea, though Moses seems to have little to do with any of these things. But it doesn't totally dodge the supernatural-- it shows God Himself as a little boy who just sort of hangs around watching Moses write the Ten Commandments and never says much of anything.
When you go to an auction for anything from antiques to real estate – you will rarely hear a female auctioneer. A woman in Wichita has broken that image and has won international recognition. KMUW’s Carla Eckels has the story…
Wichita Female Auctioneer Megan McCurdy Niedens won the 2013 International Auctioneer Championship Competition- Women’s Division.
Wichita State University Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini has been chosen as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his numerous scientific and academic contributions.
Those who have been elected for this high professional distinction have demonstrated "a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society."
Listen for Christmas music from R&B singer/composer Howard Hewett this Sunday on Soulsations. The phenomenal tenor was lead vocalist for the disco/soul late 70s trio Shalamar and recently released a new single. Hewett will be in concert at Wichita’s 40 Plus Lounge, December 27th. For more information on the event, click here.
This week it’s a collection of holiday tunes that we’ve gathered over the past 18 years. Audience favorites like Cheryl Wheeler, John McCutcheon, Pierce Pettis, Tom Prasada-Rao, Tom Kimmel and others will sing songs about family, traveling home, winter, love – and there are a few holiday classics as well with the audience providing harmony.
Web extra: Here's a tune that's become a classic already - "Christmas in the Trenches" by John McCutcheon.