Music
11:56 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Wrapping Up the Last Half Decade of BMA Awards with 2010/11 Winners + Concert Previews & New Release

Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker
Credit Michael Weintrob

June 27/29

This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the June feature looking back at the last half decade of Blues Music Award winners with artists who took home awards in 2010 and 2011 – including Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Pinetop Perkins. Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week and new music from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eden Brent, Damon Fowler, and Janiva Magness.

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Crime and Courts
11:46 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Moran Questions DOJ's Protocols In Light Of Overland Park Shooting

Senator Jerry Moran wants to know whether Department of Justice protocols have changed since a white supremacist now accused of killing three people in Kansas was given leniency a quarter-century ago.

Moran sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urging a review of relevant DOJ policies that led to a five-year sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller in 1987 for possessing stolen military weapons and declaring war on the country.

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John Fullbright - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at Wheat State Wine Co.

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Music
8:53 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Celebrating the Arrival of Summer, the Festival of the Sun & Madagascar’s Independence Day

Music group Tarika of Madagascar

Monday June 23

SUMMER SPECIAL: Global Village welcomes in the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Withers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

Tuesday  June 24

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Music
8:46 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Remembering Horace Silver & Birthday Celebrations for Joe Chambers, Reggie Workman and Joey Baron

Legendary jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver

Monday 6.23.14

In a special edition of the show, Night Train pays tribute to legendary jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver, who passed away last week at the age of 85. In hour one of the show, music from throughout Horace Silver’s long career and covers of some of his classic songs.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

At Play: Female Odd Couple Evens Up July Schedule

This is the final week to see Misty Maynard’s X’TICHA: Spider-God of the Amazon at the Kechi Playhouse. A spoof of the old horror movies of the 50’s and 60’s complete with restless natives, an erupting volcano and a giant spider. The show will close on the 29th with the final run of performances beginning this Thursday.

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Business
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

With Odds Against Them, Local Small Businesses Have Help

Summer Guerrero, along with her husband and business partner, Mark, stand with their son, Kane. Summer and Mark have owned After Hours Auto Repair for seven years.
Credit Sean Sandefur

Starting a small business is hard, and keeping it going is even harder. It’s estimated that only one in three make it to the 10-year mark. But an organization in Wichita is helping both new and existing businesses keep their dreams alive.

On a hot, blacktop parking lot, Summer Guerrero greets one of her regulars. She’s owned After Hours Auto Repair in Southwest Wichita with her husband Mark for seven years.

Inside, the couple pulls together some chairs in the waiting room, right next to the car manuals and vending machines.

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Community
12:14 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Concealed Firearms To Be Allowed in Kansas Capitol

Visitors with a concealed weapons permit will be allowed to bring guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July.

As Stephen Koranda reports, that comes after a group of legislators chose not to regulate carrying concealed guns in the Capitol.

A Kansas law grants the Legislative Coordinating Council the authority to bar concealed weapons in the Statehouse. But at their meeting, the council did not take up the issue.

That means concealed carry in the Statehouse will be allowed next month.

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Health
12:04 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Expanded Liquor Sales In Kansas May Have Health Effects

A new report by the Kansas Health Institute lays out the potential health effects of expanding liquor licenses to grocery and convenience stores in Kansas.

    

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Community
11:47 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Kansas Sees Record Employment, Jobless Rate Unchanged

A new report says the Kansas jobless rate remained unchanged at 4.8 percent in May while the state saw record employment.

The state Department of Labor reported Thursday that nearly 1.43 million Kansas residents were employed in May, up from both April of this year and May 2013.

The agency also said that last month’s unemployment rate was significantly better than the 5.6 percent seen in May 2013.

Labor Market information services director Justin McFarland said the figures show rising demand for workers from employers and greater confidence in the state’s economy.

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