9:11 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Canada Day, Soul Night, New Month/New Music Time & New July Feature for RealWorld’s 25th

Celebrate Canada Day with Canada's Ensemble Polaris

Monday  June 30

Global Village highlights an array of Latin sounds this time around, including Latin psychedelia from Joe Cuba, Latin soul from percussion great Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz from the Miles Español album in tribute to Miles Davis, Latin ska from the pioneering Skatalites, and some Latin rock from ‘70s Belgian artist Nico Gomez and from Santana.

Tuesday  July 1

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9:02 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New Month/New Music time with the latest from Bob Stroger, Ronnie Earl, the Nighthawks and more

Award winning bassist Bob Stroger

July 4/6

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.

Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads:

Blues Music Award winning bassist Bob Stroger

The return of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters and the Nighthawks

A new compilation highlighting blues shouter Wynonie Harris

Plus, the Mannish Boys, the Andy T/Nick Nixon Band, Dave Spector, Deanna Bogart and more.

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5:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Books To Make You Feel

Salman Rushdie said, “literature opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel.”

Two new novels will grab you at your core, getting hold of your empathy, sympathy and humanity, as only good stories can.

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6:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Cinema 1 Film & FX Premieres: String Theory By Fox

Wynn Ponder, Cinema 1 Creative Director and Cinematographer
Credit Aileen LeBlanc

Wynn Ponder – Creative Director/ Cinematographer

“The original assignment on this was from the Wichita Art Museum to do a color party, this year’s theme is midnight. The assignment is to create something that communicates the passage of time with midnight being the central theme. They want it to feel uncomfortable, the malleability of time, they wanted to show motif and repetition and they wanted us to create something that involved the viewer very much.“

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6:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Mike Wood, KMUW Interim General Manager (And Typist) Retires – Again – Maybe

Wood was a Filmmaker-in-Residence at Manhattan Sr. High School in 1982.
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He Worked on MASH

“It was fun to see the cast at the commissary at lunch time. And it was fun to stay on the sound stage and the see the woman who was the stand in for Hot Lips. She was probably thirty years older than the actress who played Hot Lips, and she didn’t look anything like her. But she had the same skin tone and same color hair, same height.”

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5:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Paula Poundstone Brings Years Of Improv And Standup Comedy To Wichita

Comedian Paula Poundstone is from Sudbury, Mass. She got her start in Boston in the late 70's and early 80's.
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Comedian Paula Poundstone started her career in Boston in the early 80's. After years of touring the country and performing in a variety of venues, she is now a staple of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" She will be performing in Wichita June 28th , KMUW's Sean Sandefur was able to speak with her before she made the trip...   

Below is a clip from Poundstone's 1990 comedy special, "Cats, Cops, and Stuff..."   

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2:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Budget Cuts Could Leave Many Unemployed At Fort Riley And Fort Leavenworth

The U.S. Army says budget cuts could mean the loss of thousands of soldiers and employees at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.

However, fort officials say the report released Thursday is a worst-case scenario and the reductions aren’t likely to be as severe as predicted.

The report said Fort Riley could lose 16,000 soldiers and civilian employees, with another 3,600 jobs related to the base also eliminated. The fort currently has about 20,000 soldiers and civilian employees.

The Army says Fort Leavenworth could lose half of its 5,000 employees.

1:50 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Milton Wolf Criticizes Senators Moran and Roberts

Tea party candidate Milton Wolf is attacking both Republican U.S. senators from Kansas as he tries to unseat three-term incumbent Pat Roberts in the state’s GOP primary.

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran declined Thursday to respond to Wolf’s criticism of him over his chairmanship of the Republican National Senatorial Committee.

Wolf contends the committee betrayed the Republican Party and its conservative base by supporting Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran in his hotly contested primary race against a tea party challenger. Cochran narrowly won a runoff earlier this week.

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1:45 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

FEC Dismisses Operation Rescue's Lawsuit

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed an anti-abortion group’s complaint alleging that an abortion rights political action committee helped finance the operations of a new clinic in Wichita.

The political action committee, Trust Women, announced Thursday it received a notice from the FEC this week dismissing the complaint filed last year by Operation Rescue.

The Trust Women Foundation opened a clinic last year in the late Doctor George Tiller’s former medical building.

12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

A Musical Life: Maria Elena

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Maria Elena has performed in a wide range of musical settings from the punk rock music of The Horror! to her current folk/jazz-driven duo El Cuco to The Great Plains.

“My name is Maria Elena. I play the guitar. I’m a singer-songwriter even though I don’t really love that term. But there’s really no better way to explain it for people to understand it.

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