Government
2:08 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

USDA Official Disagrees With Brownback On Food-Stamp Funding

Governor Sam Brownback and a federal official disagreed publicly on Monday about how food stamp funds ought to be distributed to states.

Their disagreement took place at a Topeka news conference to announce a federal grant.

Heartland Health Monitor's Jim McLean reports...

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Government
1:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Brownback Isn't Concerned By Unbalanced Budget Bills In Kansas Legislature

Credit Stephen Koranda

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he isn’t concerned by budget bills in the House and Senate that aren’t balanced. The chambers are considering bills that would require a tax increase to keep the state out of the red. That comes after lawmakers cut taxes in recent years. As Stephen Koranda reports, Brownback fielded some questions about the budget at an event in Topeka on Monday.

Brownback does not seem phased by the budget bills. He says lawmakers will fill the deficit, like the Kansas Constitution requires.

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Commentary
1:34 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Did You Know This Was 'A Thing?'

A Brony Broposal
Credit Joel Kramer, flickr Creative Commons

Since when was “a thing,” you know, a thing?

The phrase “a thing” has recently come to mean something not just real but relevant to the lives of certain people—probably not us. It is usually uttered at the discovery of this new, well, thing. This usage is not just another form of shorthand. It’s also an indication of how little we actually know about other people’s lives.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Tue March 24, 2015

The Roots Of The Word 'Feminism'

Feminist suffrage parade in New York City, 1912.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

By the end of the 20th century, the word "feminism" had acquired a definition and divisive reputation that, while historically inaccurate, spoke to the backlash against its simple, yet radical concept.

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Sports
3:49 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Despite High Energy, Shockers Celebration Remained Civil

Credit The Sunflower

Wichita State students returned to campus from Spring Break last night, coinciding with the Shockers' big win over the Kansas Jayhawks. Captain Guy Schroeder of the Wichita State University Police says despite the high energy, there was nothing out of the ordinary on campus.

"I think there was a lot of excitement throughout campus and on, but everything was fairly civil all night long," Schroeder says.

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Food
3:37 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Kansas Wheat Commission Sets Aside $200K For Gluten-Free Wheat Research

Credit Brian McGuirk, flickr Creative Commons

    

Kansas farmers are funding research to learn how to grow gluten-free wheat. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

The Kansas Wheat Commission is putting $200,000 towards two years of research to understand all the parts of wheat DNA that cause problems for people with gluten sensitivities. Researchers are focusing on various proteins in wheat that may be tolerable for a wider population.

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Music
2:20 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Wrapping Up Our Sister Rosetta Tharpe Centennial/Gospel Blues Celebration

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Lucky Millinder Orchestra

March 27/29

Crossroads wraps up the March Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Gospel Blues feature with a classic from Tharpe with Marie Knight and an early recording she did with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, along with music from Sister Wynona Carr, Otis Clay, the Golden Gate Quartet, and in hour two of the show, a special performance from the acclaimed sacred steel group, the Campbell Brothers.

Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week and from Steve Hill, the winner of this year’s blues Juno Award.

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Education
12:46 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

State House Committee Rejects Proposed Ban On Common Core Standards

Credit Alberto G, flickr Creative Commons

The House Education committee has rejected a proposed ban on using multi-state Common Core academic standards in the state's public schools.

On Friday, the committee voted 10-7 against the bill, that would prevent any school district or official from giving "any measure of control" over academic standards to any group outside Kansas.

Common Core foes opponents are split over whether to pursue softer language for the bill to help it advance.

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Government
12:42 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Kansas Lawmakers Face Legislative Deadline This Week

Credit Stephen Koranda

It will be a busy week for Kansas lawmakers as they try to beat a legislative deadline on Wednesday. As Stephen Koranda reports, they’ll be working mostly on the floor of the House and Senate this week passing bills.

This is one of several significant deadlines Kansas lawmakers face during the session. A bill has to have passed both chambers, in some form, to survive the deadline. Most bills that haven’t passed both chambers are lost for the session.

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Music
12:16 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

March Artists Clark Terry & Charles Lloyd And Salutes To Paul Motian & James Moody

Vibes player Stefon Harris

Monday March 23

Night Train celebrates birthdays of vibes players Dave Pike and Stefon Harris, and smart songwriter Dave Frishberg. There’s also more music from March featured artists Charles Lloyd (the first recorded version of “Dream Weaver” from a newly released album of previously unreleased concert performances) and Clark Terry (with singer Dinah Washington and pianist Oscar Peterson) – and in hour two, a special with Stefon Harris at Symphony Center.

Tuesday March 24

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