For the first time since 1966, there are no women holding elected statewide office in Kansas. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger left office Monday, January 12. And since that day, when new oaths were sworn, all eight of Kansas' statewide elected officials are men. The offices include governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. senators, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state and insurance commissioner.
Christopher Scotton’s debut novel, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, tells the story of a young man living with his mother and grandfather deep in the heart of Appalachia. The book’s young protagonist, Kevin, and his mother are trying to cope with the death of Kevin’s young brother. Set against the backdrop of mountaintop removal and a murder, the novel has already been proclaimed a classic by some critics.
A public ceremony is planned for Friday afternoon in Wichita to mark the 50th anniversary of the Piatt Street plane crash.
As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, Wichita’s mayor issued an official Proclamation during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Mayor Carl Brewer designated Friday, January 16, 2015 as the Piatt Street Plane Crash 50th Year Remembrance.
“I call upon the people of Wichita and McConnell Air Force Base to mourn and to give tribute to those who lost their lives," Mayor Brewer says. "To honor those who violently fought the fires to rescue the living.”
Hear more of our favorite tunes from 2014 including the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen's Questioned Answer, and Enjoy The View from Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Hart.
Listen for music from soul singer, songwriter and classically trained pianist Avery*Sunshine. Rooted in gospel, the Atlanta songstress sings music that articulates the complexities of life with insight.
Alabama civil rights movement: Selma to Montgomery march: Iakovos, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy (Monday, March 15, 1965)
Credit Jack Rabin collection on Alabama civil rights and southern activists, 1941-2004 (bulk 1956-1974) , Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.
This year, Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have of list of events with one beginning on Thursday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend.
Special: Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement he lead, and that reflect human rights themes performed by artists from around the globe.
Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday that it laid off 620 people in Wichita. The layoffs took effect that same morning. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Bombardier says it's going to layoff about 1,000 employees from its Learjet business in 2015, including the 620 in Wichita. The Montreal-based company said the cuts are due to weak demand for the Learjet 85 business jet, despite a predicted rebound in the small- and medium-sized business jet market this year.