Briana O’Higgins

She started working in public radio as an intern to fulfill a degree requirement while studying at Antioch College in Ohio. At WYSO she fell in love with public radio and went on to earn a graduate certificate from the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and a Master of Arts in Social Documentation degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

While a graduate student in Santa Cruz, Briana worked as a fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered at KUSP.

After graduating, she went on to host All Things Considered at the same station. In her free time, Briana likes watching documentary films, cooking, eating and grocery shopping.

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5:40 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Top Morning News 11.06.12

Polls are open for election day 2012; State revenues are expected to be forecast today; Kansas officials say there are 2,200 people on waiting list for disability services.

In Sedgwick County, the polls are open for General Election Day - the polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting . Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday night. For more information, or to look up your assigned polling location, go to sedgwickcounty.org/elections

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5:24 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Top Morning News 11.05.12

Advance voting in Kansas ends Monday at noon; The Wichita School Board will consider a contract that would end busing; Announcement about disability services waiting list expected.

Advance Voting Ends Today, Election Day Is Tomorrow

In Sedgwick County, advance voting in person ends at noon Monday at the election office.

Tuesday - General Election Day - the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting. Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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Health
6:06 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fluoride: Wichita's Big Question

Credit Zizzybaloobah / Flickr

Wichita voters will consider adding fluoride to the city water supply when they go to the polls on Nov. 6, and both sides have waged heavy campaigns over the hotly contested issue.

Wichita’s history with the fluoride debate runs long and deep.

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5:45 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Top Morning News 11.02.12

 Kobach predicts voter turnout to be around 68 percent; Kansas GOP says they may lose some House seats on Nov. 6; A hydroelectric power plant in Lawrence is expected to start operating Friday.

Kobach Predicts 68 Percent Voter Turnout In Kansas

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is predicting 68 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's elections. Kobach offered the forecast Thursday.

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5:46 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Top Morning News 11.01.12

Kansas taxes fall short of October expectations; Survey of the Midwest predicts economic slump; Westar Energy crews help out in superstorm recovery.

KS Taxes $37M Short Of Expectations In October

A new report says Kansas collected $37 million less in taxes than anticipated in October, but officials think the shortfall will be temporary.

The Department of Revenue said Wednesday the state took in almost $477 million during the month. That's about 7 percent less than the $514 million officials had expected.

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5:23 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Top Morning News 10.31.12

Campaign finance reports show Dems out spending their Republican challengers; PACs have big money to spend in last days leading up to election; Kansas cold weather law goes into effect.

Dems Outspend GOP Challengers In Key KS Senate Races

New campaign finance reports show Democrats in hotly contested Kansas Senate races out spending their Republican opponents over the past three months.

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5:55 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Top Morning News 10.30.12

Revenue forecasters expected to meet Election Day to draft state revenue projections; Kansans helping out with superstorm response; Small town hospital considered best healthcare workplace.

Kansas Revenue Forecasters To Meet Election Day

Kansas officials and university economists plan to meet Election Day to draft new revenue projections for Governor Sam Brownback and legislators to use in making budget decisions.

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5:45 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Top Morning News 10.29.12

More cases of Hepatitis confirmed at a hospital in Hays; The Kickapoo Tribe asks for Gov. Brownback's support in water fight; People still spending a lot on health care costs.

6 Cases Of Hepatitis Confirmed At Hays Hospital

The Kansas health department says it has now confirmed six cases of hepatitis C in Hays Medical Center patients linked to a traveling technician.

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6:16 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Top Morning News 10.26.12

A US Trustee says attorney fees in Hawker Beechcraft's bankruptcy proceedings are excessive; Early voting has begun in Sedgwick County, but turnout for early voting is not expected to be as high as 2008.

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6:01 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Top Morning News 10.25.12

Ethics complaint against Jan Pauls dismissed; Democratic leaders expected to unveil jobs proposal Thursday at events across state; Feds ease Medicare restrictions.

Ethics Complaint Against Kansas Lawmaker Dismissed 

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a conservative Democratic House member.

The commission concluded Wednesday that Representative Jan Pauls of Hutchinson didn't intend to violate the law when she failed to list a rental property she owns on annual financial disclosure forms.

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