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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5:33 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Top Morning News 2.21.13 (UPDATED)

Snow brings cancelations and delays; Hotline hooks residents up with government information; Postal Service to close Wichita encoding center.

Snow Storm Brings Cancelations, Delays

Snow continues to blanket many parts of the state, and many schools and universities in the Wichita area are closed.

Here is a list of area school closings.

Here are some other closure and delay information:

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News
5:38 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Top Morning News 2.20.13

Kansas senator expecting announcement on NBAF; Action expected on school funding formula; Gas explosion destroys restaurant in KC.

Sen. Roberts Anticipates NBAF 'Breakthrough'

The stalemate over federal funding for a state-of-the-art animal disease laboratory at Kansas State may soon be over.

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Panel OKs School Amendment

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5:32 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Top Morning News 2.19.13

Health exchange in Kansas will be federally operated; Budget director apologizes for numbers error; KU building gets slashed from Senate budget.

Kansas Will Have Federally Operated Health Exchange

The new, online health insurance marketplace going into effect next year will be operated by federal officials.

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Brownback Budget Director Apologizes For Incorrect Number

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5:41 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Top Morning News 2.18.13

Sales tax proposal faces challenge in Kansas House; House leaders disagree over use of ending balance; Kansans set Guinness World Record.

Sales Tax Proposal Faces Challenge In KS House

The Kansas Senate could vote on Gov. Sam Brownback's tax proposal this week, but some are questioning whether one of its main provisions can pass the House.

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House Leaders Disagree On Using State's Ending Balance

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5:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Top Morning News 2.15.13

Education hearings continue at Statehouse; Bill would bar health accreditation; Tour will help gauge needs of older Kansans.

Hearings Continue On Education Funding Amendment

A committee in the Kansas Senate continued hearings Thursday on a constitutional amendment that could block some lawsuits over school funding. The proposed change to the state Constitution says only the Legislature can set school spending levels.

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5:33 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Top Morning News 2.14.13

Legislators move forward on school funding amendment; Historian gives lecture on Kansas Black newspapers; Historic site offers travel scholarships to teachers.

Work Starts On School Funding Change

A Senate committee started working on a constitutional amendment to block lawsuits over school funding. The proposal would alter the Kansas Constitution to say only the Legislature can set school spending levels.

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5:36 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Top Morning News 2.13.13

City grant application excludes programs that were previously funded; Kansas realtors to rally at Statehouse; Coffeyville refinery will pay millions in penalties.

Loss Of Federal Funds Will Reduce Programs For Wichitans

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, Wichita City Council members decided what programs would receive funds from a federal grant.

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Kansas Realtor Group To Rally At Statehouse

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6:27 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Top Morning News 2.12.13

Panel to debate Gov's tax plan; Bill would bar public entities and governments from using tax dollars to lobby; Bill would ban sex-selective abortions.

Kansas Senate Panel To Debate Gov's Tax Proposals

Gov. Sam Brownback's tax plan is facing a crucial early test of its support among Kansas legislators.

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5:42 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Morning News 2.11.13

Bill would limit union access to teachers; KanCare to start trial for developmentally disabled; 19 Kansas murderers paroled.

Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access

A Kansas House committee will hear testimony Monday on legislation that guarantees all teachers' unions equal access to public school employees.

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Arts
5:52 am
Fri February 8, 2013

New Kansas Arts Commission Accepting Grant Proposals

Credit Richard Tanton / Flickr

The new state-run arts commission announced funding opportunities for Kansas arts agencies Tuesday.

The 7-month-old Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission was created in response to the backlash over Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of arts funding in 2011. The new programs require grant seekers to propose projects that create jobs and grow the Kansas economy.

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