Chandra Stauffer

She is a graduate of Wichita State University and has lived in the Wichita-metro area her entire life.

She loves public radio for its diverse content of news, music and entertainment. Specifically, she loves Wichita Public Radio because of its dedication to local news coverage and relationship with the art community.

And even though she can’t run as far or as fast as Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, it is her preferred mode of exercise with a LDR of 13.1 miles!

If you want to know about her love of the Dave Matthews Band and potato chips, you should follow her on Twitter.

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Community
2:39 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Survey Shows Homelessness Down in Sedgwick County, Slightly

The latest Point-In-Time Homeless Count shows a slight decrease in homelessness in Sedgwick County--very slight. Results show that, as of January 31 of this year,  the county has 12 fewer people who are experiencing literal homelessness than on the same date in 2012. 

The survey represents only a snapshot of homelessness on one night.

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News
6:44 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Top Morning News 4.12.13

Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Expands To Wichita

The program began a little more than two years ago to help Medicare avoid overpaying for items like scooters, diabetic testing supplies, and oxygen tanks.

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Kansas Bill Seeks To Change Human Trafficking Focus

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News
6:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Top Morning News 4.11.13 (Updated)

Wichita pastor accused of staking faces hearing; $714 million for Manhattan biosecurity lab in Obama's budget; Fewer Kansans getting health insurance through employers; Brownback signs religious freedom measure: Judge rules against Wyandotte Nation on Park City land.

Wichita Pastor Accused Of Stalking Faces Hearing

A pastor accused of stalking the executive director of Trush Women Foundation--a newly opened women's clinic in Wichita--is expected to be in court Thursday.

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8:20 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Final Score: Louisville 72 - WSU 68

Lead in text: 
As the final buzzer sounded, a Louisville player tossed the ball high into the air and injured Kevin Ware stood up, thrusting his arms above his head.
  • Source: Statesman
  • | Via: The Associated Press
By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press ATLANTA - Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game Saturday night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.
9:19 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Shockers Upset Ohio State, Advance To Final Four

Lead in text: 
Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet made a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early (11) and forward Carl Hall (22) and guard Fred Van Vleet (23) celebrate after winning the West Region final Saturday in Los Angeles. The Shockers are the first Missouri Valley Conference team to reach the Final Four since 1979.
Transportation
2:41 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now

Credit City of Wichita - Bicycle Master Plan

The city of Wichita is launching a new advisory volunteer board for issues related to bicycling and walking.

The board will provide recommendations to the City Council, participate in planning and project development, evaluate policies; and make recommendations to City departments.

It will also play an influential role in implementing Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan.

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10:39 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Shockers Advance To Sweet Sixteen

Lead in text: 
The Shockers advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006, while Gonzaga becomes the first top seed to be eliminated.
  • Source: Go
  • | Via: ESPN
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gonzaga's gone. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and No. 1 seeded Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 on Saturday.
News
7:27 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Top Morning News 3.21.13

Senate moves its budget forward; Bill cutting sales and income tax gets first-round approval in House; $45M plan to hold down property tax rejected; Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy in state.

Kansas Senate Give First-Round Approval To New Budget

The Senate's version of the budges includes language that would require legislative approval before the state could expand Medicaid coverage.

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Health
5:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Which Kansas Counties Are Healthiest?

A map showing the distribution of 2013 health outcomes. Counties in white rank highest in heath outcomes and those in dark green rank the lowest.
Credit Kansas Health Institute

The latest Kansas County Health Rankings have been released and Johnson and Riley counties have the healthiest residents in Kansas again this year.

Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy. 

Sedgwick County came in at 72 out of 102 counties ranked.

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Transportation
3:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

KDOT Dropped 1.2 Million Gallons Of Brine During Historic Snowstorm

Streets are mostly clear in downtown Wichita not long after record snowfall, on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

During last month’s back-to-back snow storms, the Kansas Department of Transportation reports their snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.

BY THE NUMBERS

Winter Storms Q and Rocky (weeks of Feb. 18 and 25)

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