Fletcher Powell

Production Manager and All Things Considered Host

If Fletcher Powell could be someone else, he’d be Errol Morris or Ira Glass. Except younger and better looking.

Since he can’t, he’ll be Fletcher Powell, KMUW Production Manager and host of All Things Considered. Fletcher came to KMUW in 2009 after five years of working in the stock market (don’t ask). He feels like this line of work fits him a little better than that one did.

Fletcher has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas and an MA in Communication from Wichita State University. He’s lived in Wichita most of his life, aside from some brief stops in Iowa and Ohio. He likes baseball, guinea pigs, and the Oxford comma.

Ways to Connect

Wikipedia, IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes

On this month's KMUW Movie Club, it's all about classroom shenanigans and hittin' the road.

For some reason, I have this thing for unlikable characters. I find enjoyment out of pushing myself far enough to empathize with them. The more unlikable, the better. "Election," and by extension, most of Alexander Payne's films, has characters that fit this bill. Tracy Flick and Mr. McAlister are the types of people you would never want to meet in real life, but they do exist, and they are closer to you than you think.

  Indie Film Guide: 7/29 – 8/11

  • 8/1: Dirty Dancing; Orpheum 7:00
  • 8/2: Balto; Orpheum 11:00 a.m.
  • 8/5: Transformers: The Movie; Orpheum 8:00
  • 8/9: Oliver & Company; Orpheum 11:00 a.m.
  • 7/29 – 8/11: Captain Fantastic; Salina Art Center, various times

  Indie Film Guide: 7/15 – 7/28

7/15: Witches of Eastwick / Death Becomes Her; Wichita Orpheum “Black Magic Drink-a-long” 7:00

7/19: All Dogs Go To Heaven; Orpheum 11:00 a.m.

7/20: The Occupation of the American Mind; Peace & Social Justice 7:00

7/21: The Good The Bad and The Ugly; 50th ann. Screening; Orpheum 7:00

7/25: Blade Runner; Orpheum 7:00

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and in honor of the patriotic holiday, the KMUW Movie Club came together to talk about their favorite films with "America" in the title.  

6/17 – 6/30

  • 6/17: Napoleon Dynamite; Tunes and Tallgrass; WAM 9:00 (Truckstop Honeymoon at 7:00)
  • 6/18: Steve Martin Double Feature: The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains; Orpheum 7:00
  • 6/19: DTTW showcase; Tallgrass; Orpheum 7:00
  • 6/20:  Escape from New York; Orpheum 7:00
  • 6/20, 21: Close Encounters; Wichita Big Screen; Old Town Warren 7:00 & 10:00
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Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

5/20,21,22: Risky Business; Wichita Big Screen; Palace 1:10, 3:40, 6:30, 8:50, 11:10 (no 11:10 on Sunday)

5/23, 24: Taxi Driver; Wichita Big Screen; Old Town Warren 7:00 & 10:00

5/27, 28, 29: Excalibur; Wichita Big Screen; Palace (showtimes tba)

In what might otherwise be a slow time for screenings around town, Wichita Big Screen is picking up the slack with three different movies over the next couple weeks.

Ok, well, you really have no excuse not to see Purple Rain at some point over the next two weeks, assuming you haven’t already been watching it on a loop since Prince died. Or, I guess, even if you have been.

  4/22 – 5/5

4/26: Detaining Dreams: No Way to Treat a Child; Peace and Social Justice Center, (7:00 p.m.)

4/29: Wag the Dog; Tallgrass; CSB (5:30)/Anchor/Monarch; Art Day of Giving

4/29: Herb and Dorothy; Orpheum 5:30 (Art DoG)

5/5: It Might Get Loud; Tallgrass; Exploration Place 7:00

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