Fletcher Powell

All Things Considered Host, Producer

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 producer and announcer. 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.

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Interview
5:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Friedkin Still Loves 'Sorcerer'

In 1977, movie director William Friedkin was hot off the success of 1971's Oscar-winning The French Connection and 1973's The Exorcist, a massive commercial hit that also pulled in 10 Oscar nominations of its own.

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Commentary
5:52 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Exploding Trucks, Quirky Pirates and Fish-Monster Things

So many things could go wrong in this scene from 'Sorcerer'

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.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

July 7, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

Pirate adventure that introduced us to Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow

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Entertainment
6:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Cinema 1 Film & FX Premieres: String Theory By Fox

Wynn Ponder, Cinema 1 Creative Director and Cinematographer
Credit Aileen LeBlanc

Wynn Ponder – Creative Director/ Cinematographer

“The original assignment on this was from the Wichita Art Museum to do a color party, this year’s theme is midnight. The assignment is to create something that communicates the passage of time with midnight being the central theme. They want it to feel uncomfortable, the malleability of time, they wanted to show motif and repetition and they wanted us to create something that involved the viewer very much.“

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Commentary
4:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Indie Film Guide: A Race To The Top

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.

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Down To The Wire Film Race

June 20 - 22

Tallgrass Film Association

The top 10 entries to the race will be screened at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 on June 22

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Indie Film Guide
2:04 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Indie Film Guide: All Tallgrass, All The Time

Credit FHEfoxconnect, youtube.com

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Indie Film Guide: A Packed Schedule

Peter Sellers in 'Dr. Strangelove'

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.

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Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating an American Masterpiece

May 7, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Early Roots Of Crowson's Cartooning

image courtesy Richard Crowson

I do love Rat Fink. Rat Fink always cheers me up.

But some people don’t feel the same way about him. My much better half, Karen, for instance, confessed recently that Rat Fink is just so ugly she can hardly stand to look at him. I just gave her (what I imagined to be) a vaguely cryptic smile, thinking to myself, “She can be forgiven. She doesn’t have the history with Rat Fink that I have.”

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Commentary
10:47 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Gojira!

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.

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Ernest & Celestine

April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Watermark Books and Cafe

Tallgrass Film Association

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Jazz
1:20 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Night Train features Wichita Jazz Festival performers past and present, focus on percussionists

Local favorite Matt Wilson featured Tuesday on Night Train.
Credit wichitajazzfestival.com

Night Train, April 21-24, 2014:

This week on Night Train, we're playing current and former Wichita Jazz Festival performers with a focus on drummers and percussionists who've played the festival. Tune in for two of this year's headliners, Matt Wilson of the Matt Wilson Quartet (pictured), Allison Miller, the Nat Adderly Quintet, Chick Corea & Bela Fleck, Bobby McFerrin and more.

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Commentary
9:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Kansas Basketball and One of Hitchcock's Best

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.

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Tim's Vermeer

April 9 & 10, 5:30

Salina Art Center

Directed by Teller (of Penn and Teller), documentary follows one man's attempt to imitate Vermeer's painting technique

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