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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Documentary Film
7:50 am
Wed November 20, 2013

'After Tiller' Seeks To Turn Down Volume On Abortion Debate

Dr. Susan Robinson in a scene from 'After Tiller'
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The Sundance Film Festival selection After Tiller follows the lives and work of the only four doctors left in the country who still perform third-trimester abortions, after the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009. The Tallgrass Film Association is presenting a special screening of the movie at 7:30 at the Orpheum Theater.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Hard-Hitting Docs and a Nutso Crime Caper

LeRoy Carhart is one of the doctors profiled in 'After Tiller'
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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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Be Thankful You're Not A Character In These Movies

Steve McQueen directs Michael Fassbender in 'Hunger'
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For whatever reason this time of year seems particularly sparse when it comes to screenings, so I usually take this time to talk about movies about food and family. Thanksgiving movies. And I guess this time I’ll still talk about movies that are kind of about food, but they’re coming from a very different place.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Scarier Than Halloween

Chart from the documentary 'Inequality for All'
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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.

Coming Up: Zombies, Dr. Frank N. Furter, and a non-Halloween movie that might be scarier than any of them.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Tallgrass Turns It Up To Eleven

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.

Coming Up: Tallgrass XI

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The Eleventh Tallgrass Film Festival

October 16 - 20

Full Film Guide

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Indie Film Guide: A Different Kind Of Film Festival

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.

Coming Up: A blockbuster French comedy, a well traveled documentary and a bit of a different take on the film festival.

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Affordable Care Act
2:58 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Individual Health Insurance Mandate Helps Balance The Field

The federal online marketplace for health insurance opens October 1.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most Americans are required to have insurance beginning in 2014. This part of the law, referred to as the “individual mandate,” is designed to increase the number of consumers in the total insurance pool, with the intention of lowering premiums across the board.

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Health
4:22 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Health Care Navigators Are Ready To Go To Work

A recent Pew Research poll found that nationally only a quarter of respondents said they understand “very well” what the effects of the Affordable Care Act will be.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Almodóvar!

Pedro Almodóvar directs 'I'm So Excited'
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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.

Ahead: A Spielberg tour-de-force and the latest from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Mountains Beyond Mountains

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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.

This time: a festival of mountains and a couple of politically charged documentaries.

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Dirty Wars

August 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.

Salina Art Center

Documentary follows journalist Jeremy Scahill as he digs into the United States' covert wars

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