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

A funny thing about grief is how much time you spend wondering if you’re doing it right, and how much time you spend around other people who are wondering the same thing. Manchester by the Sea absolutely nails the confusion, frustration, and awkward weirdness that comes along with dealing with the untimely death of a loved one, maybe better than any movie I’ve ever seen.

The first few shots of Nocturnal Animals—I’m not going to tell you what they aremade me think we were in for a really grimy trash-fest, on the level of a much more serious version of John Waters. And this excited me. I love good trash.

But, no such luck. 

Let’s just get this out there right up front: Moonlight won’t just end up being the best movie of this year, it’ll end up being one of the very best of the entire decade.

Indie Film Guide: 12/2 – 12/15

12/15: It’s a Wonderful Life; Orpheum; 7:00

Moonlight; Warren East

12/5: Future Weather; Salina Art Center Science on Screen (see below); 5:30

Tell the judge—tell the judge I love my wife.

It’s not often that the climax of a movie lies in a single line of dialogue, and especially when that line comes directly before one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in U.S. history.

IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes

This month, the KMUW Movie Club takes a look at films that traverse time and space.

11.28.16

More for this month's feature celebrating the 90th birthday of saxophone player Lou Donaldson, including work he did with Cifford Brown, plus South African legend Hugh Masakela and some classics from Art Blakey, Jimmy Smith and Sonny Rollins among others.

11.29.16

There’s a moment fairly early on in The Edge of Seventeen when Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), angry with her friend, takes off her shoe and throws it at the wall of a burger joint. It’s a strange thing to do, and it’s one of those scenes that bothers me in movies—no one in real life takes off their shoe and throws it at the wall in a burger joint. It’s just a bit too scripted.

When I was younger, I was both terrified and fascinated by three things: dinosaurs, volcanoes and quicksand. Probably in that order. I’m not sure things have changed all that much.

November 9: Artists and Models; WAM at 6:00 p.m. (More information here.) 

November 17: The Royal Tenenbaums; Orpheum at 7:00 p.m.

November 4 – 10: A Man Called Ove; Salina Art Center

November 11 – 17: Certain Women; Salina Art Center

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