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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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Indie Film Guide: The Dude Abides

Jeff Bridges and a rug that really ties the room together in 'The Big Lebowski'

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: an acclaimed music documentary, a midnight favorite, and a Lebowski extravaganza.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Indie Film Guide: It's a Race!

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 filmmaking competition and a long-awaited Shakespeare adaptation.

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Much Ado About Nothing

August 9, 5:30 & 7:45

August 10 & 11, 2:00, 5:00 & 7:15

August 12 - 15, 5:30

Salina Art Center

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Energy
5:51 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Environmentalists Criticize Coal Plant Provision

Opponents of a coal-fired power plant planned for southwest Kansas say that developers of the project still face obstacles in completing the work, despite legislation approved by the U.S. House.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Indie Film Guide: The American Indian Festival

Credit TravelKS / Flickr

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 contest to capture the experience of the American Indian Festival.

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American Graffiti

July 18, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

40th Anniversary screening of George Lucas' Oscar-nominated film

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Arts Funding
4:02 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Which Kansas Arts Organizations Are Receiving State Grants?

Eight Kansas arts organizations are receiving grants totaling $58,400 from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. The grants come two years after Governor Brownback vetoed all arts funding in the state. The Commission formed in 2012 when the legislature restored a part of that funding following significant backlash.

The grants:

Arkansas City Area Arts Council, Arkansas City

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Park Chan-Wook Comes To America

Park Chan-Wook directs Mia Wasikowska in the thriller 'Stoker'
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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: The English-language debut of an acclaimed Korean director.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Indie Film Guide: The Art of Mixology

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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: A few movies geared toward very specific tastes.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Here Comes Summer!

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: Tallgrass and WAM say hello to summer, plus some stuff for kids and a gritty documentary.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Indie Film Guide: The Summer of Harry Potter Begins

Harry Potter has a lot of work ahead of him
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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: A sing-a-long and a bit of Harry Potter.

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Passenger Rail
5:14 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Region's Mayors Support Wichita Rail Service

Wichita Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner announced Friday a statement signed by Mayor Carl Brewer and the mayors of Oklahoma City and Kansas City in support of expanded passenger rail service through Wichita.

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