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 October 10, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 10/10 - 10/23

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!

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 9/26 - 10/9

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, we get ready for the Tallgrass Film Festival and look at another upcoming festival, a few documentaries, and a silent classic.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 9/12 - 9/25

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: Mike Birbiglia on sleep and comedy, and Ice-T talks about rap.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 8/29 - 9/11

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 couple of one-day festivals, an acclaimed young director, and a “Shock” doc.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 8/15 - 8/28

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: Marilyn Monroe’s farewell, a true-life mystery, and The Dude.

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Movies
5:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Indie Film Guide 8/1 - 8/14

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 handful of movies and a filmmaking competition.

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Indie Film Guide
5:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Indie Film Guide 7/18 - 7/31

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: blockbusters, true independents and a lab.

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Indie Film Guide
5:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Indie Film Guide 7/4 - 7/17

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: scandal, buried treasure and ghost stories.

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Indie Movies
10:26 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Indie Film Guide 6/20 - 7/3

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: 10 different movies, including five documentaries, plus one special event.

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Wichita History
12:00 am
Mon July 12, 2010

How An All-Black Baseball Team Ended Up In A Game Against The KKK

Island Park, where the Monrovians played their game against the Klan
Wichita Public Library

Wichita has a long and proud history as a baseball town-- from club games in the 1870s, to serving as the home of the NBC Tournament since its beginning in 1935, to the national championship success of Wichita State University. But last month marked the anniversary of a lost piece of Wichita baseball history that almost seems too strange to be true: A game in 1925 between the Wichita Monrovians-- an all African-American professional team-- and the Wichita chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

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