Hugo Phan

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Born in Wichita, Hugo is a media consumption addict. From films to music to news, nothing seems to satiate his rapturous appetite for consuming various methods of information, concepts, and ideas except for public radio.

Picking up the habit at a young age from his own father, listening to KMUW has become a lifelong solitary practice, although he is open to a listening party to all those who are willing. His favorite public radio programs are Talk of the Nation (R.I.P.), Strange Currency, Fresh Air, Snap Judgment, Radiolab and This American Life. 

A graduate of Wichita State University, he majored in sociology and minored in communication. In his spare time he likes to watch movies, read comic books, participate in laughter, and attend live performances of any variety.

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Updated 7:45 p.m. The Kansas Democratic Party declared Bernie Sanders the winner of Saturday's Kansas Democratic caucuses. The Vermont senator took 23 delegates , and opponent Hillary Clinton took 10. Just hours after the GOP caucus in downtown Wichita boasted personal appearances from party frontrunners on Saturday, including eventual winner Ted Cruz , area Democrats swamped their caucus sites to support their candidates.

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Update at 7:20 p.m. According to the Associated Press, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican caucuses in Kansas. He received 48.2 percent of votes, per the AP, with 4,161 votes in Sedgwick County.

On this month's KMUW Movie Club, we talk about two incredibly different subsets of films. First up, the club talks about some of their favorite movies--that others love to hate. Second, the guys discuss films that take on the task of examining important issues.


Wichita Police Department's new police chief has announced that body camera implementation is now back on track. According to WPD Chief Gordon Ramsay, the U.S. Department of Justice has released the $250,000 in matching funds from a federal grant in an effort to help cities across the country expand their body camera programs. He made the announcement on social media. Wichita, along with three other Kansas cities, were approved for the federal grant last September. The police department was...

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Flags are at half-staff today in honor of the victims and families of the Hesston shootings. Kansas' federal and state lawmakers have offered their reactions on social media:

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It's a new year, and with it comes an opportunity to transform yourself--but what if that transformation goes horribly wrong? This month, the KMUW Movie Club discusses their favorite films about gross and twisted physical transformations. Speaking of transformation, an organization that is currently going through one is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Oscar nominations came out a couple of weeks ago, and the KMUW Movie Club is running down the list to give you their thoughts...


This year Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have of list of events starting on Friday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend. Calvary Baptist Church - Friday, January 15, 6 p.m . Dr. Robert Weems, KMUW commentator and professor of business history at Wichita State University, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr . Program. It will...

As 2015 ends, KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin, Fletcher Powell and Hugo Phan have gathered to discuss their favorite movies of the year. Every once in a while, we discover films that flew right by us when they came out. In a bonus (and longer) segment, the KMUW Movie Club discusses their favorite film(s) they saw in 2015 that didn't exactly come out this year. Do you want to know why you uncontrollably cry during certain Pixar movies? Inside Out is the movie that might offer some answers....

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The 2015 Air Capital Comic-Con took place earlier this month and KMUW 's Hugo Phan was there to capture the celebration of all things geek and nerd. In its second year at the convention, local vendor ICT Comics , combined with AirCap Comic-Con veteran Byers Art and Apparel , continues to help provide a space for both casual and hardcore comic book fans. Those who visited their booth at this year's event were able to find handmade plushies, rare and discounted comic books, trade paperbacks and...

With Black Friday almost upon us, KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin, Fletcher Powell and Hugo Phan discuss their favorite movies about greed, excess and consumerism.