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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This weekend fans, vendors and artists will converge on Century II to participate in the third annual Air Capital Comic Book Convention. 2015 has been a great year for local fans of all things geek, and this year’s Air Cap Comic-Con is proud of that. Visitors at this year’s convention can participate in contests, in board game demos or cosplay, which is people dressing as characters from comic books, video games and movies. There will also be panel discussions. According to co-organizer Drew...

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KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin, Fletcher Powell and Hugo Phan discuss their favorite horror movies.

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Wichita State University has notified employees whether or not they will be placed under furlough if the Legislature does not reach a budget deal before midnight Saturday.

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On Thursday, Mayor Jeff Longwell announced that Wichita Eisenhower National Airport's new terminal is scheduled to open on June 3. He also mentioned that the new airport parking lot, as well as the rental car center, will be open to the public next Wednesday. “The new terminal and the addition of the new Parking Garage and Rental Car Center represent a significant improvement for travelers and other customers visiting Eisenhower Airport,” Longwell says. Both projects were funded with airport...

Friday is National Bike to Work Day! There will be several spots in Wichita where you can grab a free breakfast or lunch by bicycle. Find that information here. But, if you’re kind of new to biking for transportation, here are a few quick tips for riding in Wichita: Wear a helmet! It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it does have to fit. You can ride on the sidewalk in Wichita—even downtown--but you must give the right-of-way to pedestrians. When you’re riding on the road, you’re subject to all...

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A Wichita man was sentenced to 78 months in a federal prison in a case of federal mail theft. In a press release, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said that Justin D. Anderson had pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft, one count of bank fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson, 27, admitted that he and another person removed mail addressed to Geico Insurance from a U.S. Postal service mail receptacle in Wichita in October 2013. Following the theft, Anderson cashed an...

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New classes designed to promote civic engagement are being offered in Wichita. KMUW’s Deborah Shaar has the story. This new series of classes is called City 101 and organizers hope they inspire community involvement through information. The program is a partnership between the Wichita Independent Neighborhoods and the Wichita Public Library. A series of five classes, all free, are offered twice a month for the next five months. Organizer Don Landis says participants will get an inside look at...

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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 with one beginning on Thursday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend. The Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas - Thursday, January 15, 6pm Celebrate the birthday of Dr. King with a film that highlights one of the defining events in the civil rights movement. The Boys & Girls Club...

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Wichita State University Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini has been chosen as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors ( NAI ) for his numerous scientific and academic contributions. Those who have been elected for this high professional distinction have demonstrated "a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society." Along with newly elected...

City officials have announced they have produced informational handouts for November's sales tax referendum. Officials will also begin attending public meetings requesting community groups to discuss the sales tax, which will appear on general election ballots. The proposed one-cent sales tax would generate $397.6 million if collected over five years. City officials say if that figure is reached sooner than expected, the tax would end early. Funds from the sales tax would go towards a future...

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