Jedd Beaudoin

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi-weekly trends commentary “A Musical Life,” as well as “Musical Space.” He received his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University in 2001 (where he was a Creative Writing Fellow) and holds a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Beaudoin hosts Wichita Sessions on KPTS Channel 8. The show, which features local and regional music acts in performance, is now in its third season. Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance journalist. He served as music critic and editor for two Wichita alternative newspapers, F5 (2003-06) and Wichita City Paper (of which he was also managing editor, 2006-07). He currently contributes music, film, and book reviews to PopMatters.com, where he also pens (alternating with two other writers) commentary on country music for the site’s “Kickin’ Up Dust” column.

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

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Former Wichitan Jason Bailey has just published a new book about a major figure in American comedy.

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Bullying is a longstanding problem both in schools and out, but one Wichita musician says that she had heard enough about the issue from young people that she decided to do something to change the problem.

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Interest in western swing music may be at a new high. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke with a musician who has been keeping that music alive since the 1970s, despite some tough times.

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Wednesday, October 21 

Still The King is the latest release from legendary western swing band Asleep At The Wheel. The album stands as the latest in a series of tributes to Bob Wills from Asleep At The Wheel and features contributions from George Strait, The Avett Brothers, Lyle Lovett and others. Listen for selections from that as well as the latest from Cherokee Maidens with Sycamore Swing, Ride Again

Thursday, October 22 

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In the opening moments of Meet The Patels we learn that film’s subject, Ravi Patel, has recently broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is about to embark on a family vacation to India with his parents and his sister.

Michael Carmody is a veteran of numerous Wichita bands including Winking Spaniard, The Sluggos, Jones 6, The New Deal, Carganza.

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Justin Johnson is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose first feature, Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star is showing Thursday night at the Tallgrass Film Festival. Its subject is little known Wichita filmmaker Richard “R.G.” Miller, a man who's made countless films in the area since 1979, many of them starring his closest friends and many more, it seems, featuring action figures.

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Double Digits is a new documentary film about a Wichita man who's been making films inside his studio apartment for some time now. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin caught up with the man at the center of the story recently and has more.

Richard “RG” Miller has been making films since 1979. If you haven’t heard of pictures such as The Mask Man or Rio Comanche, it’s probably because Miller’s films have been poorly distributed and mostly seen by his close friends and family.

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Ryan Heinlein has been recording and releasing music with his band The Project H since 2009. What’s somewhat unusual about this band is that Heinlein has made the trombone the lead instrument for the group.

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