Kate Clause

Morning Edition Host

When Kate hosted her first shift at KSWC ("The Jinx") in 2001, she was almost too afraid to open up the microphone. She quickly overcame that fear and has since reported breaking news, found her "jazz voice," and committed the Morning Edition clock to memory.

After studying writing and journalism at Southwestern College, Kate worked for KMUW in 2006 as a news intern. She moved from short news spots to filling in as a host. She spent some time learning to report breaking news at KFDI-FM, then came to rest as KMUW's All Things Considered host and operations assistant.

In 2009, Kate and her husband Raymond moved to Portland, Oregon, where Kate worked as Oregon Public Broadcasting's radio operations coordinator. She supported OPB radio, opbmusic.org, and KMHD Jazz Radio. Her favorite moments at OPB include giving Dr. Lonnie Smith directions to a "diner with great breakfast," being a background extra during a Rick Steves TV taping, and yarn-bombing the radio interview room with fellow knitters.

Though she'll miss her 90-minute drive to the ocean, Kate jumped at the chance to work with her friends at KMUW again as Morning Edition host. She and Raymond look forward to hanging out with friends and family and riding their bikes around Wichita.


6:34 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Top Morning News 4.24.13 (UPDATED)

Updated at 9:45 am

Kansas government jobs, but not benefits, up last year; Former cheerleading coach convicted on sex crimesBrownback calls KU an innovation institution; Lesser prairie chickens up for endangered species list; Shawnee to retry a capital murder case; ACLU demands records on a school assembly held in southwest Kansas.

KS Government Jobs Up Last Year, Though Most Lack Benefits

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7:07 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Top Morning News 4.23.13

Brownback wants higher education funding left uncut; Bill signed establishing KU Med stem cell center; Warmer temps needed to assess wheat crop damage.

Brownback Wants Higher Education Funding Left Uncut

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6:51 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Top Morning News 4.22.13

Kansas guns becoming immune to federal regulation; Brownback visiting universities with a funding push; June trial date set in Koch cyberattack case; Roberts poised to become oldest Kansas U.S. Senator.

Starting Thursday, Kansas Guns Are Immune To Federal Regulation

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6:04 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Top Morning News 4.19.13

Wolf Creek  operated safely in 2012, but is still under scrutiny; Agriculture business in Kansas is thriving; Delays in concealed carry permits causing frustration; Kansas officials set to issue new financial forecast.

Wolf Creek Deemed Safe, But Still Under Scrutiny

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Wolf Creek nuclear plant operated safely last year.

But the plant, which is the only nuclear plant in Kansas, remains under heightened scrutiny because of a series of problems in 2013.

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6:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Top Morning News 4.18.13

Regents plan to revisit concealed weapons policy; Brownback signs bill ending ban AIDS quarantine ban; Sierra Club irked at ozone monitor shutdown; Higher education budget under discussion.

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6:39 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Top Morning News 4.17.13

President Obama cancels trip to Kansas; Brownback signs drug testing bill; Science standards raise cost concern; Brownback wants study of higher education

President Obama Cancels Trip To Kansas

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5:48 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Top Morning News 4.16.13

Kansas surgeon treats victims of Boston bombing; Analysts call Kansas tax plan worst in nation; Westar energy requests rate hike; New park proposed for Kansas

Kansas Surgeon Treats Boston Bombing Victims

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2:39 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Survey Shows Homelessness Down in Sedgwick County, Slightly

The latest Point-In-Time Homeless Count shows a slight decrease in homelessness in Sedgwick County--very slight. Results show that, as of January 31 of this year,  the county has 12 fewer people who are experiencing literal homelessness than on the same date in 2012. 

The survey represents only a snapshot of homelessness on one night.

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6:44 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Top Morning News 4.12.13

Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Expands To Wichita

The program began a little more than two years ago to help Medicare avoid overpaying for items like scooters, diabetic testing supplies, and oxygen tanks.


Kansas Bill Seeks To Change Human Trafficking Focus

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6:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Top Morning News 4.11.13 (Updated)

Wichita pastor accused of staking faces hearing; $714 million for Manhattan biosecurity lab in Obama's budget; Fewer Kansans getting health insurance through employers; Brownback signs religious freedom measure: Judge rules against Wyandotte Nation on Park City land.

Wichita Pastor Accused Of Stalking Faces Hearing

A pastor accused of stalking the executive director of Trush Women Foundation--a newly opened women's clinic in Wichita--is expected to be in court Thursday.

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