Nadya Faulx

Digital News Editor / Reporter

Nadya joined KMUW in May 2015 after a year at a newspaper in western North Dakota, where she did not pick up an accent.

Before entering the wild world of journalism, she studied international relations, worked at a dog daycare and taught English at a school in the Republic of Georgia (not all at the same time). KMUW marks her triumphant return to public media; she previously interned with the diversity department at the NPR mothership in Washington, D.C.

She enjoys traveling, reading, making jewelry that could easily be mistaken for the work of a 4-year-old, and hanging out with her cat, Dragon.

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Dozens of Kansas officials have sent President Barack Obama a letter to protest the possible transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a prison at Fort Leavenworth.

The letter, sent Monday, is signed by more than 60 elected officials, including Rep. Mike Pompeo, Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and Leavenworth Mayor Lisa Weakley.

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Wichita has many parochial schools--schools connected to a church, though they accept people of all faiths. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc visits a private school open to all: This one is connected to the faith of Islam.

Area Girl Scouts stopped by the KMUW studios a couple of weeks ago to participate in the Radio Day program. They interviewed each other, recording their Thanksgiving memories. We think they did a great job and should wear their Radio Day badges proudly. Here’s a sample from that day…

 

 

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The Wichita City Council passed a motion today that will use nearly $1.5 million in taxes raised by tourism to improve cultural and tourism buildings. The council passed the motion unanimously.

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Veterans Day isn’t until Wednesday, but about 2,000 local JROTC and Leadership Corps Cadets joined together Monday to honor local veterans.

Nineteen middle and high schools representing three branches of the military were involved in the event at Century II. World War II, Vietnam and other veterans were in the audience as military leaders, politicians and students recognized their service through music and drills.

Never Look Back: Life After Incarceration

Oct 27, 2015
Nadya Faulx

Hutchinson Correctional Facility is Kansas’ second-largest prison for adult male inmates. The facility houses nearly 2,000 men, and certain programs at the prison aim to make sure that many of them never come back.

Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County has narrowed down its search for a new manager to four finalists.

Tim Kaufman, director of the Division of Health and Human Services for Sedgwick County; Michael Scholes, a former chief of staff for the Kosovo Forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Pristina, Kosovo; Tom Stolz, director of the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department for Sedgwick County; and Ryan Waller, assistant county administrator of Lake County, Illinois, are all in the running to replace former county manager Bill Buchanan.

Nadya Faulx

Side by Side Final Weekend 7-24 --  7-26 at the Scottish Rite

A couple of local Broadway stars are starring together  - again  - in a production by the Forum Theatre.

For Ray Wills, the latest show, officially opening Friday at the Scottish Rite Center, marks his third run in "Side By Side By Sondheim," and a reunion with Karla Burns.

Curtis Mitchell, the Wichita-area man convicted in the murder of local chef and KMUW food commentator Tanya Tandoc, was sentenced today to a hard 50, a conviction which mandates life in prison without possibility of parole for 50 years.

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