Commentary

During the 150th celebration of the Chisholm Trail, knowing the exact route of the trail is a lesson in history. The CT150 committee has created a map that outlines the route in Kansas...or at least one version of the route. This map uses the markers of Tom Frazee and the Kansas Cattletown Coalition that followed the trail from Caldwell up to Abilene. It works well for the purposes of commemorating the route.

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What happens if you study orthodontia, but can’t stop drawing, then post clever comics about writing and reading on a website to be shared all around the world called incidentalcomics.com? And you live in Wichita?

In this podcast, I visited with Patricia Lockwood about her new memoir, Priestdaddy. You see, her father is a married priest... rare, but not unheard of in the Catholic church. A few years ago, unusual circumstances forced Lockwood and her husband to move back home with her parents… only this home was a rectory in the Kansas City, Missouri diocese. Although she’s known for her fiction--and her tweets--Lockwood spent her time at ‘home’ penning this memoir.

Here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on air, this is what you heard:

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Mike Briley

Jamie Briggeman is the lead vocalist for Herd of the Huntress, a band she formed with her husband, Garrett. She has previously performed with bands such as Ivy and The Dewayn Brothers.

How long should a superhero battle last? This is the main question that was running through my mind as I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. What I mean is, how do the filmmakers know when a battle is over?

Kelsy Gossett is off like a Saturn Five rocket with her new exhibition called "For Your Viewing Pleasure" at The Diver on Commerce Street.

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Every year the U.S. Library of Congress compiles a list of 25 important records to be placed on the National Recording Registry, with a mandate that they be preserved for future generations.

When Los Angeles erupted in violence in 1992, I was thirteen and in eighth-grade in Wichita. I don’t remember teachers talking much about it, but other students did.

The first woman playwright to have caught the attention of those who write history is the German Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim. She lived and wrote in the 10th century; her dramas were written in Latin and revolved around female characters' conversions to Christianity. Since then, a number of women have enjoyed successful careers as playwrights, although only a few names are familiar to us today. High school and college students alike remember the often-anthologized Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell in 1916.

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for the Nintendo Switch, what’s old is new again.

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