Final demolition of Wichita State University’s Wheatshocker Apartments started Monday morning. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the six-story building along 17th street has housed students for decades.
The Wheatshocker Apartments have seen wave after wave of students since 1965. On Monday, a wrecking ball chipped away section after section. Big chunks collapsed in clouds of dust and flying concrete.
Protesters spoke out against the recent grand jury decisions in both Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri—two communities affected by officer-involved killings.
The two incidents, which occurred nearly 1,000 miles away from one another, will forever be linked by nationwide protesting over decisions not to indict the officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Reverand Martin Grizzell stands with other protesters near Wichita State University. He holds a sign that reads, “America Practices Segregation, But Preaches Integration.”
The scaled-down oil refineries and fossilized creatures of the Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado will have temporary guests through the first week of January. A traveling exhibit covering America’s driest period in history—alcohol prohibition—is currently on display. It includes the story of Carrie Nation, one of the more colorful characters in the history of Kansas. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more…
Last week, long-time award-winning journalist Larry Hatteberg signed off his final newscast at KAKE TV in Wichita. KMUW’s Carla Eckels talks with Larry about his 51-year career and some of the memorable stories he brought to life…
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On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state of Kansas' request to convene the full court to hear its appeal of U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree's order that the state allow same-sex marriages.
The latest procedural development from the federal appeals court in the case has little practical effect because the U.S. Supreme Court has already refused an emergency request to block Crabtree's order. It means that a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit will hear arguments over the preliminary injunction issued in the Kansas case.
There will be a screening and discussion of a controversial documentary on Monday evening (12-01-14) in Wichita. The film is "Honor Diaries" and it follows several woman who are activists for women's rights. The subject matter of the film and this report are sensitive and parents of young children should be cautious - KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc brings us this story . . .
Families across the country all have different traditions for Thanksgiving. It could be a special recipe for cranberry sauce or an honorary turkey carver.
In many schools, you can also count on hearing the story of the First Thanksgiving—a harvest celebration shared by pilgrims and native populations nearly 400 years ago. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur looks at the history of this holiday and has this report…
“Thanksgiving is a holiday of giving thanks,” says librarian Holly Morgan.