Wichita’s Broadview Hotel was a premier stop along the Chisholm Trail in the early 1900’s. Famous visitors from the past include Charles Lindbergh, Clyde Cessna and Al Capone. And even today, a few visitors from the past have decided to stick around the hotel making it one of the most famous haunted places in Wichita. KMUWs’ Abigail Wilson reports...
Construction is underway on the new elephant exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Having a herd of more than two elephants is now required or zoos risk losing accreditation. As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, zoo leaders say this new exhibit will not only be good for the elephants, it will also be good for the local economy.
Backhoes, dozers and dump trucks are working on a five acre area on the south side of the zoo. This unused land will be transformed into a $10.6 million “elephant management complex.”
Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day is being observed this weekend. The Wichita Holocaust Commemoration Council presents a program on Tuesday, which will include a special guest. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc has the story...
In 1953, Hanna Bloch Kohner appeared on “the most talked about show on television.” She was not an actor or any kind of celebrity. She was a survivor of the Holocaust. Such things weren’t talked about just eight years after World War II. But "This is Your Life" TV host Ralph Edwards did.
And Americans heard some things they had not heard before.
Forty-four years ago, a plane carrying the Wichita State football team crashed in Colorado. The plane hit the side of a mountain and 31 people were killed. One of the survivors of the crash recently completed a more than 500-mile bike ride to the crash site. It was a tribute to his former teammates. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson spoke with Rick Stephens before he began his bike ride and hiked to the crash site with him last weekend.
A federal judge will hear arguments next month on whether to block Spirit AeroSystems from selling off its fabrication operations or laying off workers.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree set an Oct. 8th hearing in Topeka over a lawsuit the Machinists union's filed against Spirit.
The suit says the Machinists gave up the right to strike and accepted pay cuts and smaller wage increases in a 10-year contract negotiated in 2010. It says that in exchange, Spirit agreed to maintain major manufacturing operations in Wichita.
Kansas officials are holding a public hearing this week on proposed signs that people will place on buildings where firearms will be prohibited.
A state law that took effect July 1 legalized the open carry of guns across the state. However, building owners may ban concealed firearms, openly carried guns, or both from their premises if they post signs saying as much.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office was put in charge of creating the signs and proposed the designs earlier this year.