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KPR membership drive

April 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

The always-delightful Phil Wilke, media manager for Kansas Public Radio, acted as ringmaster from 6- 9 a.m. today, tabulating calls, keeping us volunteers in line as we answered phones, and in general, trying to make sure everything ran smoothly. Today was Day 5 of the KPR fund drive. While the membership drive has always been […]

on the radio

At the Arts Center

March 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am

Stop by the Emporia Arts Center and check out the painting exhibition, a tribute of the Flint Hills in honor of the upcoming Symphony in the Flint Hills. One of my favorites in the show was “Earthscape” by Dale Hartley. There’s too much reflection on the glass for a good photograph, you have to see […]

Art, E-town

True Colors

September 8th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

At SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, you can see this beautiful painting, Winter from the Studio by Neil Patterson. The guy holding the painting is Art, who is on staff at SouthWind Gallery in Topeka. And Art appreciates fine art. But if you look at Art from the back … Well, come on, who doesn’t like […]

commerce, other people's stuff

Emmy Nominations

July 10th, 2010 at 7:25 am

I had occasion to be in the KTWU studio this week and in the lobby I photographed this 2005 Heartland Region Emmy Award that the station won for the Elvera Voth Plains People segment (which, coincidentally, replayed on Sunflower Journeys Thursday evening and therefore should be on again today – Saturday – at 5 p.m. […]

on TV


July 3rd, 2010 at 7:29 am

Louis Copt, the man in black, converses with Gary Clarke, Director Emeritus of the Topeka Zoo, at Convergence, a show that opened last night at the Sabatini Gallery in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The show runs through Sept. 3. (You can view a video walk-through of the exhibit on that Convergence link.) […]

cities, other people's stuff

The Gallery at Cottonwood

May 16th, 2010 at 6:59 am

Elexa Dawson, manager of The Gallery at Cottonwood Falls, and folk musician. The other day The Gallery at Cottonwood Falls, aka/Elexa Dawson, posted this on facebook: “Fresh, Hot Cranberry White Chocolate Chip SCONES! Right now!” I wanted one of those fresh, hot cranberry, white chocolate chip scones.  But I was 20 miles away. And busy. […]

other people's stuff, small towns, vittles

KPR Membership Drive

March 19th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Rachel Hunter and Darrell Brogdon pitch to listeners during a previous fund drive. Greetings, public radio fans: This morning Kansas Public Radio begins its week-long spring membership drive. Twice a year, KPR interrupts programming to ask listeners for financial support. If we’re honest here, I don’t think the fund drive is a favorite week at […]

on the radio


July 23rd, 2009 at 7:26 am

KTWU LAUNCHES SHOW TO CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY ‘I’VE GOT ISSUES” For viewers who want to feel more connected to their community, KTWU presents “I’VE GOT ISSUES”. “I’VE GOT ISSUES” is a new series for television. The pilot program for the series premieres on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. on KTWU-TV, Channel 11.1 in […]

on TV


July 11th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

NEWSPAPER COLUMNS: Recent Flyover People columns are now accessible on The Emporia Gazette’s website. * ** Living in Kansas Kansas Goes All the Way Up – why Flyover People? What Kansas Knows – things learned in a Kansas lifetime On Being A Kansan – why do we stay here? The Kansas sky is such a […]

A Visit to KTWU

June 23rd, 2009 at 11:00 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: A VISIT TO KTWU No, Dave Kendall doesn’t always wear the hat. And as we stepped into his basement office, he smiled and said, “People think that I’m out traveling Kansas all the time, but I’m usually in here – without a window.” So there […]

columns, Kansans, on TV


June 2nd, 2009 at 7:28 am

On US 56, west of McPherson, there’s a sign that points to the north and says “Marquette 12 miles.” We’ve always said, “Hey, we should go to Marquette sometime,” but when we see the sign we’re either on the way to visit my dad or on the way home. And a trip to and from […]

gas stations, small towns