Fletcher Powell Reviews ‘Tully’

KMUW’s Fletcher Powell says Tully shows the struggles of modern life and motherhood.

You can you also hear Fletcher’s weekly review Friday mornings at 8:30 during Morning Edition on KRPS.

Mother’s Day Commentary From Author Julene Bair

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  For most of us, it’s a time to remember and honor the woman who gave us life and helped raise us.  Guest Commentator Julene Bair grew up in western Kansas as “Daddy’s Little Girl.”  But these days, she’s been thinking more and more about her mother.  As she explains in this essay, that wasn’t always the case.

Julene Bair is the author of One Degree West: Reflections of a Plains Daughter and  The Ogallala Road: A Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry. Information about her and her work can be found at www.julenebair.com.

New Saturday Programming on KRPS

This Saturday, May 12, 2018 KRPS will be introducing one new program, adding a second broadcast of another and airing a Mother’s Day episode of the popular storytelling show The Moth. Also, on Saturday May 19, 2018 KRPS will be adding a second new program.

Following the TED Radio Hour Saturdays at 11 AM KRPS is adding The Pulse with host Maiken Scott at 12 PM. The Pulse is a show for curious people who ask: “Yeah, why is that?” Often surprising and always captivating, The Pulse mixes science and discovery personal. If you miss Fresh Air Weekend which airs Saturday mornings at 6, you can now hear a repeat of the popular program Saturdays at 1 PM. And in honor or Mothers Day, this Saturday at 2 PM KRPS will air a special episode of the storytelling show, The Moth.

Starting on Saturday May 19, 2018 Milk Street Radio will be joining KRPS’s weekend lineup. Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat. Milk Street with air Saturdays from 2 until 3 PM.

KRPS 8 AM Newscast May 8 2018

The federal agency in charge of Medicaid said Monday  it won’t let Kansas limit low-income people to just three years of public health insurance.  A new Kansas law that increases spending on its public schools still falls up to $1.5 billion dollars short of providing adequate funding under the state constitution. Missouri’s public school system is set to get a 98-million-dollar boost in next year’s state budget. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin reports.

KRPS Newscast 7 AM May 8 2018

Physicians in Kansas last year wrote enough opioid prescriptions to give a 14-day supply to eight out of every 10 people.  The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Monday to order Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay more than $50,000 dollars in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for violating a court order to fully register some voters. Attorney General Josh Hawley is looking into Gov. Eric Greitens’ social media practices.

KRPS 7 AM Newcast May 7 2018

The 2018 legislative session in Topeka is done. And as Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service explains, lawmakers killed a tax cut bill on their way out the door. Kansas legislators this year boosted funding for public schools and increased spending in other parts of the state budget they saw as neglected while also supporting faith-based adoption agencies that cite religious reasons for not placing children in LGBT homes. A ballot initiative awaiting verification by the Secretary of State’s office would ingrain several ethics reforms into the Missouri Constitution. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin reports. 


KRPS 8 AM Newscast May 7, 2018

The U.S. Attorney’s office has charged Sedgwick County Commissioner and former state senator Michael O’Donnell with wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. Douglas County voters are deciding whether to approve half-cent sales tax to expand the county jail in Lawrence.  Opponents of current ethics laws that allow unlimited gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers last week delivered dozens of boxes of signatures to Jefferson City to change the state’s constitution.

Fletcher Powell’s Weekly Movie Review For Friday May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War

On this Friday, May the 4th, it’s time for our weekly movie review from K M U W’s Fletcher Powell. This week, Fletcher reviews Avengers: Infinity War.  Fletcher, who rarely showers movies with praise says that he was impressed by the newest record-breaking blockbuster.

KRPS May 5 2018 8 AM Newscast

The Kansas Legislature has approved a controversial measure allowing faith-based adoption agencies to be reimbursed by the state even if they turn away couples who don’t fit their religious beliefs.  Kansas farmers are expected to bring in the smallest winter wheat harvest in nearly three decades this year amid an ongoing drought that has stunted wheat fields across the state, according to estimates released Thursday. There will be no television cameras allowed to cover Gov. Eric Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy trial.

KRPS May 4 2018 7 AM Newscast

Kansas lawmakers will inject money into state services, pensions and higher education with a new spending plan. State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. For the first time ever, the Missouri legislature has called itself into a special session, during which they’ll consider whether to impeach governor Eric Greitens.