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Since January 2016, KMUW's Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap has convened free community conversations on topics that touch our daily lives. Democracy on Tap went digital in April 2020. Viewers can stream the live conversations here at EngageICT.org or KMUW's Facebook page.

Democracy On Tap: Energy

In May, we focused on energy. On May 8 at Roxy's Downtown, we discussed different types of energy generation and what's going on here in Kansas, from wind to solar to nuclear power and everything in between.


  • Susan Erlenwein, director of Sedgwick County Department of Environmental Resources
  • Brian Grimmett, energy and environment reporter at KMUW 
  • Tammie Rhea, program representative at Westar Energy
  • Zack Pistora, lobbyist for the Kansas Sierra Club
  • Tim Hess, senior manager for natural gas vehicles at Black Hills Energy

Here's the discussion:

And here's the video that aired on Facebook Live (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3):