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1A Across America is a two-year collaborative effort to bring more local viewpoints to 1A’s national audience. Started in 2019, 1A’s production team has worked in partnership with six public media stations, including KMUW, to bring underreported local points of view and issues of importance into a national conversation through on-air discussions and interviews, field reporting and live events.1A airs weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. on KMUW 89.1-FM. The program is produced by WAMU 88.5, and distributed by NPR.

Engage ICT: Women In Politics & The GOP

KMUW partnered with 1A Across America to present a special edition of Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap. This event, focused on women in politics and the GOP, was guest hosted by 1A's Joshua Johnson on  October 8 at the Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita, Kansas.

Things have changed a lot for women over the last hundred years, from winning the right to vote to holding more seats in Congress than ever before. Democratic women swept the 2018 midterms, and now a record number of Republican women are planning to run for office in 2020. We heard from two women in politics on why they ran, how they serve, and why they chose the party they did.

The conversation is scheduled to air Thursday, October 24, at 10 a.m. CT on 1A. The full video, produced by Digital Brand, is available here:

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Baysinger, Vice President of Political Affairs for the Kansas Chamber
  • Barbara Bollier, Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing District 7 (Johnson County)
  • Jim McLean, Kansas News Service political reporter
  • Kristey Williams, Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 77 (Butler County)

1A Across America is a two-year collaborative effort to bring more local viewpoints to 1A’s national audience. Leading up to the 2020 general elections, 1A’s production team is working in partnership with six public media stations, including KMUW, to bring underreported local points of view and issues of importance into a national conversation through on-air discussions and interviews, field reporting and live events.

 

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1A Across America is funded through a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.