Jonathan Huber

Morning Edition host

Jonathan Huber grew up in South Hutchinson, Kansas. He majored in communication arts at Bethel College in North Newton and had a weekly radio show on 88.1 KBCU featuring music recorded in live settings. His true public radio calling came much earlier: He was placed behind a microphone during a pledge drive at Radio Kansas, where his father hosted Morning Edition for 30 years. “Nobody could make the phones ring like a four-year-old reciting the telephone number!” he says.

Jon is now the local host and producer of NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2019, he received a Regional Edward R. Murrow award, an honorable mention from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and recognition from the Public Radio News Directors for his newcasts. His previous experience includes staff announcer and reporter at 88.1-FM WVPE in Elkhart, Indiana, where some of his more notable coverage included campaign stops in the 2016 primary election and a presidential visit.

When not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and their nieces and nephews, smoking meat, homebrewing beer and cider, acquiring and listening to vinyl records, playing disc golf, dreaming of piloting aircraft and following mediocre sports teams, like the Minnesota Twins and the German soccer club 1899 Hoffenheim.

 

The Keeper of the Plains stands where the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers meet on land sacred to Native Americans. The Keeper is connected to the river banks by two bridges and surrounded by five large cauldrons that are lit each evening. The area includes educational displays and Native American ceremonial music, and it attracts crowds each night. KMUW's Jonathan Huber prepared this Audio Postcard.

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Science Friday is coming to Wichita this fall, but this weekend, KMUW is hosting an event called Science Saturday. Sarah Jane Crespo, director of community engagement at KMUW, spoke with Jonathan Huber about the event.

2017 marked the 46th annual Wichita River Festival - where a button is admission to contests, concerts, and a food court, among many other activities.

Wichita's Final Friday started as a small art crawl in downtown Wichita. Now, the sounds of street musicians, art gallery receptions, and the Q-Line streetcars can be heard through the area in what's grown into a city-wide community celebration. KMUW's Jonathan Huber brings you this audio postcard.

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Voters in Goddard and Clearwater voted Tuesday on school bonds that would build storm shelters and improve security in district buildings.

The $52 million bond in Goddard passed with 69 percent of the vote. More than 2500 votes were cast.

That bond will pay for 90 projects throughout the district's 12 schools, nine of which would receive storm shelters. Heating and air conditioning units would be updated, and parking lots improved. Every classroom door in the district would receive intruder prevention locks.

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