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KMUW News is a team of dedicated on-air and digital reporters working to tell the stories of Wichita and its residents.

Five years in a row, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters named KMUW Radio Station of the Year, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. Our reporters have been honored for their work by regional and national organizations like KAB, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Alliance for Women in Media.

Contact KMUW News at news@kmuw.org

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The U.S. has more than 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 5,000 deaths. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

With so much information and disinformation out there about the novel coronavirus, we’ve compiled information about what we know so far, and try to answer (some) of the frequently asked questions about the current outbreak.

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On this episode of The Range, we get a desperately needed sports fix from some Shocker basketball legends. Before the coronavirus outbreak, a group took time to visit fans at an assisted living center in east Wichita — and super-fan Carla Eckels tagged along.

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In this week's episode, we go en route with a California transplant (there seem to be a lot of those here) who loves Wichita's public transit system, but not its weather.

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Social distancing. Shuttered businesses. Closed (but not canceled!) schools. The current coronavirus outbreak has had wide-reaching effects on almost all parts of our lives. 

KMUW is committed to covering the outbreak and all of the daily developments. Now, we want to hear from you: How has COVID-19 affected your life? What adjustments have you made, and how are you coping with the changes? What are you concerned about? Whatever experience you want to share, we want to hear it.

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If you're in downtown Wichita at just the right place, and just the right time, you can hear it: the Bloomfield carillon. On this episode of The Range, we head to the source of the noontime concerts that have been a Wichita tradition for more than half a century.

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In this episode, we visit a fifth grade class preparing for its first art exhibition — armed with paint brushes and skateboards.

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As we continue to cover the current coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the community, we want to hear what questions you have about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 and the state and local government's response. Please help guide our reporting by letting us know what stories you want to see and what questions you want answered.

Leave us a voice memo through the free KMUW app or email us: news@kmuw.org.

The Range | Feb. 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
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In the Wichita public school district, roughly 80 percent of the teaching staff is white, the majority are women, and they’re standing in front of classrooms that are prominently students of color. That's why artist and educator Janice Thacker founded the Black Educators Hall of Fame in Wichita — to celebrate black teachers, and get more of them into classrooms. This week on The Range, we meet the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, and some of the students they had an impact on.

The Range | Feb. 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020
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Catch the 16 to 26 bus that loops across south Wichita, and you might just have the pleasure of having Juan Arriaga as your driver. This week, we're en route with the self-described "Cali boy."

The Range | Feb. 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020
Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

Happy Valentine's Day! May your heart soar with the eagles today — if they show up. This month's Hidden Kansas takes us on a hike to find the majestic birds at a secluded park just an hour south of Wichita.

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