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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.

For six years running, KMUW has been named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. KMUW 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.

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This week on The Range, we go En Route with Wichita transplant Jesus Ortega. He moved here in 2018 for a fresh start and a new life — and that's exactly what he found.

Plus, let the buyer beware: Sellers rule the Wichita housing market, and that's not likely to change anytime soon.

Torin Andersen / KMUW

Up until this past year, Aaron Lee Martin performed regularly at venues around Wichita. Now, the worship leader at Hope Community Church in Andover is finding new ways to connect with others.

This week on The Range, Martin talks about how the pandemic has changed his approach to storytelling.

Carla Eckels / KMUW

A new partnership between the Wichita Black Nurses Association, Black churches and the Sedgwick County Health Department is working to get the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color that have been hit particularly hard by the disease.

This week on The Range, we stop by a vaccination clinic at St. James Missionary Baptist Church to hear why increasing access to the vaccine is so vital.

Plus, don't throw those food scraps away — we talk to the owner of Nudge Compost about the greener alternative to clean your plate.

Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

In partnership with 1A Across America, KMUW presented a live and local edition of the national public radio program 1A. The Friday News Roundup: Wichita Edition aired on KMUW 89.1 FM at 12:00 p.m. CT on Friday, March 19.

1A host Jenn White and this panel of local experts discussed the latest news in Wichita:

-Tom Shine, KMUW Director of News and Public Affairs
-Nadya Faulx, KMUW Digital News Editor/Reporter
-Teresa Lovelady, President and CEO of HealthCore Clinic

Nadya Faulx / KMUW/File photo

It's an anniversary we won't be celebrating: one year of COVID-19.

This week, we're looking back on the pandemic year and asking: How do we move forward?

Nadya Faulx / KMUW/File photo

As she prepared to speak before the Sedgwick County Commission earlier this week, Health Director Adrienne Byrne began with a quick aside.

“Well,” she said, “what a year it has been.”

Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

In partnership with 1A Across America, KMUW will present a live and local edition of 1A's weekly news roundup. Tune in for 1A’s Friday News Roundup: Wichita Edition at noon on Friday, March 19.

The live show will feature 1A host Jenn White and a panel of local experts discussing the latest news in Wichita. We'll talk about local COVID-19 vaccine distribution and county mandates, and the continued divide in politics and the 2022 elections.

Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

Cowley County is the stone arch bridge capital of Kansas. Seriously, look it up.

This week on The Range, we take a road trip through the county to search for some of its beautiful — and historic — bridges.

Torin Andersen / KMUW

Black-owned art galleries are rare in the U.S., and in Wichita it's no different. But one former aviation worker is trying to change that here, starting with a new art gallery downtown.

This week on The Range, we visit the Mulberry Art Gallery and talk to its founder about why wanted to create a platform for artists of color. 

March 19 will mark one year since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Sedgwick County.

We’re working on a special episode of The Range all about the pandemic year, and we want to hear your stories. Tell us: How has your life changed since March 19, 2020? What have you lost, or gained? What have you learned?

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