KMUW News

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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The Range | July 17, 2020

Jul 17, 2020
Beth Golay / KMUW

You never know who you'll get to talk to while waiting for a bus in Wichita — this week on The Range, we meet an aspiring hip hop artist.

We also enjoy one of the few summer traditions not canceled by the coronavirus: a visit to the sweet corn stand.

The Range | July 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020
Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

This week on The Range, we visit an enchanting — but overlooked — slice of Kansas scenery just a couple hours' drive from Wichita.

Plus, baseball might be returning — but for one Wichita man, it never went away.

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Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

As the 2020 election season approaches, KMUW's Election Blueprint will bring you the news and information you need to be an informed and engaged voter. This first video addresses how to check your voter registration status, how to update your registration, and how to register.

Here are some helpful links:

The Range | July 3, 2020

Jul 3, 2020
Torin Anderson / KMUW

A new Black Lives Matter mural is underway near 13th and Hillside. This week on The Range, we hear from one of the artists contributing to the piece about how it can help the community pause and reflect.

We also talk to some local theaters raising the curtains once again — and struggling to make money while doing it.

The Range | June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020
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Stressing over your budget? The City of Wichita feels your pain.

On this week's episode, we take a deeper dive into the city's multimillion-dollar budget hole as the COVID-19 pandemic will likely impact revenue for years to come.

Plus, a longtime Wichita civil rights advocate reflects on the current push for change.

The Range | June 19, 2020

Jun 19, 2020
U.S. Air Force

Spirit AeroSystems wants to more than double its defense work — a strategy that's been in the works but is more important now that commercial aviation has taken such a hit.

This week on The Range, we talk to an aviation and defense expert about why the company's goal could be doable.

We also head to Yoder, where the owner of a hardware store is keeping things distinctly, and deliberately, behind the times.

The Range | June 12, 2020

Jun 12, 2020
Cecilia Golay for KMUW

This week on The Range, we meet a longtime Wichitan who's crisscrossed the city many times over, courtesy of public transit.

And, we talk to Junetta Everett, chair of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, about why diversity is more than a box to check off — and how companies can improve when it comes to inclusion.

Courtesy Hafsa Quraishi

This month, KMUW welcomed — even if just remotely — the station's inaugural Korva Coleman Diversity Intern, Hafsa Quraishi.

From her home in Jacksonville, Florida, where she's staying because of the pandemic, Hafsa has already covered blood shortages at the Red Cross, looked into how HealthCore Clinic's free testing site went, and the announcement — and later cancellation — of Ivanka Trump's commencement speech at WSU Tech's graduation.

The Range | June 5, 2020

Jun 5, 2020
Courtesy of the artist

This week, we meet an artist who relies on patrons getting up close and personal with her work to discuss how she's dealing with the new boundaries of social distancing.

And, we talk to the owners of a commercial cleaning service about what "clean" means during a pandemic. (You might not want to touch any more light switches.)

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