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The Range
Fridays at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m., 12:50 and 4:50 p.m.

From KMUW, NPR for Wichita, a weekly program that looks at where we live, and the people who live here.

Join host Tom Shine every Friday at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. during Morning Edition, 12:50 p.m. during Here and Now, and 4:50 p.m. during All Things Considered.

Latest Episodes
  • This week on The Range, the new chamber president faces an old problem: finding workers. Plus, we visit the cabin where our state song was written nearly 150 years ago.
  • This week on the The Range, the battle over books in school libraries. Also, a bus rider is ready to share his opinion on a whole variety of topics. Just ask him.
  • A business owner rediscovers skateboarding … and himself. Plus, we meet the woman in charge of telling Wichita’s story. So join us on The Range, where we share stories about where we live and the people who live here.
  • A local business thinks inside the box and an artist says her paintings resonate in her current exhibition.
  • On this special Halloween edition of The Range, we visit a Wichita neighborhood that goes all out this time of year. Plus, a place where putting up with eerie footsteps, sudden noises and young ghosts are just part of the job description.
  • This week on The Range: Why school board races are suddenly generating so much interest - and intensity. Plus, we take a tour of mansions where things go bump in the night. So join us on The Range, where we share stories about where we live and the people who live here.
  • This week on The Range: A college president talks about the challenges higher education faces while also dealing with a pandemic. Plus, a high school student rides the city bus to school—or tries to.
  • A look at the latest economic forecast, and a classical musician talks about his lifelong passion.
  • This week on The Range, a video artist overcomes the blahs of the pandemic to try something new, and agritourism—a fancy name for a pumpkin patch.
  • This week on The Range, a special-needs theater company is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and Lu Anne Stephens travels to the Walnut Valley Festival for Hidden Kansas.