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Monday, April 17, 2023

"Heart Is The Hero" is the latest album from Americana trio The Wood Brothers. Co-founder Oliver Wood says that the album was inspired by the notion of living in the moment. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke with Wood in anticipation of The Wood Brothers performance tonight in Salina.

Plus, more on these stories:

  • The state’s top education official says Kansas schools should make academic achievement a priority, and that includes raising test scores.
  • Thousands of immigrants in Kansas brought to the U-S illegally as children could become newly eligible for health insurance. Community health advocates support the move.
  • Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill requiring schools teaching gun safety to use lessons provided by the National Rifle Association.
  • The Wichita City Council will consider funding a helping to fund a Child Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
  • A national climate prediction center is forecasting the possibility of a warmer-than-normal spring and summer in Kansas.
  • Former Wichita Congressman Mike Pompeo says he might run for president some day, but not in 2024.
  • The Wichita Police Department will participate in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.