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Thursday, April 20, 2023

William “WAK” King is a founding member of The Commodores. The legendary R&B band has sold over 75 million records worldwide with 7 number one hits. The Commodores will perform at the Wichita Orpheum on Sunday. KMUW’s Carla Eckels talks to King about one of their iconic songs.

Plus, more on these stories:

  • Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill that would require doctors to tell patients that abortion pills may be reversible. Kelly says it’s based on uncertain science.
  • Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a bill that eliminates the three-day grace period to count ballots returned by mail.
  • Governor Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill that would loosen child care regulations in the state.
  • Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill into law that classifies Uber and Lyft drivers as independent contractors and not employees
  • Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill to remove mandatory jail time for Kansans caught driving with a suspended or revoked license.
  • A national leader on ending homelessness spoke at the city's housing conference Wednesday, giving insight into solutions for Wichita.
  • A Wichita-area principal has resigned after sparring over the past year with school board members who challenged his anti-racism efforts at Derby High School.
  • The president of a national teachers union will visit Wichita Thursday to highlight an after-school reading program.

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Producer: Debra Fraser, Lu Anne Stephens and Beth Golay
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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.