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Friday, April 28, 2023

Musician David Lord's new album, Forest Standards Volume 3 is out today. The Wichita-based guitarist says that some might be surprised--even baffled--by the album's creative origins. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke with Lord and we’ll hear their conversation.

Plus, more on these stories:

  • Kansas is banning transgender women from women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, prisons and domestic violence shelters.
  • A bill that would specify parents’ rights in public school classrooms will not become law in Kansas. Lawmakers once again failed to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto.
  • Kansas lawmakers passed a law that will require doctors to tell patients that abortion pills may be reversible, an idea that’s largely rejected by medical professionals. Legislators overrode a veto by Democratic governor Laura Kelly.
  • Kansas lawmakers have voted to create a state-funded program that routes $2 million to anti-abortion counseling centers. Governor Laura Kelly had vetoed the funding but lawmakers overturned that. 
  • Kansas will soon have new work requirements for some people receiving food stamps.
  • Wichita’s Ethics Advisory Board ruled this week that council member and mayoral candidate Bryan Frye did not violate city policy.
  • Both revenue and profit were up at Textron Aviation in the first quarter of 2023.

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