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Friday, May 12, 2023

Delia Garcia grew up watching her mother and grandmother run their family’s Wichita restaurant, Connie’s. Now, Garcia has written a book about what she learned from them and others, called Latina Leadership Lessons, 50 Latinas Speak. KMUW's Carla Eckels talked with Garcia about the book and how she decided who to include.

Plus, more from these stories:

  • Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly may set off a court battle by rejecting some policies in an education funding bill.
  • Groups working to prevent opioid-related overdoses locally are praising legislation signed Thursday by Governor Laura Kelly to legalize fentanyl test strips.
  • Contract talks between the Wichita school district and its teachers union have broken down. Both sides could seek a federal mediator to settle the dispute.
  • A school funding bill awaiting Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s signature could lower funding for about 100 school districts.
  • Young people in Wichita can get free, unlimited rides on city buses this summer.

Wichita's Early Edition is produced by KMUW News and is part of the NPR Podcast Network.

Producer: Fletcher Powell and Beth Golay
Editors: Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay
Contributors: Kylie Cameron, Carla Eckels, Dylan Lysen, and Suzanne Perez.
Theme Music: Torin Andersen
Digital Editors: Hugo Phan and Karlee Cooper

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.