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Monday, June 19, 2023

The current state of water in Kansas is top of mind for residents, farmers and city officials, and it's an issue determined by multiple factors - including the quality and quantity of Kansas water sources. KMUW's Sarah Jane Crespo talked about this with a panel of experts at last week's virtual Engage ICT. We'll hear part of that discussion.

Plus, more on these stories:

  • Initial tests show letters containing white powder sent to Kansas lawmakers did not contain a biological agent.
  • Nearly 8,000 workers at Spirit AeroSystems could go on strike later this week, based on the results of a contract vote.
  • Textron Aviation plans to build a state of the art training center at its east Wichita campus.
  • A Wichita-area transportation agency is seeking feedback on residents' priorities when it comes to getting around town.
  • A Topeka group is opposing a new dollar store in a food desert, saying dollar stores are making Kansas food deserts worse.
  • Sedgwick County will collect hazardous household waste on Saturday.
  • Wichita’s Parks Department is considering applying for a grant through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.

Producers: Debra Fraser and Beth Golay
Editors: Tom Shine and Beth Golay
Contributors: Kylie Cameron, Sarah Jane Crespo, Haley Crowson, Daniel Caudill, Celia Hack Blaise Mesa, and Tom Shine
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.