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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The 2024 Wichita Jazz Festival gets underway tonight with The Mike Steinel Quintet. Steinel is a Kansas native - and both he and his former student, Rosana Eckert say that jazz is alive and well and is appealing to a wide variety of music lovers.

Plus more on these stories:

  • Wichita plans to open applications to developers for its affordable housing fund this May.
  • Kansas teens in foster care will now have the option to choose relatives or close friends as their custodial parents.
  • Primary care providers working in areas like rural Kansas may be eligible for an extra $25,000 in student loan forgiveness.
  • Sections of East 37th Street in Wichita will close next week for a road project.
  • Bird flu has now been found in dairy cattle in eight states in the U.S., including Kansas.

Producers: Lu Anne Stephens
Editors: Tom Shine and Lu Anne Stephens
Contributors: Loren Amelunke, Jedd Beaudoin, Kate Grumke, Celia Hack, Dylan Lysen, and Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga
Theme music: Torin Andersen
Digital editor: Karlee Cooper

Lu Anne Stephens is KMUW's Director of Content and Assistant General Manager. She has held many positions over many years at KMUW. Lu Anne also produces KMUW’s New Settler's Radio Hour and the Hidden Kansas segment for KMUW’s weekly news program The Range.