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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

In her new novel titled Service, Irish author Sarah Gilmartin leaned on research, observation, and even her own experience as a server when writing her book set in the height of the #MeToo Movement. KMUW's Beth Golay spoke with Gilmartin and has more.

Plus more on these stories:

  • Union Pacific found six out of the 15 homes it tested near the chemical spill at its 29th and Grove rail yard tested above state standards for toxic air.
  • There’s a new tool for Kansans to check what hospitals in the state participate in a prescription drug savings program called 340B.
  • The filing deadline for local elections, including two seats on the Sedgwick County Commission was yesterday at noon.
  • The Republican lawmaker who chairs the Education Committee in the Kansas Senate is not running for re-election this year.
  • The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional right to vote in the state.
  • The Trust for Public Land has released its newest assessment of park systems in the 100 largest US cities.
  • Residents of Kansas and Missouri have been complaining about slow mail delivery. Kansas Senator Roger Marshall says he's trying to do something about it.
  • The Wichita City Council will consider a plan Tuesday to fund the city's neighborhood cleanup program.
  • A former swimmer from Wichita's East High School has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.

Producer: Beth Golay
Editors: Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay
Contributors: Kylie Cameron, Beth Golay, Nour Longi, Suzanne Perez, J. Schafer, Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga
Theme music: Torin Andersen
Digital editor: Beth Golay 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.