The Range

Fridays at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m., 12:50 and 4:50 p.m.

From KMUW, NPR for Wichita, a weekly program that looks at where we live, and the people who live here.

Join host Tom Shine every Friday at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. during Morning Edition, 12:50 p.m. during Here and Now, and 4:50 p.m. during All Things Considered.

The Range | Jan. 17, 2020

Jan 17, 2020
Beth Golay / KMUW

On this episode of The Range (our first!), Beth Golay brings us a love story from an unlikely place: the bus stop. She rides Route 21 with Sylvia, whose husband, Samuel, has faithfully walked her to and from her stop for years.

Populous and Olin

The newest plan to redevelop the river corridor in downtown Wichita was released this week.

The mammoth billion dollar plan includes new performing arts and convention centers, more green space along the east bank of the river and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the west bank and new baseball stadium.

Coming Soon: The Range

Dec 30, 2019
Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

Local news has been shrinking in cities across the country, and Wichita is no different.

That’s why for the past year, we’ve been at work creating KMUW’s first locally produced news program, The Range.

A mix of business, arts, culture and community, The Range will bring new voices, locations and issues to our air. One week we might be on the Route 27 bus; the next, we might be at a hardware store in Yoder, or visiting a natural hair expo at Century II.

Join host Tom Shine, KMUW’s director of news and public affairs, every Friday starting in mid-January for a look at where we live, and the people who live here.

Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

YODER, Kansas — When you walk into Yoder Hardware and Lumber, the first thing you notice isn’t the rows of tools, the old wooden counter or even the prized oil lamp collection — it’s owner Rod Fry and his cheerful, booming voice.