Hispanic population

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During the pandemic, getting accurate information in a timely manner has often been difficult. For people whose primary language isn’t English, the task is that much more complicated.

Radio host Claudia Amaro has been working from her Wichita home translating information for Spanish speakers across Kansas. She says people are anxious to know the latest updates about COVID-19. KMUW's Carla Eckels spoke with Amaro about overcoming the language barrier.

Kansas is on its way to becoming a majority-minority state, with white residents expected to make up less than half of the population by 2066.

A new report from the Kansas Health Institute shows that the state is quickly becoming older, more urban and more diverse.

Carla Eckels / KMUW

A lesser-known radio station in Wichita has become an oasis on the dial for those who don't speak English.