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The Range | June 11, 2021

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Karla Burns on the Redbud Trail, where she is honored alongside fellow Wichita native and award-winning actress Hattie McDaniel.

This week on The Range, we share a final conversation with the late, great Karla Burns, an icon in the Wichita arts community who died last week at the age of 66.

Plus, after a chaotic school year upended by the pandemic, many districts across Kansas are looking to summer school programs to make up for lost learning. But, in a shocking twist, those districts are having a hard time getting students — and teachers — to sign up.