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Wichita Mosaic: Wakeelah Martinez

Wichita is a city with people from many cultures and backgrounds. A jigsaw puzzle made up of colorful and interlocking pieces. But how much do we really know about the people that live here?

Hear Wakeelah talk about her life, her travels and her path back to Wichita:

We met Wakeelah Martinez at a store in Old Town where she was helping a friend by filling in at the register. It only took five minutes to realize she had some great stories to share. We have a few of them here.

Wakeelah talks about how she got her name:


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.