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Learn about the people, places and things that make Kansas a unique and special place. Each episode features stories that uplift, encourage and inspire all of us to reach for the stars and make the world a better place.

Have a story idea? Contact KPTS Content Producer, Jim Grawe at jgrawe@kpts.org or call 316-838-3090.

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Season Two

 

Ep. 4 - In this episode, meet Kansas’ 102-year-old newspaper reporter.

ESL PROGRAM: For more information call Pastor Tim Jepsen: 619-520-6540

DOUBLE B BAITS:
https://doublebbaits.com

ARTIST VINCENT MYRAND:
https://www.facebook.com/VincentMyrand/?rc=p

KANSAS PARAGUAY PARTNERS:
https://kansasparaguaypartners.wordpress.com/

 

Ep. 3 - A Derby man uncovers the lost story of his uncle who was captured in World War II. And the Peterson farm brothers get their groove on in Argonia performing some of their viral video hits.

Eisenhower Library: 
https://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation:
http://mkjf.org/joomla/

Peterson Farm Brothers:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePetersonFarmBros

Kansas Pond Society:
http://kansaspondsociety.org/

Author Fred Fanning:
https://fredefanningauthor.com/

 

Ep. 2 - Meet the Kansas livestock farmer with 40-thousand head under one roof! Also, viral video star Derek Klingenberg shares some of this favorites.

SUNFLOWER SHRIMP:
http://www.sunflowershrimp.com/

ELDERSLIE FARM:
http://www.eldersliefarm.com/

DEREK KLINGENBERG VIDEOS:
https://www.youtube.com/user/klingpossum

THE HAPPINESS WORKBOOK:
http://www.possibility-lab.com/2017/09/02/happiness-workbook-interview-part1/

 

Ep. 1 - On this episode of Positively Kansas, meet the oldest bowler in Kansas and a Harvey county woman who is still burning rubber in her ’65 gto. Plus much more!


Ninnescah Sailing Association  
http://www.ninnescah.org/

 

Season One

Ep. 11 - Find out why the local food movement is taking off across Kansas, also meet the 9-year-old Wichita rock sensation who isn’t letting success go to her head.

Veterinarian Artist: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/ande-hall-3632

 

Ep. 10 - A baseball league unlike any other wraps up a “miracle” season, and a Kansas woman realizes her dream by creating a ranch for unwanted animals.

Wheel of Fortune Ranch:  www.wheeloffortuneranch.com

Highland Cemetery Repairs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/905002499625330/

Wichita chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food: http://aiwfwichita.org/index.php

Kathy Fathi art: https://www.etsy.com/shop/katherinefathisilver

Will Fathi art: https://www.freelanced.com/wilfriedfathi

The Last Wild Places of Kansas: https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2482-9.html

 

Ep. 9 - The Wichita City flag is 80 years and hipper than ever and meet the Kansan who is considered to be the World’s greatest African-American architect.

WICHITA FLAG ARTIST:
https://www.instagram.com/johnnyict/

SUNRISE BOUNDLESS PLAYSCAPE:  
http://www.sunriserotarywichita.com/sunriseboundlessplayscape/

PAISLEY PARROT FASHION TRUCK:
https://www.k-lanes.com/thepaisleyparrot

 

Ep. 8 -Kansas’ largest newspaper keeps getting bigger and smaller at the same time. Find out why. And you’ll meet the Wichita man who uses his mind reading skills to help Kansas veterans.

JASON AULD’S PHOTOGRAPHY:
http://www.imgrum.org/user/jason_auld/1544554487

CURTIS THE MENTALIST:
 http://curtisthementalist.com/

 

Ep. 7 - A beloved Wichita institution is making some big changes and two young Kansas men are working around the clock on a business nobody said was possible.

MENTHOLATUM STORY ON KPTS DOCUMENTARY, BRANDS BORN HERE:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fz9mga36IU&t=122s

ANTIQUE DIVING HELMETS:
http://www.oldhelmet.com/index.htm

BOOK ABOUT WICHITA ARTISTS:
http://wichitaartistsbook.com/

 

Ep. 6 - A WSU archeologist’s discovery will not only rewrite the history books…but could be a Gamechanger for the economy in one southern Kansas town. Also, meet the Kansas man living a normal life with only part of a brain and the local woman who wants to share such miraculous stories with the world.

STORIES OF MIRACLES:
http://onemillionmiracles.org

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://www.jimrichardsonphotography.com/index

 

Ep. 5 - Learn about a new idea to create a tiny home neighborhood for Wichita’s homeless, and find out why the orphan trains of the 18th and 19th centuries are still impacting life in Kansas to this day.

SHOE LADY:
http://aidastenholm.com/

TINY HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS:
http://mlf.org/community-first/

http://www.letsrockandrollandchangetheworld.org/

ORPHAN TRAIN:
http://orphantraindepot.org/

SUSAN’S KIDS:
https://www.susanskids.org/

 

 

Ep. 4 - We examine the rise of craft beer brewing in Wichita and find out what how Wichita plays a major role in the art of magic around the world.

KANSAS BEER:
https://www.brewersassociation.org/statistics/by-state/?state=KS

YOUTH EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT:
www.myyeep.org

WICHITA MAGICIANS:
https://www.facebook.com/wizardsofwichita/

WICHITA ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS:
http://wichitaartistsbook.com/

 

Ep. 3 - We go back to Greensburg ten years after the city was destroyed by a tornado. Also, find out why Wichita’s only major league professional sports team is getting new attention years after it folded.

 TIME LAPSE STORM VIDEOGRAPHER:
 
www.jacobphototime.com

TINY HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS:  
http://mlf.org/community-first/

http://www.letsrockandrollandchangetheworld.org/

COLE BULLOCK ART: 
https://www.facebook.com/ColeBullockArt/

 

Ep. 2 - A report on the rise of minority-owned businesses in Kansas, and a Wichita man who is one of the world’s top drone racers.

OUT HERE IN KANSAS:
http://brainofburt.blogspot.com/

FACES OF KANSAS STATE PENETENTIARY:
http://lansingmuseum.omeka.net/exhibits

HIGHLAND CEMETERY RESTORATION:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/905002499625330/events/

 WICHITA DRONE RACING:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542492682735166/?fref=nf

SEE MORE OF MARY HOCKENBERRY’S KANSAS PHOTOS:
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/reddirtrose/

 

Ep. 1 - Meet a Kansas man who built a one-of-a-kind windfarm out of air conditioner parts. Also, 95-year-old electric guitarist shares his secret to keeping young.

STAFFORD COUNTY MUSEUM GLASS NEGATIVES:
http://museum.staffordcounty.org/glass_negatives.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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