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Longtime, award-winning Kansas journalist Larry Hatteberg brings his classic Hatteberg’s People series back to television in a new half-hour show on KPTS. Each week Hatteberg presents his classic stories about interesting and extraordinary Kansans and then updates us on where those people are now.

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Hatteberg's People Episode 309

He’d been a Hollywood actor who’d appeared in tv classics such as “Gunsmoke” and “Father Knows Best.” But when Larry met him in 1990, he was living a quiet life in southeast Kansas. Learn about his interesting life and where he is now.

Plus, a Wichita man’s art went from repairing cars… to turning cars into spectacular art. Discover the inspiration that drove him to this metamorphosis.


Hatteberg's People Episode 308

In this episode… he rushed to the scene of one of the most infamous plane crashes in Kansas history, and it changed his life forever. Learn the dramatic story of the man who witnessed the tragic death of a sports icon.

Also, meet the man who’s life has been a kaleidoscope of color. From the hippy life of the sixties to the life of an expert flower artist, Galen Kalbach is a true Kansas original. L


Hatteberg's People Episode 307

In this episode… meet a Kansas rancher who finds a way to express his observations and frustrations through art and humor. He was one of the few agriculture cartoonists in the nation.

Plus, what do you like on your sandwich? A little mustard? A woman in hillsboro made more kinds of mustard than you could shake a stick at. Learn why it was so special.


Hatteberg's People Episode 306

In this episode… if it grew, he knew all about it. His gardening columns were legendary. Revered writer Frank Good talked about his life and career as the was planning to retire.

Plus, what do you do when your player piano breaks down? You take it to Henry Buresh in Caldwell… at least that’s what you used to do. You’ll meet the man behind the music and learn the personal reason behind his passion


Hatteberg's People Episode 305

In this episode… she is a master of both Chinese calligraphy and Kung Fu! Grace Wu Monnat shows us both her gentle side and another side you don’t want to tangle with.

Plus… Charlie Moore could fix your tire, and he could fix your soul. He could straighten out your wheel… then straighten out your life. This Kansan of the past has something to teach us here in the present.


Hatteberg's People Episode 304

In this episode… what really happened behind the scenes in the Reagan white house? A former Kansan had a front-row seat and his photographs are a window into history.

Also, from her dining room table to the world stage… a Kansan competed for the national Monopoly championship. Wait till you hear how she did!


Hatteberg's People Episode 303

Did you know the greatest mind of the 20th century was kept in a jar in Kansas for years? It’s the time Larry interviewed the man with Einstein’s brain!

Also, a St. John man was doing incredible things with a bow and arrow in 2011. His amazing feats got him international attention and million of online video views… then the unthinkable happened. Discover why the arrows suddenly


Hatteberg's People Episode 302

In this episode… she was the wife of a Wichita State basketball coach, reflecting on her husband’s firing. It was a dark period in Shocker history… and a dark period for Ann Cohen. But, she was sure there was a light at the end of tunnel.

Also… meet a man who was on a mission. Putting his faith into action by helping the homeless, and his efforts helped strengthen a well-known Wichita


Hatteberg's People Episode 301

In this episode, Dwane Wallace was one of the giants of aviation and one of the most prominent Wichitans of the 20th century… much loved and admired. But behind the scenes, his wife was sometimes overlooked. He was the aviation giant, she was just ‘Velma’. He built Cessna into one of the world’s biggest aircraft companies. His wife was always at his side, but often felt her life wasn’t


Hatteberg's People Episode 210

She was a true renaissance woman… loved… and now missed by many. We’ll share a few minutes of life with popular restauranteur Tanya Tandoc.

Also, learn why a world famous jazz singer returned to Kansas… and rediscovered its charm.


Hatteberg's People Episode 209

In this episode, some Wichitans explain how helping the homeless has changed their lives, and they’d be happy to share the joy with you. Also, meet the sumner county couple who turned their acreage into a museum. They really went old-school---literally!


Hatteberg's People Episode 208

In this special international edition of Hatteberg’s People, you’ll see some of Larry’s stories from overseas… including a group of Wichita pastors that got more than they bargained for when they attempted to shoot a movie in Greece. And Larry had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a month in New Zealand! You’ll meet some of the characters, and see some of the beauty he encountered in this


Hatteberg's People Episode 207

On this edition of Hatteberg’s People, we celebrate business people across the state with interesting stories to share. Meet the Wichita brothers who carry on a family business that has kept America’s marching bands looking their best.

Also, he runs one of the last businesses of its kind in Kansas. Roosevelt Gamble is a kind man who takes pride in every shoe he shines.

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Hatteberg's People Episode 206

35,000 miles on his bike… and still pumping away at age 83. It was hard to keep up with Merle Walker… who knew how to make the most of his retirement. Plus, like smoke under a door… his music surrounds you. Hear his story and find out what became of a smooth jazz artist whose career was taking off in 2004.


Hatteberg's People Episode 205

In this episode… back in 1984, Larry interviewed Kansas surgeon Shanti Ghandi… he’s Mahatma Ghandi’s great-grandson, and for years he kept his ancestry quiet. Also, meet the oldest judge in American history… serving at the federal courthouse in Wichita into his 104th year. It’s an up close and personal look at judge Wesley Brown who just kept on going.


Hatteberg's People Episode 204

In this edition of Hatteberg’s People, a candid look at life at Wichita’s historic Eaton Hotel as it was a quarter century ago. And, lessons in life and death from a man who was an expert in both. His job was cemetery caretaker…his profession was philosopher.


Hatteberg's People Episode 203

A Wichita teenager was suffering from a condition often associated with the elderly, yet she continued to blossom as a writer and an inspiration to others. Plus, he was the Kansas bartender who invented a famous drink you may have heard of…but he himself was a teetotaler.


Hatteberg's People Episode 202

In this episode, it’s the next best thing to a time machine! We take a look back into the past of a small Kansas community thanks to a collection of amazingly vivid photographs. Also, meet an amazing young woman who refused to let her disabilities destroy her dreams. See her amazing story of determination and hope in the face of hardship. Plus many more stories in this edition of Hatteberg’s


Hatteberg's People Episode 201

In this episode, a Wichita woman wages a courageous, gut-wrenching battle against a seldom-talked about cancer…and the stigma that surrounds it. It’s an amazing story of heartache and hope.
Also, a sweet story about the cycle of life…and a dynamic grandfather—granddaughter duo who became roomies.
Plus many more stories in this edition of Hatteberg’s People.