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Join Sierra Scott as we visit people, places and things that make Kansas unique and special. Each episode features stories that uplift, encourage and inspire all of us to reach for the stars and make the world a better place.

By becoming a member of KPTS-Channel 8 at the $40 level, you’ll receive a copy of Positively Kansas, episode of your choice on DVD. Each additional DVD is $25. Contact Linda Miner at 316-838-3090 or lminer@kpts.org.

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

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Positively Kansas Episode 406

Experience a Kansas family's time-honored tradition of making apple butter over an open fire each autumn. Also discover what it's like to take care of elephants at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Positively Kansas Episode 405

Erwin Bleckley’s courage helped save many lives, while costing him his own. Learn about this Kansas World War One hero who sometimes gets overlooked, but was one of American history’s greatest.

Plus, we’ll relive some of Kansas’ Native American history with a trip to Medicine Lodge. Learn about the time when peace came to the prairie.

Also, memories of childhood and days gone by come to life in a c

Positively Kansas Episode 404

From heartbreak comes hope, and a new chance at life for a Western Kansas boy. It’s a story of loss, and love, and lives caught up in a heart-wrenching real-life drama.

Also, Tom Snook is a senior citizen with the energy of a teenager! We’ll try to keep up with this old-timer who stays fit by running marathons!

And in this week’s Wild Edge report, learn about the fascinating ospreys that pass throu

Positively Kansas Episode 403

A Kansas couple unearths some amazing discoveries on the wide-open prairie. Correspondent Bryan Ramsdale gives us a first-hand look at an incredible archeological site that is attracting attention from around the world.

Also, do you know about the Dala Horses that adorn the town of Lindsborg? Learn the fascinating story behind them.

Plus more great stories!

Positively Kansas Episode 402

People of all ages are getting a new lease on life… through the simple joy and challenge of horseback riding.

Also, for one Kansas woman, music is the best medicine. A stroke threatened to derail her piano playing… but she refused to let it. Now she can tickle the ivories like nobody’s business… with just one hand! Find out how she does it.

Plus more great stories!

Positively Kansas Episode 401

She lives 70 years thinking she is black, and then suddenly discovers she’s actually white! Learn how this bombshell discovery has changed Verda Byrd’s life and what others can learn from it.

Also, Kansas has lot of wheat and corn farmers… but you’re about to meet the state’s only coffee farmer! Discover how he does it and how his farm is transforming lives and bringing his family closer together.

Positively Kansas Episode 309

Dramatic moments await a Navy crew who will soon board the new USS Wichita battleship. Learn what makes this crew special, and why the air capital plays such a prominent role on the high seas.

Also, a Halstead man reaches a milestone in his creative career that gives the folks in Halstead a chuckle every week. You’ll see what its all about.

Plus, you won’t find art that’s any more Kansas than Mar

Positively Kansas Episode 308

It was one of the most groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions in American history… and it happened right here in Kansas. Now, decades later, see a new chapter in the story unveiled at the state capitol.

Plus, the movie “Twister” hit close to home in Kansas and made storm chasing hugely popular. Twenty years later, we’ll visit the town where it all happened and learn why the blockbuster film fascin

Positively Kansas 307

Undocumented immigrants get help from a local organization, Wichita's rock n' roll history, a Kansas food photographer and more!

Positively Kansas Episode 306

Kansans bid a heartfelt goodbye to a piece of Wichita history. The city’s iconic downtown library closes for good in preparation for it’s replacement to open. Learn why this building has played such an important role in Wichita’s history.

Plus… they were Wichita’s answer to the Von Trapp family… and they’re back! Our cameras were there as the once-famous Scheer Family singing group reunited for an

Positively Kansas Episode 305

In this episode… a Wichita music teacher shatters the glass ceiling in a way once considered unthinkable in conservative Kansas and the nation has taken notice. Learn why her lesson plan is as much about acceptance and understanding as it is about band and orchestra.

Plus… a Kansas man is the national champion of wheelchair tennis. Discover how he became the best of the best and how his life story

Positively Kansas Episode 304

In this episode… by day he is saving lives on the operating table, but by night a Wichita surgeon has a whole other line of work that’ll make you pop your cork.

Plus… his avant guard movies have had a regional cult following for generations, but now a Wichita filmmaker has developed a whole new audience for his creative productions. We’ll enter the world of the one and only R.G. Miller.

Positively Kansas 303

On this episode of Positively Kansas, a Wichita man searches for his family in Tokyo, Japan. Meet a six year old girl, who happens to be a wrestling champion. Also-- the newest trend in farming starts right in the middle of the city. And learn why Kansas kids and the great outdoors go hand in hand, in our Kansas Wild Edge report. All of this, and meet the newest guest to be profiled in "My

Positively Kansas Episode 302

In this episode… from China to Wichita, Grace Wu Monnat is on a non-stop mission to help Kansans help themselves. Discover what drives her and how she is helping make Wichitans safer.

Also… a man who helped change the course of Wichita history by bridging the racial divide. Clarence Wesley shares some of the highlights of his remarkable life and his timeless philosophy that leads to a

Positively Kansas Episode 301

In this episode…

Lives are being changed… one lesson at a time. Discover how an effort to teach english to immigrants has really taken off in Wichita.

Also, they’re paying for college by playing video games, and their success has landed their small Kansas university on the national stage. You’ll meet this new generation of collegiate athlete.