Rosina Houle of Save A Life, Inc. (living kidney donor advocacy group) introduces us to 15-year-old Elliott Whisenant, who pushed this year for a change to Kansas law as it pertains to organ donation. Kansas House Representative Tom Sloan took note, and drafted HB 2472. Elliott presented and testified before members of both the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate during this year's session, and his bill was approved unanimously in both chambers before being signed by the Governor.
Elliot talks with KLWN's Eric Holcomb and Jeremy Taylor about the process, what moved him into action, and what he hopes to accomplish in the future. He also provides full details of the bill, so we can know what to expect when the law takes effect later this year.
Miss Hailey is back! She's got information on the premiere of The Glass Menagerie, which runs for the next two weekends. She's also got a preview of the summer SOTI's for children (School's Out, Theatre's In).
Elizabeth Keever, Director of Just Food, brings us a preview of this year's food truck festival, set to return to the Warehouse Arts District.
Checking in with Junior Achievement of Lawrence as they mark Financial Literacy Month. Each year, JA conducts a survey with teens to see about how they view their financial future. Here are the results, provided by Debbie Harmon and Roger Scott.
Piet Knetsch is the director of the next Theatre Lawrence production, The Glass Menagerie. The new show premieres April 20, 2018, and Piet brings us a preview.
Talking with Susan Johnson of K-State Research and Extension about the Mediterranean style of eating. Also, a Walk Kansas update.
More than a hundred teams spanning 11 states will converge in Osage City to compete for cash and pride in the annual Smoke in the Spring! Organizer Corey Linton talks all things barbecue with KLWN.
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are full up on inventory and ready to open their shelves for the Spring Book Sale. It's a big event for the group, as they raise money to put right back into the library.
Today it's a conversation with two Master Gardeners, Debbie Zabel and Ginny Turvey, as they talk about the community program, and an upcoming garden show that only happens once every two years in Lawrence!
Today we're getting all the details and updates about this year's Relay for Life of Douglas County! The big event is still a couple months away, but now is the perfect time to start a team--or re-energize a team--that's fighting the cancer fight!
Allie Montgomery is a member of the Relay's organizing team, putting all the plans and logistics in place. She's also on a Relay team, and she is a cancer survivor. She graciously shares her personal story, and shares with us the everyday resources around us that can help individuals and families in their cancer treatment, programs that directly benefit from Relay for Life.
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