A rare opportunity in Lawrence, as Eric and Jeremy are joined by Ivo Ivanov (frequent contributor to About the House on Saturdays) and his longtime friend, blues musician Vasko "The Patch". Vasko is touring the United States for only the second time in his career, a life of music that began behind the Iron Curtain. He made a special stop in Lawrence for his lifetime friend Ivo, and together they tell the story of blues music and its influence in their part of world history.
Eric and Jeremy talk with Susan Hires from Theatre Lawrence, who is Music Director for this year's stage version of The Rocky Horror Show!
Susan Johnson of K-State Research and Extension Douglas County talks food safety for food pantry donations.
Simply Her Experience. The Lawrence Journal-World presents the first ever SHE Expo Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive. KLWN talks with two of the organizers, Allie Sebelius and Kathleen Johnson, to get a preview of the day filled with women's related information, seminars, guest speakers, shopping, food and drink, and relaxation.
Jeremy and Eric talk with Theatre Lawrence's director for the upcoming stage version of The Rocky Horror Show! Doug Weaver talks about the history of the film, and its adaptation to a live production.
Angela Hyde and Stan Ring stop by KLWN to talk about the upcoming Fall Book Sale! The Friends organization is a major source of support for the library, as they collect book donations throughout the year from Lawrence readers, sort them, and present them for sale back to the community--with all proceeds going right back in to library projects, programs, and day-to-day necessities (fish food!) It's a massive volunteer effort every season.
Also, we talk partnerships with the community in the form of book donations to non-profits, and an upcoming trivia night for members of the organization.
A discussion on affordable housing in the Lawrence area, as we talk to Rebecca Buford, Executive Director, Tenants To Homeowners, Inc. We define affordable housing, look at resources available to first time home buyers, and talk about 25 years of Tenants To Homeowners projects in the Lawrence community.
Talking with two firefighters today about a group they have put together, to raise funds for charities they support (MDA, Relay for Life, Burn Foundation). Jen Persons and Brendan Crane talk about the Lawrence Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation, their projects and causes, and their pancake feed coming up to gather public support toward the work they do in the community.
As Lawrence gets closer to the annual LMH event Rock the Block Kick Cancer, KLWN has been given the opportunity to sit down with cancer survivors, who take us through their journey of diagnosis, treatment, and continued support in our Lawrence community. Today we visit with Bruce Sauer and Cindy Sargent, who share their stories and information on the resources that helped them along the way.
Talking with Marlin Bates, Director of K-State Research and Extension Douglas County, about upcoming events and initiatives. Topics today include the weather, a "first impressions" project for Baldwin City, and the world's hottest pepper.
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