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Master Gardeners Update

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34th Annual Mexican Fiesta Coming to Lawrence

Frank Lemas talks about this weekend's Fiesta at St. John's, and the food and music folks can enjoy at this annual event.

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1981 Lawrence Tornado Recounted

Today marks 33 years since a tornado struck Lawrence June 19, 1981. In this 2013 interview, Jeremy Taylor talks with KLWN alum Bob Newton, who recounts the events of that day.

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Douglas County 4H Update
Kaitlyn Peine from K-State Research & Extension Douglas County gets ready for the first summer camp of the season--joined by 4H members Maris and Eric getting ready for the day of science!
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Lawrence Parks & Recreation Update
Roger Steinbrock stops by with info on upcoming events and activities from LPRD.
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Relay for Life Douglas County Just Days Away
Carolyn Zeller of the American Cancer Society has last minute preps and details for the largest Relay for Life in the state of Kansas, happening this Friday at the Free State High School track.
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County Extension Update
Susan Johnson from K-State Research and Extension Douglas County discusses protein nutrition. How much does a person need? Why do we need it? Where can we get good sources of quality protein?
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City of Lawrence Update

Megan Gilliland from City Hall provides info on possible locations for a new police facility--should it move forward.  The city is currently gathering public opinion on possible locations and funding.

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Haskell University Preps Upcoming Events
Haskell Professor Daniel Wildcat of the Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Working Group provides details on multiple upcoming presentations at the university, including a conversation with Dr. Bull Bennett, one of the convening authors of the recently released National Climate Assessment. Dr. Bennett speaks specifically about his work on Chapter 12 of the Assessment: Indigenous Peoples, Land, and Resources.
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Lawrence Parks & Recreation Update
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Lawrence Food Garden Tour This Weekend
Amber Lehrman, co-founder of the annual Lawrence Food Garden Tour, gives details on the tour this Saturday, when and where to find all 16 unique gardens, and the history of the event now in its 6th year.
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Lawrence Youth of the Year Heading to Regional
Matt Llewellyn talks with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, as they prepare to send off the Lawrence and Kansas Youth of the Year, Innocent Anavberokhai, who is also in studio to give folks an update since graduation, and his preparations for the Regional Youth of the Year event in Texas.
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Douglas County Extension Office Update
Did you know Douglas County is Number 1 in the state when it comes to the number of peach farms and pear acreage?  The results of the USDA Ag Census are out, and K-State Research & Extension Horticulture Agent Marlin Bates sifts through the Douglas County data to see some of the strengths in local food production. Some of them may surprise you.
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Healthy Sprouts Update
Emily and Melissa from Healthy Sprouts stop by to talk about the growing season, community partners in the farm-to-preschool program, and their efforts to help children learn healthy eating habits at a young age. They also put out the invitation for their upcoming Summer Sprouts Dinner Party benefit, featuring a special local menu.
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Shavuot Celebration in Lawrence This Week
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel of the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life at KU talks about the history and meaning of the holiday known as Shavuot
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