Happy birthday to Timeline! Our first program was on Martin Luther King Day in 2013. We have a very special broadcast today, featuring these familiar voices from KLWN: Beth Cruise, Susie Rockhold, John Flood, Sean Kennedy, Eric Holcomb and Clenece Hills. You will hear M Is for Marching, a program to honor the life of Dr. King, written by Clenece Hills. Please tune in at 9:05 on Monday morning, January 16th. If you would like your own copy of M Is for Marching, it is available on amazon.com
On this first Timeline show of the new year, Clenece welcomes Jan Shupert-Arick from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council, along with one of their board members. This group does such good work in approving funding for repairs, restorations, identification, and expansion of historic sites in our county. They will update us on recent activities.
Tim Rues, executive director of Constitution Hall in Lecompton will tell us all about the 2017 Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series which will begin on Kansas Day, January 29!
Timeline will wind down its program year with two of Clenece's favorite guests. The Kansas Highway Patrol has visited Timeline for the last two years to talk about safety on the highways over the holidays. Joshua Kellerman and Cory Beard will join the show. They will also talk about recruiting classes for new patrolmen and patrolwomen, the dangers of texting while driving, and a review of the history of this important Kansas agency.
--Robin Michael of the Lawrence Civic Choir talks about the holiday festivities planned by the LCC
--Ericka Waller, drama teacher at South Middle School, talks about Nick Lowery's anti-bullying and leadership programs. She also talks about an upcoming event in Lawrence featuring former Kansas City Chiefs football players.
Scott Morrow Johnson, author of the new biography, PHOG, about the life of Phog Allen. Joining us will be Phog's granddaughter, Judy Allen Morris, who provided the foreword for the book, and many of the resources for Scott's book.
Dr. Diana Carlin Pierron has a part in the new book on First Ladies, and she is an expert on debate and communication. She will tell us about her recent experiences at the presidential debates, and about her international work teaching the processes and procedures of debate so that citizens can be more aware of issues in their countries.
On today's show with Clenece Hills, Judy Allen Morris and Mick Allen, grandchildren of Phog Allen, talk about their remarkable grandfather. We will also highlight the new book, PHOG, by Scott Morrow Johnson with foreword by Judy Allen Morris. Phog's official birthday is November 18, 1885, and celebrating it with Judy and Mick has become a Timeline tradition.
Maria Martin of the Lawrence Art Guild will be on Timeline to tell us about the Holiday Art Fair, coming up November 19 at the Lawrence Arts Center. The Lawrence Art Guild has a long and proud history and the members have recently tuned up their organization to improve their contributions to Douglas County residents.
The Lecompton Historical Society with Paul Bahnmaier and others he brings with him will be on Timeline to remind us all of Christmas in Lecompton. Yes, today is Halloween, but starting soon, Lecompton will be ready to greet you with its vintage trees, its music, its wonderful way of celebrating the season.