On Part 1 of today's show, Steve Novak and Brittany Keegan of the Watkins Museum will be on Timeline to tell us about new exhibits and events at our wonderful museum operated by the Douglas County Historical Society.
On Part 2 of today's show, George Frazier, author of The Last Wild Places of Kansas. You will enjoy learning about this wonderful book, published by the University Press of Kansas. George says in his prologue that this book "is my love letter to the unique landscapes and eccentric characters that have enriched my life and helped mold my unwavering belief in the sanctity of wild Kansas."
My guest is be the irrepressible Tom Hedrick, long-time broadcaster for sports in the Lawrence area and beyond. Tom currently is the sportscaster for Baker University. Tom has stories that will inform and entertain you. We will talk about his life-long ties with KLWN and people he has worked with through the years.
On this first Monday of February I am privileged to have Ralph Gage as my guest. Ralph is a retired executive of The World Company and he will share his memories of 43 years of working with the Journal-World. This is a return engagement so that we can continue the conversation we started a year and a half ago!
Barbara Higgins-Dover, founder of the Abe and Jake Museum in Lawrence, will be on Timeline to talk about the new movie about these two interesting fishermen on the Kaw River. Joining her is Craig Watson, who is helping to create the movie.
We will also talk a little about Kansas Day recognition on this last Monday in January.
Joe Vaughan, former news director at KLWN, will be on Timeline and we will talk about his books, yes, plural, books! As an author, Joe has concentrated on histories of the Kansas City area.
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.
On today's show with Clenece Hills:
Maria and Don Martin and the history of Drake's Fruitcakes, a Lawrence tradition!
On today's show with Clenece Hills:
--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.
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