The Explore Lawrence Hour on KLWN
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KLWN presents a monthly series: The Explore Lawrence Hour! Explore Lawrence represents the travel and tourism for Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas. They are dedicated to creating economic development by attracting visitors and events to the community.
 
Join KLWN's Eric Holcomb and Explore Lawrence Executive Director Michael Davidson for this show on Lawrence tourism, and listen monthly for new episodes delving deeper into the people, places, and events bringing people to Lawrence, Kansas. 
 
 
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Show 7 - Agritourism
 
The September edition of The Explore Lawrence Hour takes us across the fields of Douglas County to see what farmers, ranchers, and local producers are creating for Lawrence and its visitors. Learn about all the farmers markets in the county, the growing wine industry in the area, the farm-to-table concept, and the Kaw Valley Farm Tour!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Show 6 - Cultural and Historic Tourism
 
The August edition of The Explore Lawrence Hour takes us back to the beginnings of Lawrence. We talk with members of the Watkins Museum to learn about the network of historic places ready for visitors across the county, ranging from Quantrill's Raid events and key pieces of the Civil War, to 20th Century history and current exhibits (also learn about a "museum hack").
 
Also on the show, a discussion with the DeBruce Center about its first year housing the original rules of basketball, and its draw for basketball fans across the country.
 
Finally, a solar eclipse primer from organizers and participants in KU's eclipse event. Find out when, where, and how (special glasses!)
 
 
 
 
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Show 5 - Arts and Economic Impact
 
On this July edition of The Explore Lawrence Hour, a discussion of the arts industry and its many impacts on the community. Porter Arneill is the Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Lawrence, and has some major takeaways from a new report called Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.
 
Mike Logan wears many hats and knows all things Mass Street, and today talks of the downtown benefits following two successful Live on Mass concert events.
 
Kimberly Williams, CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center, recaps the Free State Festival and talks about the role of an arts center to the community.
 
 
 
 
 
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Show 4 - Outdoor Recreation
 
It's Great Outdoors Month! On this show, the Explore Lawrence Hour features several great opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Lawrence area, including the Kansas River, the Lawrence Loop, and the Gravel Grinder Championship.
 
 
 
 
 
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Show 3 - USATF Junior Olympics
 
On this program, an in-depth look at the efforts behind the upcoming USA Track and Field Junior Olympics, an event that will feature 8,000 athletes and an estimated 30,000 visitors to the Lawrence area July 24-30, 2017. Learn how the bid was won, and hear about the game plan to get visitors connected to all that Lawrence has to offer.
 
 
 
 
 
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Show 2 - Sports Tourism
 
 
 
 
 
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Show 1 - Introduction
 
On this inaugural program, we learn about the ongoing work of Explore Lawrence, we talk tourism numbers and and their economic impact, and we take on the hot topic of house sharing.
 




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