Kansas Profile is a weekly radio feature hosted by Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development. Each is approximately 4-minutes in length.
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|06-23-17||STEVE FRY– ELK FALLS POTTERY– Pottery requires both good clay, and skilled hands to shape it. The stoneware pottery made by a pair of Kansas artisans proves that's true.||KAN 06-23|
|06-16-17||MILLIE HORLACHER– AUTHOR– Last week, we learned about jeweler Wayne Horlacher (HOR-lecker). Now, we learn about Wayne’s wife, Millie, who has turned personal tragedy into a positive outlook shared with others through her writing.||KAN 06-16|
|06-09-17||WAYNE HORLACHER– JEWELER– Diamond rings and expensive watches are increasingly difficult to find in smaller towns, but one store in Kansas is celebrating 90 years as a family-owned business.||KAN 06-09|
|06-02-17||NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BREADS– What started as a small, biennial event has grown into an annual competition with national recognition.||KAN 06-02|
|05-26-17||KEN SPURGEON – HOME ON THE RANGE– “Home on the Range” is the state song of Kansas. However, many people don’t know there was a dispute over the authorship of this song. Now a Kansas film company is making the back story come alive on screen.||KAN 05-26|
|05-19-17||JANIS WHITHAM, CLAY WHITHAM– KENTUCKY DERBY – At this year’s Kentucky Derby, a Kansas horse made a run for the roses and the family was at Churchill Downs to watch the race.||KAN 05-19|
|05-12-17||KEJR (“care”) FAMILY– KANSAS BEACH– Can a landlocked state have a beach? Listen to how one central Kansas family made it happen.||KAN 05-12|
|05-05-17||KRISTINA KAUFMAN– BLYTHE FAMILY FITNESS– You don’t have to go to a big city to find a health club or fitness center. Learn how a rural family is helping their community stay active and fit.||KAN 05-05|
|04-28-17||PAUL FRIEDRICHS– UNITED MOSQUITO AND FLY CONTROL - The owner of a business that provides fly control for equine and livestock operations, and mosquito control for residential applications credits much of his success to his upbringing on a dairy farm in rural Kansas.||KAN 04-28|
|04-21-17||ARDEN AND SALLY VERNON – EZE LATCH – A rural Kansas couple has invented a better way to hook up a gooseneck trailer to a truck.||KAN 04-21|
|04-14-17||JANET CARMAN– CHEYENNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY– The story of a woman collecting the family histories of her rural Kansas county.||KAN 04-14|
|04-07-17||GARY & GLENNYS DOANE - DOWNS COMMUNITY GARDEN - A rural Kansas garden is bringing people together -- for food and community.||KAN 04-07|