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Kansas Profile

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.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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05-12-17KEJR (“care”) FAMILYKANSAS BEACH– Can a landlocked state have a beach? Listen to how one central Kansas family made it happen. KAN 05-12
05-05-17KRISTINA KAUFMANBLYTHE 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 
04-28-17PAUL 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 
04-21-17ARDEN 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
04-14-17JANET CARMAN– CHEYENNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETYThe story of a woman collecting the family histories of her rural Kansas county.KAN 04-14
04-07-17GARY & GLENNYS DOANE - DOWNS COMMUNITY GARDEN - A rural Kansas garden is bringing people together -- for food and community.KAN 04-07
03-31-17RUSSELL DISBERGER– ASPEN BUSINESS GROUP - A Kansas man operates his national consulting group from rural Kansas. KAN 3-31
03-24-17OMAR KNEDLIK - ICEE - A rural Kansas man invented a cold beverage maker used around the world.KAN 3-24
03-17-17GREG BUSER - HIAWATHA RADIO - A radio network is born in NE Kansas.KAN 3-17
03-10-17RYAN SEMMEL GEOCACHING - PART TWO - A high-tech treasure hunt comes to Manhattan, Kansas.KAN 3-10
03-03-17RYAN SEMMEL GEOCACHING - PART ONE - A high-tech treasure hunt. KAN 3-3