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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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06-23-17STEVE FRYELK 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
06-16-17MILLIE 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
06-09-17WAYNE HORLACHERJEWELER– 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
06-02-17NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BREADSWhat started as a small, biennial event has grown into an annual competition with national recognition. KAN 06-02
05-26-17KEN 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
05-19-17JANIS 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 
05-12-17KEJR (“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