Archive for September, 2011

Peter Yarrow Hosts Live from KTWU

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Sep
23

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary visits the KTWU studio in a live appearance to host his program, “Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special,” airing on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. “Peter, Paul and Mary are folk singers.” So stated the liner notes to the group’s self-titled 1962 debut album. Today, this declaration seems redundant, because the term “folk music” has come to be virtually interchangeable with the group name. We welcome Peter Yarrow to KTWU!

24th Year of SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS Premieres!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Sep
23

Sunflower Journeys’ 24th season premieres on Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. The new season will be celebrating 150 years of Kansas statehood throughout 13 all-new programs. In our kick-off episode, we set the tone with a story that looks at what happened in Topeka on Kansas Day in 2011, as the state officially launched our sesquicentennial. We next visit the Kansas Statehood Ball in Abilene and see the period dances and attire that help us get a feel for the era. In the “Plains People” segment, historian Dale Nimz walks us through a project to document existing structures that were built in the territorial days of Kansas. Dave Kendall, pictured, hosts.

LOCAL VIEWPOINTS ON 9/11 on KTWU IGI

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Sep
02

It’s been called the attack on America. The day that four airplanes, American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93, were hi-jacked and crashed into American buildings on American soil.

In September on KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES, we remember these tragic events that changed the lives of a nation.

When Terrorists Attack: Remembering 9/11 airs on Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. The program is hosted by Janet Thompson Jackson.

Several stories will be presented that bring local viewpoints to these epic events. We will hear from Kimberlee Grice-Setser, Miss Kansas, who was competing in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City as the attacks took place.

Viewers will meet Greg Bailey to discuss the major roles “first responders” must take in such a time of crisis.

And author Roger Aeschliman, Topekan and Lt. Colonel in the Kansas Army National Guard, explains how we are all dealing with the aftermath of 9/11, ten years later.

Links to information presented in the program and further resources are available online at ktwu.org under the I’VE GOT ISSUES button on the homepage.

Viewers are invited to share their memories and thoughts on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ive-Got-Issues/253286474075?v=wall&bcode=_v8kS