Archive for November, 2012

Sunflower Journeys Ends 25th Season with Focus on Politics

Friday, November 30th, 2012
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The 25th season of KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS comes to a close in this election year with a program on politics and government. The last new show of the current series airs on Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

On this last episode of the season, SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS pays a visit to Concordia with a chance to check out the special room dedicated to honoring the career of Sen. Frank Carlson. The program then takes a look at contemporary political discourse in the 2012 election cycle. On the “Plains People” segment, SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS follows  Bernadette Forge (pictured), a member of the Topeka League of Women Voters, as she worked to get voters registered for last fall’s election.

Entire episodes of KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS are available for viewing online and to share with friends on Facebook and Twitter at ktwu.org. Viewers can also join the conversation about KTWU SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS on Facebook.

The 25th season of KTWU-TV’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS is underwritten by the Kansas Humanities Council, BriggsAuto.com, Footprints of Lawrence, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism, Hallmark, Blanche Bryden Foundation, Raymond C. and Marguerite Gibson Foundation, Porter Cattle Co and the Friends of KTWU.

FREE TUITION How Does That Work? on the next IGI

Friday, November 30th, 2012
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KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES series takes a look at the new Career and Technical Education Act, enacted by Governor Sam Brownback in Fall 2012, which offers free tuition to students who take qualified technical courses offered at Kansas technical and community colleges.  Who is eligible for this program?  What are the benefits for the state of Kansas in having such a program?  What are the expected outcomes?  Featured interviews include Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; Jay Scott, KSDE Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education for the State Department of Education; Dr. Clark Coco, Dean of Washburn Technical College. IGI airs on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Washburn University Holiday Vespers 2012

Friday, November 30th, 2012
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Commemorate the holidays with this program of seasonal songs and familiar melodies from the annual Washburn University Holiday Vespers celebration on Sunday, December 16th at 7 p.m. on KTWU-DH, Digital Channel 11.1. Recorded live at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus. Hear the Washburn Choir, the Washburn Singers, the Washburn Combined Women’s Choir, the Washburn Percussion Ensemble and the Washburn Orchestra in a concert of holiday favorites including Carol of the Drum, Let It Snow!, and Star of Wonder. KTWU was honored with the EMMY for its presentation of last year’s concert.

KTWU Theatre of the Mind Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Once again this year our wonderful radio players gather for a live performance in the KTWU studios. This year the beloved Charles Dickens’ tale has been adapted by Philip Grecian. Journey back to the tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon — all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama. Watch the all-new “A Christmas Carol” on  Friday, November 23, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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KTWU celebrates the popular DOWNTON ABBEY series with show clips, interview bites and ‘making of’ footage of fondly remembered moments from the first two seasons. Viewers will also see tantalizing previews of the new season coming next year to PBS. Watch DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED on Sunday, November 25, 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

ROD STEWART Merry Christmas, Baby

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Legendary rocker Rod Stewart’s first solo holiday special features 13 classic songs, ranging from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to “Auld Lang Syne,” and including duets with Michael Bublé (“Winter Wonderland”), Cee-Lo Green (“Merry Christmas, Baby”), Mary J. Blige (“We Three Kings”) and even Ella Fitzgerald (“What Are You Doing on New Year’s Eve?”). Watch ROD STEWART: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY from GREAT PERFORMANCES, Saturday, December 1, 8:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.