The 28th season of Sunflower Journeys is in production!

Kansas’ longest running local history program, KTWU’s Sunflower Journeys, travels the highways to bring Kansas stories home to viewers. And now, there are various ways you can see KTWU programming. Sunflower Journeys airs three times a week on KTWU. Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 2:30pm, Saturday at 5:30PM and the following Wednesday on KTWU’s Enhance channel at 7:30pm. Sunflower Journeys also airs on KCPT in Kansas City, KPTS in Wichita, and Smoky Hills Public Television in the western part of the state. Check local listings for airtimes on those stations.

Here is a look at the first-half of the Sunflower Journeys fall 2015 Season!

SJ 2801- Premieres 7 PM, September 17, 2015 on KTWU

Find out the early history of the Docking State Office Building; visit the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association world tournament in Topeka; meet Deb Goodrich, a person who takes history quite seriously as she shows us around the Topeka cemetery. Watch Here!

SJ 2802- Premieres 7PM, September 24, 2015 on KTWU

We look back 50 years to a fateful day in Wichita when a fully loaded military tanker crashes into a residential neighborhood; we travel to Hesston, KS, to visit the Dyck Arboretum; we see what why Myron Schmidt of Goessel, KS built a 9-hole golf course behind his rural Kansas home. Watch Here!

SJ 2803- Premieres 7PM, October 1, 2015 on KTWU

We visit Coronado Heights, a scenic and historic destination northwest of Lindsborg, KS; we travel to Salina, KS to take in the Smoky Hill River Festival, a tradition since 1977; meet Marc Anderson, a Lindsborg resident who sings in the annual Messiah Festival of the Arts. Watch Here!

SJ 2804- Premieres 7PM, October 8, 2015 on KTWU

We look back at origins of the Kansas City Arts Institute which started as a sketch club in 1885; we get a taste of the Johnson County Community College Culinary Arts program; meet Hib Kline, a docent from the Arabia SteamBoat Museum in Kansas City, MO.Watch Here!

SJ 2805- Premieres 7PM, October 15, 2015 on KTWU

We visit the annual Mennonite Relief Sale in Hutchinson; learn the history of Emerson Carey, a pioneer in the Kansas Salt industry; we travel to Buhler, KS, to meet Gary and LaVon Manear.

SJ 2806- Premieres 7PM, October 22, 2015 on KTWU

See why pianos are painted at Union Station to celebrate the Kansas City Music Educator’s 100 anniversary; learn about the Symphony in the Flint Hills 10th anniversary; meet Bob Scott of Maize, KS, who provides chamber music in a barn.

SJ 2807- Premieres 7PM, October 29, 2015 on KTWU

We watch nitrogen freeze up ice cream at Eye Scream Labs in Galena, Kansas; we buzz into Sylvan Grove to see Fly Boy Brewery & Eats; meet Heidi Plumb and Kale Dankenbring who left a big city to start up two small businesses in St. Francis, KS.

MORE Episodes coming soon!

If you want to explore “on demand” options, you can visit to see our media portal. Each show is available on the premiere air date and can be purchased from our online store, or you can check out more options for online streaming video of Sunflower Journeys. Please feel free to share the videos on social media. To view any one of these segments, visit this Link.

There you can select local KTWU programming, or many offerings from PBS, but that’s not all. You can download the PBS app on your iPhone and choose from the same offerings. Perhaps you would like to view Sunflower Journeys, I’ve Got Issues, or other KTWU programs on your living room television? You can use a Roku box, Apple TV or XBox to stream programming through the internet, whenever you choose. These programs are completely free to you, our viewer.

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