Episodes

 

SJ2800 Series

SJ 2801- Premiered 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- Premiered 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- Premiered 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- Premiered 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- Premiered 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. Watch Here!

SJ 2806- Premiered 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.
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SJ 2807- Premiered 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.
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SJ 2808- Premiered 7PM, November 5, 2015 on KTWU

We learn about a charter school in Walton, KS, that uses agriculture as a gateway to project based learning; we find out about a trend of agricultural financing called “Slow Money,” that supports small-operation local farmers who grow non-GMO crops; we meet Rachael Savage, an organic crop inspector who also runs a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) market in Topeka.
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SJ 2809- Premiered 7PM, November 12, 2015 on KTWU
We head to Ottawa to see the Plaza Theater, which is considered the oldest, continuously-operating movie theater in the nation and possibly the world; then, we visit Gardner, KS, a small town with historic connections to the many trails that cross Kansas, and through historic films, compare it’s past to present day; and in our Plains People segment, we meet Colin MacMillan, a photographer who lives in Manhattan, KS, and loves to spend his spare time photographing grass burning the Flint Hills.
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SJ 2810- Premiered 7PM, November 19, 2015 on KTWU
In our first segment, we see why Burlington, KS, is called the “Catfish Capital of the World” that dates back to a historic competition with Chetopa, KS to claim the title; we visit a few more small towns to see how their historic soda fountains live on as tourist destinations; and in our Plains People segment, we meet Glenda Trecek, who is trying to rebuild her hometown of Agenda, KS, and make her town viable again. Watch Here!

SJ 2811- Premiered 7PM, December 3, 2015 on KTWU
We visit Kansas Originals, a small store just north of Wilson along I-70 that sells only Kansas-made or Kansas-connected art, craft and food items; then we trek to Bonner Springs, KS, to see glass marbles being made in front of a crowd of eager tourists; and in our Plains People segment, we meet Hoisington resident Phil Webb – a mostly self-taught artist who makes personalized grave stones for unmarked graves. Watch Here!

SJ 2812- Premiered 7PM, December 10, 2015 on KTWU
A new museum is housed in a building that once served as a parachute-drying and repairing facility during World War II when Pratt, KS, had an air base; we look at the fifty year commemoration of American involvement in the Vietnam War and how the event is being observed by former American and South Vietnamese soldiers; and for something different, we meet Ed Stewart in our Plains People segment. He is a treasure hunter who finds his buried treasures in the most unlikely of places – sites of former privies. Watch Here!

SJ 2013- Premiered 7PM, December 17, 2015 on KTWU
We meet an author of a new book about Marymount College in Salina, KS. The college closed years ago, but had a huge impact on both the town and the region and when it opened in 1922 as the first all-women’s college in Kansas; we visit MINDDRIVE in Kansas City, MO, where area high school students work on weekends to learn how to build real-world electric cars; and in our Plains People segment, we meet Eric McHenry, the new Poet Laureate of Kansas who promotes poetry across the Midwest. Watch Here!

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2700 Series

 

SJ #2701 “Sampling Kansas” Premiered September 25, 2014
Wamego hosts the 25th annual gathering known as the Kansas Sampler Festival; the state barbeque championship takes place in Osage City; and meet the creator of Truckhenge, a unique outdoor display of old vehicles. WATCH HERE

SJ #2702 “Better Babies & Faded Bison” Premiered October 2, 2014
Efforts in the early 20th century to improve the human genome through eugenics; cleaning the panorama of North American wildlife at KU’s Museum of Natural History; and a woman who conducts genealogical research. WATCH HERE

SJ #2703 “Outdoor Life” Premiered October 9, 2014
A nonprofit organization provides resources in support of conservation and environmental education; families come together at the Capital Campout in Topeka; and a teacher takes part in a weekend outdoor workshop. WATCH HERE

SJ #2704 “Flint Hills Structures” Premiered October 16, 2014
Vintage photos depict life in a rural community as new owners repurpose the general store; a contemporary photographer captures images of subterranean stone shelters; and a stone mason brings his skills to the resurrection of a country schoolhouse.WATCH HERE

SJ #2705 “Railroading Heritage” Premiered October 23, 2014
Reflect on the history of Union Station in Kansas City as it celebrates its centennial; learn about the forces that contributed to the demise of the Rock Island Railroad; and railroad enthusiasts operate their own small-gauge railroad. WATCH HERE

SJ #2706 “Animal Companions” Premiered October 30, 2014
Training for aspiring veterinarians at K-State’s Pet Health Center; a new home for Topeka’s Helping Hands Humane Society; and a dog trainer demonstrates his motivational training techniques. WATCH HERE

SJ #2707  “Public Libraries” Premiered November 6, 2014
Independence Public Library honored as one of the best small libraries in the nation; Kansas libraries employ unorthodox approaches in extending their services; a librarian works out of a bookmobile. WATCH HERE

SJ #2708 “Art for All” Premiered November 13, 2014
Eminent Kansan Joab Mulvane & the museum that bears his name; accessible arts at the Kansas School for the Blind; art lab coordinators encourage artist expression by kids. WATCH HERE

SJ #2709 “Rural Vistas” Premiered November 20, 2014
Aging shelterbelts affected by climate change; a tour of classic barns with the Kansas Barn Alliance; a Jamestown craftsman creates a covered bridge. WATCH HERE

SJ #2710 “Touring Kansas” Premiered November 27, 2014
Commemorating a highway route called The Great White Way; a farm and winery tour in the Kaw Valley; an urbanite enjoys rural treks on foot. WATCH HERE

SJ #2711 “Stately Structures” Premiered December 4, 2014
We take a look at the newly restored Kansas Capitol building and learn of its new offerings for tourists; learn about a beloved building on the K-State campus that was burned in protest by students in the ’60s, yet saved by a later group of students in the ’80s; Mike Goans works to save an historic building utilized by early German immigrants in Lawrence, KS. WATCH HERE

SJ #2712 “Progress & Preservation” Premiered December 11, 2014
We look at the story of the South Lawrence Trafficway, a roadway that has taken years to overcome obstacles including passage through a wetlands area; Olympian Billy Mills teams up with the Kansas Kickapoo to bring attention to diabetes within Native American populations; meet Ken Brunson, project director for the Nature Conservancy in the Red Hills of Kansas. WATCH HERE

SJ #2713 “Living Legacies” Premiered December 18, 2014
We visit the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site and see how the facility is commemorating 60 years of the landmark US Supreme Court court case that desegregated American schools, take a drive to Iola, KS, to learn about the Bowlus Arts Center’s 50th anniversary; and meet Dan Thalmann, a newspaper publisher in Washington, KS, who feels the newspaper business is an important way to document a community as a legacy for future generations. WATCH HERE

 

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