Amber Waves of Change
Amber Waves of Change is a four-part series on issues affecting rural Kansas. The reports look at water resources, decreasing population, rural newspapers and soil conversation.
Future of Water in Kansas Likely Full of Litigation
Fights over water rights are nothing new, especially in the American West. For decades, the state of Kansas has waged legal battles against other states over the issue of water. As Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, these water fights are likely to continue - and not just between neighboring states, but between neighbors themselves.
William Allen White: The Sage of Emporia
Travel back to 1942 to visit with William Allen White, as portrayed by actor Jack Wright in his one-man show, The Sage of Emporia. We'll also check in with Lawrence’s Watkins Museum of History, where they are celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Dark Command, a highly fictionalized version of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence.
A North Dakota Family Breaks the Silence on Gay Marriage
Morning Edition spent time listening to people in North Dakota, one of 13 states that still ban same-sex marriage.
When America Was Crazy About Rock Gardens
In the American West, water is so alarmingly scarce these days that California has imposed restrictions and landscapers are planting desert plants and rock gardens. The dryness may be unprecedented, but planting rock gardens is not. In fact, in early 20th century America, rock gardens were all the rage.
Back at Base
During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.