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My Fellow Kansans

In the first season of My Fellow Kansans, we examined the forces and consequences of Kansas politics, the history behind it, and the likelihood of another course-changing election in 2018.

Podcast host Jim McLean in season two explores the past, present and future of rural Kansas because it too has a storied history. But as once-thriving towns continue to shrink, does it have a future? That, fellow Kansans, depends on whom you ask.

And, in season three, My Fellow Kansans tells the stories of people across the state to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. Subscribe to My Fellow Kansans wherever you listen to podcasts.

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  • Thirty years after its hard turn to the right — driven largely by abortion politics and the anti-abortion Summer of Mercy protests — Kansas is on the cusp…
  • How the Summer of Mercy changed politics in Kansas.
  • Before he was governor, Sam Brownback had been state agriculture secretary, congressman, and U.S. senator. But when he captured the state’s top office in…
  • In 2016, as Kansas voters revolted against Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative allies in the Legislature, one-time Republican gubernatorial nominee…
  • Of the three leading candidates in the race for Kansas governor, polls suggest Greg Orman is the least likely to win.Recent surveys show the independent…
  • If there’s a talking point in Kris Kobach’s campaign that virtually no one could quibble with, it’s captured in his billboards: “The consistent…
  • If conservative firebrand Kris Kobach would continue Kansas on its path to the right, Democrat Laura Kelly would be its pivot back to center.After a weak…
  • A race that looked to be oh-so-close turned out to be a clear victory for Democrat Laura Kelly, the new governor-elect of Kansas.On this mini episode of…
  • Well, fellow Kansans, it’s over.Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly, running as the “fix-it” candidate on the premise that Kansas had gone off the rails,…
  • With the election of Democrat Laura Kelly as governor, it appears Kansas is trending back to the center. But voters sent a mixed message as conservatives…
  • Kansas voters elected a new governor, Democrat Laura Kelly, who wants to promptly expand Medicaid eligibility, resolve a long-running lawsuit with more…