We love it when our friends collaborate. Lindsey Slater Diepenbrock was Jay’s news director when he worked at Channel 6. Now she is doing communications for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Dena Fox-Johnston is our Leadership Lawrence pal who is rocking LEAP at USD 497. LawrenceHits.com is working hard to […]

We love it when our friends collaborate.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications Baker University 785.594.8495 l tprice@bakeru.edu l 913.645.4111 www.bakerwildcats.com Baker Football Promotes Jake Morse to Offensive Coordinator BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner has announced on Friday that Baker alum Jake […]

Baker Football Promotes Jake Morse to Offensive Coordinator




Iris is a gifted writer, teller of tales, and teacher. Her passion is helping people, including herself, heal. One of the ways she does this is by leading expressive writing groups. Iris offers these in a variety of settings ranging from the county jail, to a residential treatment program, to […]

Iris Craver, Poet-Storyteller-Teacher


Ryan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his other half, bears, and mounds of snow half the year. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, Your One Phone Call, In […]

Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Poet



Johnnie is a self-published Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Zinester, Videographer/Photographer, and generally an Artist-Type. He is a transplant from the Sonoran desert, where he spent much of his writing time overlooking desert mountains and watching saguaros grow. The desert is where much of his childhood trauma was healed. Johnnie has […]

Johnna M. “Johnnie” Gale, Poet & Storyteller




Each month, Jennie joins Talk With ME host, Marcia Epstein, for real life conversation. This month: Flowers, Kansas Day Trips, New Experiences, Connections and Kindness Jennie is a Licensed Esthetician & a member of Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Pryor Transformation, Shift 2 Degrees, Lawrence Women’s Network, & One Hundred Good Women. She […]

The Transformational Jennie Washburn V.2017.5


Stu Strecker is a spanish teacher at Free State High School now in his 20th year of teaching. He sits down with Jay Wachs to talk about being a teacher, seeing the growth in USD 497 and what it meant to win a teaching award this year from LEAP.

Jay Wachs Up Close and Personal with Stu Strecker FSHS



Scott is a poet, short story writer, chaos enthusiast, and champion monkey wrench thrower, living in Oregon. He is an award winning spoken word artist and creator of “The Acoustic Tongue Sessions,” which weaves together spoken word poetry and acoustic music. It has been performed from NYC to Chicago. He […]

Scott Wozniak, Poet


A native New Orleanian, Ralph Adamo is a poet, papa, and a professor at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is also editor of Xavier Review http://www.xula.edu/english/publications/review.html . Ralph has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Ever: Poems 2000-2014. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Creative […]

Ralph Adamo, Poet



Check out this week’s specials and remember to use your XTRA card for discounts at lots of local businesses. Which businesses you ask? Click on the link below and find out: Checker’s Xtra Local And those specials…click on the video link below to watch…it’s only 60 seconds.

Business of the Day: Checkers Foods


Lawrence Free Poetry team members Amelia Peters, Rowan Plinsky, Harper Schoenfeld, plus coach Andrew Martin joined ME for conversation and original poetry. LFP is the Slam Poetry Team of Lawrence (KS) Free State High School. The team began during the 2014-15 school year, changes each year as students graduate or […]

Amelia, Rowan, Harper & Coach Martin of Lawrence Free Poetry ...



Amy, Josh, & ME talk about supporting our Transgender & Gender NonConforming Friends-Family-CoWorkers-Neighbors Amy Hammer, LSCSW is a crafty seamstress, dog-lover, gardener, & is the therapist who provides Transforming Our Lives, at BNCMHC https://bertnash.org/new-therapy-group-offers-support-system/ Josh Reese, LSCSW is a bow-tie wearing husband, dad, & weight lifter who supports & supervises […]

Amy Hammer & Josh Reese of the Bert Nash Center


Barbara is founder & Director of the Kansas Riverkings Museum in Lawrence, KS. She also acts as Administrator for the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum & teaches college classes. Ms. Higgins-Dover has conducted many research projects, published books based on that research, designed music and historical curriculum for young learners. […]

Barbara Higgins-Dover of Kansas Riverkings Museum



Is it even relevant in 2017? What is the state of gay life in 2017? I chatted with Professor Chris Conner of Washburn University about his new study being conducted for release later this year.

What is a gayborhood?


The Willow Domestic Violence Center has opened a drop in center at The Lawrence Public Library on Mondays from 9am to Noon. I talked with Will Averill today about the new program and the partnership between Willow and the library.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center new drop location



Always a delight to be among friends! LL ’13 bestie Cynthia Lewis and her right hand Lori ‘Shelton’ McSorley and I sat down today to preview Visiting Nurses Association’s 11th Annual 3D Casino Night at The Oread. Click below to hear the interview:

Visiting Nurses Association’s 11th Annual 3D Casino Night


Scott is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in hundreds of literary venues, both in the United States and internationally. Scott is a member of the Southern Collective Experience, appearing regularly in many of the group’s events such as: Dante’s Old South […]

Scott Thomas Outlar, Poet & More