Jeanetta is the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate. Her most recent books are What I Learned at the War, a poetry collection (West End Press, 2016) and Oklahomeland: Essays (Lamar University Press, 2015). Her 2009 poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible (West End Press) won an Oklahoma Book Award, […]

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Practicing Poet







Kim Ens discusses DCHD’s efforts toward reducing stroke and heart attack through prevention programs and treatments. DCHD recently won a national healthcare award for this program.

Kim Ens – Douglas County Health Department


Robert “Bob” Walicki constructs poetry, poetic events, community, and plumbing in Pittsburgh, PA. He curates the Versify Poetry Series. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in a number of journals including Vox Populi and The Kentucky Review. A Pushcart nominee, his most recent chapbook, The Almost Sound of Snow […]

Robert Walicki, Pittsburgh PA Poet-Curator



Each month, the Transformational Jennie Washburn joins Talk With ME host, Marcia Epstein, for real life conversation. This Month: Celebrate Cultures and Community. Many opportunities are shared! Jennie is a Licensed Esthetician & a member of Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Pryor Transformation, Shift 2 Degrees, Lawrence Women’s Network, & One Hundred Good […]

The Transformational Jennie Washburn V.2017.7


If you’ve watched national news in the past year or two, you’ve likely heard debates about net neutrality, which is the principle that internet providers should allow access to content regardless of the source and without blocking certain sites…. READ MORE…

Keeping Connected With the Ever-Changing Internet – Nate Miller












Chris is a professor of sociology at Washburn University. His work explores what it means to be an LGBT+ person in an era of heightened visibility. He has been a contributing author to VItal Voice, Camp KC, and QVegas magazine. He is completing an article on Grindr, and a book […]

Chris Conner, Sociologist on LGBT+ Experience


Use your XTRA card for savings in the store, at the pump at Zarco USA and at locally owned businesses throughout Lawrence. Find a store that doesn’t accept XTRA? Tell Jay D. Wachs and he’ll fix that.

Business of the Day: Checkers Foods




The American College of Financial Services recently posted some surprising results from its Retirement Income Literacy Quiz. Nearly three-quarters of respondents ages 60 to 75 failed the test with a score of 60 percent or less… READ MORE

Savings and Investment Updates – Nate Miller



MsAmanda Love is the big, bright, beautiful, and boozy comedy queen from Lawrence, KS. She has been building her drag career all over Kansas and the surrounding states for the last 5 years. Known for her crazy comedy mixes, naughty parody’s, and colorfully loud costumes, makeup, and hair, MsAmanda will […]

MsAmandaLove / Nathan Stitt, Drag Queen