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Uncovering Kansas is a podcast that inspires Kansans to learn more about the interesting people, places, events, and commerce going on in our state.

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Uncovering Kansas is a podcast that inspires Kansans to learn more about the interesting people, places, events, and commerce going on in our state.

    Flagship Kansas Tech

    Flagship Kansas Tech

    In today’s episode, I’m talking with Conner Hampton, Executive Director of Flagship Kansas Tech, an organization who’s mission is to propel the tech sector within the state through continuous efforts in awareness, education, and the workforce.  
    Flagship Kansas website
    Ad Astra Summit website
    Episode: Goodland Tech
    Dare to do Dirt - podcast with Rolf Potts and Marci Penner
     
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode
    About the mission of Flagship Kansas
    About the state of technology in the Kansas education system
    About the Ad Astra conference
     
    How to Support the Podcast:
    Tell a friend about us
    Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app
    Follow us on Instagram or Facebook
    Buy a Kansas Travel Journal 
    Send us a recommendation for an episode
     

    • 50 min
    Kansas Wine Industry

    Kansas Wine Industry

    In my day job, I’ve been working in the software industry for going on 10 years, and so when I hear business incubator, my mind immediately pictures a room full of developers in hoodies with headphones on typing away in the dark at a computer. 
    But today, you and I are going to learn about a different type of business incubator in Kansas - a business incubator for wineries.
    We also talk with a couple who have recently started their own vineyard and are working with the incubator to launch their first wines. 
    You are going to learn a lot about the Kansas Wine industry in this episode!
     
    Show Notes:
    456 Winery
    Valley Trails Winery Facebook Page
    Highland Community College Viticulture and Enology program
     
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode
    About the emerging wine industry in Kansas
    About a business incubator that focuses on incubating wineries
    The types of grapes that grow well in Kansas
    The difference between viticulture and enology
     
    How to Support the Podcast:
    Tell a friend about us
    Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app
    Follow us on Instagram or Facebook
    Buy a Kansas Travel Journal 
    Send us a recommendation for an episode
     

    • 44 min
    Kansas Publisher Meadowlark Books

    Kansas Publisher Meadowlark Books

    We’ve interviewed several authors over the years on Uncovering Kansas. And, through that process I met my guests today, Tracy Million Simmons owner and publisher of Meadowlark books and Cheryl Unruh (un roo) a well known, prolific writer who is also the editor of the 105 Meadowlark Reader, a Kansas Journal of Creative Nonfiction.  
    When I first heard about Meadowlark Books, I was excited to hear that we have a publisher in Kansas focused on Kansas authors. As you know, my goal is to help Kansans learn more about our state, a great way to do that is to read books published by Kansas authors. 
    I’ve got to wrap up this introduction and get on with the show so that I can start working on my next submission for the 105 project…..
    Find Links to the show notes at Uncovering Kansas
    How to Support the Podcast:
    Tell a friend about us
    Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app
    Follow us on Instagram or Facebook
    Buy a Kansas Travel Journal 
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    • 48 min
    Episode 0611: Behind the Scenes Travel and Tourism

    Episode 0611: Behind the Scenes Travel and Tourism

    In this episode, I’m going to take you behind the scenes to see what it is like to be responsible for the travel and tourism bureau for a city in Kansas.  My guest is Julie Roller Weeks, the Director of  Abilene Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode
     
    A behind the scenes look at the role of a Director of Tourism and Vistors Bureau
    That the Eisenhower Library is one of 14 Presidential Libraries  National Archives and Records Administration
    Eisenhower is the 34th president from the 34th state
    How Abilene became the home of the world’s largest belt buckle
     
    How to Support the Podcast:
    Tell a friend about us
    Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app
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    Buy a Kansas Travel Journal 
    Send us a recommendation for an episode
     

    • 41 min
    We're Back!

    We're Back!

    • 1 min
    An Uncovering Kansas announcement

    An Uncovering Kansas announcement

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

JDA 101274 ,

Kansas in my soul

As a military veteran who recently found out that my father’s family originally came from Kansas, I am truly enjoying your show and learning about what Kansas has to offer. Thank you for this Awesome podcast.

John Allison

CJ Kansas ,

Summer 2023

Life happens and we hope all goes well for you this summer. Know that we love your podcast and will miss you!

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