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The Sunflower News Podcast

The Sunflower News Podcast

By The Sunflower News Podcast
The Sunflower News Podcast (#SNP) covers newsworthy subjects for the people who live, work and interact with the Wichita State community. Each episode we sit down with people from WSU to talk about what’s happening here and how it impacts you.

Director and Host: Audrey E. Korte,
Production Team: Blake Kenneson, Calen Moore

SNP is a product of The Sunflower - Wichita State's Independent, student-run news source with support from the Elliott School of Communication.

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The News Rundown Nov. 6, 2020
Did you know that other news happened this week besides the election? If you’re wondering what’s going on at WSU join us for The News Rundown from The Sunflower News Podcast. Here’s your update for November 6, courtesy of SNP reporters Blake Kenneson and Calen Moore. This episode was produced by SNP Director, Audrey Korte. Keep up with all the big stories at The Sunflower. 
04:49
November 6, 2020
The News Rundown October 30, 2020
Want to catch up on the big news stories from The Sunflower? Check out The News Rundown from The Sunflower News Podcast. Here’s your rundown  for October 30, courtesy of SNP reporters Blake Kenneson and Calen Moore.  This episode was produced by SNP Director, Audrey Korte. Keep up with all the big stories at The Sunflower.
07:09
October 30, 2020
Keeping the faith or losing my religion? The effects of the pandemic on faith
Are people turning towards or away from their faith as a way to cope with the hardships of COVID-19? In this episode Podcast Host and Director, Audrey Korte sits down with three religious leaders from Wichita to talk about faith. After a five-minute news rundown (courtesy of Calen Moore) stick around for a great interview with Rabbi Michael Davis of Congregation Emanu-El, Pastor Jo Meade of University United Methodist Church and Heba Madi, Communication Director for the Islamic Society of Wichita and Outreach Communication Coordinator for WSU’s Undergraduate Admissions. You don’t want to miss this conversation. ***************************************************************************************************************************************************** This episode was produced by Audrey Korte and Blake Kenneson, News Report produced by Calen Moore. The Sunflower News Podcast (#SNP) covers newsworthy subjects for the people who live, work and interact with the Wichita State community. Each episode we sit down with people from WSU to talk about what’s happening here and how it impacts you. Director and Host: Audrey E. Korte, Production Team: Blake Kenneson, Calen Moore SNP is a product of The Sunflower - Wichita State's Independent, student-run news source with support from the Elliott School of Communication.
40:18
October 22, 2020
Moving Wichita State University Online — Media, IT and technology
Episode 3 begins with our news rundown, as always -- catch up on some of our top stories at The Sunflower, then stick around for the interview segment. THIS WEEK: Ever wondered how Wichita State managed to move roughly 16,000 students online? Behind the scenes, what did it look like for those responsible for moving classes, labs, meetings, and more to the web? This week, Podcast Director Audrey Korte sits down with four people from WSU who tell us about their work to make online learning possible at WSU: Director of the Media Resources Center, John Jones, Director of Client Services in the Information Technology Service Department, Shadi Tafaroji, Manager of Instructional Design and Access, Carolyn Speer and Business Manager in ITS Telecommunications, Jessica Walles.  You don’t want to miss this.  The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University, with support from The Elliott School of Communication. This episode features original music by Ramsey Jamaleddine (https://soundcloud.com/fury-10.) You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight podcast platforms, including Spotify - or listen in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews.
42:04
October 7, 2020
The State of The Sunflower
We begin this episode with a recap of our recent big news stories at The Sunflower. Then Podcast Director Audrey Korte sits down with News Editor Lindsay Smith, Visuals Director Morgan Anderson, and Sports Editor Sean Marty to discuss The State of The Sunflower. We cover what it’s like working in the newsroom now that COVID-19 has disrupted our normal operations, and how we’re all pivoting in the age of the pandemic.  This episode was produced by Audrey Korte, Calen Moore and Blake Kenneson.
29:35
September 23, 2020
On Campus Healthcare in the time of COVID-19
Welcome back, listeners! After an extended break due to the coronavirus, The Sunflower News Podcast is back. Picking up where we left off, we sit down with Camille Childers, the director of Student Health Services for Wichita State University, to discuss safety measures and how to manage healthcare appointments in the age of COVID-19. Since this episode was recorded, WSU began reporting positive cases on campus. As of September 7, the dashboard reports 35 positive cases on campus, with 1,555 people being tested through WSU. For more information, check out The Sunflower.
29:59
September 8, 2020
President Jay Golden talks campus shut-down, online classes and COVID-19 prep
Wichita State University President Jay Golden met with reporters on Thursday, just before the university released a statement about canceling in-person classes and moving to online classes after spring break. The situation is changing rapidly. Knowing that many of you have some of the same questions that we at The Sunflower have, we’ve put out a bonus episode of that interview here on The Sunflower News Podcast. You’ll hear Golden speak about his coordination efforts with campus businesses, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), the American Athletic Conference (AAC), restrictions to on-campus gatherings and how the university is preparing its technology its faculty, staff and students for the switch to online classes. During the interview, you’ll hear a variety of voices. Here’s everyone who was present: WSU President, Jay Golden The Sunflower Editor in Chief, Kylie Cameron The Sunflower Managing Editor, Matthew Kelly The Sunflower Reporter and Podcast Host/Producer, Audrey Korte Director of Student Health Services and facilitator of the university Pandemic Planning Team, Camille Childers WSU Vice President for Strategic Communications, Lou Heldman KMUW News Reporter, Stephan Bisaha WSU student and KMUW News Intern, David Garcia *Note the interview was recorded at 2 p.m. on March 12. The situation may have changed by the time it is heard. The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University. This episode was hosted and produced by Audrey E. Korte. It  features original music by Ramsey Jamaleddine (https://soundcloud.com/fury-10.) You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight podcast platforms, including Spotify - or listen in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. If you like what you hear, remember sharing is caring. Send it to your friends.
35:28
March 13, 2020
COVID-19: Student Health and Study Abroad
A timely discussion with Camille Childers, Director of Student Health Services and Ann Burger, The Associate Director of Study Abroad and Exchange programs where we discuss COVID-19 otherwise known as novel coronavirus. This week Matt Kelly, Managing Editor of The Sunflower joins the discussion. We talk about preparation, and health as well as some ways that the epidemic could affect members of the community with plans to travel abroad. You don't want to miss it. *Note the interview was recorded on March 6. The situation may have changed by the time it is heard. The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University. This episode was hosted by Audrey E. Korte and produced by Kyle Landolfi and Audrey E. Korte. It also features original music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight different podcast platforms, for free - search for The Sunflower News Podcast or listen to it on Spotify or in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. Thank you for tuning in. If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring. Sponsorships: off for this episode
33:14
March 9, 2020
WSU Students From the Wichita Pro Bono Immigration Clinic
This week we talk with two students from Wichita State who work for the Wichita Pro Bono Immigration Clinic. Freshman Nicole Bloomquist is the clinic's co-president, and she interns at the Immigration Law and Advocacy Center. Also joining us is freshman Hannah Ezell - a clinic board member and caseworker. The two talk about the work they do to help immigrants in the Wichita community and how lucky they feel to contribute to immigration cases in a meaningful way at such a young age. The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University. This episode was hosted by Audrey E. Korte and produced by Kyle Landolfi and Audrey E. Korte. It also features original music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight different podcast platforms, for free - search for The Sunflower News Podcast or listen to it on Spotify or in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. Thank you for tuning in. If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring.
15:11
March 4, 2020
Why and how to get free testing for sexually transmitted infections
Join us for a candid conversation with the staff of Positive Directions Inc. about HIV and some other common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and learn about the variety of free STI testing services they offer on-campus each month. Tune in to learn more about what to expect when you go to get tested, what happens if you test positive and where to get free condoms. *Producer's Note:  Some content in this episode may be sensitive for some listeners* The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University. This episode was hosted by Audrey E. Korte and produced by Kyle Landolfi and Audrey E. Korte. It also features original music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight different podcast platforms, for free - just search for The Sunflower News Podcast or listen to it on Spotify or in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. Thank you for tuning in. If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring.
21:11
February 21, 2020
WSU Student Veterans Part I and II
Want to know what's in the news at Wichita State? Check out Episode 8. You'll hear Part I and II of our interview with Student Veterans Organization president Levi Schenk and Student Body Vice President Michael Bearth. Both men served in the US Marine Corps and are responsible for November's American flag campaign which placed 22 flags across the WSU campus for 16 days in an effort to raise awareness for veteran suicide. They also contributed to the Suicide Awareness Summit. This interview was broken into two parts. This segment includes the entire interview (Parts I and II) including our discussion about how the local VA and WSU treat their veterans. Thank you for tuning in.  If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring - we hope that you will tell your friends about what we’re doing here so that everyone can join in on the fun. You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight different podcast platforms, for free - just search for The Sunflower News Podcast or listen to it on Spotify or in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. This episode features original music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine - a WSU senior majoring in electronic communication. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. This podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University.
41:13
December 5, 2019
Student Veterans Organization - Part I of II: Suicide Awareness & Prevention Campaign
Catch up on recent news at Wichita State and stick around for an interview with Student Veterans Organization president Levi Schenk and Student Body Vice President Michael Bearth. Both men served in the US Marine Corps and are responsible for the recent American flag campaign which placed 22 flags across the WSU campus for 16 days in an effort to raise awareness for veteran suicide. This conversation was broken into two parts. This episode focuses solely on veteran suicide and mental health. Part II will be available at the end of the month. Thank you for tuning in. If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring - we hope that you will tell your friends about what we’re doing here so that everyone can join in on the fun. You can find The Sunflower News Podcast on eight different podcast platforms, for free - just search for The Sunflower News Podcast or listen to it on Spotify or in your browser at anchor.fm/sunflowernews. This episode features original music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine - a WSU senior majoring in electronic communication. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. This podcast is a service of The Sunflower at Wichita State University. 
29:36
November 10, 2019
Wichita State Basketball (and Babies) - Audrey Korte interviews Taylor Eldridge, DJ Bearfoot and Kylee Sorrells about the Shocker Basketball Season
Catch up on the biggest news at Wichita State this week and stick around for an awesome segment on Shocker Basketball. This week Audrey Korte interviews Taylor Eldridge - Sports Reporter at The Wichita Eagle, DJ Bearfoot - game-day DJ for Shocker Basketball games, and Kylee Sorrells who is a Marketing and Game Day Operations Intern for WSU Athletics, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in The Elliott School of Communication. We'll discuss what game-day looks like for these professionals, the players and Coach Marshall's sweet dance moves - captured in a viral video by DJ Bearfoot last season. In the interview segment, you may hear some unexpected commentary from our guest's children. Getting all of us together in-studio to record this special episode was a labor of love and we did have to accommodate both a one-year-old and a two-year-old who joined us in the recording studio. Because no working mom or dad should ever be turned away or silenced because of their need to juggle their children, we did our best to make sure that everyone had their say, and the conversation was better for it. Despite many hours of audio editing,  at times you will hear babies in the background which is why this episode is called Basketball (and Babies). This episode also debuts our brand new, original intro and transition music, courtesy of Ramsey Jamaleddine - a WSU senior majoring in electronic communication. Check him out on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fury-10. Thank you for tuning in. If you like what you hear give us a shoutout on social media (#SNPWSU) and remember sharing is caring - we hope that you will tell your friends about what we’re doing here so that everyone can join in on the fun.
42:43
November 2, 2019
Weekly News Wrap-Up and Interview with Neal Allen & Melissa Schnieders
Catch up on recent news. Then enjoy our weekly interview segment. This week we're focusing on voting. The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 5th election is October 15th. So why should you vote? And is voting your right or is it your responsibility? Tune in to hear Audrey Korte's interview with Dr. Neal Allen - WSU's Political Science Department Chair, and Melissa Schneiders - the Deputy Election Commissioner for Sedgwick County.  Thanks for listening. 
22:31
October 11, 2019
Episode Four - Weekly News & Interview with members of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Domestic Violence Coalition
The first week of October provided The Sunflower with lots of newsworthy subjects - both on and off-campus. Catch up on some recent headlines with the fourth episode of The Sunflower News Podcast. This week, in honor of # DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, Audrey Korte sat down with two members of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coalition. Keri McGregor is the program director for Harbor House at Catholic Charities. Harbor House at Catholic Charities exists to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children, as well as men by providing them a safe place to stay and support services. Peggy Bennett (LMSW, LMAC) is the Clinical Coordinator of Outpatient Services at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas. She runs a program for domestic violence offenders. Harbor House offers a 24/7 hotline. Call (316) - 263- 6000 to speak with domestic violence trained advocates. They are available to answer questions, offer support and provide resources. To contact someone via email go to: https://www.catholiccharitieswichita.org/services/harbor-house/contact “We understand everyone's situation is different and so we would modify our services to meet their needs,” said Program Director of Harbor House at Catholic Charities. If you need help for an offender or batterer please call the Mental Health Association at (316) 652- 2590. On Thursdays, this October, share your PURPLE domestic violence awareness commitment with a photo or promise to act at #PurpleThursdayICT. The Purple Mile will take place at 9 am on Saturday, October 12 on the WSU campus. It begins at the Rhatigan Student Center. It’s a free community event to honor victims of domestic violence and raise awareness. The Sunflower News Podcast is a courtesy of The Sunflower - Wichita State’s Independent, Student-Run News Source. Follow us on Facebook: @sunflowerwsu and Twitter: @sunflowernews. Stay up to date on all our coverage through our website: https://thesunflower.com/.
24:50
October 7, 2019
Episode Three - News Rundown & Interview with The Sunflower's Daniel Caudill & Matt Kelly
In this episode, catch up on recent news and listen to Audrey Korte's interview with Daniel Caudill, News Editor for The Sunflower and Matt Kelly, Managing Editor of The Sunflower. Caudill and Kelly explain what's happening with SGA (student government), the faculty senate debates about reducing general education requirements for WSU undergrads and how to understand WSU's enrollment reports which are due out the first week of October.  The Sunflower News Podcast is a courtesy of The Sunflower - Wichita State's Independent Student-Run News Source.  Check us out on the Anchor App, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
17:29
September 30, 2019
Campus News: 2nd week of September + Interview with the Student Body President & Vice President about how SGA can help you
The 2nd Episode covers: THE NEWS: The first Wichita mayoral candidate debate, the first football game played at Cessna Stadium since 2004, a proposal to reduce the general education credit-hour-minimum, the new goose-chasing team hired by WSU to combat Canada goose poop on campus and more. This week we moved the news rundown to the start of the episode.  THE INTERVIEW: Next, listen to Audrey Korte's interview with SGA president, Kitrina Miller and vice president Michael Bearth. They discuss what student government does, how issues get addressed and decided on, and how SGA can serve current students. Then we move into a discussion about the anniversary of 9/11. Miller is 21-years-old, Bearth is 33 and served in the Marine Corps. Miller and Bearth discuss their collective memories of that day and how some WSU students do remember 9/11 but many more do not.
23:06
September 17, 2019
Interview with Kylie Cameron & Matt Kelly from The Sunflower + News Rundown for the 1st Week of September
Episode One  Welcome to The Sunflower News Podcast.  Each week we'll share recent news which effects Wichita State University students and the Shocker Community. We'll also offer original content, through interviews with people on and around campus. Our goal is keep you informed. The Sunflower News Podcast is a service of The Sunflower - Wichita State's independent, student-run news organization.  Part I: In this episode you'll hear from two people who have helped make The Sunflower into what it is today: an award-winning news source that reports on campus news, arts and entertainment, sports and more. Kylie Cameron (Editor-In-Chief), and Matt Kelly (Managing Editor and former Editor-In-Chief) sit down with SNP host, Audrey Korte, to discuss how an independent student news source differs from others, what The Sunflower reported on last year, what it's focusing on this year and how students can interact with the paper to ensure their stories, and their voices get heard.  Part II: The News Rundown - Recent Campus News  Thanks for listening. 
18:10
September 9, 2019