Chase County Kansas http://kcur.org en 90-Mile View: Howard Blender http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-howard-blender-0 <p>Two years of extreme drought. The failure of Congress to pass the Farm Bill. Life hasn't gotten any easier for cattle rancher <strong>Howard Blender</strong>.</p><p></p><p>In this edition of <em>90-Mile View</em>, Howard gives Steve Kraske an update on conditions in Chase County as he and others struggle with the effects of too little rain from Mother Nature and too little support from legislators.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:06:36 +0000 Danie Alexander 39292 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Howard Blender William Least Heat-Moon on 20 Years of "PrairyErth" http://kcur.org/post/william-least-heat-moon-20-years-prairyerth <p></p><p>"It is history, travel, anthropology, geography, journalism, confession, memoir, natural history and autobiography. It is the<strong> life and times of Chase County</strong>, and incidentally everything you need to know about Kansas."&nbsp; So wrote Paul Theroux in his <em>New York Times</em> review of <em><strong>PrairyErth</strong> (A Deep Map)</em> when it was published in 1991.&nbsp; Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:05:12 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 8613 at http://kcur.org William Least Heat-Moon on 20 Years of "PrairyErth"