December is busy enough for most Christian pastors but for Rev. Rick Behrens, this year it's been busier than usual.
Rick joins Steve Kraske for this edition of 90-Mile View to talk about a recent trip to a Kansas City, Kansas sister-city in Mexico, having one of the hottest tickets in town, and a special dinner theater presentation taking place at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church.
Carole Brown has shared with us the dichotomy that is her life. A classical musician, Brown spends a portion of her year living with her parents in Prairie Village, Kan., and the rest in a cabin with no amenities in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
On this edition of 90-Mile View, Carole is back to talk with host Steve Kraske of her life on the prairie. She's been busy with several projects including a window that took her some time to collect just the right materials before she could construct it.
As President of the Historic Manheim Park Association, Saundra Hayes has been witness to exciting changes in the 32-square block neighborhood nestled between Troost and The Paseo, and 39th and Brush Creek Blvd.
On this edition of 90-Mile View Saundra shares with host Steve Kraske the latest events from the community including the recent ribbon-cutting that marked a new chapter for the neighborhood's Bancroft School.
When we first met Patricia (Trisha) Porsche, she was working her way out of homelessness for the second time. Back in February she was just several weeks into her residency at Freedom House, a transitional home for women run by the True Light Family Resource Center in Kansas City, Mo.
That residency is for only one year and for Trisha that year ends in December. She talks with Steve Kraske about how her job search led her to a very familiar place and where she will be in 2014.
Fall weather brings changes for Officer Nicole Wright as she works her beat for the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. Kids are back in school, there's Chief's home games to work, but as for October 31, well, as Wright observes, "everyday's Halloween" in East Patrol.
The economy in Warsaw, Missouri in Benton County relies heavily upon visitors coming to Truman Lake, water controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When the government shut down earlier this month so did all the facilities the Corps controls along the lake.
A life dictated by the seasons and the weather is always a risky one and no one knows it better than Flint Hills cattle rancher Howard Blender.
Today Howard talks with Steve Kraske about the hazards ranchers face every day. From the impact of the recent South Dakota snowstorm, to selling cattle by internet auction, Howard tells of the gambles he takes and the best cattleman's answer he ever heard to the question "Why do you keep doing it?".
Dr. Gary Yarbrough has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years and since 1994 has tended to the people in and around Parsons, KS.
The author of House Calls, Dr. Yarbrough has told us of some of the more memorable moments and patients he's encountered over the decades. In this edition of 90-Mile View, he talks with Steve Kraske about his latest book and shares the tale of one man's misfortune in a Kentucky tobacco barn.
One of the budgetary battles going on in Congress at the moment is what to do with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The current focus on funding the government and its programs has pushed other issues like immigration reform off the front page.
"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." So goes the saying, but when your life is milk, lots of milk, what do you do?
On this edition of 90-Mile View, dairyman Eric Neill tells Steve Kraske how things are going on the farm, including getting ready to bring new "ladies" into the herd. Then Eric's partner, and wife, Julie has been busy exploring other options for the dairy's daily production. When life hands you milk . . .
Hellen Cook's disappearance came to our attention during our last conversation with The Benton County Enterprise publisher James White.
On this edition of 90-Mile View, James is back with the rest of Hellen's story: who she was beyond the headlines and what her family is doing to improve the process of finding lost loved ones in the future.
Being a police officer is about many things: patrolling a beat, helping other officers maintain order, and sometimes, providing extra security to visiting dignitaries.
Kansas City, Mo., police officer Nicole Wright returns to speak with Steve Kraske about what it's like to work be part of the special security detail at the NAACP national convention for the organization’s chairman, Roslyn M. Brock and what the mood was there when they heard the verdict of the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case.
Many of us ask ourselves at some point: "What am I doing and why am I doing it?" For one woman the question looms larger with her choice to pursue a lifestyle that embraces isolation and eschews the modern.
On Sunday evening, July 21, the eastbound Amtrak train, The River Runner, struck an SUV in Warrensburg, MO. Injured in the crash were a 42-year old woman and her 3-year old granddaughter both of whom remain in Kansas City area hospitals.
Eric Peterson is an engineer for Amtrak and previously on 90-Mile View has shared his love of trains and tales from the tracks with us. Today he talks with Steve Kraske about the steps Amtrak employees take when accidents like this occur.
According to the 2010 census, the population of Warsaw, Missouri is 2,127 but in the summer this town along Truman Lake sees an influx of tourists and summer residents. Keeping an eye on it all isThe Benton County Enterprise publisher James White.
Today James explains how long "the season" runs and what it means to the year-round residents and business owners of Warsaw. Plus, we catch up on the latest news coming out of the Benton County.
Two years of extreme drought. The failure of Congress to pass the Farm Bill. Life hasn't gotten any easier for cattle rancher Howard Blender.
In this edition of 90-Mile View, 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.
Rev. Rick Behrens is pastor of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kansas, an inner-city church with a congregation and a community largely made up of immigrants. In this installment of 90-Mile View, Rick talks immigration policy and reform with Steve Kraske and what it means to the people he serves.
Newspaper publisher Sarah Kessinger keeps a close eye on the goings-on in her neck of the woods, in and around Marshall County, Kansas so it didn't escape her notice when an area resident made it to national TV.
The last time Patricia Porsche was with us we learned why she became homeless by choice. When we left off Trish had just worked her way back to being employed and out of a women's shelter. Today we hear the rest of her story.
When we first met Officer Nicole Wright last December we learned why this Kansas City, Mo. native chose to serve on the force and in the neighborhood where she grew up. Today Nicole returns to tell us about her first call of a day back in January that turned out to be her last call of the day.