Chats for December 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
He knows if you've been naughty or nice. Here's a chance to make your last-minute pitch to Santa Claus before the holiday rolls around!
Thursday, December 21, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Gwyn Mellinger writes about food for the Lawrence Journal-World. She takes your holiday questions.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Douglas County commissioners on Monday gave themselves and other elected officials pay raises amounting to several thousand dollars per individual. They say the move is to bring salaries in line with other Kansas counties of comparable size. Commissioners will see their annual pay increase by more than 50 percent - from $21,507 to $32,552. Commissioner Bob Johnson will take your questions about this and other county issues.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz will be here for a chat at 1:30 Tuesday, Dec. 19. He will talk about issues related to his department - and about last week's Lawrence conference that revealed Kansas is on track to run out of prison space within two years unless something changes.
Thursday, December 14, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Lyn Walther of Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm will answer questions about how to choose, cut and care for live Christmas trees.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
Robert Baker is a certified consumer credit counselor with Housing and Credit Counseling. They teach a class on how to have a debt-free Christmas.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
Janeal Krehbiel directs the Lawrence Children's Choir. The choir was invited in May to submit an audition tape to be considered for a national choir festival sponsored by Field Studies International. The group was selected and will perform at the storied Carnegie Hall in mid-April.
Monday, December 11, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Bob Beatty is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His interests, research, and projects in Kansas Studies focus primarily on Kansas history and politics. Beatty is also the producer and moderator for Public Affairs programming on KTWU and WUCT in Topeka. His programs focus on in-depth discussions with Kansas' political leaders (such as Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Pat Roberts, Congressmen Jerry Moran and Dennis Moore, etc.) and in election years forums between candidates for key Kansas offices such as Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Congress.
Friday, December 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan is one to tell it like it is, whether it comes in his columns, his postgame ratings, every Sunday night on The Drive or in the Spodcasters studio. This Friday he'll bring it live to KUSports.com, joining us for a live chat. Got a question about KU hoops? KU football? Caramel Macchiatos? Tom's the guy to ask.
Thursday, December 7, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Scott McMichael is in charge of this year's Lawrence Own Your Own Art Show; the public reception is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Jason Boots, president of the KU student body, is spearheading a campaign to draw attention to $284.1 million in needed maintenance and upgrades to campus facilities. He takes your questions.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Paul Johnson, a lobbyist for Kansas Catholic Conference, has fought for programs to help people weatherize their homes. Johnson hopes the Legislature will work toward helping Kansans become more efficient energy users. "At least a quarter of our energy, especially home-based, is wasted," Johnson said.
Monday, December 4, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Nikki King is the administrator for Health Care Access, which offers care to the uninsured of Douglas County. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is on pace to double the amount of money it spends treating Health Care Access clients in 2006.