Chats for November 2007

Chat with Phil Bradley about the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade board member Phil Bradley will join us for an online chat Wednesday at 1:30 to discuss the annual parade, set for Saturday in downtown Lawrence.

Expert on health care policy to chat about changes to the insurance coverage age limit for young adults

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

Barb Langner and Marcia Nielsen, of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, will chat about proposed changes to the state's insurance plans to better cover young adults. They will also field questions about the KHPA board's 21-point plan to improve Kansas' health care. The report came out earlier this month.

Chat with Festival of Trees co-chair Lori Belcher

Monday, November 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

The Festival of Trees, a benefit for The Shelter Inc., kicks off Monday. Ask co-chair Lori Belcher what to expect at this year's event.

Chat about 40 years worth of Border Showdowns with Journal-World sports writer Chuck Woodling

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

1963 University of Missouri graduate Chuck Woodling started at the Journal-World in 1968 and has seen many KU-MU football games in that time. Join him for an online chat at 1:30 Wednesday about some of his favorite memories from those games -- and what's to come for Saturday's big matchup. <a href="">See Chuck's video blog about this weekend's game.</a>

Chat Tuesday with MU beat writer Graham Watson

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

Well, it's officially going to be one of the biggest meetings ever between Kansas and Missouri - in <i>anything</i> - this Saturday in Kansas City. Here's your chance to see what the thinking currently is on the other side of the border from Graham Watson, who covers Missouri for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She'll be joining us at <strong>2:30 p.m. Tuesday</strong> to answer your Border War queries.

Chat about KU football with J-W sports editor Tom Keegan

Friday, November 16, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

It's the most amazing KU football season in living memory. Ask Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan for his thoughts and insights about what's next.

Chat about WGA strike

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Jeff Drake, a 1992 KU grad and current Writers Guild of America member based in Los Angeles, will discuss the reasons behind the current strike and what it's like picketing with famous people.

Jim Hanni

Chat about gas prices with AAA's Jim Hanni

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

How high do gasoline prices have to go to make people cut back on driving? And how else can you save money on your car trips. AAA's Jim Hanni takes your questions.

Philip Ciesielski

Chat about the future of Bowersock Dam with Philip Ciesielski

Monday, November 12, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Philip Ciesielski, assistant utilities director for the city, will chat about the role the Bowersock Dam plays in the city's water system, and about a new report that outlines repairs that are needed for the dam.

Paul Laird

Chat about history of musical theater

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

This year marks three important anniversaries - the 50th anniversary of Kansas University's Murphy Hall, and the 50th anniversary of the musicals "The Music Man" and "West Side Story." As part of those anniversaries, KU is hosting a symposium on the history of musical theater, which runs Friday and Saturday. Chat with organizer Paul Laird, a professor of musicology, about the symposium and the evolution of musical theater.

Chat with Kansas Turnpike Engineer about Kansas River bridge replacement project

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Chat with KTA Chief Engineer David Jacobson about the plans to replace the two bridge spanning the Kansas River between the East and West Lawrence interchanges.

Chat about the state of freshwater mussels in Kansas with a scientist from the state Department of Wildlife & Parks

Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Bryan Simmons, a terrestrial/aquatic ecologist with the environmental service section of the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, will chat about the state of freshwater mussels in Kansas' rivers and streams. Each freshwater mussel can filter up to 8 gallons of water a day. However, they are also being affected by years of harvesting, pollution and changes to their habit.

Chat with Brian Christopherson of the Journal Star

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

Got questions about what has led to Nebraska's struggles this season? Or how well Joe Ganz can fill in for Sam Keller? Or how hot the seat under Bill Callahan really is? Brian Christopherson of the Journal Star in Lincoln will join us to chat Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and answer all of your questions as the Huskers get set to face No. 8 Kansas.

Chat with Jayni about autumn cooking

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Jayni Carey, host of "Jayni's Kitchen" on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6, will take questions and offer tips about autumn cuisine.