Greg Hurd (River City Weekly host)

Moving to Lawrence from Los Angeles in 1999, I started at what is now Sunflower Broadband in May of that year as host and producer of As Time Goes By. I now host and produce, River City Weekly while holding down the post of Multi-media Assistant Managing Editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, World Online and 6News. My roles allow me the joy and privilege of meeting a great many fascinating and creative people in all walks of life either living in or visiting Lawrence. Born and raised in the Kansas City area, I attended K.U. in the 1970s. During that time, I founded and owned a small business and wrote books for various governmental studies. After a stint as a producer at KMBC-TV9 in Kansas City, I moved to Los Angeles where I worked as a freelance producer and writer. I also became very involved in church in Los Angeles and soon found my way into seminary. I worked at two churches in the Los Angeles area before a visit to Kansas City put in motion my move back to Lawrence. On that trip, I became reacquainted with a college friend, who soon became the focus of my return to Kansas. I moved to Lawrence in 1999 to marry that friend and become the stepfather to her three great kids. I have a small production company which keeps some of the family members busy with video work for corporations and non-profits from time-to-time. I also keep at my playwriting and screenwriting. Away from the office, I enjoy time with my family, drawing, reading, travel and K.U. sports.

Recent stories

Renowned choreographer from Lawrence works with K.C. Ballet
April 29, 2009
Karole Armitage grew up in Lawrence and has returned to the area to work with the Kansas City Ballet.
River City Weekly interview with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius
January 16, 2006
In an interview for Channel 6’s River City Weekly, Governor Kathleen Sebelius discusses the State of the State and addresses many of the pressing issues facing Kansas, including K-12 and higher education, health insurance, growing the economy and the biosciences.
River City Chronicles: Final installment
September 14, 2004
In the final installment of River City Chronicles, Journal-World reporter Greg Hurd talks about how the founding of Lawrence and other communities forced Native Americans to migrate southward.
Tragic history of native peoples in eastern Kansas largely unmourned
September 12, 2004
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had vastly different effects on the native peoples of eastern Kansas and the European-American settlers to which it would open the gates to the area.
A page in the life
KU librarian enjoys connecting the past with present
September 6, 2004
Growing up in Boston, Spencer Research Library librarian Bill Crowe spent many weekends exploring the “extraordinary number of historical sites” in and around the city. Early in life, he hoped to become a history teacher, especially after listening to his father’s stories.
Kansas-Nebraska Act turned Indian lands into slavery battleground
September 5, 2004
The boldest legislative stroke leading to “Bleeding Kansas” and the Civil War occurred on May 30, 1854, when President Pierce signed into law the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Catching up with Bornholdt
Forensic investigator takes up new business
August 30, 2004
Maggie Bornholdt provides counseling services in the Kansas University Small Business Development Center - quite a change from her career as a forensic investigator. Before returning to Lawrence in 2002, she was medical legal investigator and internship director for the Office of the Medical Examiner in Delaware County, Pa., just outside Philadelphia. She served primarily as a death scene investigator with a specialty in child and infant deaths. She also served on the Child Death Review Team.
U.S. government threw white squatters off American Indian land in the 1800s
August 29, 2004
The attempt to leave behind European-American encroachment in the East and upper Midwest would prove a losing proposition for most native peoples coming to eastern Kansas in the 19th century.
On Film’ with Haines
Critic explores women’s roles in Kansas westerns
August 23, 2004
Cynthia Haines learned to appreciate theater and films at a young age while growing up in the New York City area. She recalls staying up at night as a young girl and using a flashlight to read Modern Screen and Photoplay Magazine.
American Indians settled near Kansas River
August 22, 2004
When President Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act of 1830, eastern Kansas became a major stage for the unfolding drama between European-Americans and native peoples.

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