Lori Carson (A Day Away host)

Lori Carson is the host of Free State Studio's Home and Away and also the summer series, A Day Away.

Home and Away features the homes of people in and around northeast Kansas. A Day Away, one of Lori's newest engagements, is a summer series that takes her to fun and interesting places in the Midwest that you might also enjoy visiting.

Both Home and Away and A Day Away are available on Sunflower Broadband's Channel 6 in Lawrence and on KTKA 49 ABC across northeast Kansas, channel 12 and 212 on Sunflower Broadband.

Lori and her family have lived in Lawrence since 2003. She's originally from Ohio, and graduated from Providence College in Providence, R.I.

In her spare time, she enjoy traveling, movies, sports, music and writing.

Recent stories

KU associate professor’s green commitment extends to home renovation
October 11, 2010
Last winter Simran Sethi planted roots in Lawrence, purchasing an 84-year-old diamond in the rough on the east side of town. As home renovations continue, the Messenger of Green is walking the walk.
Atchison home boasts impressive decor, art
September 27, 2010
The Muchnic Gallery in Atchison is two destinations in one.
Feel the cow town nostalgia in Cottonwood Falls
September 13, 2010
Turning onto Broadway Street in Cottonwood Falls is a little like stepping back in time.
Get your cowboy on in Abilene
August 23, 2010
Late summer in Kansas is the perfect time for a road trip. For less than a two-hour car ride I was able to experience an authentic Midwest tradition, genuine presidential museum and one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Architecture, all in one location.
Preserving the past
August 16, 2010
Persistence paid off for Terry Tietjens. As a visiting college student, he was fascinated by the stately Georgian architecture of the Seelye mansion on Buckeye Street in Abilene.
K.C. homeowner develops landscaping masterpiece
July 19, 2010
Like an artist with a blank canvas, Todd Kunkel unleashed his gardening creativity on the blank slate that was the meagerly planted grounds of his newly built Overland Park home. The result is a landscaping masterpiece recently featured in Kansas City Home and Garden magazine and the subject of this week’s “Home and Away.”
Second chance at family home a labor of love
July 5, 2010
Ken and Phyllis Wertzberger grew up in a different Lawrence. The brother and sister recall childhood memories of sledding down Ninth Street and parking cars in the family front yard during KU football games in a town that essentially ended at Emery Road and didn’t offer much of the student housing in abundance today. The pair’s kid-sized handprints are immortalized in cement with the inscription June 20, 1949, along the side of the brick Italianate-designed house they grew up in on Arkansas Street.
Abodes on the water
June 21, 2010
“It’s like going on vacation every weekend.” That’s how Patty and Doug Gerdel describe life on their 38-foot, twin-engine Nautaline houseboat docked at Perry Lake marina.
Couple’s green home equates dollars, sense
June 7, 2010
If home energy efficiency seems like an expensive, difficult-to-understand concept full of undecipherable, mumbo-jumbo terminology and unattainable benefits, Chris and Carol Armstrong have some advice.
Embrace summer’s return at Topeka’s Tulip Time Festival
May 10, 2010
When spring is in the air, it’s tulip time in Topeka. The annual Tulip Time Festival is a citywide beautification event featuring the brief-blooming, colorful grandeur of thousands of tulips and daffodils, artistically bedded at scenic destinations around the capital city.

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