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Host of Kansas Sunflower Journeys Says So Long to Public TV


 The host of a long-running Kansas public television is leaving his position reports KPR.  Dave Kendall is the host of Sunflower Journeys.  He says he’s been part of producing the program about Kansas since 1987.

Kendall says the advent of new technology has made the program available to everyone online. 

He says things are changing in Kansas.  He says it appears many things that make people proud of the state are being undermined as budget cuts reduce the funding needed to support them.  Support for schools, highways, state parks, and public broadcasting is being reduced.

Kendall says this is making it very difficult to produce quality local programming in a changing media environment.

He says he’s not retiring, but heading for the hills... the Flint Hills, where there could be a documentary waiting.