Browse our selection of original content on KTWU.
Holiday performances by local and talented musicians throughout Kansas
Hosted by Kenyatta Berry, Identity Quest is a series of programs exploring family genealogy through family history reveals and research conducted by a group of genealogists. The episodes feature the reveals of the family history, include a combination of interviews, historical records, archival footage, and will demonstrate the importance of kinship and pedigree of the program participants.
I Just Want To Testify
I Just Want To Testify is a conversation with 20 students and teachers from the segregation era. For the first time ever, students and teachers from the four segregated Black schools in Topeka talk about their community and educational experiences prior to segregation and after integration.
Inspire is KTWU’s new local series designed for women. It is a discussion on issues that impact women, as well as segments featuring women in wellness, mindfulness, cooking, travel, healthcare, finance, motherhood, to name a few. This series creates inspiration through features of women making a difference in their lives, their families, their communities, as well as in their businesses, organizations and industries, locally and around the nation. Inspiring women, Inspiring voices?Inspiring YOU, on KTWU.
I’ve Got Issues
I’ve Got Issues is a community affairs series at KTWU. The program is intended to be a wide-ranging community affairs show that explores a variety of topics. The community of which we speak encompasses that portion of eastern Kansas and western Missouri that KTWU serves by way of broadcasting and cable outlets.
June 8: The Topeka Tornado
Probably the oldest weather joke told around is “If you don’t like Kansas weather, wait a few minutes…it’ll change!” But there was nothing to joke about on Wednesday, June 8, 1966 when a class F-5 tornado, with estimated winds of over 250 mph, ripped a 22-mile-long path, up to half a mile wide, through Topeka and surrounding areas. On that day 16 people were killed and over 400 were injured. The total financial cost in damage was $100 million, a record high at that time and even today, adjusted for inflation, still one of the most costly tornadoes ever in America.
Poetry Out Loud Kansas
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Students also have the opportunity to compete for an expenses paid trip to Washington DC and over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Portrait of a Landscape: Seasons
“Portrait Of A Landscape: Seasons” is a visual masterpiece taking viewers on a journey through the diverse landscapes of Kansas, in all seasons of the year. We feature prairie fires, native wildlife, pollen-seeking insects, rock outcroppings, chalky limestone left by ancient seas, waves of golden wheat, dramatic weather, croplands and the most beautiful sunsets over the intense and serene landscapes of Kansas.
Each year we produce a new series of programs which are broadcast on a weekly basis, with each new season premiering in the fall. Our show travels the state to tell stories of the people, places and happenings that are important to Kansans. We strive to incorporate historic elements to our segments when the story calls for it, and research historic images, documents and moving images from, county, state, and often national collections.
Theater of the Mind
Live, televised 1940′s-style radio drama…it’s radio you can see, complete with actors, music and a crew of sound effects technicians, creating it all right before your eyes.
Wood, Brick & Stone
Wood, Brick & Stone explores interesting and sometimes historic structures all across Kansas including many architectural treats unique in the state.
Working Capital is a modern day business television show created in Topeka, Kansas by KTWU. The show is about local and regional businesses within the KTWU viewing area. As an on-going series, WORKING CAPITAL showcases entrepreneurship and provides an atmosphere for sharing business concepts and practical business experiences.