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LOCAL STATION STORIES

Use the interactive map below to find stories about the public television stations in your state.

Alabama

On June 21, 2016, APT was recognized for their “Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.”
Alabama Public Television invites all ages to explore the learning and career initiatives that are available through the IQ Learning Network.

Alaska

Alaska Public Media and Alaska’s Energy Desk explores the rich history of the trans-Alaska pipeline in an eight-episode podcast and radio series, Midnight Oil.
KUAC of Fairbanks, Alaska, is making live music more accessible to local residents through Alaska Live.

American Somoa

A local station story from this state is coming soon.

Arizona

For over 30 years, Arizona PBS's public affairs program, Arizona Horizon, has served the Arizona viewing area by providing valuable coverage of local issues.
KAET convene's experts to get important questions answered for Arizonians, including Ask a Mortgage Expert, Ask a Child Trauma Expert and Ask a College Expert.

Arkansas

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has been expanding their innovative professional development initiative, ArkansasIDEAS, and has awarded over 1.4 million credit hours to educators through the program.
Each spring on the first Tuesday of Arkansas public schools’ Spring Break, AETN partners with the Harvey & Bernice Jones Center for Families in Springdale for Family Day with PBS KIDS.

California

KCET's popular weekly news magazine series, SoCal Connected, covers a range of important topics that impact the people of Southern California.
ValleyPBS's Valley's Gold series continues local awareness of the importance of agriculture
KLCS's College Is Elementary program emphasizes the importance of early preparation for college in schools and the community
KVIE, the public television station for the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas, features Studio Sacramento.
KQED Learning engages with community and educational organizations to broaden and deepen the impact of Northern California’s KQED media to effect positive change.
KPBS Evening Edition will deliver local news and in-depth analysis to the San Diego community every weeknight.
KVIE Public Television recently produced three documentaries highlighting dilemmas that adversely affect educational efforts in California.
PBS SoCaL Education is the cornerstone of PBS SoCal's educational service, providing nearly a half million K-12 students each year in over 80 percent of Orange County schools.
The inimitable Dr. Seuss is on public television with an animated series for children, The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Colorado

The New Generation Early Learning Initiative, Rocky Mountain PBS' new and creative way to communicate about education with parents and caregivers, combines the station's high-impact programs with services from Bright by Three, a nonprofit text message provider.
Join CPT12 on the 12th of each month, as they select a well-deserved program to play, shining a special monthly spotlight on 12 ways to give back.

Connecticut

Through the Learning Lab's programs, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network provides students of all ages with the resources to become professionals in the field of media arts.

Delaware

A local station story from this state is coming soon.

District of Columbia

WHUT's educational program 'Let's Talk Education' discusses issues facing today’s educational system.
BrainLine, a service of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting service in Washington D.C., includes a deep, video-rich website, an extensive social media effort, and a broad public outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about TBI.

Florida

WUSF Public Media has joined forces with Mort Elementary School in Tampa, FL to provide impactful learning resources that are making a difference in students' educations.
On June 8, 2016, WGCU hosted a luncheon celebration to honor Beverly Lundquist for her extensive work in support of public media for more than 35 years.
WUCF's Metro Center Outlook reports on issues that matter to the people of Central Florida.
WSRE, public television for Pensacola, FL, offers their local community “Imagination Station”, a free venue that provides children, parents and teaching professionals with educational resources.
WPBT, public television based in Miami, Florida, will soon be premiering new episodes of its Emmy award-winning series Changing Seas.
For the eighth consecutive year, WEDU, west central Florida’s primary PBS station, celebrates the best work from nonprofit organizations at the February 21, 2013 WEDU Be More Awards™ ceremony and luncheon – an event that has become known as the “Academy Awards® for Nonprofits.”
WJCT has been a community tradition for more than 50 years providing in-depth, engaging and educational content to 1.5 million audience members in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
WFSU is taking a deeper look at the ecosystem and how predators affect the health of these habitats and the services they provide.
Your Voice probes a topic from multiple perspectives combining a television broadcast, radio shows, articles in their monthly member magazine

Georgia

Public Broadcasting Atlanta has run their Homework Hotline since 2002 helping countless students from Atlanta Public Schools excel in their education.

Guam

A local station story from this state is coming soon.

Hawaii

In May 2016, PBS Hawaii moved into their new home.
With the local program HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaii gives students from public, private and charter schools throughout the islands a voice to share their unique community stories to a statewide audience, on-air and online.

Idaho

Peter Morrill, Idaho Public Television's General Manager, announced in late March that he will be retiring from his leadership role at the station.
Idaho Public Television was proud to accept the 2012 Silver Gavel Award for The Color of Conscience documentary as one of four recipients for Media and the Arts from the American Bar Association.
Idaho Public Television has a long-standing commitment to airing live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Idaho House and Senate floor action on Idaho Public Television’s over-the-air channels, via cable, and online via live streaming.

Illinois

Illinois Public Media’s (WILL-TV) Book Mentor Project gets kids excited about reading, and puts books into the hands of families who otherwise might not have access to them at home.
WTTW’s flagship nightly news magazine Chicago Tonight is Chicago's premier news and public affairs program.
Network Knowledge, public media for west central Illinois, helps explain Illinois politics with its local program CapitolView.
WQPT, public media for northwestern Illinois, is focusing on education with its broadcast of Achieve Quad Cities: Tackling the Drop Out Crisis.
WTVP, public media for Central Illinois, broadcasted the premier of Boxcar People, a documentary that tells the story of Mexican workers recruited in the early 1900s to work the railroads in Galesburg, Illinois.
WSIU Public Broadcasting, a PBS/NPR licensee based at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, turns the spotlight on the unique people, places, events, and issues of its five-state service region in the weekly half-hour television series WSIU InFocus.
WILL-TV raises awareness of hunger issues in central and eastern Illinois.
WTVP partners with the Peoria City/County Health Department to educate viewers on having a healthy family.

Indiana

On July 29, 2014, WFYI Public Television, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be premiering Bobby “Slick” Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier in front of thousands at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Lakeshore Public Media (Merrillville, Indiana) broadcasts a weekly news and public affairs program called Lakeshore Focus, which aims to create a civil conversation with engaging dialogues.
WTIU's award winning local children's series encourages children to explore the world around them.
WNIT, public television for Northern Indiana and Southeast Lower Michigan, has a daily magazine-style series Experience Michiana that is becoming more and more popular every week.
WTIU, public television for Bloomington, Indiana, recently broadcast a 60-minute documentary I-69: Are We There Yet?, on the building of I-69, which routes from Port Huron, Michigan, south through Indiana, to Brownsville Texas.

Iowa

Iowa Public Television's children's educational program, KIDS Clubhouse, stars local children in each episode as they learn and have adventures in their own backyards.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, Iowa Public Television presented Senator Harkin with a APTS Champion of Public Broadcasting Award

Kansas

KPTS, public television for the state of Kansas, informs its viewers about the people, places and things that make Kansas a unique and special place through its local program, Positively Kansas

Kentucky

WKU PBS, public television for Bowling Green, Kentucky, tells stories of extraordinary passion, talent and beauty through its public affairs show Mainstreet.
KET election coverage includes candidate discussions, analysis and new online resource.
The Kentucky Authority for Educational Television (KET) is the leading provider of free over-the-air educational services to residents of Kentucky.

Louisiana

Louisiana Public Broadcasting's monthly news and public affairs program, Louisiana Public Square, promotes citizen discussion of local issues with experts and key decision-makers in the state.
Lousiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) looks beyond the politics with Louisiana: The State We’re In.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faced the daunting task of not only rebuilding, but faced the pressing issues of crime and the storm’s impact on the criminal justice system.

Maine

Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) will be convening and broadcasting four key political debates in October 2014.

Maryland

Maryland Public Television's LZ Maryland was a weekend-long event that showed appreciation for Maryland's Vietnam veterans and honored those who were lost in the war.
Maryland Public Television (MPT) is using its six transmission towers to not only broadcast television signal, but to provide critical public safety services to their local communities.
Thinkport is Maryland Public Television’s comprehensive free web portal for the Pre-K-12 education community and families.

Massachusetts

WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media is one of the eight projects which will receive an Award for Advancement in Accessibility from FCC’s Chairman’s Julius Genachowski at the FCC headquarters ceremony on December 19, 2012.
Since WGBH’s first broadcast in 1951, they have been doing an exemplary job in delivering free over-the-air media to the citizens of Massachusetts.

Michigan

WKAR, public media from Michigan State University (MSU), offers Curious Crew, an original WKAR program featuring local kids ages 9-14 who explore all things science in a fun and educational way.
WGVU, the public broadcasting station for 28 counties of west and southwest Michigan, presents Family Health Matters: "One Family's Journey." The program follows WGVU General Manager Michael T. Walenta through his cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Detroit Public Television's groundbreaking initiative Great Lakes Now, provides unprecedented access to the largest gathering of scientists, political voices, educators, environmentalists, and interested groups ever assembled to discuss the future of the Great Lakes, the United States’ largest source of fresh water.
WCMU's One Person, One Idea documentary explores entrepreneurship in Michigan.

Minnesota

The debate on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 included Democratic–Farmer–Labor Governor Mark Dayton, endorsed Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet.
The Saint Paul Public Library's most recent grant will include a network of partners and advisors from the community including Twin Cities Public Television (tpt).
Next Avenue is a local/national service designed to hyper-serve and engage America’s booming older population
WDSE/WRPT participated in the 2010 PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest and set the national record.
TPT continues to broadcast Latino Art: A Community Vision
Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) plays a vital role in providing its community with educational programming and services.

Mississippi

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) received a boost in state funding for the coming fiscal year.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, based in Jackson, Mississippi, has an exciting community outreach project called Southern Remedy. The local program is Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s flagship wellness show dedicated to keeping Mississippians healthy.

Missouri

KMOS, public media licensed to the University of Central Missouri, informs the general public about issues facing Agri-business and those involved in this ever-changing and ever-challenging field through their program, Show-Me Ag.
KCPT, Kansas City Public Television, worked with filmmaker Michael Price to address the issue of mental illness in the local community.
Nine Network of Public Media, which serves the St. Louis, Missouri region, recently received acclaim for its productive and interactive conversation-focused program, Stay Tuned.
KCPT, public television for Kansas City, MO, has partnered with The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to create Imagine KC, a show that raises awareness and presents solutions for the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the Kansas City region.
The Nine Network of Public Media, serving the St-Louis region, offers digital storytelling training to individuals and organizations to help them tell and share their stories of impact.
Ozarks Public Television, public television for Springfield, Missouri, has recently launched a new initiative called Small World ▪ Big Picture. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-platform initiative focusing on the diversity of community and encouraging viewers to look closely at global issues and their connection to the local community.

Montana

MontanaPBS and the Montana State Library are collaborating on a summer project that will bring Super Why morning camps for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Nebraska

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications helps English Language Learners at Lakeview Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska develop literacy skills in both English and their families' native languages through a creative reading and translation project.
What began as a single television station in 1954 has grown to a network comprised of five digital broadcast services with approximately 1 million viewers across Nebraska each week.

Nevada

On June 4, 2015, 1,425 adults earned a High School Degree or a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) in Southern Nevada for 2015.
Vegas GOAL utilizes a variety of robust media delivery platforms, which provide critical online education and workforce development resources that respond to business needs or training gaps that exist in Nevada’s current economy.
KNPB broadcasts the live local call-in program called OpenLines, to address issues for local community.
Las Vegas public television station targets childhood obesity in African American and Hispanic children using a combination of technology, curricular and community resources.

New Hampshire

A local station story from this state is coming soon.

New Jersey

NJTV celebrated its one year anniversary on July 1, 2012. They are proud to be New Jersey’s new Public Television Network serving the Garden State.

New Mexico

Report from Santa Fehas been providing KENW viewers with unique programming for nearly 40 years
For over 20 years, New Mexico PBS's weekly art series ¡COLORES! has explored the arts, music, history and culture of New Mexico and the southwest.
As an adjunct to Tragedy of Bataan, New Mexico PBS is creating a half-hour program with some of the survivors of the surrender of Bataan and Corregidor.
New Mexico PBS's public affairs program Public Square provides a substantive dialogue between New Mexican citizens and state and local leaders on an array of local issues.

New York

WMHT, public media for Eastern New York and Western Massachusetts, continues to feature news, interviews and analysis from the Capitol on its Emmy-winning, in-depth public affairs program New York NOW.
WLIW21, public media for Long Island and the greater tri-state community, offers Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators Collection.
WPBS, the local public broadcasting station for Northern New York and Eastern Ontario, held its 19th annual Ready, Set, Fun, Neighbor Days on May 9, 2015.
WXXI, public television for Rochester, NY, has recently premiered its first Internet series. Paley on Park Avenue: New York City, a six-episode series, follows award-winning metal sculptor Albert Paley as he creates 13 new pieces.
WSKG, public television for Binghamton, New York, is using its convening and communicating muscle to end childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is a sobering national epidemic that unfortunately has not spared the Southern Tier. Health officials are expressing concern with the link between childhood obesity and its relationship to the development of health related diseases, such as diabetes. With generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, WSKG launched a Working on Wellness initiative (WoW) to work with existing health organizations
Mountain Lake PBS produces Mountain Lake Journal EXTRA, a half-hour public affairs program with stories about local and national business issues in the New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario region's rich cultural offerings.
“Homework Hotline is an outstanding resource, and I encourage parents to tune in with their kids so they can go through this education journey together,” said Jason Muhammad, who uses the program to compliment his sixth-grade son Ayinde’s studies at home.
Get The Math is a convergent media project designed to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real world problems.
Chautauqua: An American Narrative portrays the Chautauqua Institution as a unique summer destination, where the arts and lifelong learning thrive.
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council brings Rochesterians some of the most important debates of the political season
On the heels of its impressive ratings growth and incredible eight Emmy wins for its landmark 40th anniversary season, Sesame Street is back with more of what you love for season 41, including Super Grover 2.0.
On August 31, WXXI hosted an hour-long debate among candidates running in the New York State Attorney General Democratic primary election.

North Carolina

Carolina Impact takes on issues and interests facing the heart of the region for WTVI PBS Charlotte viewers.
North Carolina Rising is a multi-faceted project which includes a series of monthly reports highlighting various economic development projects across the state as well as numerous online resources.

North Dakota

Prairie Public Broadcasting is working to let young locals know that anytime can be learning time.

Ohio

As we continue to advance in a technology driven era, WBGU, public media for Ohio, offers BYOT: Bring Your Own Technology, a video series about personal electronic devices in education.
WVIZ/PBS ideastream, the public television station for Cleveland, Ohio was awarded the Service to Children Award for Television.
Teens can discover how to launch a successful micro business in the new Western Reserve Public Media production Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business. Carol Topp, a Cincinnati-based certified public accountant, hosts the 90-minute program, which is based on her “Micro Business for Teens” book series.
WOSU Public Media, based in Columbus, has been serving Ohio since April 1922. 2012 is a banner year for WOSU that goes well beyond any expectations for public media in 1922
WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, from Cleveland, Ohio, through its seven broadcast entities and services, has served as the region’s largest classroom, offering learners of every age the opportunity to discover, understand and embrace knowledge

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s public television station, The Oklahoma Network (OETA), has provided lasting support to those affected by the May tornadoes. OETA launched a series of relief efforts in response to the recent devastation online, on-air and through outreach.
RSU Public TV launches a 30-minute game show for local high school students to make an educational impact.

Oregon

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has created the year-long Unprepared initiative to prepare Oregon for the next possible major earthquake.
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is the only media organization that ties together both the urban and rural parts of Oregon. OPB is the only radio service that provides full-time news and information to Oregon residents from the Pacific Coast to the Idaho border.

Pennsylvania

WQLN, public media for Erie, Pennsylvania, offers WQLN Families Turn on to Literacy, an innovative literacy workshop series that emphasizes the involvement of the entire family in a child’s education.
MiND: Media Independence, public television for Philadelphia, has collaborated with the Philadelphia Film Society and premiered Henry Nevison’s documentary about a musical that is still changing lives.
PBS39, public television serving Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania, has been teaming up with Philadelphia chef Walter Staib to bring the healthy cooking show SuperFoods.
WHYY's Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps Greater Philadelphians become discerning media consumers. Hamilton Commons offers training programs for students, educators and adults of all ages, providing hands-on instruction on how to produce documentaries, slideshows and more.
For over 36 years, PBS39, public television for eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, has been producing Scholastic Scrimmage, the area’s most popular high school television show where students are quizzed about all academic disciplines.
witf Public Media in Harrisburg, PA Facing Cancer Together, an interactive, multimedia effort to connect the stories and lives of people touched by cancer
Telling Amy's Story raises awareness about domestic violence through Penn State Public Broadcasting's public media and outreach initiative.
George L. Miles, Jr., who has served as President and CEO of WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh since September 1994, will retire at the end of September. Deborah Acklin was unanimously selected by the WQED Board of Directors to take the helm as President and CEO effective September 23, 2010.

Puerto Rico

Sistema TV, public television for Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, is the only PBS affiliate in the market. In collaboration with the Ana G. Méndez University System, Sistema TV produces local educational programs about arts and culture, university sports, health and the environment. It also produces and airs over 10 hours of weekly public affairs programming.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island PBS recently produced "No Hero in Heroin," a program that addresses a major problem that has become a crisis in the state.

South Carolina

South Carolina ETV's Carolina Classrooms provides valuable resources for South Carolina's educators.

South Dakota

South Dakota Public Broadcasting airs South Dakota Focus, a weekly in-depth public affairs program about the issues and events on South Dakotans' minds.

Tennessee

Six public television stations in Tennessee - East Tennessee PBS, WCTE in Cookeville, WKNO in Memphis, WLJT in Martin, WNPT in Nashville and WTCI in Chattanooga - have joined forces to broadcast coverage of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly sessions.
Nashville Public Television (NPT) addresses one of Tennessee’s biggest problems that impacts the heart of the community: children’s health. NPT’s Children’s Health Crisis project is a three-year initiative built around a series of seven documentaries on the state of children’s health in Tennessee.
Nashville Public Television’s award winning Next Door Neighbors series looks at Nashville’s status as a new destination city for refugees and immigrants, and explores the rich diversity of people now calling Nashville home.
Some children and their parents come to kindergarten without any idea of what is expected. WLJT, public broadcaster for Tennessee, is tackling that problem with a step-by-step kindergarten “how to” in the event called Countdown To Kindergarten.
WCTE, based in Cookeville Tennessee, is proud to present the television show, Jammin’ at Hippie Jack, a local series, in collaboration with the Council of Americana Roots Music.
The Dr. Bob Show discusses current medical topics every week for local community of east Tennessee.

Texas

KLRU, public media for Austin, Texas, holds an annual local KLRU KIDS Writers Contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s writing skills through hands-on, active learning.
KERA's One Crisis Away is a multimedia initiative created to increase awareness of asset poverty in North Texas.
KLRN of San Antonio provides an outlet for local veterans through the program Veterans Voices.
HoustonPBS, public media for Southeast Texas, participates in the GED® Connection program.
KACV Public Television, of Amarillo, Texas, coordinated a program called Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity.
Panhandle PBS brings awareness on the dropout crisis for the local community in Amarillo, Texas.
Houston Public Media is the home of the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, with over 1,000 local schools from 42 counties competing in the Bee.

Utah

KUED public media in Salt Lake City, Utah reaches 38,000 low-income parents and children through PBS KIDS Family Nights, their spin on the educational PBS program.
KBYU Eleven, a service of Brigham Young University and broadcasting to residents of Utah, is using interactive technology to promote public safety for disaster awareness and preparedness.
Utah Education Network (UEN) are proud members of US Ignite, tying the Utah community together with ultra-fast broadband networking.
KUED's documentary On the Edge: Mental Health in Utah brings awareness to mental health issues facing the local community.

Vermont

Vermont PBS lets candidates of statewide offices' voices be heard through the unbiased election coverage of their 10-part Gubernatorial Forum and Debate series.

Virgin Islands

WTJX, based in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has launched an Eat Right, Exercise for Life! Obesity Campaign to encourage all Virgin Islanders to incorporate healthy eating with daily exercise into their everyday routines.

Virginia

WVPT, public television for Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, launched Caught Doing Something Good, a program aimed at understanding people’s aspirations for life in their communities.
Community Idea Stations, the public television station for central Virginia, provides its audience with the educational initiative, Science Matters.
One staff member at WHRO Public Media of Hampton Roads, VA, is making reading even more fun to local youth.
Baseball: The Tenth Inning, a two-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and produced by WETA, tells the tumultuous story of America's national pastime from the early 1990s to the present day
WHRO is dedicated to providing citizens of the Hampton Roads community with access to local programming.

Washington

KSPS, public television for the Inland Northwest and Canada, recently partners with several local and regional health organizations to provide daily message points to help address the issue of childhood obesity.
Since 1954, KCTS 9 has been dedicated to serving the community from its educational documentaries to its informative series on health and public affairs.
Full Focus is the weekly documentary series that tells the stories of Western Washington's diverse communities.
KSPS addresses various health topics through a live public affairs program, Health Matters, Television for Life.

West Virginia

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's public affairs program, The Legislature Today, has been providing vital information about local politics to its viewers for over two decades.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) has played a role in the recent political activity, as they provided on-air and online election coverage to help voters sift through recent electoral issues.
MPTV's weekly forum, 4th Street Forum, provides an opportunity for discussions of public affairs issues in the local community.
Wisconsin Public Television launches landmark public television project “LZ Lambeau: Welcoming Home Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans” to Honor Vietnam Veterans’ Service and Sacrifice

Wyoming

WyomingPBS documents the creation of a digital archive of tribal artifacts for the people of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
Wyoming PBS’ s End of Track documentary is the story of the Transcontinental Railroad's construction march across southern Wyoming and the growing pains of a state in its infancy.
For the past four years, Wyoming PBS has been honoring outstanding home childcare providers from around the state for their hard work and dedication to early childcare and learning. This year’s Wyoming PBS Outstanding Childcare Providers were Kim Weinrich, from Casper; Ann Klein, from Gillette; and Jennifer Leonhardt, from Lovell.

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KLRU KIDS Writers Contest Promotes Children's Writing
KLRU, public media for Austin, Texas, holds an annual local KLRU KIDS Writers Contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s writing skills through hands-on, active learning.
Positively Kansas Features the People, Places and Things That Make Kansas Special
KPTS, public television for the state of Kansas, informs its viewers about the people, places and things that make Kansas a unique and special place through its local program, Positively Kansas