Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Friday April 22, 2011

Kansas populism to be topic at Pachyderm. Today’s meeting (April 22) of the Wichita Pachyderm Club features Friends University Associate Professor of Political Science Russell Arben Fox speaking on the topic “The History and Legacy of Kansas Populism.” Besides his work at Friends, Fox actively blogs at In Media Res. For more information click on Wichita Pachyderm Club. … Upcoming speakers include Wichita State University Political Scientist Ken Ciboski on April 29 with the topic “American Exceptionalism: How and Why Are We Different From Europe?” and Dr. Malcolm C. Harris, Sr., Professor of Finance at Friends University on the topic “Shale gas: Our Energy Future?”

“Not yours to give rally” in Topeka. Next Thursday (April 28) a coalition of groups is holding a rally at the Kansas Capitol building. The event starts at 10:00 am and lasts until 2:00 pm. The lineup of speakers and topics includes Rep. Charlotte O’Hara: “Federal control of the state through the state budget,” Larry Halloran (Wichita South Central 9-12 Group): “Government Charity, the Constitution and the Rule of Law,” Dave Trabert (Kansas Policy Institute): “Kansas Budget Policy and Spending Habits,” Rep. Kasha Kelley: “House Budget,” Richard D. Fry (Patriots Coalition ): “Govt. Lawlessness and Implementing Obama Care,”Angelo Mino (Born in Ecuador – MADE in America): “Reason to Become a New Born American,” Derrick Sontag (Americans for Prosperity): “History of a Growing Kansas Budget,” and Rep. Lance Kinzer: “Court of Appeals Legislation.” … AFP is sponsoring a free bus trip from Wichita for this event. The bus will leave Wichita at 7:00 am, and should be back by 6:00 pm. The bus trip is free but reservations are required. For more information on the bus trip contact John Todd at john@johntodd.net or 316-312-7335, or Susan Estes, AFP Field Director at sestes@afphq.org or 316-681-4415.


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