'Whad'Ya Know' about KU?
listeners nationwide learned last month that the highest point
in Kansas is not KU's Fraser Hall.* That was among many zany
bits and barbs about KU and the Jayhawks thrown about during
the live broadcast of Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya
Know?" public radio show at KU's Lied Center July
A sellout crowd was on hand for the show, part of the 50th
anniversary celebration of KU's public radio station, KANU.
Funding also was provided by Lawrence's Douglas County Bank,
which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The host, Michael Feldman, a Madison, Wis., native, was introduced
as "the man who crossed the street and was accused of
Jayhawking" and later as the man "who never would
have made it to class if he had to climb up those hills."
Feldman asked the crowd to recite the "Rock Chalk Jayhawk"
chant before starting his newsy monologue that preceded the
show's collection of music and quizzes. Noting that a KU student
in Spain recently was gored during the running of the bulls
in Pamplona, Feldman remarked that the student "trained
for the event on Massachusetts Street during bar time."
Recalling the controversy over teaching evolution in Kansas,
Feldman said KU's anthropology museum was being replaced with
a creation science "lumps of clay and ribs" exhibit.
The show's guests included crop artist Stan Herd, '86, and
"Roadside Kansas" co-author Rex Buchanan, '92, associate
director of the Kansas Geological Survey at KU.
You can hear the entire show online at http://notmuch.com/Show/index.pl#archives.
Also visit http://kanu.ku.edu/whadyaknow.htm.
* Of course, the highest point in Kansas, at more than 4,000
feet, is Mount Sunflower, located just east of the Colorado-Kansas
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