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Dave Kendall

Dave Kendall

Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons. He also produced documentaries and community affairs programs for KTWU, the PBS station licensed to Washburn University in Topeka. In 2015, he left to form his own company — Prairie Hollow Productions — through which he continues to produce documentary videos. “The Road to Santa Fe: A Convergence of Cultures” is being distributed to PBS stations across the U.S. and is made available for use in schools. The production has received an award of merit from the Santa Fe Trail Association.

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Symphony in the Flint Hills taps into restorative power of the Kansas prairie

By: - June 7, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons and continues to produce documentary videos through […]

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Rex Buchanan interviews Jennie Chinn, executive director of Kansas State Historical Society, at the Kansas Museum of History. (David Kendall)

Remembering our sunflower journeys across Kansas with Jennie Chinn

By: - May 10, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons and continues to produce documentary videos through […]

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A boulder’s journey: Lawrence monolith will be returned to the Kaw in thoughtful process

By: - May 1, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons and continues to produce documentary videos through […]

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Kansas farmer Bill Kendall, the father of columnist Dave Kendall, stands on combine during wheat harvest. (Submitted by Dave Kendall to Kansas Reflector)

History of challenges adds to current stresses for Kansas farmers and their communities

By: - April 3, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons and continues to produce documentary videos through […]

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From Ike to insurrection and beyond: The class of ’70 turns 70

By: - March 2, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall is a 1970 graduate of Herington High School. He served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first […]

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In history of Santa Fe Trail, a window to Kansas’ past and our nation’s future

By: - December 31, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Dave Kendall served as producer and host of the “Sunflower Journeys” series on public television for its first 27 seasons and continues to produce documentary videos […]