Why Lawrence? Pam at the Eldridge Hotel

Pam, the General Manager of the Historic Eldridge Hotel in Downtown Lawrence, shares what out-of-towners are amazed by when they visit Lawrence, Kansas. 

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Shy

Meet Shiloh "Shy" LeBeau, a USIBA National Champion Boxer. Listen as she shares why she loves Lawrence from one of her favorite places, Haskell Memorial Stadium.

Derek

Meet Derek, the Executive Director of the Lied Center of Kansas at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. See why he says you should come to Lawrence for a visit. 

Lisa

Meet Lisa. She's a Lawrence resident and a painter and printmaker. Her works can be found in private homes, corporations, schools, libraries, hospitals, and museums, including the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Watch...

Justin

Meet Justin. He's the owner of River Rat Skate and Print. In addition to being Lawrence's only skateboard shop, it's a local print shop and has its own apparel line. Watch to see what Justin thinks about Lawrence, Kansas.

Al

Meet Al. He's an expert tour guide for The Jayhawk Experience. The Jayhawk Experience is a walking tour that gives guests the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at many of the KU’s iconic facilities, including Allen...

Marlo

Meet Marlo. She's a filmmaker, the director of the Free State Festival, and the Curator for media and film at the Lawrence Arts Center. Marlo shares why the Wishing Bench, an East Lawrence landmark, is remarkable to her in this episode.

Megan

Meet Megan Luttrell. She's a singer-songwriter with powerhouse vocals and compelling original music. She hosts open mic nights and the Women's Songwriter Showcase at Kaw Valley Public House - a friendly neighborhood live music pub...

Mona

Meat Mona Cliff. She's a multidisciplinary visual artist explores the subject of contemporary Native American identity and culture through her use of traditional Native crafting methods such as seed bead embroidery and fabric applique....

Tom

Meet Tom Harper. He's a Lawrence Realtor and Mid-Century Modern Architecture enthusiast. Listen as he shares the origins of Lawrence's cool mid-century neighborhoods and his appreciation of the architecture's place in...

Nicole

Meet Nicole (and her pup Finch). Nicole is an Animal Rescuer with a special place in her heart for senior dogs. Nicole fosters senior dogs, giving them the best end-of-life experience they could wish for. Here she is with Finch at the Mutt...

Chloe

Meet Chloe. She puts the finishing touches on the delicious cakes and cupcakes, among many other things at Munchers, a local favorite 24-hour bakery. Here she tells us one of the reasons why she loves Lawrence. 

Roger

Meet Roger. He is a scientist and birding expert. He was an integral part of restoring the Baker University Wetlands and the on-site Discovery Center. Here he tells us some of the reasons why he loves Lawrence.