KAC President John Wilson records his episode of the KAC Podcast.

Listen as Kansas Action for Children’s Communications Director Clay Wirestone and Outreach Specialist Mitch Rucker host conversations with policy leaders, activists, and researchers across the state.

EPISODE THREE: Brenda Bandy, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition Executive Director Brenda Bandy talks with Clay Wirestone about her voyage to activism, the success of the coalition’s work, and the importance of paid family leave.

EPISODE TWO: Amy Gottschamer on early childhood education

Lawrence early childhood educator Amy Gottschamer recounts her history in the profession, explains current challenges, and outlines promising initiatives for the future. Plus, we learn that Outreach Specialist Mitch Rucker owns a guitar.

EPISODE ONE: Sheldon Weisgrau, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas.

Weisgrau, the senior policy advisor at Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, chats about the prospects for Medicaid expansion during this session of the Kansas Legislature. We talk about the goals of the health care program and how it could benefit Kansas families.

PREVIEW EPISODE: KAC President John Wilson.

KAC’s new president sits down with Wirestone to talk about his take on the job and the organization’s mission in 2020 and beyond. Learn why he thinks having a graphic design background prepared him for policy advocacy, what he thinks about Kansas tax policy, and what surprising music pumps him up during his commute to Topeka — all in about 15 minutes. Click on the link above to listen, and stay tuned for new episodes in January!


The perspectives presented in the KAC Podcast are solely those of the guests involved. They do not necessarily represent the opinions ofKansas Action for Children, its employees, or its Board of Directors.