MSNBCs All In With Chris Hayes (7 p.m. weeknights) will feature stories from Kansas all next week, part of the shows All In America series.
The taped packages will focus on:
• Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, a Republican who explains why she tried to convince her Republican colleagues to embrace the Affordable Care Act and expand Medicaid. She also discusses how a conservative revolution in the Republican Party in Kansas has left more moderates feeling like they dont have a party anymore.
• Marquette Elementary in Marquette, southwest of Salina. The school will close permanently next week, a victim of budget cuts. Townspeople are worried about what the loss might mean for their community.
• Greensburg, the southwest Kansas community that was rebuilt as a green town after being leveled by a tornado in May 2007. Mayor Bob Dixson gives a tour and talks about being a conservation-minded conservative.
• Pete Ferrell, who runs a commercial-scale wind farm on his cattle ranch and talks about the challenges of cultivating renewable resources in the backyard of the powerful Koch Industries.
• Julie Burkhart, who opened an abortion clinic last year in the same building where physician George Tiller once practiced. Burkhart worked for Tiller, who was shot to death by a Kansas City abortion opponent in 2009. The new clinic just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and Burkhart discusses the challenges of keeping it going.
• State Rep. Jim Howell, who talks about a state law he sponsored that voids all city and county gun restrictions. Wichita City Council member Janet Miller explains why she opposed the measure.