Governor Brownback Visits Beloit – Part II


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We continue with final segment on Governor Sam Brownback’s visit and address to St. John’s High School on Tuesday.

After addressing the group as a whole, the Governor took several questions from students ranging from the youngest among them to high school students as well as adults and members of the media. He answered questions for the better part of 30 minutes.

One very young student asked if he ever feared for his safety. Brownback shook his head and said, “No, that’s why I’ve got this guy over here” as he pointed out his security detail. The State Trooper in a dress suit waved and drew a round of laughs.

The Governor was asked to speak on the sort of political limbo he finds himself in while awaiting possible confirmation of the diplomatic position for which he will resign as Governor to take, and what his focus is in Topeka as it has been reported by some media outlets that he has turned over some of his responsibilities and budgetary authority to Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer.

One of the best questions posed to Brownback was by a high school student. She asked if the Governor’s religious beliefs ever came into conflict with things he had to do or policies he had to make.

The Governor continued his comments on the topic

If you missed Part I of this story, you may it here.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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