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AS PART OF ITS ONGOING KANSAS CANDIDATES PROGRAM, SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION WILL AIR LOCAL DEBATES FOR SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN KANSAS. THE DEBATES WILL AIR EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER AT 7:00PM CT ON SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION. THE PROGRAMS WILL THEN RE-AIR ON SUNDAYS AT 5:00PM.  KANSAS CANDIDATES IS A SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES VIEWERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE STATE’S CANDIDATES’ STANCES ON IMPORTANT ISSUES RELATED TO THE UPCOMING ELECTION. CHAPMAN RACKAWAY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY, MODERATES EACH DEBATE. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 7 PM THE 40TH SENATE DISTRICT  LIVE EVENT FEATURING RALPH OSTMEYER AND ALLEN SCHMIDT FOLLOWED BY, AT EIGHT, 110TH THE HOUSE DISTRICT FEATURING TRAVIS COUTURE-LOVELADY AND PHILIP MARTIN.  YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF THE DEBATES ONLINE AT WWW.SMOKYHILLSTV.ORG. ALL DEBATES WILL AIR AS PART OF A KANSAS CANDIDATES MARATHON ON THE SUNDAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 BEGINNING AT 1:00 PM CENTRAL TIME.