Lori Carson

A Day Away host

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Lori Carson is the host of Free State Studio's Home and Away and also the summer series, A Day Away.

Home and Away features the homes of people in and around northeast Kansas. A Day Away, one of Lori's newest engagements, is a summer series that takes her to fun and interesting places in the Midwest that you might also enjoy visiting.

Both Home and Away and A Day Away are available on Sunflower Broadband's Channel 6 in Lawrence and on KTKA 49 ABC across northeast Kansas, channel 12 and 212 on Sunflower Broadband.

Lori and her family have lived in Lawrence since 2003. She's originally from Ohio, and graduated from Providence College in Providence, R.I.

In her spare time, she enjoy traveling, movies, sports, music and writing.

Recent Stories

KU associate professor's green commitment extends to home renovation

Last winter Simran Sethi planted roots in Lawrence, purchasing an 84-year-old diamond in the rough on the east side of town. As home renovations continue, the Messenger of Green is walking the walk.

Atchison home boasts impressive decor, art

The Muchnic Gallery in Atchison is two destinations in one.

Feel the cow town nostalgia in Cottonwood Falls

Turning onto Broadway Street in Cottonwood Falls is a little like stepping back in time.

Get your cowboy on in Abilene

Late summer in Kansas is the perfect time for a road trip. For less than a two-hour car ride I was able to experience an authentic Midwest tradition, genuine presidential museum and one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Architecture, all in one location.

Preserving the past

Persistence paid off for Terry Tietjens. As a visiting college student, he was fascinated by the stately Georgian architecture of the Seelye mansion on Buckeye Street in Abilene.

K.C. homeowner develops landscaping masterpiece

Like an artist with a blank canvas, Todd Kunkel unleashed his gardening creativity on the blank slate that was the meagerly planted grounds of his newly built Overland Park home. The result is a landscaping masterpiece recently featured in Kansas City Home and Garden magazine and the subject of this week’s “Home and Away.”

Abodes on the water

“It’s like going on vacation every weekend.” That’s how Patty and Doug Gerdel describe life on their 38-foot, twin-engine Nautaline houseboat docked at Perry Lake marina.

Couple’s green home equates dollars, sense

If home energy efficiency seems like an expensive, difficult-to-understand concept full of undecipherable, mumbo-jumbo terminology and unattainable benefits, Chris and Carol Armstrong have some advice.

Designer challenge transforms home

What do you get when you combine a team of talented home designers with a house in need and contributions to a worthy cause? That would be the 2010 ERC Designers’ Showhouse in Topeka.

Creatively decorated man caves featured on ‘Home and Away’

Man caves have become social speak for those decidedly macho-themed havens ruled by big screens, beer and overstuffed furniture. Locally, these male-dominated dens feature everything from poker tables and pool cues to deer antlers and Dirty Harry posters. Sports is the native language spoken, and while smoking may be allowed, females are often admitted by invitation only.

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