KC Currents http://kcur.org en Kansas City Dialect, Labeling Sustainable Foods, Quindaro Quilts http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-dialect-labeling-sustainable-foods-quindaro-quilts <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/what-does-kansas-city-dialect-sound?nopop=1">What Does The Kansas City Dialect Sound Like?</a></p><p>There is a general myth that Midwesterners, or even Kansas Citians specifically, speak without an accent. But that is not the case. Linguistic distinctions in Midland speech exist, and have been changing, perhaps without us even noticing, over the past 50 years.</p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/do-kansas-citians-talk-funny">TALK: Understanding Regional Accents</a></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:13:08 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan & Susan B. Wilson 49883 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Dialect, Labeling Sustainable Foods, Quindaro Quilts Undocumented Youth, Concealed Carry, Alvin Sykes http://kcur.org/post/undocumented-youth-concealed-carry-alvin-sykes <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/deferred-action-immigration-program-leaves-detained-kansas-city-man-limbo">Deferred Action Immigration Program Leaves Detained Kansas City Man In Limbo</a></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:19:01 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan & Susan B. Wilson 49535 at http://kcur.org Undocumented Youth, Concealed Carry, Alvin Sykes KC Food Hubs, Missouri Executions, Mariachi Pioneer Dies http://kcur.org/post/kc-food-hubs-missouri-executions-mariachi-pioneer-dies <p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/food-hubs-try-grow-local-farms">Food Hubs Try To Grow Local Farms</a></p><p>Restaurants across the country have jumped on the local food bandwagon. They’re trying to source more of their produce from nearby farms, but it's not easy. As a potential solution, “food hubs” are popping up across the country. These food processing and distribution centers make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores and others to buy local food.</p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/look-food-hub-trend-kansas-city">A Look At The Food Hub Trend In Kansas City</a></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:06:31 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan & Susan B. Wilson 49193 at http://kcur.org KC Food Hubs, Missouri Executions, Mariachi Pioneer Dies Looking Back At Some Significant Kansas City Stories Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-some-significant-kansas-city-stories-2013 <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kcurs-top-stories-2013">KCUR's&nbsp;Top Stories Of 2013</a></p><p>KCUR’s afternoon newsman Steve Bell gives us a preview of his 2013 Year in Review, in which he goes over the most significant local stories of 2013<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: <a href="http://kcur.org/term/plaza-fire">from the gas explosion on the Country Club Plaza</a> to the <a href="http://kcur.org/term/sporting-kansas-city">unexpected prowess of KC’s sports teams</a>.</span></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/term/maryville">National Attention Turns To Maryville</a></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:31:30 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Alex Smith & Suzanne Hogan 48888 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At Some Significant Kansas City Stories Of 2013 Hallmark, Boxer Tommy Campbell, Panhandler’s Life-Changing Year http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-boxer-tommy-campbell-panhandler-s-life-changing-year <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/video-hallmark-cookie-exchange-feeds-artistic-community">Hallmark Cookie Exchang Feeds Artistic Community</a></p><p>Since the mid-1960's, Hallmark employees, past and present, and their spouses, have gathered each year - not for an exchange of greeting cards, but of cookies.&nbsp;KCUR’s&nbsp;Julie&nbsp;Denesha&nbsp;stopped by this year’s cookie exchange to bring us this audio postcard.</p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/greeting-card-sales-decline-what-future-hallmark">As Greeting Card Sales Decline, What Is The Future Of Hallmark?</a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:55:38 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Esther Honig 48613 at http://kcur.org Hallmark, Boxer Tommy Campbell, Panhandler’s Life-Changing Year Tech KC: History, Startups, Digital Divide http://kcur.org/post/tech-kc-history-startups-digital-divide <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/how-far-has-kansas-city-come-tech-town">How Far Has Kansas City Come As A Tech Town?</a></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:42:39 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Esther Honig, Laura Ziegler & Alyson Raletz 48266 at http://kcur.org Tech KC: History, Startups, Digital Divide School Bus Innovations, Chocolate Me!, Sporting KC http://kcur.org/post/school-bus-innovations-chocolate-me-sporting-kc <p></p><h1 itemprop="name" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: left; line-height: 30px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://kcur.org/post/keeping-kids-safe-and-engaged-school-buses">Keeping Kids Safe And Engaged On School Buses</a></h1><p>We discuss what it takes to be a school bus driver, how safe buses really are, and some innovative new programs to keep kids engaged while they're on the bus, and make the most of what’s usually down time.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:33:51 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Esther Honig & Alex Smith 47861 at http://kcur.org School Bus Innovations, Chocolate Me!, Sporting KC KanCare, Heritage Turkeys, Janelle Monae http://kcur.org/post/kancare-heritage-turkeys-janelle-monae <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kancare-means-big-medicaid-cuts-prairie-village-man">KanCare Means Big Medicaid Cuts For Prairie Village Man</a></p><p>Finn Buller was born with a rare degenerative disease that has required a lot of complicated medical care including 24/7 in-home care. Now, as Kansas privatizes the state's Medicaid, Buller has found the services he depends on may be getting cut back.</p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kancare-working">Is KanCare Working?</a><a href="http://http://kcur.org/post/kancare-working"> </a></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:06:08 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Alex Smith & Esther Honig 47207 at http://kcur.org KanCare, Heritage Turkeys, Janelle Monae Slaughterhouse Shadows, Missouri Lobbying, Post Office Veterans' Display http://kcur.org/post/slaughterhouse-shadows-missouri-lobbying-post-office-veterans-display <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/node/46021">Chasing The American Dream In Rural Kansas And Missouri</a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:11:58 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Alex Smith, Esther Honig & Susan B. Wilson 46469 at http://kcur.org Slaughterhouse Shadows, Missouri Lobbying, Post Office Veterans' Display West Bottoms Future, Zombie Queen, Haunted Creepys http://kcur.org/post/west-bottoms-future-zombie-queen-haunted-creepys <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/how-haunted-houses-helped-develop-west-bottoms"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How Haunted Houses Helped Develop The West Bottoms</span></a></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:01:16 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Alex Smith, Matthew Long-Middleton, Esther Honig & Susan B. Wilson 46128 at http://kcur.org West Bottoms Future, Zombie Queen, Haunted Creepys Youth Mental Health, Chiefs Windfall, Meet The Penguins http://kcur.org/post/youth-mental-health-chiefs-windfall-meet-penguins <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bistate Conversation About Youth Mental Health</span></strong></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:31:58 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Susan B. Wilson, Esther Honig & Alex Smith 45806 at http://kcur.org Youth Mental Health, Chiefs Windfall, Meet The Penguins Raising Bilingual Kids, Maryville Rape Case, Mike Stover http://kcur.org/post/raising-bilingual-kids-maryville-rape-case-mike-stover <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/difficult-task-raising-kids-be-bilingual">The Difficult Task Of Raising Kids To Be Bilingual</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 04:01:48 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Esther Honig, Alex Smith & Susan B. Wilson 45393 at http://kcur.org Raising Bilingual Kids, Maryville Rape Case, Mike Stover KCPS Accreditation, Medical Apps, Lupe Gonzalez http://kcur.org/post/kcps-accreditation-medical-apps-lupe-gonzalez <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/how-one-kansas-city-public-school-improving-scores-and-making-change">How&nbsp;One Kansas City Public School Is Improving Scores And Making Change </a></p><p>Visit James Elementary School, in Kansas City&#39;s historic Northeast neighborhood, which has seen substantial improvement in student test scores. So much so that the school recently landed on Missouri&rsquo;s list of most-improved low-income schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 04:22:36 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Esther Honig 45043 at http://kcur.org KCPS Accreditation, Medical Apps, Lupe Gonzalez Farm Bill Expires, SNAP Benefits, Pageant in Drag, KC Ballet Debut http://kcur.org/post/farm-bill-expires-snap-benefits-pageant-drag-kc-ballet-debut <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/farm-bill-expired-week-what-does-mean-you">The Farm Bill Expired This Week, What Does That Mean For You?</a></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:48:48 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Alex Smith, Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson & Esther Honig 44642 at http://kcur.org Farm Bill Expires, SNAP Benefits, Pageant in Drag, KC Ballet Debut Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey http://kcur.org/post/kansas-voter-registration-health-marketplaces-radkey <p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/21000-potential-kansas-voters-limbo">21,000 Voter Registrations Stalled In Kansas</a></p><p>More than 20,000 people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold, which means their vote won&#39;t count until the situation is resolved. About 80 percent of these stalled registrations happened at driver&rsquo;s license offices and stem from a new law requiring people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:50:13 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Alex Smith & Susan B. Wilson 44251 at http://kcur.org Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey Controversial Nude Statue, Paul Anthony Smith, Chiefs Bar In Philly http://kcur.org/post/controversial-nude-statue-paul-anthony-smith-chiefs-bar-philly <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/controversial-statue-op-raises-questions-about-nudity-art" style="line-height: 1.5;">Controversial Statue In OP Raises Questions About Nudity In Art</a></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:12:51 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Alex Smith, Suzanne Hogan & Susan B. Wilson 43915 at http://kcur.org Controversial Nude Statue, Paul Anthony Smith, Chiefs Bar In Philly KC Charter Review, Sustainable Neighborhoods, Cheerleading Gym http://kcur.org/post/kc-charter-review-sustainable-neighborhoods-cheerleading-gym <p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-kansas-city-charter-review" style="line-height: 1.5;">Citizen Group Reviews KC Government Charter</a></p><p>Kansas City is known as a “weak mayor” town. That’s no slight on Mayor Sly James, it’s the way the city charter sets up our government, where the mayor is a glorified city council member, and the city manager really runs the town. Since June, citizens in the Charter Review Commission has been meeting to make recommendations to revise the charter. Two major issues are the role of the mayor and the composition of the city council. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:18:23 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross, Alex Smith, Matthew Long-Middleton & Suzanne Hogan 43539 at http://kcur.org KC Charter Review, Sustainable Neighborhoods, Cheerleading Gym Coming Out In College, Forte Records, Steamboat Arabia http://kcur.org/post/coming-out-college-forte-records-steamboat-arabia <h1 itemprop="name" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: left; line-height: 30px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h1><h1 itemprop="name" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: left; line-height: 30px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://kcur.org/post/157-years-after-steamboat-arabia-sank-museum-cargo-thrives">157 Years After The Steamboat Arabia Sank, Museum Of Cargo Thrives</a></h1><p Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:53:03 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson & Alex Smith 43178 at http://kcur.org Coming Out In College, Forte Records, Steamboat Arabia Uzazi Village, Self-Realization Fellowship, Medicine Museum http://kcur.org/post/uzazi-village-self-realization-fellowship-medicine-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kc-group-fights-breast-feeding-disparities-education-support">KC Group Fights Breast-Feeding Disparities With Education, Support</a></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:58:51 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross, Alex Smith & Monica Sandreczki 43020 at http://kcur.org Uzazi Village, Self-Realization Fellowship, Medicine Museum KCPS Achievement, Black Israelites, Kosher BBQ http://kcur.org/post/kcps-achievement-black-israelites-kosher-bbq <h1 itemprop="name" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: left; line-height: 30px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h1><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-school-district-celebrates-good-evaluation" style="font-size: 1.357em;">Kansas City School District Celebrates Good Evaluation</a></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:37:05 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Monica Sandreczki 42596 at http://kcur.org KCPS Achievement, Black Israelites, Kosher BBQ Mo. Voter Fraud, Operation Breakthrough, KC Creative Couples http://kcur.org/post/mo-voter-fraud-operation-breakthrough-kc-creative-couples <p></p><p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/what-roysters-case-tells-us-about-voter-fraud-kansas-city"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What Will Royster's Case Tells Us About Voter Fraud In Kansas City</span></a></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:38:37 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Monica Sandreczki 42199 at http://kcur.org Mo. Voter Fraud, Operation Breakthrough, KC Creative Couples Kansas City Museum, Oz Memorabilia, KC Creative Couples http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-museum-oz-memorabilia-kc-creative-couples <p></p><p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/union-station-issues-statement-museum-agreement-city">Union Station Issues Statement On Museum Agreement With City</a></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:59:56 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Monica Sandreczki 41839 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Museum, Oz Memorabilia, KC Creative Couples Diocese Monitors Abuse, Tech-y Genealogy, KC Creative Couples http://kcur.org/post/diocese-monitors-abuse-tech-y-genealogy-kc-creative-couples <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/can-ombudsman-help-save-kansas-city-st-joe-diocese">Can An Ombudsman Save The KC-St. Joe Diocese?</a></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:05:01 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 41433 at http://kcur.org Diocese Monitors Abuse, Tech-y Genealogy, KC Creative Couples Women In Soccer, Paseo YMCA, KC Creative Couples http://kcur.org/post/women-soccer-paseo-ymca-kc-creative-couples <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/president-obama-visits-ucm-lauds-college-cost-cut-program">President Obama Visits UCM, Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program</a></p><p>A western Missouri-based educational program was the lure to bring President Obama to speak in Warrensburg last week. The President said so, directly, in his address at the University of Central Missouri. Hear from&nbsp;some originators of what's known as the Missouri Innovation Campus.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:42:27 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 41021 at http://kcur.org Women In Soccer, Paseo YMCA, KC Creative Couples 1993 Floods, Atheist & Agnostic Camp, Extraordinary Black Missourians http://kcur.org/post/1993-floods-atheist-agnostic-camp-extraordinary-black-missourians <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/20-years-later-look-back-floods-1993" style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty Years Later: A Look Back At The Floods Of 1993</a></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:30:46 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Suzanne Hogan, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 40615 at http://kcur.org 1993 Floods, Atheist & Agnostic Camp, Extraordinary Black Missourians Paddlefish Caviar, Frida & Diego, Rural Librarian http://kcur.org/post/paddlefish-caviar-frida-diego-rural-librarian <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/kc-regional-health-assessment-finds-rising-rates-obesity-poverty">KC Regional Health Assessment Finds Rising Rates of Obesity, Poverty</a></p><p>Since 2000, poverty in the metro area has increased by 75 percent. A quarter of the population is currently uninsured or on Medicaid.&nbsp; And the number of elderly people in the area will double in the next three decades. Those are just a few of findings in a new regional health assessment produced by the Mid-America Regional Council.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:56:18 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Monica Sandreczki & Ryan Schuessler 40201 at http://kcur.org Paddlefish Caviar, Frida & Diego, Rural Librarian Treece, Kan., Fast Pitch Softball, Grand Marquis http://kcur.org/post/treece-kan-fast-pitch-softball-grand-marquis <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/who-decides-future-kci?nopop=1">Kansas City International Airport Weighs Proposed Changes</a></p><p>Kansas City International Airport is looking at a potentially major change: tearing down the current three terminals and moving to a single, new terminal on the site of the current terminal A. The one terminal idea came to a head in 2008 when the Master Plan called for a new, central terminal south of the current airport. That came just four years after the airport wrapped up nearly $260 million in renovations.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:17:07 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 39758 at http://kcur.org Treece, Kan., Fast Pitch Softball, Grand Marquis Abortion Lawsuit, Sprint Deal, Gordon Parks School http://kcur.org/post/abortion-lawsuit-sprint-deal-gordon-parks-school <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/planned-parenthood-sues-kan-over-free-speech-violation">Planned Parenthood Sues Kan. Over Free Speech Violation</a></p><p>This month, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. But the lawsuit that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed on June 20&nbsp;isn’t about the freedom to perform abortions. It’s about freedom of speech.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/4-things-you-should-know-about-sprint-softbank-deal">4 Things You Should Know About The Sprint-SoftBank Deal</a></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:59:46 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 39409 at http://kcur.org Abortion Lawsuit, Sprint Deal, Gordon Parks School KC Shopping, Wiccans on Solstice, Bloodstone http://kcur.org/post/kc-shopping-wiccans-solstice-bloodstone <p></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:04:26 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 39034 at http://kcur.org KC Shopping, Wiccans on Solstice, Bloodstone Downtown Resurrection, Harvey Girls, Audio Theater Festival http://kcur.org/post/downtown-resurrection-harvey-girls-audio-theater-festival <p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:50:14 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Ryan Schuessler & Monica Sandreczki 38687 at http://kcur.org Downtown Resurrection, Harvey Girls, Audio Theater Festival