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11:06 pm
Sun March 25, 2007

KC CURRENTS 3-25-2007

Kansas City, MO – Journalists from The Kansas City Call, KC Hispanic News, and The Pitch talk about the races for mayor and city council in Kansas City, MO. Hear the candidates' platforms on health care, basic services and transportation. Plus, an update on the status of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Missouri State Representative Mike Talboy.

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2:34 am
Sat March 24, 2007

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

K.C. TIF audit draft released in Sunshine Law request.
TIF audit controversy dominates mayor's race.
Environmentalists, KCP&L reach accord on Weston power plant.
President Bush praises energy-efficient cars made in KC
Kansas advances to "Elite Eight" with narrow win over SIU.

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KCUR Arts
2:29 pm
Thu March 22, 2007

Jennifer Steinkamp at the Kemper

Most museums and galleries exhibit works of art you're not allowed to touch. An exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art encourages a bit of interactivity, as viewers cast a shadow on the colorful digital projections.

Kansas City, MO – Jennifer Steinkamp at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, February 16-May 13, 2007.

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9:28 am
Thu March 22, 2007

New Film Explores a Journey of Faith

The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America was shown recently at the Jewish Film Festival. It's a documentary about Christians seeking to recapture their Jewish roots.

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12:03 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Mayor Blasts TIF Audit

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes blasted a draft audit released earlier this week of the city's TIF program. Note: To read the 48-page TIF audit draft, check here.
KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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11:12 pm
Wed March 21, 2007

KC Mayor's Race: Neighborhoods and Infrastructure

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11:11 pm
Wed March 21, 2007

Rev. Jesse Jackson Comes to KC to Talk About Health Care

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11:49 pm
Tue March 20, 2007

KC Mayor's Race: Light Rail

Kansas City, MO – Both Alvin Brooks and Mark Funkhouser say they will honor the voters' wishes and develop a workable light rail system but both say that any final light rail plan will be different from the Clay Chastain proposal voters approved.

Funkhouser says the first step is to secure regional consensus. Alvin Brooks says the first concern is how many federal dollars might be available for light rail here but acknowledges the importance of a regional plan.

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2:09 pm
Tue March 20, 2007

SGC Conference in Kansas City

Prints of Wales, curated by Richard Noyce. Belger Arts Center
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Thousands of printmakers descend on Kansas City this week for the annual conference of the Southern Graphics Council.

Kansas City, MO – Thousands of printmakers descend on Kansas City this week for the annual conference of the Southern Graphics Council.

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10:35 am
Tue March 20, 2007

President Bush Tours Automotive Plants

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Kansas City, MO – President Bush's tours of the GM Fairfax and Ford Claycomo plants today marked his first official visits to domestic carmakers. Earlier this year, he upset U.S. carmakers by saying they needed to "make a product that's relevant." KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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9:37 am
Tue March 20, 2007

KCP&L Reaches Agreement on Power Plant

Sierra Club's Craig Volland and KCP&L's John Marshall, at the Discovery Center, March 20, 2007.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Kansas City, MO – For six years, the Sierra Club in Kansas and Missouri and a citizens group called Concerned Citizens of Platte County, fought plans by Kansas City Power and Light to build a coal-fired plant, the Iatan-2, near Weston. Officials today (Tuesday) say an agreement meets the needs of both sides. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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10:03 am
Mon March 19, 2007

KC Mayor's Race: Crime

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9:57 am
Mon March 19, 2007

My Brother

My Brother marks the first time in cinema history where two of the leading roles went to African American actors with developmental disabilities?in this case Downs Syndrome. KCUR's Ty Chandler was there and met with the film's writer, star and some very special VIP guests.

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9:09 am
Mon March 19, 2007

KU Hospital CEO Resigning Post

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5:29 am
Mon March 19, 2007

KC Mayor's Race: Health Care

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3:27 am
Mon March 19, 2007

Interview with Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Alvin Brooks

Kansas City, MO – City councilman and mayor pro tem Alvin Brooks sits down with KCUR's Frank Morris.

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3:27 am
Mon March 19, 2007

Interview with Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Mark Funkhouser

Kansas City, MO – Former city auditor Mark Funkhouser sits down with KCUR's Frank Morris.

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12:45 am
Mon March 19, 2007

KC CURRENTS 3-17-2007

Kansas City, MO – Hear one-on-one interviews with mayoral candidates Alvin Brooks and Mark Funkhouser, and take a look at two of the major issues in the coming election: tax-increment financing and crime. Also, Kansas Citians preview the new film My Brother, which will be the first movie ever to star African Americans actors with developmental disabilities, and a state judge throws out two city ordinances on illegal immigration in Valley Park, Missouri.

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12:22 am
Sat March 17, 2007

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

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3:30 am
Wed March 14, 2007

KC Mayor's Race: TIF

Kansas City, MO – In the Kansas City Mayor's race, one of the central, some would say THE central issue, is something called Tax Increment Financing, or TIF. Former City Auditor Mark Funkhouser says the city has spread these tax breaks for developers much too freely, wracking up serious debt, without helping the most blighted areas. Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks says the city has used TIF with great success, and should examine the program, but keep doing pretty much what it's doing.

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2:39 am
Wed March 14, 2007

Bio-ethicist Looks at Issues Facing Kansas City

Dr. John Lantos

Kansas City, MO – The Center for Practical Bioethics is bringing a pediatric specialist to Kansas City to fill the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics to educate the public about complicated medical issues, talk with policy makers about these topics and do research. KCUR's Kelley Weiss recently talked with the bio-ethicist about his views on the local stem cell debate, Medicaid coverage and life science research.

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2:10 pm
Mon March 12, 2007

Tango Mixing KC and Argentine Musicians

Beau Bledsoe has invited Hector Del Curto to Kansas City several times to perform with his group. Bledsoe just released an album, Ole Che, where they perform together on many of the tracks. Bledsoe, Harshbarger and del Curto came to KCUR recently to talk about their histories with tango.

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10:53 am
Mon March 12, 2007

MO College Student Founds Orphanage in Zambia

Kansas City, MO – Most students spend their college years cramming for exams, writing papers and of course at parties. But Amanda Dye, a Missouri State senior from Liberty isn't your typical college student. After class, she serves as president of a not-for-profit, Energy of Hope and runs an orphanage in Zambia. And she does it all from right here in Missouri.

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6:06 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Blunt Includes Sickle Patients in Chronic Care Plan

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4:26 am
Mon March 12, 2007

New Legislation on Undocumented Students in Missouri and Kansas

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11:57 pm
Sun March 11, 2007

KC CURRENTS 3-11-07

Kansas City, MO – This week, Kansas and Missouri legislators debate whether to allow illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at state schools, or enroll at all. A Missouri State University senior travels to Zambia and founds an orphanage there. We'll stop in at a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year. Plus, Kansas City musicians Beau Bledsoe and Jeff Harshbarger join up with Buenos Aires bandoneon player Hector del Curto to play Argentine tango.

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People
11:08 pm
Sun March 11, 2007

TET: Vietnamese New Year

KCUR News
12:21 am
Sat March 10, 2007

Top Stories of the Week

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9:15 am
Wed March 7, 2007

<I>Nickel and Dimed</I> Takes the Stage at the Unicorn

Photos by Cynthia Levin, Unicorn Theatre

While Congress is still haggling over the fate of the country's minimum wage laws, the Unicorn Theatre is jumping into the fray with the play Nickel and Dimed.

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2:58 pm
Tue March 6, 2007

Composers In the Schools

Mary Lou Jones, director of orchestras at Liberty High School. Jones will receive the Elizabeth A.H. Green School Educator Award at the 2007 ASTA National Conference, March 2007.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

The program called Composers in the Schools started more than a dozen years ago and works with young musicians to enhance their skills and introduce them to the art of composing.

Kansas City, MO – The program called Composers in the Schools started more than a dozen years ago and works with young musicians to enhance their skills and introduce them to the art of composing.

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