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May 27, 2012
Tue May 29, 2012
Frank White Moves On, Arranged Marriages
The show for May 27, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:
Five-time all-star Frank White always thought he would finish his baseball career at the Royals; he hoped he'd eventually become a manager. But after a bitter split at the end of last year, there's a new chapter in Frank White's baseball career – with the T-Bones.
Johnson County, Kansas is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak. It's not as bad as in Washington State, where they’ve declared an epidemic of the disease. But health workers and schools in the region have been taking extra steps to get a handle on it.
Last month, KCC interviewed Kansas City Missouri's 3rd district councilman Jermaine Reed. At age 27, he's one of the city's youngest ever council members and represents what's arguably one of the city's most challenging districts. We asked Reed about some of these challenges in her interview, and about talk of a possible recall campaign against him. That effort had died down, but just a few weeks ago, another recall drive against Jermaine Reed has come up, and that group has actually filed an affidavit and begun collecting signatures.
For most couples in the US, the story is pretty similar: two people meet and start dating, they get more serious and become a couple, and after a year or a few years, they get engaged. In many cultures - Asian, African, and traditional European - marriages are typically arranged by parents. As Kansas City has become increasingly diverse, we've become home to many couples in arranged marriages, and some of them are even arranged here.
The organization, American Rivers, is out with its annual report on what it considers the “Most Endangered Rivers” in the country. Coming in at number 10 on the list is the Kansas River.
Already a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Watson has become an "ageless wonder" more commonly found in professional sports today. Chances are you’ll hear more about Watson and other athletes succeeding in their twilight years.
A teenager takes the stage tonight at Helzberg Hall with the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. And she’ll be right out front. The winner of this year's Young Artist Competition, Maria Ioudenitch is a musician who was literally born to play classical music.