KC Currents
3:58 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Local Artifacts From The Atomic Era, KC's Fado Novato Songs Of Heartache And Struggle

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A photograph from the exhibit 'Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow' at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch.
Credit Susan B. Wilson / KCUR

Local Artifacts
From The Atomic Era
Once upon a time, youth in the 50s and 60s lived in fear. They practiced going to “fallout” shelters to escape the atomic bomb. Independence resident Michael Scheibach has studied this period of American history extensively. In addition to combing through school newspapers, Sheibach’s collection of photographs, posters and other artifacts from Kansas City high schools tells the story of an America trying its best to prepare for the possibility of annihilation.

Early Teen Years Inspired Innocence Project Chief
There is a new chief executive at the Kansas City based Midwest Innocence Project. The not-for-profit corporation works to free men and women behind bars for crimes they did not commit. The project was started a decade ago through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law to investigate and do the legal work necessary to free the wrongly convicted. 

KC Currents Suburban School Series: Hickman Mills
The Kansas City, Mo. school district gets all the press, but school districts all over the metro area deal with big challenges. That’s why we’re launching a new series to look at suburban schools. This week takes a look at the first school district in the state of Missouri, Hickman Mills. This year has been one of its toughest ever.

Fado Novato, Songs Of Heartache And Struggle
It started as an argument at a bar about what’s the saddest music in the world. And what started as a fun argument between friends expanded into a collaboration of Kansas City local talent—to learn and immerse into a musical genre that has recently made the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Behind The Scenes: The Kansas City Ballet Costume Shop Prepares For ‘The Nutcracker’
In a basement room at the Bolender Center, Costume Shop Supervisor Jennifer Carroll and her assistant Joey Gee spend busy days fitting and repairing the costumes as the Kansas City Ballet prepares for its annual production of The Nutcracker. Amid racks of vividly colored silks and chiffons, the two sew, dye, and in some cases, rebuild costumes that have played a core part of the production for years.

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