KC Currents
12:44 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Marva Whitney Remembered, Heartland Virus, Benedictines of Mary

The show for January 6,2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

Marva Whitney Remembered In Kansas City

Iconic funk and soul singer Marva Whitney was laid to rest Saturday at Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City. She died two weeks ago at the age of 68, just six years after the passing of James Brown, who catapulted her to national stardom. In recent years, Whitney had made a comeback, performing all over Europe and Japan, just not here in Kansas City.

Heartland Virus Discovered Outside Of St. Joseph

A team of researchers identified a new virus that's believed to be transmitted by ticks. It's the first discovery of a new human virus native to North America in nearly two decades.

Benedictines of Mary Top Classical Music Charts

The world's least-likely hitmakers: a group of nuns in Missouri who shun the outside world.

Farmers Frustrated By Farm Bill Extension

It takes months for most crops to grow and farmers are used to waiting. But many farmers and ranchers say they’ve waited too long for a comprehensive farm bill and are fed up with Congress.

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