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6:30 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 20, 2012

National Weather Service

The KC metro area experienced its first winter storm. Missouri Senators weighed in on legislation to curb gun violence. Kansas tied for last when it comes to public health preparedness. Those stories & more from KCUR.

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9:36 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 19, 2012

City leaders weigh in on what’s at stake for Kansas City with the “fiscal cliff” and looming spending cuts. UMKC's Chancellor confirms 2 proposed sites for a possible downtown arts campus. Those stories & more from KCUR.

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8:53 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 18, 2012

Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon of Missouri
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Governor Jay Nixon says his administration may seek legislation to protect school children. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says greater gun control is not the answer. Those stories and more from KCUR News.

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9:35 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 17, 2012

The European Union takes a second look at horse meat from the United States.  KU lobbies for research grants to be saved in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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10:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Thanks To Exclusive Corporate Partner, Applebee's!

Applebee’s is proud to partner with KCUR. Public radio “is community." It reaches the heart of Kansas City and brings Kansas City together in all of the neighborhoods that we serve.

Think about how much value you receive throughout the year from KCUR news, information, music and entertainment.

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6:30 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Kansas City Star December 13 front page
Kansas City Star

Some public employees were charged with a $300,000 wellness incentives scam. Kansas Libertarians were up in arms about open carry bans. And after many false starts, a Kansas City streetcar project got rolling. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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1:00 am
Sat December 15, 2012

It Was The Year-End Pledge Drive!

Thank you to all who made gifts during our year-end membership drive. Even though our membership drive is over, it’s not too late to become a new or renewing member online today. 

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10:38 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 14, 2012

Photo illustration of a streetcar operating southbound on Main Street at 19th Street.
HDR, City of Kansas City

Six employees of Kansas City, Missouri and one of Jackson County have been indicted on charges of insurance fraud.  Streetcars get a kick start in Kansas City. That & more news from KCUR.

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10:19 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 13, 2012

Photo illustration of a streetcar operating southbound on Main Street at 19th Street.
HDR, City of Kansas City

Voters in a downtown district approved tax measures to fund a streetcar in Kansas City.  Interstate 49 officially opens between Kansas City and the Arkansas border.

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11:16 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 12, 2012

A new survey finds that Kansas is a healthier state than MIssouri.

A plea deal exposes the extent of a driver’s license scheme in St. Joseph. In a health survey, Kansas ranked at the middle but Missouri came in near the bottom of the pack. These stories & more from KCUR.

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11:02 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 10, 2012

The proposed NBAF lab at in Manhattan, Kan., would guard the nation's food supply against diseases like bird flu and Mad Cow disease.
Harvest Public Media

An in-depth look at industrial beef production.  A gas rate hike is being called fair. Kansas no longer represented on the House Agriculture committee.

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7:00 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Elana Gordon KCUR

Kansas got final permission to privatize Medicaid. And Kansas Citians agonized over the story of murder, suicide, and an orphaned child. Those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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11:36 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 7, 2012

The Liberty Memorial.
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Liberty Memorial gets past another hurdle in the process to become the nation’s official World War One memorial. Campaign staffers look back at the presidential election. Those stories & more from KCUR.

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10:40 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 6, 2012

Kansas City city hall
Julie Denesha KCUR

City Hall turns 75. Kansas City groups get nominated for Grammys. A Missouri delegation is in China trying to promote trade and cargo shipments to and from St. Louis. These stories & more from KCUR.

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10:18 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 5, 2012

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

The EPA says moving its regional headquarters from KCK to Lenexa was good for the environment and the bottom line. Medicaid expansion is under consideration in both Kansas and Missouri.

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11:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 4, 2012

Children's Mercy and the University of Kansas Hospital plan to partner to create a new pediatric program.
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Two local hospitals agree to partner. Missouri lawmakers start filing bills for next year’s legislative session. That and more news from KCUR.

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9:54 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 3, 2012

Laura Ziegler KCUR

Kansas City Chiefs fans react in the after the death of linebacker, Jovan Belcher. And if you’ve got a stuffed up nose or a cough, it may be the start of flu season. 

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6:35 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Mark and Cindy Hill claim their $293,750
Missouri Lottery

The plot of an already bizarre murder case took another turn, and Mo.'s Democratic governor finally endorsed expanding Medicaid. But the area story that got national attention was about a couple who won the lottery.

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10:30 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 30, 2012

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon said that he supports expanding Medicaid in the state.
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Governor Jay Nixon backs Medicaid expansion Missouri after staying mum during the campaign.  Official says juvenile justice facility in Topeka is improving.  Kansas wireless tax is one of the highest in the nation.

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10:58 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 29, 2012

Arthur Chaykin is the new head of the Midwest Innocence Project.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Alleged murderer takes back confession.  Claire McCaskill frustrated over lack of bipartisanship in the U.S. House.  Missouri coalition promotes Medicaid expansion as a benefit to the state’s economy.

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10:59 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 28, 2012

The ACLU is suing the state of Missouri for prisoners' rights to marry.

A former Kansas City-area lawmaker is indicted on federal charges for cheating on disability benefits.  ACLU sues Missouri over policy it says is preventing inmates from marrying.  It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

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10:09 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 27, 2012

Despite the summer heat this year, it hasn't been Kansas City's warmest year on record.
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It was hot this summer in Kansas City, but it wasn’t not hot enough to put 2012 in the record books.  Missouri Sheriffs share their concerns with state lawmakers. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:54 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 26, 2012

The past year's drought brought Midwest corn exports down, but Kansas' Christmas tree crop was unaffected.
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Low water causes problems for barges on the Mississippi River.  The current crop of Kansas Christmas trees was unaffected by this year’s drought, but it is hurting corn exporters.  These stories & more from KCUR.

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7:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Highwoods Properties

The city council cracked down on party houses. The holiday season got underway with a Kansas City tradition. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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9:07 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Top Of The Morning: November 21, 2012

Missouri statehouse.

Republicans lose Missouri statewide races despite the state turning increasingly red.  An appeals court upholds renewable energy regulations in Missouri.  That & more news from KCUR.

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10:50 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 20, 2012

A panel from the new exhibit at South Branch Library in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.
Laura Spencer KCUR

The ambulance service in Kansas City, Missouri might expand and refocus in two weeks.  Artwork at the South Branch Library in Kansas City, Kansas draws inspiration from Dr. Seuss.

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10:16 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 19, 2012

Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm in Oklahoma, 1936.
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With renewed attention because of the Ken Burns’ documentary on the subject, the Dust Bowl hold lessons for the modern day.  Missouri improves its rate for premature births.  It’s a daily dose of news from KCUR.

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5:16 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

One of this week's top stories was the shut-down of the Hostess company.
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A prayer group leader was accused of having his wife killed. The federal government announced that it would create 800 jobs here. Those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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10:01 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 16, 2012

Hostess workers protest outside a Kansas bakery.
Laura Ziegler KCUR

The Kansas City Council looks at speeding up ambulance service.  Hostess is shutting down after a strike at some plants.  UMKC get recognition for recycling.  That & more from KCUR.

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10:21 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: November 15, 2012

Steve Bell KCUR

Northland ambulances are slow to arrive. Kansas considers whether cursive writing should be taught.  Those stories & more from KCUR.

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