Kathleen Pointer http://kcur.org en DVD Gurus: The Anti-Hero http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-anti-hero <p>Lots of movies have a hero &hellip; that flawless person who always saves the day, and for the right reasons &hellip; but what about the <strong>anti-hero</strong>? The <strong>tarnished and flawed characters who emerge heroic</strong> in spite of themselves.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 04:23:47 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 17078 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: The Anti-Hero The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-20 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? <strong><em>Up to Date&#39;s</em></strong> <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for May 4-May 6, 2012.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian McTavish & Steve Kraske 17044 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List Blogger Jen: Disliking People And Telling You About It http://kcur.org/post/blogger-jen-disliking-people-and-telling-you-about-it <p>Remember how your mom taught you&hellip;if you don&rsquo;t have something nice to say, don&rsquo;t say anything at all? For one Johnson County mother of two, she might have to follow up with another favorite: &ldquo;do as I say, not as I do.&quot;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 17004 at http://kcur.org Blogger Jen: Disliking People And Telling You About It The American Judicial System: Is It Abusing Potential Jurors? http://kcur.org/post/american-judicial-system-it-abusing-potential-jurors <p><strong>Yes</strong>, according to <strong>Melanie Wilson</strong>, KU School of Law professor and associate dean.&nbsp; And, she adds, it&#39;s <strong>so invasive and privacy invading</strong> that many jurors are tempted to lie during the selection process. Wed, 02 May 2012 15:43:41 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 16970 at http://kcur.org The American Judicial System: Is It Abusing Potential Jurors? The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-19 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? <em>Up to Date&#39;s</em> <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for April 27-29, 2012.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian McTavish & Steve Kraske 16642 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List The Presidents Club http://kcur.org/post/presidents-club <p>With only 44 members since the 1700s, it&rsquo;s arguably <strong>the world&rsquo;s most exclusive fraternity.</strong> They are bound forever by a shared experience and yet are rivals for history&rsquo;s favor.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re talking, of course, about<strong> the U.S. Presidency</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 16494 at http://kcur.org The Presidents Club Donald Johanson: What Lucy Says About Us http://kcur.org/post/donald-johanson-what-lucy-says-about-us <p>He certainly shook up our family tree that day in 1974. The <em>human</em> family tree that is.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:55:20 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 16453 at http://kcur.org Donald Johanson: What Lucy Says About Us Racing Through The Night http://kcur.org/post/racing-through-night <p>On the night the Titanic sank, its nearly identical sister ship, the Olympic was 500 miles away. When the crew received the message that a disaster was unfolding, the captain propelled the Olympic at full speed toward the Titanic in a bid to help.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:01:51 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 15807 at http://kcur.org Racing Through The Night Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet. http://kcur.org/post/warm-weather-your-pet-pet-scanner-yourpet <p>An uncharacteristically mild winter has led to an unusually warm spring.&nbsp; You probably packed up your winter coat early and started wearing sandals sometime last month.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:30:32 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15743 at http://kcur.org Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet. Urbanized http://kcur.org/post/urbanized <p>Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75 percent will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are growing, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are quickly becoming universal concerns.</p> <p>So, who is allowed to shape these urban spaces, and how do they do it?</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 02:53:08 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Kathleen Pointer 15654 at http://kcur.org Urbanized The Book Doctors http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-0 <p>Looking for something to liven up your bookshelf? Friday on <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><em><strong>Up to Date</strong></em></a>, the <strong>Book Doctors</strong> tell us about some worthwhile reads. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15518 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-16 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? <em>Up to Date&#39;s</em> <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for April 6-8, 2012. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:45:00 +0000 Brian McTavish, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15422 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List Thomas Hart Benton: A Life http://kcur.org/post/thomas-hart-benton-life <p>If you’ve visited the Missouri State Capitol building you probably saw his work. If you’ve spent time in midtown, you might have driven by his house. If you’ve ever been a student at our art institute, you’ve studied in a place where he taught...until he lost the job.</p> <p>Today Justin Wolff, an assistant professor of art history at the University of Maine, talks about a Missouri native son: renowned painter Thomas Hart Benton.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:37:39 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Kathleen Pointer 15449 at http://kcur.org Thomas Hart Benton: A Life The (Quiet) Power Of Introverts http://kcur.org/post/quiet-power-introverts <p>They are the<strong> third of the population who prefer to listen instead of speak</strong>, read instead of party, work alone instead of in a group. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:09:26 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15368 at http://kcur.org The (Quiet) Power Of Introverts Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played & Games Are Won http://kcur.org/post/scorecasting-hidden-influences-behind-how-sports-are-played-games-are-won <p>The final dance of this year’s college basketball season is tonight. Fans everywhere are counting on their team to pull off the big win in New Orleans.</p> <p>But will the best team win? Monday on Up to Date: a conversation about the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football and hockey games are played, won and lost.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:51:07 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske, Kathleen Pointer & Danie Alexander 15238 at http://kcur.org Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played & Games Are Won What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film <p>Looking for a good film to see this weekend or beyond? Perhaps one that makes you think....or *gasp* - spend time with friends after the lights go up talking about the film in-depth? Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:26:02 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15126 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/steve-rose-changing-johnson-county <p>Is the relationship between Johnson County and Kansas City, Missouri as tense as the one between Jayhawks and Tigers? Is "Lexus Land" still an appropriate nickname for Johnson County? </p> <p>It’s a conversation on Johnson County’s politics, regional relationships and growing poverty levels with the Kansas City Star’s Steve Rose.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:38:02 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15056 at http://kcur.org Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-15 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? <em>Up to Date&#39;s</em> <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for March 30-April 1, 2012. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian McTavish & Steve Kraske 15087 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List Parents, Teens & Technology http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-technology <p>Your son wants to hang out at a friend&rsquo;s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.&nbsp; Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:16:51 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 14972 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Technology Kansas City: City Of Fountains...That Require Maintenance http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-city-fountainsthat-require-maintenance <p>It's a popular saying in our town that only Rome has more public fountains than Kansas City. And even if that's a difficult figure to document, it's not hard to appreciate the beauty and sense of calm that art surrounded by flowing water provides.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:32:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Kathleen Pointer 14908 at http://kcur.org Kansas City: City Of Fountains...That Require Maintenance The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-14 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? <em>Up to Date&#39;s</em> <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for March 23-25, 2012. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:52:52 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian McTavish & Steve Kraske 14658 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List Celebrity Photographer Greg Gorman http://kcur.org/post/celebrity-photographer-greg-gorman <p>If you don’t recognize his name, you’ll likely know his work. Photographer Greg Gorman has documented some of the world’s most familiar faces. Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Elton John and Halle Berry have all stood in front of his lens.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:00:20 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Brian Ellison & Kathleen Pointer 14275 at http://kcur.org Celebrity Photographer Greg Gorman Blood Done Sign My Name http://kcur.org/post/blood-done-sign-my-name <p>In 1970, a young black man was senselessly beaten and murdered by a group of white store owners in Oxford, North Carolina. The event threw the town into an eruption of grief, protests and threats. And for one Methodist minister it meant pushing his all-white congregation to confront the long history of hatred and injustice in their town.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Brian Ellison & Kathleen Pointer 14221 at http://kcur.org Blood Done Sign My Name The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-12 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date&#39;s <strong>Brian McTavish</strong> offers up a few options in his <strong>Weekend To-Do List</strong> for March 16-18, 2012.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:45:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian McTavish & Brian Ellison 14259 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List Extreme Cave Diving: Worth The Risks? http://kcur.org/post/extreme-cave-diving-worth-risks <p>There&#39;s a line of work where the risks include toxic layers of hydrogen sulfide and maze-like passageways.&nbsp; (No, we&#39;re not talking the halls of Congress.) It&#39;s the <strong>exploration of underwater caves and blue holes.</strong> Many consider survival to be is the mark of a successful dive ... so, are the risks worth it? Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian Ellison & Stephen Steigman 14124 at http://kcur.org Extreme Cave Diving: Worth The Risks? What's Showing In Art, Independent, Foreign and Documentary Film http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-art-independent-foreign-and-documentary-film-2 <p>Car companies that destroyed their electric cars in 2006 are now scrambling to be the best producer of the vehicles. A young woman coming of age as an African-American lesbian living in Brooklyn. Two single people who take a different route to parenthood from their married friends.</p><p>These are just some of the latest topics being addressed by independent, foreign and documentary films.&nbsp; Friday on <strong>Up to Date,</strong> critics <strong>Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker</strong>, and <strong>Bob Butler</strong> tell us how well these films do in shedding light on their subjects. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander, Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 13875 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Art, Independent, Foreign and Documentary Film A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-madness-march <p>In just a few days the field of the <strong>NCAA basketball tournament</strong> will be set and <strong>March Madness</strong> will begin in earnest.</p><p>In the latest installment of &quot;A Fan&#39;s Notes,&quot; <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> looks for a method in the madness and finds that the road to the <strong>Final Four</strong> is paved with poetic intentions:</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:44:03 +0000 Victor Wishna & Kathleen Pointer 13858 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March Railroads And The Development Of Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/railroads-and-development-kansas-city <p>America&rsquo;s love affair with the <strong>railroad </strong>spans more than a century &hellip; with some of its most ardent admirers here in the heartland.</p><p>One of them, developer <strong>Arthur Stilwell </strong>had a hunch that the Kansas City region had enormous commercial potential.&nbsp; Luckily for him &hellip; and for us &hellip; he was right.&nbsp; The plan Stilwell pursued changed our city&rsquo;s business landscape forever. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 13804 at http://kcur.org Railroads And The Development Of Kansas City Robert Dallek: Why Some Presidents Succeed http://kcur.org/post/robert-dallek-why-some-presidents-succeed <p>We&rsquo;ve had 45 of them on the job, but only 16 were able to come back. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s something Thomas Jefferson once deemed a &ldquo;splendid misery&rdquo; &hellip;&nbsp; <strong>the U.S. Presidency.</strong></p><p>What are the factors that play into the reputation as a strong or weak leader? &nbsp;How does a president hold onto the public&rsquo;s imagination? Wed, 07 Mar 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 13738 at http://kcur.org Robert Dallek: Why Some Presidents Succeed The Ethics Professors: Love, Marriage, & Divorce http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-love-marriage-divorce <p>First comes love, then comes marriage&hellip;then for about 50 percent of us &hellip; it&rsquo;s divorce.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 04:19:11 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Kathleen Pointer 13691 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: Love, Marriage, & Divorce