Up All Night With KC Currents http://kcur.org en Best & Worst All Nighters From The Art Institute http://kcur.org/post/best-worst-all-nighters-art-institute <p>Students often describe being up all night as “the all-nighter.”&nbsp; And who among us who’ve faced a deadline of any sort can’t relate to being awake until 5 a.m. doing something you intended to finish the day before.&nbsp; We stopped by the <a href="http://www.kcai.edu/">Kansas City Art Institute</a> for some stories from students who’ve been up all night creating art.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:47:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 23540 at http://kcur.org Best & Worst All Nighters From The Art Institute Up All Night, All Over Town http://kcur.org/post/all-night-all-over-town <p>KCUR's Laura Ziegler and photographer Claus Wawrzinek hit the streets recently to check out the overnight activity.</p><p>They stopped a few places along Independence Avenue ; a 7-11 , an overnight taqueria, and a quiet corner where a lone guitar player was soliciting donations.</p><p>They hit Westport and the Crossroads, and found late night street life in K.C. looks different across town.</p><p>Audio includes an extra track from conversations with homeless men who congregate at the 7-11 at Prospect and Independence Avenue every night, all night.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:05:24 +0000 Laura Ziegler 23399 at http://kcur.org Up All Night, All Over Town KC Currents Is Up All Night http://kcur.org/post/kc-currents-all-night <p>What are you up after midnight and before sunrise? What are you thinking about? Doing? Eating?&nbsp; Explore the region between the hours of midnight and 5 am.<br><br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:59:50 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Suzanne Hogan & Laura Ziegler 23528 at http://kcur.org KC Currents Is Up All Night Up All Nights On Kansas City's Streets http://kcur.org/post/all-nights-kansas-citys-streets <p>Our K C Currents show&nbsp; revealed how many among us are actually doing things overnight. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:47:18 +0000 Laura Ziegler 23530 at http://kcur.org A Late Night Frog Gig http://kcur.org/post/late-night-frog-gig <p>In Missouri, the bull and green frog harvest season starts on the night of June 30th and lasts through the end of October. Waiting until complete darkness falls, a spot light is used to scope the edges of water banks to find the frogs by the glare of their eyes. The frogs are blinded by the shining light and freeze in place. This makes it easier to get close enough to use a gig, a fork like hook on a poll, to stab them. Jeremy Soucy of the Missouri Department of Conservation and KCUR’s Suzanne Hogan ended up waist deep in muddy waters in the Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area about an hour south on 71 highway past Harrisonville.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:01:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 23406 at http://kcur.org A Late Night Frog Gig An After Midnight Snack At Town Topic http://kcur.org/post/after-midnight-snack-town-topic <p>So you and your friends have knocked a few beers back and are feeling a little hungry, but it’s 2 a.m. Town Topic is a Kansas City establishment that has been around since being opened in 1937. The tiny white shack with its red neon sign has acted as a late-night hub for the all-night workers, drunken partiers and anyone looking for atmosphere and cheap food. Open 24/7, Town Topic receives a crowd comprised of just about anyone you can think of.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:00:25 +0000 Eric Baker 23403 at http://kcur.org An After Midnight Snack At Town Topic Up All Night With A New Baby http://kcur.org/post/all-night-new-baby <p>KCUR listeners may know that our producer and regular co-host Sylvia Maria Gross is on maternity leave.&nbsp; But this Up All Night show theme was her idea, so we felt we had to include her somehow.&nbsp; Sylvia and her husband, Bill Elder, had baby Rosa Mina just a month ago.&nbsp; We thought their overnight experience would take us to a scene all new parents will recognize.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:00:20 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 23263 at http://kcur.org Up All Night With A New Baby Mutual Musicians Foundation's Spirit Won't Stop http://kcur.org/post/mutual-musicians-foundations-spirit-wont-stop <p>For more than eighty years, the small two-story building at 1823 Highland Avenue has been the heart of Kansas City jazz. Today it’s the Mutual Musician’s Foundation, but in 1917, the building became the headquarters for the Local 627 Colored Musician’s Union. Over the decades, nearly every jazz great in the country has jammed here, and the all-night weekend jam sessions have also served as training grounds for jazz students. Susan Wilson spent a late night there to find out what draws audiences and keeps them until the 6 a.m. closing time.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:00:10 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 23250 at http://kcur.org Mutual Musicians Foundation's Spirit Won't Stop Ripe For The Night http://kcur.org/post/ripe-night <p>The merchandise doesn’t linger for long at Liberty Fruit Co. Inc., on Argentine Blvd. in Kansas City, Kan. This business survives on movement. As a wholesaler, Liberty buys fruits and vegetables from all over the country, brings them into this huge warehouse and then sends them all out again – quickly – to an eight state region. Produce can rot, after all, and customers are waiting.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Donna Vestal 23249 at http://kcur.org Ripe For The Night