Kaitlin Brennan http://kcur.org en Kansas City Creative Couples: Casanova Cinderhouse & Cinderhouse http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-creative-couples-casanova-cinderhouse-cinderhouse <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The work of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is on display this summer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They’re part of an exhibit called <em>Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico.</em></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer, Julie Denesha & Kaitlin Brennan 41119 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Creative Couples: Casanova Cinderhouse & Cinderhouse Kansas City Creative Couples: Bingaman & Bingaman http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-creative-couples-bingaman-bingaman <p>The work of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera <a href="http://www.nelson-atkins.org/">is on display this summer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re part of an exhibit called </span><em>Frida<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kahlo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico. </span></em></p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan & Julie Denesha 40275 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Creative Couples: Bingaman & Bingaman Techsperts: Social Media and Home Technologies http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-social-media-and-home-technologies <p>Change your home thermostat setting while you’re shopping at the grocery store. Lock the back door after you’ve backed out of the driveway.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, our Techsperts return to talk with Steve Kraske about the future of home automation systems and how these new technologies will change daily life.&nbsp;</p><p>And, did you just get used to Twitter? The tech gurus will also look at the growing rise of new, trendy social media platforms&nbsp;that have a photo and video emphasis.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 39782 at http://kcur.org Techsperts: Social Media and Home Technologies Aram Demirjian Promoted To Symphony's Associate Conductor http://kcur.org/post/aram-demirjian-promoted-symphonys-associate-conductor <p>After working as an assistant conductor with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kcsymphony.org/" target="_blank">Kansas City Symphony</a>&nbsp;for a year now,&nbsp;<span style="padding-bottom: 0px !important; background-image: url(http://kcur.org/) !important; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat !important; ">Aram</span>&nbsp;<span style="padding-bottom: 0px !important; background-image: url(http://kcur.org/) !important; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat !important; ">Demirjian</span>&nbsp;is taking on a new role: associate conductor for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:26:03 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan 39489 at http://kcur.org Aram Demirjian Promoted To Symphony's Associate Conductor Not So Traditonal Fourth Of July Dishes http://kcur.org/post/not-so-traditonal-fourth-july-dishes <p><strong>Aunt Mary Helen's Chicken and Mole</strong></p><ul><li>Chicken - whole or rotisserie</li><li>Vegetable oil - 2 teaspoons</li><li>Finely chopped onion - 1/4 cup</li><li>Mexican chocolate - shaved 4-5 tablespoons</li><li>Can of tomatoes - blended (or can of tomatoe soup)</li><li>Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon</li><li>Dried cilantro - 1 teaspoon</li><li>Dried mine garlic - 1/8 teaspoon</li><li>1 (4 once) can of diced green chile&nbsp;peppers</li></ul><p>Chicken preparation:</p><ol><li>Boil chicken</li><li>Take skin off&nbsp;</li><li>Shred chicken</li></ol><p>Mole sauce preparation:</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:33:51 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan 39555 at http://kcur.org Not So Traditonal Fourth Of July Dishes Frosty Cocktails For The Fourth http://kcur.org/post/frosty-cocktails-fourth <p><strong>RECIPE: Dark Horse Whisk-a-Rita (Jefferson St. Margarita)&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Long Shot White Whiskey - 1 cup</p><p>Orange liqueur - 1/2 cup</p><p>Frozen limeade concentrate - 1/2 can</p><p>1 tablespoon of lime juice</p><p>1 tablespoon of roses sweetened lime juice</p><p>Frozen Whisk-a-Rita:</p><ol><li>Combine ingredients in a blender</li><li>Fill blender with ice 3/4 of way full</li><li>Blend until smooth</li></ol><p>On the Rocks Whisk-a-Rita</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:33:40 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan 39554 at http://kcur.org Food For The Fourth http://kcur.org/post/food-fourth <p></p><p>There are many traditions associated with the Fourth of July: parades, fireworks and food. Just as America is a melting pot of its people, so are the picnics and barbeques we sit down to as we mark our nation’s birth.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Kaitlin Brennan 39486 at http://kcur.org Food For The Fourth Kansas City Pools and Water Parks http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-pools-and-water-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Where are some of your favorite places to cool off in the summer?</span></p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, hear about some of the Kansas City area's most popular pools and water parks. Learn what makes these facilities operate on a day-to-day basis. Plus, guidelines how to stay safe in the water.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><blockquote><p><strong>Cherie Sage</strong> is the <a href="http://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-kansas" target="_blank">Safe Kids Kansas</a> coordinator.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:10:07 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan & Elizabeth Alex 39482 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Pools and Water Parks Your Road Trip Memories http://kcur.org/post/your-road-trip-memories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did your car break down five miles away from the closest gas station? Did you pass the time by playing the license plate game? What unexpected discoveries did you make while traveling America’s roads?</span></p><p>On Tuesday's <em>Up to Date</em>, <strong>Mark Sedenquist</strong>, the editor of <a href="http://www.roadtripamerica.com/" target="_blank">RoadTrip America</a>, gives you tips for you're next trek across the highways of America.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are tips and advice from Sedenquist for the next time you plan that long trip in the car:</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:03:54 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan & Elizabeth Alex 39471 at http://kcur.org Your Road Trip Memories The Weekend To-Do List: June 28-30, 2013 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-june-28-30-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Need to get out of the house this weekend? </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian McTavish</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Brian McTavish & Kaitlin Brennan 39178 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List: June 28-30, 2013 The Best Kansas City Music of 2013 - So Far http://kcur.org/post/best-kansas-city-music-2013-so-far <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is your iTunes library lacking a local flare?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From jazz acts to hip hop artists and everything in between, </span>KCUR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has its finger on the pulse of local music.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 39111 at http://kcur.org The Best Kansas City Music of 2013 - So Far Vitamins: Helpful or Hurtful? http://kcur.org/post/vitamins-helpful-or-hurtful <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bright labels make bold claims, "70 percent of your daily calcium" and "your daily dose of fruit and vegetables!" but how beneficial are these nutrient-packed pills to your overall health?</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 39044 at http://kcur.org Vitamins: Helpful or Hurtful? Why You're More Likely To Get A Ticket In Mission, Kan. http://kcur.org/post/why-youre-more-likely-get-ticket-mission-kan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're driving through Mission, Kan., make sure that your seatbelt is fastened, you're not talking on your cell phone and you come to a complete stop. This suburb hands out more traffic tickets than they have residents. You've been warned.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 39046 at http://kcur.org Why You're More Likely To Get A Ticket In Mission, Kan. One Plan To Combat Poverty In The Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/one-plan-combat-poverty-kansas-city-area <p>A new campaign vows to cut the number of families living in poverty by half in the next 10 years.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Erik Stegman, manager of American Progess' <a href="http://halfinten.org/about/" target="_blank">Half in Ten</a>, &nbsp;tells how this new plan is not only possible, but necessary.</p><div>Valorie Carson, community planning director of United Community Services of Johnson County, joins the discussion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 38722 at http://kcur.org One Plan To Combat Poverty In The Kansas City Area Betty Ford: A FLOTUS With Power http://kcur.org/post/betty-ford-flotus-power <p>Known for her advocacy of the Equal Rights Amendment, Betty Ford often spoke her mind freely, despite the fact that her political beliefs did not always align with her husband's.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, author John Robert Greene, author of <em>Betty Ford: Candor and Courage in the&nbsp;White House</em>, takes a deeper look at&nbsp;this controversial woman who remains one of history's most outspoken and influential first ladies.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 38727 at http://kcur.org Betty Ford: A FLOTUS With Power The Weekend To-Do List: June 14 -16, 2013 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-june-14-16-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Looking for ways to stay cool in the heat the weekend of June 14-16, 2013?</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">​Brian McTavish</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Brian McTavish & Kaitlin Brennan 38389 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List: June 14 -16, 2013 Roshann Parris: A Local Mover And Shaker http://kcur.org/post/roshann-parris-local-mover-and-shaker <p>After 25 years heading her own public relations firm, <strong>Roshann Parris</strong> knows her way around the business world.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 38312 at http://kcur.org Roshann Parris: A Local Mover And Shaker The 2012 Election: An Epic Battle http://kcur.org/post/2012-election-epic-battle <p></p><p>Victories for the Republican Party in the 2010 midterm elections seemed to block President Obama at every turn and the GOP appeared to have a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan, Beth Lipoff & Sangeeta Shastry 38257 at http://kcur.org The 2012 Election: An Epic Battle Behind The Scenes At Harvesters http://kcur.org/post/behind-scenes-harvesters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To feed more than 66,000 people every week&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.harvesters.org/Index.asp?~=" style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvesters</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;needs an advanced and organized warehouse operation to collect and distribute all this food to over 26 counties.</span> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 37906 at http://kcur.org Behind The Scenes At Harvesters An Unconventional First Lady http://kcur.org/post/unconventional-first-lady <p></p><p>Thomas Jefferson's eldest and favorite daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph, would often assume the role of First Lady after her mother died. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Sangeeta Shastry 37919 at http://kcur.org An Unconventional First Lady ExxonMobil: From PR Disaster To Global Player http://kcur.org/post/exxonmobil-pr-disaster-global-player <p></p><p>The images of oil-coated animals on the beach after the Exxon Valdez oil spill rallied environmentalists, but the company has made quite the recovery since then. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Beth Lipoff 37841 at http://kcur.org ExxonMobil: From PR Disaster To Global Player Kansas City Royals: Rocketing Start To Steep Decline http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-royals-rocketing-start-steep-decline <p></p><p>How can a team that began the season so brilliantly currently be in the basement? Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Beth Lipoff 37844 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Royals: Rocketing Start To Steep Decline A Passionate And Prolific Relationship: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera http://kcur.org/post/passionate-and-prolific-relationship-frida-kahlo-diego-rivera <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’ve been immortalized in museums, history books and on film. Their rocky marriage and ties to Communism made for fascinating lives. Fri, 31 May 2013 13:56:29 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Sangeeta Shastry 37649 at http://kcur.org A Passionate And Prolific Relationship: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Hot Summer Reads For Kids http://kcur.org/post/hot-summer-reads-kids <p>When you <strong>read a children’s book</strong>, you can <strong>peek in on aliens</strong>, take a nature hike or <strong>learn about friendship</strong> from a couple of hippos.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff, Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 37486 at http://kcur.org Hot Summer Reads For Kids