Jenny Whitty http://kcur.org en Development On The Rise In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/development-rise-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Home construction skyrocketed 88% over last year's developments this April. In the second half of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;Steve </span>Kraske<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Kansas City Star development reporter&nbsp;<strong>Kevin </strong></span><strong>Collison</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about the jump in growth in the metro area.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:48:21 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 56654 at http://kcur.org Development On The Rise In Kansas City Kansas City Repertory Theatre Turns 50 http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-repertory-theatre-turns-50 <p></p><p><a href="http://www.kcrep.org/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Repertory </span>Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kcrep.org/" target="_blank"> </a>was founded in 1964 by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_McIlrath">Patricia </a></span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_McIlrath">McIlrath</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The company has moved, the name has changed, and this non-profit </span>theater <span style="line-height: 1.5;">group has expanded in the 50 years since. </span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 56540 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Repertory Theatre Turns 50 The Weekend To-Do List: May 30-June 1 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-may-30-june-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're looking for a variety of entertainment this weekend, look no further than Brian </span>McTavish's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Weekend To-Do List for May 30-June 1.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:28:46 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 56544 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List: May 30-June 1 Inside The Creative Mind of William Joyce http://kcur.org/post/inside-creative-mind-william-joyce <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">William Joyce has captivated young audiences and their parents with his whimsical and imaginative characters in film, TV, and in books. &nbsp;The creator of <em>Rolie&nbsp;Polie Olie </em>and <em>The Guardians of Childhood </em>has a new book and film,&nbsp;<em>The Numberlys</em>. &nbsp;Joyce talks with Steve Kraske about what inspires the characters he creates.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:24:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 56446 at http://kcur.org Inside The Creative Mind of William Joyce Issac Burns Murphy "The Prince of Jockeys" http://kcur.org/post/issac-burns-murphy-prince-jockeys-0 <p>After nearly 120 years, jockey Issac Burns Murphy's winning record is still the highest in American horse racing history. &nbsp;Though he won three Kentucky Derbies and set numerous records throughout his career, Murphy had to deal with the harsh reality of being black in the still deeply segregated South.</p><p>On this edition of <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date </em></a>Pellom&nbsp;McDaniels III talks with Steve Kraske about his new biography of "The Prince of Jockeys" whose life and career spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:06:48 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 56385 at http://kcur.org Issac Burns Murphy "The Prince of Jockeys" Clay County Measles Cases Spark Immunization Concerns http://kcur.org/post/clay-county-measles-cases-spark-immunization-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A small outbreak of measles stemming from a Clay County family has some area doctors worried that more may catch the illness. After traveling abroad to the Pacific Rim, an infant who wasn't immunized to the disease was diagnosed and spread it to two family members last week.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:35:02 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 56027 at http://kcur.org Clay County Measles Cases Spark Immunization Concerns Why Your Allergies Seem To Be Worse This Year In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/why-your-allergies-seem-be-worse-year-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If your allergies seem more severe this year in Kansas City, you're not alone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's according to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Jay </span>Portnoy,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">who leads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:39:59 +0000 Jenny Whitty 55786 at http://kcur.org Why Your Allergies Seem To Be Worse This Year In Kansas City Fighting Off Allergies http://kcur.org/post/fighting-allergies <p>There's one topic that keeps on giving year after year: allergies. From seasonal, to year-round, gluten to peanuts, allergies affect over 65 million people in the United States alone.</p><p>In the first segment of Thursday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske&nbsp;discusses all things mold, pollen, and food protein with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Jay Portnoy</strong>​, who heads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:36:32 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 55768 at http://kcur.org Fighting Off Allergies The New Democrat http://kcur.org/post/new-democrat <div><p></p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with Al From, author of <em>The New Democrats and the Return to Power</em>. &nbsp;He joins Steve Kraske&nbsp;for a look at the history and future of the Democratic Party. &nbsp;As founder of the Democratic Leadership Council he ushered in a new breed of Democrat with Bill Clinton's administration. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 55135 at http://kcur.org The New Democrat Kansas City's World War I Monuments http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-world-war-i-monuments <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone is familiar with the National World War I Monument in Kansas City, but there are others.</span></p><p>On Monday, we'll hear the stories behind some of the most prominent WWI monuments and memorials in Kansas City. James J. Heiman the author of <em>Voices In the Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials</em> joins us.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>James J. Heiman</strong> is the author of <em>Voices In Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials.</em></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 55143 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's World War I Monuments The Weekend To-Do List: May 2-4, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-may-2-4-2014 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? Brian&nbsp;McTavish&nbsp;has just the thing to spice up your weekend at get you out of that funk with his Weekend To-Do List for May 2-4.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:22:01 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Jenny Whitty 55073 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List: May 2-4, 2014 Off-Label Drug Use http://kcur.org/post/label-drug-use <div>A doctor looking to help a patient prescribes a medication for a condition it was not originally marketed to treat. How legal, and how risky the off-label use of prescription drugs?</div><div>On Thursday's Up To Date &nbsp;Steve Kraske talks with a pharmacist about just how common this practice is among physicians and why drug companies don’t market their products for multiple uses.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:41:36 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 55072 at http://kcur.org Off-Label Drug Use Book Doctors: Daniel Woodrell, 'The Maid's Version' http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-daniel-woodrell-maids-version <p>A dance hall explosion in 1929: is it murder, or an accident? One woman's journey to find the answers and a family's struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up To Date</em></a>, <strong>Daniel Woodrell</strong>, known for his best seller, <em>Winter's Bone</em>, joins us to discuss his latest book, <em>A Maid's Version</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Then, Book Doctors Mark Luce, Steve Paul, and Grace Suh give us their reviews of the latest on book store shelves.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 42866 at http://kcur.org Book Doctors: Daniel Woodrell, 'The Maid's Version' What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, August 30 - September 3 http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film-august-30-september-3 <p></p><p>The story of the man who trained Bruce Lee, the life of a White House butler who served eight Presidents, and a pub crawl develops into a struggle for humankind’s survival.</p><p></p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/date" target="_blank">Up to Date</a>, our indie, foreign and documentary film critics take a look at the films playing on the silver screen in Kansas City this week.</p><p>Films critics Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker, and Bob Butler reviewed:</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 42796 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, August 30 - September 3 Family Choices: When Or Whether To Have Kids http://kcur.org/post/family-choices-when-or-whether-have-kids <p></p><p>Choosing to have a family and determining its size are highly personal, sometimes painful decisions that has consequences for your finances, health, and happiness. Up To Date is partnering with PRI’s The World for its series exploring family planning options from around the globe.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:59:02 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 42729 at http://kcur.org Family Choices: When Or Whether To Have Kids