Westport High School http://kcur.org en What Is The Fate Of Westport High School? http://kcur.org/post/what-fate-westport-high-school <p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:28:06 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43093 at http://kcur.org What Is The Fate Of Westport High School? The Heyday Of Westport High, And Murder At 39th & Main: The Making of Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/heyday-westport-high-and-murder-39th-main-making-walt-bodine <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53beda2cdea5b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53beda2cdea5b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53beda2cdea5b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-897509.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Westport High School is slated to close this spring after 103 years. KCUR's Walt Bodine attended classes there in the 1930s, when the school was relatively new, and affluent. A violent crime near a student hangout close to the school changed his life, and put him on the career path he's been on ever since. KCUR's Frank Morris spoke with him about his time at Westport High, starting with the impression that struck him, when he walked in the door for his first day of classes.</p> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:07:20 +0000 Frank Morris 6545 at http://kcur.org The Heyday Of Westport High, And Murder At 39th & Main: The Making of Walt Bodine