Jackie Robinson http://kcur.org en 'Kansas City Swing' http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-swing <p>Kansas City's role in the integration of baseball is a popular subject these days. The recent release of&nbsp;<em>42,&nbsp;</em>the movie about Jackie Robinson's integration into Major League Baseball premiered in Kansas City, home of the <a href="http://www.nlbm.com/">Negro Leagues Baseball Museum</a>, this month. <a href="http://www.umkctheatre.org/current_season.html">UMKC Theatre</a> is also tackling the subject with the debut of its play&nbsp;<em>Kansas City Swing.</em></p><p></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=zyS-mw8J3Ys</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:54:34 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 35539 at http://kcur.org 'Kansas City Swing' Red Carpet Conversations About '42' http://kcur.org/post/red-carpet-conversations-about-42 <p>The movie “42” tells a story of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who once played for the Kansas City Monarchs.&nbsp; He broke the color barrier with his entry into Major League Baseball.&nbsp; A recent sneak preview of the movie in Kansas City featured an appearance by iconic actor Harrison Ford and a handful of his co-stars. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:27:44 +0000 Greg Echlin 35104 at http://kcur.org Red Carpet Conversations About '42' '42' Screened In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/42-screened-kansas-city <p>As a benefit for the <a href="http://www.nlbm.com/">Negro Leagues Baseball Museum</a> and the <a href="http://www.sportkc.org/">Kansas City Sports Commission</a>, the movie "<a href="http://www.42kansascity.com/">42</a>" was shown on Thursday night at the AMC theaters on Barry Road.&nbsp; The chilly temperatures didn't stop those who gathered near the red carpet to get a glimpse of an A-list actor. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:03:24 +0000 Greg Echlin 34985 at http://kcur.org '42' Screened In Kansas City Actor Harrison Ford And '42' In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/actor-harrison-ford-and-42-kansas-city <p>Actor Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey in "42," the movie on baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson to be released next month. &nbsp;Rickey is the former general manager who signed Robinson to break the color line in Major League Baseball. &nbsp;Ford will be in Kansas City next month for a special screening. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:53:41 +0000 Greg Echlin 33820 at http://kcur.org Actor Harrison Ford And '42' In Kansas City Web Extra: Full-Length Interview With Michael G. Long http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-full-length-interview-michael-g-long <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c1315a97c5d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c1315a97c5d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c1315a97c5d-"></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-897225.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. – This is the extended interview by Laura Ziegler with Michael G. Long, editor of FIRST CLASS CITIZENSHIP: The Civil Rights Letters Of Jackie Robinson. Long was at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as part of weekend commemorating Jackie Robinson day on April 17th.</p> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:53:45 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6541 at http://kcur.org