Walt Bodine http://kcur.org en Remembering The Kansas Citians We Lost In 2013 http://kcur.org/post/remembering-kansas-citians-we-lost-2013 <p>As 2013 comes to a close, we remember some of the local public figures who died this year. This list is by no means exhaustive, but recognizes some of the most prominent people who were lost in the philanthropic, arts and media communities of the Kansas City region.</p><p>As always, share your comments (or additions to the list) below.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:29:38 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Briana O'Higgins 48416 at http://kcur.org Remembering The Kansas Citians We Lost In 2013 Walt Bodine Eulogized As 'Voice Of Everyman' http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-eulogized-voice-everyman <p>Walt Bodine “was us,” said Monroe Dodd, a long-time friend and colleague of the legendary newsman, who died last week at 92. Speaking at a packed memorial service this afternoon at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Dodd said Walt had remarkable insights. “He’d toss (them) into the conversation in the form of questions ... they were like firecrackers.”</p><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 01:01:35 +0000 Laura Ziegler 34339 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine Eulogized As 'Voice Of Everyman' KC Remembers: A Tribute to Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/kc-remembers-tribute-walt-bodine <p>Legendary broadcaster Walt Bodine died on Sunday, March 24, at the age of 92. Today on <em>Central Standard</em>, we remember Walt with familiar sounds of regular guests, old friends, and of course, Walt Bodine.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Bill Anderson 34219 at http://kcur.org KC Remembers: A Tribute to Walt Bodine Kansas Citians React To Loss Of Legendary Broadcaster http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citians-react-loss-legendary-broadcaster <p>KCUR received many emails, online comments, phone calls, tweets and Facebook comments in the wake of the death of legendary journalist Walt Bodine last Sunday. Bodine was 92, and for 72 years he was a beloved Kansas City mainstay. His journalistic integrity and conversational skills made a huge impact on his listeners and on the Kansas City community.</p><p>A memorial service, a celebration of Bodine's amazing life, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:18:08 +0000 KCUR 34174 at http://kcur.org Kansas Citians React To Loss Of Legendary Broadcaster Your Memories of Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/your-memories-walt-bodine <p>Walt Bodine, legendary Kansas City broadcaster and icon of the city, died Sunday at the age of 92. To celebrate the life and career of Bodine, Central Standard invites his fans, friends and colleagues to call in and share their memories of former Walt Bodine Show host both on and off the air.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Anderson & Matthew Long-Middleton 34094 at http://kcur.org Your Memories of Walt Bodine Remembering Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/remembering-walt-bodine <p>Today, we're talking about memories of <a href="http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-remembered-giant-among-broadcasters">KCUR's <strong>Walt Bodine</strong></a>. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:49:46 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34013 at http://kcur.org Remembering Walt Bodine Bodine Remembered As Giant Among Broadcasters http://kcur.org/post/bodine-remembered-giant-among-broadcasters <p>Walt Bodine was an aristocrat among newsmen and a friend to the people of Kansas City. The long-time journalist, author and talk show host <a href="http://kcur.org/post/legendary-broadcaster-walt-bodine-dies-92">died early Sunday morning</a>. He was 92.</p><p>As a reporter, Walt always got the story, and he usually got it first. He wrote like a poet.</p><p>This is how he described Truman’s visit to Kansas City during the 1951 floods:</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:00:58 +0000 Laura Ziegler 33979 at http://kcur.org Bodine Remembered As Giant Among Broadcasters Legendary Broadcaster Walt Bodine Dies At 92 http://kcur.org/post/legendary-broadcaster-walt-bodine-dies-92 <p>Longtime journalist, author and talk show host&nbsp;<a href="http://www.waltbodine.com/">Walt Bodine</a> died early Sunday morning. He was 92. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:23:56 +0000 Laura Ziegler & Frank Morris 33976 at http://kcur.org Legendary Broadcaster Walt Bodine Dies At 92 Bodine, Brooks Honored By KC Council For Decades Service In Government & Broadcasting http://kcur.org/post/bodine-brooks-honored-kc-council-decades-service-government-broadcasting <p>Two notable Kansas Citians have been honored by resolution in city hall council chambers. &nbsp;Walt Bodine and Alvin Brooks were picked for singular achievements.</p><p>Both men were lauded for forms of public service, Brooks for government work and civic anti-crime fighting, Bodine for broadcasting.&nbsp;</p><p>The resolution congratulated Alvin Brooks on his 80<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 22:35:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 17076 at http://kcur.org Bodine, Brooks Honored By KC Council For Decades Service In Government & Broadcasting The Last Walt Bodine Show http://kcur.org/post/last-walt-bodine-show-0 <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>Thank you all for joining KCUR this Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the very last <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/walt-bodine-show"><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></a>, and showing such outstanding support for Walt, and his contributions to local journalism.</p><p>Walt was join for the hour by his friends <strong>Monroe Dodd</strong>, <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong> and <strong>Russ Simmons</strong>. The three have known Walt over the years as regular guests and co-hosts, and will talk with Walt today about his influence in Kansas City.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:48:58 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16718 at http://kcur.org The Last Walt Bodine Show Requiem For A Heavyweight http://kcur.org/post/requiem-heavyweight <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><strong>Walt </strong><strong>Bodine</strong>&#39;s final show has inspired a lot of emotions and fond farewells, including this haiku from longtime listener <strong>Greg Hack</strong>.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:17:32 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16701 at http://kcur.org Requiem For A Heavyweight A Celebration Of Walt Bodine's Illustrious Career http://kcur.org/post/celebration-walt-bodines-illustrious-career <p>A colorful era in the world of local media ends this week.&nbsp; Walt Bodine retires after a more than 7 decades in the business. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:51:11 +0000 Laura Ziegler 16700 at http://kcur.org A Celebration Of Walt Bodine's Illustrious Career Marilyn Maye's Song For Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/last-walt-bodine-show <p>Thank you all for joining KCUR this Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the very last <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></a>, and showing such outstanding support for Walt, and his contributions to local journalism.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:58:10 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16693 at http://kcur.org Marilyn Maye's Song For Walt Bodine One More Broadcast For A Living Legend http://kcur.org/post/one-more-broadcast-living-legend <p>The final <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/waltbodine">Walt Bodine Show</a> was heard Friday, April 27th, celebrating 72 years of originality and honesty across print, TV and radio platforms, as pioneering journalist Walt Bodine retires from KCUR.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 KCUR 16013 at http://kcur.org One More Broadcast For A Living Legend Walt Bodine Special: Walt And The Lion http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-walt-and-lion <p>After 72 years as a broadcaster, at the age of 91, Walt Bodine is heading into full retirement. The end of an era approaches; the very last Walt Bodine Show will take place this Friday. What can anyone say to that?</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:53:48 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16591 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine Special: Walt And The Lion Walt Bodine Special: The Documentary http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-documentary <p>Join us Thursday morning at 10, as Charles Ferruzza presents an audio documentary about Walt Bodine.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:51:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 1441 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine Special: The Documentary Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill http://kcur.org/post/thank-you-walt-message-claire-mccaskill <p>Walt&#39;s friends are a diverse group: from<a href="http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-walt-and-lion"> a lion</a> to famous authors, Walt grilled them all and won their hearts in the process.</p><p>One of these folks is Senator <strong>Claire McCaskill</strong>, who recorded a special thank you message for Walt to congratulate him on his retirement and the years of service he provided to Kansas City:</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16629 at http://kcur.org Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-ira-glass <p>Join us Tuesday morning for a special&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/thank-you-walt-bodine"><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></a> from 2004, when Walt chats with fellow storyteller <strong>Ira Glass</strong> of <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/"><em>This American Life</em></a> about the ins and outs of radio journalism, and what happens when, inevitably, things go awry.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:57:41 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Charlie Upchurch 16433 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview With Werner Von Braun http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-interview-werner-von-braun <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>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p><strong>Interview with Werner Von Braun</strong></p><p>Broadcast discusses uses for rockets including military, space travel, visiting the moon, Von Braun youth, and his coming to America.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:39:24 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16501 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview With Werner Von Braun Walt's 'Loveable Joints' On KMBC http://kcur.org/post/walts-loveable-joints-kmbc <p>Walt Bodine has been a ubiquitous voice for Kansas City over the years, but he&#39;s also been a face as well. In these human-interest shorts that he did for KMBC starting in 1982, Walt reaches out to Kansas City by doing what he does best: telling stories and sharing information.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:45:13 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16253 at http://kcur.org Walt's 'Loveable Joints' On KMBC The Walt Bodine Collection: Walt the Humorist http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-walt-humorist <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>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p><strong>Walt the Humorist</strong></p><p>Walt discusses his stint writing gags for Harry O&#39;Connor.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:58:24 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16504 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: Walt the Humorist The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview with Robert Kennedy http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-interview-robert-kennedy <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>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">Interview with Robert Kennedy</span></strong></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:46:18 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16487 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview with Robert Kennedy The Walt Bodine Collection: The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-hyatt-regency-walkway-collapse <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>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p><b>1981 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse</b></p><p>Presswatch Hyatt Regency walkway collapse edition (featuring our own <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/dan-verbeck"><strong>Dan Verbeck</strong></a>)</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:32:42 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16507 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse The Walt Bodine Collection: Race Riots http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-race-riots <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>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p><b>1968 Kansas City Riots April 9-11, 1968</b></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:28:52 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16500 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: Race Riots The Walt Bodine Collection: The 1951 Flood http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-collection-1951-flood <p>Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 06:39:03 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16455 at http://kcur.org The Walt Bodine Collection: The 1951 Flood StoryCorps in KC: Walt Bodine and Tom Bodine http://kcur.org/post/storycorps-kc-walt-bodine-and-tom-bodine <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2fceea96f7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2fceea96f7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2fceea96f7-"></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-533719.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 – <i>Recorded at the MobileBooth in Kansas City in 2006.</i><br />At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Tom Bodine brought his father and KCUR radio host <a href="http://www.kcur.org/WBodine.html">Walt Bodine</a>. Walt turned 90 on Friday, August 27, 2010.</p> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:39:14 +0000 Laura Spencer 3165 at http://kcur.org StoryCorps in KC: Walt Bodine and Tom Bodine Walt Covers KC's Worst-Ever Tornado http://kcur.org/post/walt-covers-kcs-worst-ever-tornado <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2fceeab59f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2fceeab59f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2fceeab59f-"></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-902041.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. – Tornadoes raked Kansas and Oklahoma a week ago, killing 5 people. But those storms were minor compared to the one that hit Kansas City on May 20th, 1957. The Ruskin Heights Tornado was among the most powerful ever recorded. It obliterated the new neighborhood that it's named for, and killed dozens of people. KCUR's Walt Bodine was there before the dust cleared.</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 16:09:44 +0000 Frank Morris & Walt Bodine 6624 at http://kcur.org Walt Covers KC's Worst-Ever Tornado 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-53d2f4790bb61-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2f4790bb61-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2f4790bb61-"></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 Walt Bodine on His Corner of the Great Depression http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-his-corner-great-depression <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2ebbe5f5b7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2ebbe5f5b7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2ebbe5f5b7-"></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-893757.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. – KCUR's Walt Bodine spent the Great Depression working at his parents' drugstore in Kansas City. That family business placed Walt right in the thick of one of the wildest periods in the city's history. It also launched his broadcasting career...sort of. KCUR's Frank Morris spoke with Walt about that turbulent time, and the store, situated on a once dynamic, now blighted, corner in midtown.</p> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:02:29 +0000 Frank Morris 6467 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine on His Corner of the Great Depression Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney http://kcur.org/post/soul-sister-1-marva-whitney <p>Kansas City native and international funk singer Marva Whitney returns to the KCUR studios for a talk with Gina and Walt.</p> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:23:00 +0000 1669 at http://kcur.org Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney