Odd Jobs http://kcur.org en Local Artist’s Drawings Help Solve Crimes http://kcur.org/post/local-artist-s-drawings-help-solve-crimes <p>You’ve probably seen crime shows like <em>CSI</em> and <em>America’s Most Wanted</em>, where artists work with victims to create a drawing that helps identify a criminal.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:17:12 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 28104 at http://kcur.org Local Artist’s Drawings Help Solve Crimes Live Music For A Living http://kcur.org/post/live-music-living <p>If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club. He might say hi to passing friends, but this guy’s a lot more tuned in to the music than your typical concert-goer. And he should be; he’s working.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:43:02 +0000 Alex Smith 24152 at http://kcur.org Live Music For A Living Made In Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments http://kcur.org/post/made-olathe-custom-brass-instruments <p>New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras last week with that signature brass band sound. In the seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a local man has played a role in bringing that sound back to the streets.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:29:57 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 13264 at http://kcur.org Made In Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments Nude Art Model http://kcur.org/post/nude-art-model <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bdd2646f22c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bdd2646f22c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bdd2646f22c-"></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-991864.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. – Very few jobs require you to take your clothes off. (Photo by Jim Barcus.)</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:41:41 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 8348 at http://kcur.org Nude Art Model Handling Snakes and Rescuing Unusual Pets http://kcur.org/post/handling-snakes-and-rescuing-unusual-pets <p class="legacy-byline">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long days of summer are here, and at least some kids are splashing in creeks, looking for frogs and snakes. But how many will turn that curiosity about animals into a career?&nbsp;</span></p><p class="legacy-byline">For <em>KC Currents'</em> Odd Jobs segment, Sylvia Maria Gross recently visited Greenwood, Missouri, where a local daredevil took his childhood love of creepy, crawly things and turned it into a business.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:01:29 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 7949 at http://kcur.org Handling Snakes and Rescuing Unusual Pets Odd Job: The Beekeeper http://kcur.org/post/odd-job-beekeeper <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bdcfc1c2c46-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bdcfc1c2c46-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bdcfc1c2c46-"></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-968947.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>Belton, Mo. – Bees play an important part of the world's ecosystem. Listen to a man who relocates bees instead of exterminating them as a part time job.</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 17:04:15 +0000 7834 at http://kcur.org Odd Job: The Beekeeper