pop culture http://kcur.org en From Jefferson To Obama, Pop Culture Infuses The White House http://kcur.org/post/jefferson-obama-pop-culture-infuses-white-house <p>When you think about presidents and pop culture, you might picture Obama’s Twitter account, but you might not realize that other ventures with mass-appeal have been affecting the White House for a few centuries.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we’ll talk about the influence everything from theater to books to the internet have had on the presidency since Thomas Jefferson was in charge.</p><p><strong>HEAR MORE:</strong> Tevi Troy speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59375 at http://kcur.org From Jefferson To Obama, Pop Culture Infuses The White House Kansas City Duo Victor & Penny Make Music On The Road http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-duo-victor-penny-make-music-road <p></p><p>With a&nbsp;ukelele&nbsp;and jazz guitar in tow, the traveling Kansas City-based musical duo known as <a href="http://www.victorandpenny.com/">Victor &amp; Penny</a> stopped by <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a> on Wednesday to talk with Gina Kaufmann —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and to perform a few of their signature "antique pop" songs live for our listeners.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:09:26 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 59369 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Duo Victor & Penny Make Music On The Road How To Be Black http://kcur.org/post/how-be-black <p>How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston? Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22331 at http://kcur.org How To Be Black Coolness Secrets Revealed http://kcur.org/post/coolness-secrets-revealed <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we&rsquo;ll meet the researcher who conducted <a href="http:// http://rochester.academia.edu/IlanDarNimrod/Papers/1577928/Coolness_An_Empirical_Investigation">the empirical investigation of what it means to be cool</a>, and found there&rsquo;s a lot more to it than just likability or popularity. Think James Dean. Think the Fonz.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:11:28 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20741 at http://kcur.org Coolness Secrets Revealed Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media http://kcur.org/post/civil-rights-exhibit-displays-power-popular-media <p>In 1955, Emmitt Till was a young boy visiting family in the South, and was brutally murdered. After his death, his mother made the decision to send the explicit photos of his autopsy to the media, saying, &ldquo;Let the world see what I&rsquo;ve seen.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 15:15:42 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 17363 at http://kcur.org Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media