TEDxKC http://kcur.org en Kansas City's TEDxKC Challenges You To Participate http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-tedxkc-challenges-you-participate <p>Since 2009, Kansas City has hosted its own extension of the TED lecture series, TEDxKC. This year, something new has been introduced: members of the public are invited to submit their own lecture ideas, for the chance to win a place in the lineup of presenters.</p><p>On Tuesday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a> we talk about this year's TEDxKC - this year's theme, the challenge, why a spot on stage is up for grabs, and how you can participate.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:45:02 +0000 Steve Kraske & Scott Ross 58190 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's TEDxKC Challenges You To Participate TEDxKC: Defy Impossible http://kcur.org/post/tedxkc-defy-impossible <p>What can be accomplished when an idea that seems impossible is pursued despite the odds? That's the question being answered at this year's <strong><a href="http://www.tedxkc.org/" target="_blank">TEDxKC</a></strong> event.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:50:33 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 42198 at http://kcur.org TEDxKC: Defy Impossible Taking The Leap... Off A Building http://kcur.org/post/taking-leap-building <p>What's it like to leap <em>off</em> tall buildings in a single bound?</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with base-jumper&nbsp;<strong>Alastair Macartney</strong> about Monday morning's jump off of Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, why he chose this profession and find out whether he looks down before he takes the plunge.</span></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 42084 at http://kcur.org Taking The Leap... Off A Building Changing Lives, One Step At A Time http://kcur.org/post/changing-lives-one-step-time-0 <p>Exercise is generally supposed to make you feel better, but one running club effort is aiming a little bit higher.&nbsp;</p><p>In the second part of Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>, we take a look at how <strong>Anne </strong><strong>Mahlum</strong>'s Back On My Feet running clubs for homeless people are changing the way we look at those who live on the street and how they see themselves.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:56:18 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 42020 at http://kcur.org Changing Lives, One Step At A Time Organizers Bring TEDMed To Kansas City With Focus On Parkinson's http://kcur.org/post/organizers-bring-tedmed-kansas-city-focus-parkinsons <p>This week, upwards of 1,000 medical professionals and thought leaders are converging on the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the third annual <a href="http://www.tedmed.com/">TEDMed</a> summit. It’s a spin-off of <a href="https://www.ted.com/">TED</a> - short for Technology, Entertainment, Design – which features talks and performances from the group’s biannual conferences centering around the general theme of “ideas worth spreading.”&nbsp; Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:15:40 +0000 Elana Gordon 35322 at http://kcur.org Organizers Bring TEDMed To Kansas City With Focus On Parkinson's Remember When Pluto Was A Planet?: The Half-Life Of Facts http://kcur.org/post/remember-when-pluto-was-planet-half-life-facts <p>A fact is something that actually exists; reality; truth.&nbsp; Until it isn't anymore.&nbsp; How does that happen? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 06:34:58 +0000 Brian Ellison & Danie Alexander 23679 at http://kcur.org Remember When Pluto Was A Planet?: The Half-Life Of Facts 'The Athena Doctrine' http://kcur.org/post/athena-doctrine <p>Social theorist John Gerzema set out to learn what the next generation of entrepreneurs will be like. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Maria Carter & Danie Alexander & Greta Wendelin 23388 at http://kcur.org 'The Athena Doctrine' Rush For TEDxKC Tickets Overloads Kauffman Center http://kcur.org/post/rush-tedxkc-tickets-overloads-kauffman-center <p>As of 12:35 pm the day tickets went on sale, <a href="http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=4919">TEDxKC</a> was officially sold out. Ticket sales opened at 10 am Wednesday for TEDxKC&#39;s August 28th event called &quot;The Long View.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:56:50 +0000 Laura Spencer 21233 at http://kcur.org Rush For TEDxKC Tickets Overloads Kauffman Center