90-Mile View http://kcur.org en 90-Mile View: Maintaining The Momentum In Manheim Park http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-maintaining-momentum-manheim-park <p></p><p></p><p>Saundra Hayes is a resident of Manheim Park situated on the east side of Troost in Kansas City.&nbsp; In this edition of 90-Mile View, Saundra and Steve Kraske talk about the effects the Green Impact Zone has had on her neighborhood and what it will take to keep the momentum built by the project going.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:12:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 52948 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Maintaining The Momentum In Manheim Park 90-Mile View: The Signs of Spring In Warsaw, Missouri http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-signs-spring-warsaw-missouri <p></p><p>It's been a quiet winter in Warsaw, Mo., where the Osage River empties into Truman Lake.&nbsp; The bitter cold had even the hardiest inhabitants staying indoors.&nbsp; Now this little town on the lake is showing the unmistakable signs that the "season" is about to begin.</p><p>In this installment of <em>90-Mile View</em>, newspaper publisher James White&nbsp;tells Steve Kraske what stories <em>The Benton County Enterprise</em> has been covering.&nbsp; Then White describes one of the sure signs of Spring, the start of the spoonbill fishing season and an accompanying aroma.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 52462 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: The Signs of Spring In Warsaw, Missouri 90 Mile View: The Power Of The White Coat http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-power-white-coat <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Dr. Gary Yarbrough has been a rural family physician for more than 30 years, first in Kentucky then Michigan and, since 1994, in Parsons, Kan.</p><p>On this edition of 90-Mile View he talks with Steve Kraske about making house calls in the severe cold this winter plus shares a tale from his latest book,<em> Office Calls: And Other Stories From Thirty Years of Rural Medicine. </em></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:43:40 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 52069 at http://kcur.org 90 Mile View: The Power Of The White Coat 90-Mile View: Runaway Senior Lands In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-runaway-senior-lands-kansas-city <p></p><p>We’ve been following the story of Patricia Porsche for the past year.&nbsp; In that time she has made her way from being homeless and unemployed to working for the True Light Family Resource Center in Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp; As its volunteer coordinator and as mentor to the women living in the center’s transitional home, Trisha has a front-row seat to the challenges facing homeless women in Kansas City.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:51:12 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 51864 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Runaway Senior Lands In Kansas City 90-Mile View From The Hill http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-hill <p></p><p></p><p>After her husband died in 1986, June Jewitt continued to live in the house they had built on a hill in Douglas County, Kan., and began writing. One of her daughters slipped a sample of June's views of life under the door of the <em>Baldwin City Signal&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;a column, Musings from the Hill, was born.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:31:28 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 51117 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View From The Hill 90-Mile View: Freezing Temperatures Stop Trains In Their Tracks http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-freezing-temperatures-stop-trains-their-tracks <p>An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 people arrived in Chicago early Monday morning, Jan. 6, after the bitterly cold weather stopped it for more than eight hours.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:05:50 +0000 Danie Alexander & Cody Newill 49467 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Freezing Temperatures Stop Trains In Their Tracks 90-Mile View: Dairyman Looks To New Zealand Model http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-dairyman-looks-new-zealand-model <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>We’ve been keeping abreast with dairy farmer Eric Neill out at his place in Cass County, Mo. Through drought and mud, searing heat and freezing cold, it’s never the same two years in a row for Neill and his family.</p><p>Thursday, Eric talks with host Steve Kraske&nbsp;about the options he's weighing to keep the dairy afloat, including his return to work and copying the New Zealand practice of hiring a "share milker."</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:36:03 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 48545 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Dairyman Looks To New Zealand Model 90-Mile View: A Busy Month For Rev. Rick Behrens http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-busy-month-rev-rick-behrens <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>December is busy enough for most Christian pastors but for Rev. Rick Behrens, this year it's been busier than usual.</p><p>Rick joins Steve Kraske for this edition of 90-Mile View to talk about a recent trip to a Kansas City, Kansas sister-city in Mexico, having one of the hottest tickets in town, and a special dinner theater presentation taking place at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church.</p><p><strong>Event Info:</strong></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:23:14 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 48177 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Busy Month For Rev. Rick Behrens 90-Mile View: A Special Window For A Flint Hills Cabin http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-special-window-flint-hills-cabin <p></p><p></p><p>Carole Brown has shared with us the dichotomy that is her life. A classical musician, Brown spends a portion of her year living with her parents in Westwood Hills, Kan., and the rest in a cabin with no amenities&nbsp;in the Flint Hills of Kansas.</p><p>On this edition of 90-Mile View, Carole is back to talk with host Steve Kraske of her life on the prairie. She's been busy with several projects including a window that took her some time to collect&nbsp;just the right materials before she could construct it.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:50:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 47711 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Special Window For A Flint Hills Cabin 90-Mile View: Old Kansas City School Finds New Life As Housing http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-old-kansas-city-school-finds-new-life-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As President of the Historic </span>Manheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park Association, </span>Saundra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hayes has been witness to exciting changes in the 32-square block neighborhood nestled between </span>Troost<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The </span>Paseo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span>39th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Brush Creek Blvd.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:49:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 47103 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Old Kansas City School Finds New Life As Housing 90-Mile View: Kansas City Woman's Journey Through Homelessness http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-kansas-city-womans-journey-through-homelessness <p>When we first met Patricia (Trisha) Porsche, she was working her way out of homelessness for the second time. Back in February she was just several weeks into her residency at Freedom House, a transitional home for women run by the True Light Family Resource Center in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p></p><p></p><p>That residency is for only one year and for Trisha that year ends in December.&nbsp; She talks with Steve Kraske about how her job search led her to a very familiar place and where she will be in 2014.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:55:33 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 46631 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Kansas City Woman's Journey Through Homelessness 90-Mile View: Autumn Days In KCPD East Patrol http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-autumn-days-kcpd-east-patrol <p>Fall weather brings changes for Officer Nicole Wright as she works her beat for the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. Kids are back in school, there's Chief's home games to work, but as for October 31, well, as Wright observes, "everyday's Halloween" in East Patrol.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:17:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 46105 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Autumn Days In KCPD East Patrol 90-Mile View: Warsaw, Missouri Shuts Down For The Season http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-warsaw-missouri-shuts-down-season <p>The economy in Warsaw, Missouri in Benton County relies heavily upon visitors coming to Truman Lake, water controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. &nbsp;When the government shut down earlier this month so did all the facilities the Corps controls along the lake.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:37:31 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 45779 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Warsaw, Missouri Shuts Down For The Season 90-Mile View: A Rancher's Gamble http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-ranchers-gamble <p></p><p>A life dictated by the seasons and the weather is always a risky one and no one knows it better than Flint Hills cattle rancher Howard Blender.</p><p></p><p>Today Howard talks with Steve Kraske about the hazards ranchers face every day.&nbsp; From the impact of the recent South Dakota snowstorm, to selling cattle by internet auction, Howard tells of the gambles he takes and the best cattleman&#39;s answer he ever heard to the question &quot;Why do you keep doing it?&quot;.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:09:58 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 45311 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Rancher's Gamble 90-Mile View: A Bug In Your Ear http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-bug-your-ear <p>Dr. Gary Yarbrough has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years and since 1994&nbsp; has tended to the people in and around Parsons, KS.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The author of <em>House Calls</em>, Dr. Yarbrough has told us of some of the more memorable moments and patients he&#39;s encountered over the decades.&nbsp; In this edition of <em>90-Mile View</em>, he talks with Steve Kraske about his latest book and shares the tale of one man&#39;s misfortune in a Kentucky tobacco barn.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 45019 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Bug In Your Ear 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-rev-rick-behrens-1 <p></p><p>One of the budgetary battles going on in Congress at the moment is what to do with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The current focus on funding the government and its programs has pushed other issues like immigration reform off the front page.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:50:41 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 44182 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens 90-Mile View: Eric Neill http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-eric-neill-1 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." So goes the saying, but when your life is milk, lots of milk, what do you do?</p><p></p><p>On this edition of 90-Mile View, dairyman Eric Neill tells Steve Kraske how things are going on the farm, including getting ready to bring new "ladies" into the herd.&nbsp; Then Eric's partner, and wife, Julie has been busy exploring other options for the dairy's daily production. When life hands you milk . . .</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 43180 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Eric Neill 90-Mile View: Saundra Hayes http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-saundra-hayes-1 <p></p><p>In her work as President of the <a href="http://manheimparkkc.org" target="_blank">Historic Manheim Park Association</a>, <strong>Saundra Hayes</strong> believes it all starts with building relationships.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:19:45 +0000 Danie Alexander 42686 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Saundra Hayes 90 Mile View: James White http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-james-white-1 <p>Hellen Cook's disappearance came to our attention during our last conversation with <em>The Benton County Enterprise</em> publisher <strong>James White</strong>.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On this edition of 90-Mile View, James is back with the rest of Hellen's story: who she was beyond the headlines and what her family is doing to improve the process of finding lost loved ones in the future.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 42426 at http://kcur.org 90 Mile View: James White 90-Mile View: Nicole Wright http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-nicole-wright-2 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Being a police officer is about many things: patrolling a beat, helping other officers maintain order, and sometimes, providing extra security to visiting dignitaries.</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff, Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 41808 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Nicole Wright 90-Mile View: Carole Brown http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-carole-brown <p></p><p>Many of us ask ourselves at some point: "What am I doing and why am I doing it?" For one woman the question looms larger with her choice to pursue a lifestyle that embraces isolation and eschews the modern.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander 41504 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Carole Brown 90 Mile View: Eric Peterson http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-eric-peterson-1 <p></p><p>On Sunday evening, July 21, the eastbound Amtrak train, The River Runner, struck an SUV in Warrensburg, MO. Injured in the crash were a 42-year old woman and her 3-year old granddaughter both of whom remain in Kansas City area hospitals.</p><p></p><p><strong>Eric Peterson</strong> is an engineer for Amtrak and previously on 90-Mile View has shared his love of trains and tales from the tracks with us. Today he talks with Steve Kraske about the steps Amtrak employees take when accidents like this occur.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:00:08 +0000 Danie Alexander 41050 at http://kcur.org 90 Mile View: Eric Peterson 90-Mile View: James White http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-james-white-0 <p></p><p>According to the 2010 census, the population of Warsaw, Missouri is 2,127 but in the summer this town along Truman Lake sees an influx of tourists and summer residents. Keeping an eye on it all is<em> <a href="http://www.bentoncountyenterprise.com/" target="_blank">The Benton County Enterprise</a></em> publisher <strong>James White</strong>.</p><p></p><p>Today James explains how long "the season" runs and what it means to the year-round residents and business owners of Warsaw. Plus, we catch up on the latest news coming out of the Benton County.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:37:47 +0000 Danie Alexander 40415 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: James White 90-Mile View: Howard Blender http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-howard-blender-0 <p>Two years of extreme drought. The failure of Congress to pass the Farm Bill. Life hasn't gotten any easier for cattle rancher <strong>Howard Blender</strong>.</p><p></p><p>In this edition of <em>90-Mile View</em>, Howard gives Steve Kraske an update on conditions in Chase County as he and others struggle with the effects of too little rain from Mother Nature and too little support from legislators.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:06:36 +0000 Danie Alexander 39292 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Howard Blender 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens On Immigration Reform http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-rev-rick-behrens-immigration-reform <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Rev. Rick Behrens</strong> is pastor of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kansas, an inner-city church with a congregation and a community largely made up of immigrants.&nbsp; In this installment of 90-Mile View, Rick talks immigration policy and reform with Steve Kraske and what it means to the people he serves.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:17:09 +0000 Danie Alexander 38880 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens On Immigration Reform 90-Mile View: Saundra Hayes http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-saundra-hayes-0 <p></p><p>Saundra Hayes lives in Manheim Park and she, along with her neighbors, is working hard to revitalize her neighborhood.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:23:36 +0000 Danie Alexander 38544 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Saundra Hayes 90-Mile View: Eric Neill http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-eric-neill-0 <p>Weather plays a major role in agriculture.&nbsp; Just ask dairyman <strong>Eric Neill</strong>.&nbsp; Last summer it was drought, then record snows this past winter.&nbsp; Now it's rain . . . lots and lots of rain.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:51:58 +0000 Danie Alexander 38053 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: James White http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-james-white <p></p><p><strong>James White</strong> is the fifth-generation publisher of the <a href="http://www.bentoncountyenterprise.com/" target="_blank"><em>Benton County Enterprise</em></a>, the weekly paper started by his great, great grandfather in 1879 down in Warsaw, Missouri.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:16:43 +0000 Danie Alexander 37713 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: James White 90-Mile View: Eric Peterson http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-eric-peterson-0 <p>Trains have been making news lately, both good and bad.&nbsp; Amtrak engineer <strong>Eric Peterson</strong> can relate. Fri, 24 May 2013 16:11:50 +0000 Danie Alexander 37324 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Eric Peterson 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-dr-gary-yarbrough <p><strong>Dr. Gary Yarbrough</strong> has practiced <strong>family medicine</strong> in small towns for 30 years.&nbsp; In that time he's met some memorable people.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 36811 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough