Prairie Village http://kcur.org en Prairie Village Council Rejects Mission Chateau Proposal http://kcur.org/post/prairie-village-council-rejects-mission-chateau-proposal <p>The controversial Mission Chateau project failed to win approval by the Prairie Village City Council in a meeting that lasted until 1 a.m. Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>The Prairie Village Planning Commission had recommended a special permit for the proposed senior living community at the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School.</p><p>Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer says Mission Chateau stirred community sentiments because of strong feelings about the middle school</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Maria Carter & Dan Verbeck 43058 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Council Rejects Mission Chateau Proposal Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments http://kcur.org/post/kan-gun-law-puts-pressure-local-governments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Kansas, you can carry a concealed weapon anywhere, unless there’s a “no handgun” sign posted at eye-level at the entrance.</span></p><p>Currently, it’s up to local governments whether or not to allow concealed carry in their public buildings. If they don’t want handguns in their buildings, like any business, they have to post that “no handgun” sign.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 35884 at http://kcur.org Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments Prairie Village Home Houses Huge Art Collection http://kcur.org/post/prairie-village-home-houses-huge-art-collection <p>If you're ever invited to the Prairie Village home of Linda and <strong>John "Topper" Johntz</strong>, be prepared for your jaw to drop.</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:34:45 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 28345 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Home Houses Huge Art Collection Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen' http://kcur.org/post/mezzo-soprano-joyce-didonato-becomes-drama-queen <p></p><div>Opera superstar <strong>Joyce DiDonato</strong> won a <a href="http://www.grammy.com/" target="_blank">Grammy</a> this year for <a href="http://www.grammy.com/nominees?genre=5" target="_blank">Best Classical Vocal Solo</a>.<br><br>The Prairie Village native and mezzo-soprano was the star of a TV special titled <a href="http://kcpt.org/pbsartskc/">"<strong>Homecoming"</strong></a> produced by Kansas City's <a href="http://kcpt.org" target="_blank">KCPT</a> and PBS Arts. The concert with the <a href="http://kcsymphony.org" target="_blank">Kansas City Symphony </a>at the newly-opened <a href="http://kauffmancenter.org" target="_blank">Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts</a> was broadcast nationally, and now, she has a <strong>new disc</strong> out titled "Drama Queens," which she recorded in Italy in July.</div><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:07:44 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 27569 at http://kcur.org Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen' Kansas City's Dark Secrets http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-dark-secrets <p>The dark streets of Kansas City hold many secrets.</p> <p>As Steve Paul writes in the introduction to a new book, Kansas City Noir, this is also a city that's home to its share of serial killers and moral turpitude, and it's a place where police detective ply their trade.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:59:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 25391 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Dark Secrets Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend http://kcur.org/post/kansas-native-karrin-allyson-returns-prairie-village-weekend <p>Jazz singer and pianist <a href="http://karrin.com" target="_blank"><strong>Karrin Allyson</strong></a> is in town this weekend to perform at the <a href="http://prairievillagejazz.org/">Prairie Village Jazz Festival</a>. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:37:42 +0000 Stephen Steigman 24129 at http://kcur.org Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-june-6-2012 <p>A circuit judge is backing the Cass County board of commissioners in its decision to not hold a vote on a zoo tax.&nbsp; Prairie Village leaders have rejected a parks sales tax proposal... It&#39;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:02:37 +0000 Elana Gordon 18919 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Council Says No To Parks Tax Referendum http://kcur.org/post/prairie-village-council-says-no-parks-tax-referendum <p>There will be no November vote in Prairie Village on a proposed sales tax to benefit parks. The City Council has killed the issue on a vote of 6 to 5.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:17:30 +0000 Dan Verbeck 18874 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Council Says No To Parks Tax Referendum April 3: Elections In Kansas & Missouri http://kcur.org/post/april-3-elections-kansas-missouri <p>On Tuesday, voters go to the polls in Kansas and Missouri. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kansas, and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Missouri. </p> <p>On the Kansas side, there's the Shawnee mayor's race and city council seats up for grabs in Leawood, Mission, Prairie Village, Shawnee and Westwood.</p> <p>In Missouri, it's a mayoral race in Blue Springs, city council races in Independence and Lee's Summit and the school board in Kansas City. Bond and sales tax issues, city council and mayoral races are also on tap in Cass County, Grain Valley and Raymore.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:31:01 +0000 Laura Spencer 15282 at http://kcur.org April 3: Elections In Kansas & Missouri Filipino Martial Arts Help KC Women Learn Self-Defense http://kcur.org/post/filipino-martial-arts-help-kc-women-learn-self-defense <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce11fc75d1f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce11fc75d1f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce11fc75d1f-"></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-946135.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 – A former police trainer living in Prairie Village is adapting moves from Filipino martial arts to help women learn self-defense.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:10:35 +0000 Alex Smith 7472 at http://kcur.org