World War II http://kcur.org en How Elephants Helped Win World War II http://kcur.org/post/how-elephants-helped-win-world-war-ii <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tanks and ammo certainly played a big part in winning World War II, but the Pacific theater had another large asset—elephants.</span></p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk about the man who led these animals against the Axis powers and the bond he developed with these surprisingly gentle giants.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59372 at http://kcur.org How Elephants Helped Win World War II DVD Gurus: World War II http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-world-war-ii <p></p><p>They fought on the beaches, in the air, on the sea... and on film. World War II made an indelible mark on pop culture, and it's especially evident on the silver screen.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:42:13 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59126 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: World War II A Look Into Kansas City's Past http://kcur.org/post/look-kansas-citys-past <p></p><p>1940 was a pivotal year for Kansas City. Tom Pendergast’s rule through corruption and debauchery had crumbled, leaving the new local government to reform a city hungry for jazz and liquor.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we examine how Kansas City was different in the World War II era. On the way, we take a look at how the “<a href="http://paris-of-the-plains.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Paris of the Plains</a>” changed from a den of iniquity to the city we know today.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 53924 at http://kcur.org A Look Into Kansas City's Past Saving Art From War: The Monuments Men http://kcur.org/post/saving-art-war-monuments-men <p>They were a group of soldiers with something in common — a knowledge of art and how to preserve it.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about <a href="http://www.monumentsmen.com" target="_blank">the Monuments Men</a>, a special division from the Allied forces during World War II who braved the battlefields to save priceless art and architecture from the ravages of war.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:32:24 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Laura Spencer 50573 at http://kcur.org Saving Art From War: The Monuments Men WWII: The Last Year Of Europe's Battles http://kcur.org/post/wwii-last-year-europes-battles <p>Omaha, Juno, Utah, Gold and Sword. The <strong>names of the Normandy beaches</strong> echo in the annals of World War II history, but <strong>the iconic invasion wasn’t the last step</strong> of the European campaign.</p><p> Sun, 19 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36938 at http://kcur.org WWII: The Last Year Of Europe's Battles