inventions http://kcur.org en One Company's 'Quirky' Spin On Getting Inventions Produced http://kcur.org/post/one-companys-quirky-spin-getting-inventions-produced <p></p><p>People have ideas for inventions all the time, but getting those ideas made into consumer products can be a difficult journey.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with a representative of <a href="http://Quirky.com" target="_blank">Quirky.com</a>, a website that connects the entrepreneurs with the means to produce their ideas.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Nathaniel Padgett,</strong> Quirky.com</li></ul> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:44:50 +0000 Maria Carter & Beth Lipoff 53348 at http://kcur.org One Company's 'Quirky' Spin On Getting Inventions Produced Getting Inventive In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/getting-inventive-kansas-city <p>When you tell people you're an inventor, it conjures up images of a mad scientist slaving away in a lab. But what's it really like to be an inventor in Kansas City?</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with local inventor Rich Melton about where he finds his inspiration, the roadblocks&nbsp;he's encountered and how he got started.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Rich Melton,</strong> inventor</li></ul> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:43:54 +0000 Maria Carter & Beth Lipoff 53349 at http://kcur.org Getting Inventive In Kansas City Seven Life-Changing Inventions Created In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/seven-life-changing-inventions-created-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas&nbsp; City is the birthplace of many inventions that have changed the way we perform everyday tasks. For example, your neck might be a lot hairier if it weren't for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Samuel&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coffman, who invented the electric clippers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Today on the KCUR program&nbsp;<em>Central Standard</em>, we discussed just a few of the most prominent products, icons and improvements invented here. Check out this list of seven life-changing inventions, born right here in KC:</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52783 at http://kcur.org Seven Life-Changing Inventions Created In Kansas City Kansas City Museum Celebrates History Of Innovation And Invention in KC http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-museum-celebrates-history-innovation-and-invention-kc <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Country Club Plaza is a staple in Kansas City, but did you know it was the first shopping mall in the country?</span></p><p>Barbers would still be cutting your whole head with scissors if Samuel Coffman hadn't invented electric hair clippers, and washing your dishes would be a much bigger hassle if Marion Trozzolo didn't think to combine Teflon with pans.</p><p>The history of innovation and invention conceived in Kansas City is crucial to the city's identity, and starting June 1 the Kansas City Museum will celebrate this history.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:05:44 +0000 Laura Spencer, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37636 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Museum Celebrates History Of Innovation And Invention in KC