Monroe Dodd http://kcur.org en The History of Recent Political Conventions http://kcur.org/post/history-recent-political-conventions <p>Kansas City is getting the once-over this week from members of the Republican National Committee, who are in town to see whether we have what it takes to host the party’s 2016 national convention.</p><p>The last convention here came in 1976, and it was a hummer: A candidate named Ronald Reagan was taking on the incumbent president, Gerald Ford, and the battle went down to convention week.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:59:22 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 56966 at http://kcur.org The History of Recent Political Conventions The History Of Troost http://kcur.org/post/history-troost <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, </span>Troost<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Avenue has symbolized racial separation, income disparity and vast differences in home value as well as frequency of crime. But it's only a street. And at one time, it happened to be quite a prosperous street.</span></p><p>Hosted by Monroe Dodd, this discussion explores the specific decisions, both national and local, that laid the groundwork for Troost's transformation into a major metropolitan divide. Personal stories from a longtime resident contribute to this conversation. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 54072 at http://kcur.org Five Stories Behind KC Neighborhoods And Parks http://kcur.org/post/five-stories-behind-kc-neighborhoods-and-parks <p></p><p>Ever wonder how neighborhoods and parks around the city got their names? Host&nbsp;<strong>Monroe Dodd</strong> was back during Friday's show with a panel of guests to tell the stories behind the names of public spaces and communities in Kansas City.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:20:54 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton, Ross Stinemetz & Sangeeta Shastry 41243 at http://kcur.org Five Stories Behind KC Neighborhoods And Parks Youth Demonstrate Job Talents At Skills USA http://kcur.org/post/youth-demonstrate-job-talents-skills-usa <p>Hundreds of people are gathering to prove they are the best at a profession they have either just started or about to start. The Skills USA competition pits people in secondary and post-secondary education in head to head competition in talents ranging from computer programing, to cooking, to welding to over 90 other fields.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:08:31 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 39192 at http://kcur.org Youth Demonstrate Job Talents At Skills USA Implications Of The Board Of Trade Closing http://kcur.org/post/implications-board-trade-closing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the famous names Kansas City – </span>Kemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Latshaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Ohlmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – were people who at one time were chairman of the Kansas City Board of Trade. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:59:54 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 39138 at http://kcur.org Implications Of The Board Of Trade Closing What's The Story Behind Your Street? http://kcur.org/post/whats-story-behind-your-street <p>Have you ever wondered why a street is named the what it is?&nbsp; Or what that one person did that immortalized their name onto our mailing address?&nbsp; Some are fairly obvious, but many surprises abound when you start exploring.&nbsp; History host <strong>Monroe Dodd </strong>invites <strong>David Boutros, </strong>the Assistant Director at State Historical Society of Missouri, <strong>Daniel Serda</strong> a teacher at the KU school of Architecture Design and Planning, and <strong>Matt Gilligan</strong> of the Johnson County Museum to explore our streets and just how they became know for what they are today. Fri, 10 May 2013 21:34:36 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 36547 at http://kcur.org What's The Story Behind Your Street? Your Memories of Walt Bodine http://kcur.org/post/your-memories-walt-bodine <p>Walt Bodine, legendary Kansas City broadcaster and icon of the city, died Sunday at the age of 92. To celebrate the life and career of Bodine, Central Standard invites his fans, friends and colleagues to call in and share their memories of former Walt Bodine Show host both on and off the air.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Anderson & Matthew Long-Middleton 34094 at http://kcur.org Your Memories of Walt Bodine Irish History in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/irish-history-kansas-city <p>As St. Patrick's Day approaches next week, the 'Kiss Me I'm Irish' t-shirts are getting pulled out of the closets and shamrocks will plaster the city. Kansas City has a special relationship with Irish culture that goes hand in hand with the city's narrative.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:28:55 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 33513 at http://kcur.org Irish History in Kansas City Enemies: A History of the FBI http://kcur.org/post/enemies-history-fbi <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Federal Bureau of Investigations is our federal police force<span style="line-height: 17px;">, “to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States." &nbsp;However, in that mission the FBI has investigated its own citizens, even it's own presidents. &nbsp;Pulitzer prize winning author <strong>Tim Weiner </strong>discusses the complicated history of the FBI.</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:51:22 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 32105 at http://kcur.org Enemies: A History of the FBI Historic Building Preservation In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/historic-building-preservation-kansas-city <p>Change is inevitable.&nbsp; But what if that change affects a community-loved building, or historic landmark?</p><p></p><p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:18:20 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Matthew Long-Middleton & Monroe Dodd 30623 at http://kcur.org Historic Building Preservation In Kansas City Dining Rooms Of Days Gone By http://kcur.org/post/dining-rooms-days-gone <p>Do you remember the Wishbone, Earl's Hamburgers, Po' Folks, Piccadilly Cafeteria, and the Athena on Broadway?&nbsp; Well, we do.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:03:43 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Charles Ferruzza 29670 at http://kcur.org Dining Rooms Of Days Gone By The History Of Holiday Shopping http://kcur.org/post/history-holiday-shopping <p>Heads up y'all,<strong> </strong>there's only one weekend left to get that last-minute Christmas shopping done. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:18:56 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Monroe Dodd 29560 at http://kcur.org The History Of Holiday Shopping KC History: Eisenhower http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-eisenhower <p>In his life Eisenhower lead the allied forces to victory in Europe, built the interstate system, and oversaw school integration, but what experiences built this man of action from Kansas?</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 27972 at http://kcur.org KC History: Eisenhower Highlight Reel http://kcur.org/post/highlight-reel <p>We've got a rare treat for you.</p><p>Tune in this week when <a href="http://kcur.org/term/food-critics" target="_blank">Food Critics</a> <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, and <strong>Emily Farris</strong>, of Feed Me KC, join forces with history host <a href="http://kcur.org/term/monroe-dodd" target="_blank"><strong>Monroe Dodd</strong></a> to bring you a very special edition of <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:30:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Bill Anderson & Charles Ferruzza & Monroe Dodd 25568 at http://kcur.org Highlight Reel KC History: Kansas Bureau Of Investigation http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-kansas-bureau-investigation <p>Coming up on <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank">Central Standard Friday</a>, </em>a look at some of the most high-profile criminal cases spanning the past 70 years in the state of Kansas.</p><p>For this show, we'll get a detailed history of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. History host <strong>Monroe Dodd </strong>talks with <strong>Larry Welch</strong>, author of <em>Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI from Ma Barker to BTK</em>. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:42:27 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Monroe Dodd 25198 at http://kcur.org KC History: Kansas Bureau Of Investigation KC History: What Led To Vietnam http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-what-led-vietnam <p>How did America end up in Vietnam? Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, a look at the 40 years of political, military and diplomatic decisions that led to U.S. involvement in Indochina, going back to Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:30:54 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Monroe Dodd 23770 at http://kcur.org KC History: What Led To Vietnam KC History: This WWI Memoir Isn't A Major Motion Picture, Yet http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-wwi-memoir-isnt-major-motion-picture-yet <p>Around the time that the 19th Century turned into the 20th, the most extraordinary man grew up in the woods of Western Missouri. There he learned to track and shoot with consummate skill. When the United States went to war in 1917, he went to war, used those skills, and came home with the highest decoration his country could bestow. He was an independent guy, who loved nothing more than doing combat in his own way. And when peace came, he handled it his own way, too.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:53:51 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Monroe Dodd 22058 at http://kcur.org KC History: This WWI Memoir Isn't A Major Motion Picture, Yet KC History: Forgotten Tales of Missouri http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-forgotten-tales-missouri <p>Coming up on <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandardfriday">Central Standard Friday</a>, </em>join host <strong>Monroe Dodd</strong> for a history of the Show Me State rarely shown, including the chamber pot war of 1812, Long&rsquo;s Dragon Boat, and wind wagon technology from 1846.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:33:42 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Monroe Dodd 20555 at http://kcur.org KC History: Forgotten Tales of Missouri KC History: Waldo & The Westport Presbyterian Church http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-waldo-westport-presbyterian-church <p>Next time on <em><strong><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandardfriday">Central Standard Friday</a></strong>, </em>join historian Monroe Dodd for the history of the Waldo neighborhood with <strong>LaDene Morton</strong>, author of <strong><em><a href="https://www.historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/The-Waldo-Story/9781609494728">The Waldo Story</a></em></strong>.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:26:22 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 19024 at http://kcur.org KC History: Waldo & The Westport Presbyterian Church PHOTOS: What Kansas Looked Like Then And What It Looks Like Now http://kcur.org/post/photos-what-kansas-looked-then-and-what-it-looks-now <p>If you happen to stand in one spot in a Kansas town or city, did you ever wonder what things looked like 100+ years ago?&nbsp; Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:30:05 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Suzanne Hogan 18737 at http://kcur.org PHOTOS: What Kansas Looked Like Then And What It Looks Like Now The Last Walt Bodine Show http://kcur.org/post/last-walt-bodine-show-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Thank you all for joining KCUR this Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the very last <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/walt-bodine-show"><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></a>, and showing such outstanding support for Walt, and his contributions to local journalism.</p><p>Walt was join for the hour by his friends <strong>Monroe Dodd</strong>, <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong> and <strong>Russ Simmons</strong>. The three have known Walt over the years as regular guests and co-hosts, and will talk with Walt today about his influence in Kansas City.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:48:58 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16718 at http://kcur.org The Last Walt Bodine Show Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-ira-glass <p>Join us Tuesday morning for a special&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/thank-you-walt-bodine"><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></a> from 2004, when Walt chats with fellow storyteller <strong>Ira Glass</strong> of <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/"><em>This American Life</em></a> about the ins and outs of radio journalism, and what happens when, inevitably, things go awry.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:57:41 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Charlie Upchurch 16433 at http://kcur.org Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass KC History: The Upcoming 1940 Census Release http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-upcoming-1940-census-release <p>The 1940 census tells a story of the economic dislocation that took place in America during the Great Depression. On April 2, those records will be made publicly available online for researchers everywhere.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:26:53 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 15123 at http://kcur.org KC History: The Upcoming 1940 Census Release KC History: Mobsters In Our Midst http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-mobsters-our-midst <p>On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Monroe Dodd will be joined by longtime FBI Agent William Ouseley for a look at how the mob emerged into the public eye, as told in his book Mobsters in our Midst.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:45:17 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 13890 at http://kcur.org KC History: Mobsters In Our Midst KC History: Small-Scale Slavery In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-small-scale-slavery-missouri <p>On Friday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong>Walt Bodine Show</strong></a>, </em>co-host <strong>Monroe Dodd </strong>discusses the history of small-scale slavery in Missouri with <a href="http://cas.umkc.edu/wgs/faculty-staff/profiles/mutti-burke.shtml"><strong>Diane Mutti Burke</strong></a>.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:53:41 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 12702 at http://kcur.org KC History: Small-Scale Slavery In Missouri KC History: Remarkable Kansas Women http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-remarkable-kansas-women <p>On Friday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></strong></a>, historian <strong>Monroe Dodd</strong> discusses the history of remarkable women in Kansas, with past KCUR contributor and author,<strong> Gina Kaufmann</strong>. Her new book<strong> <a href="http://www.globepequot.com/more_than_petticoats_remarkable_kansas_women-9780762760275"><em>More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women </em></a></strong>tells the stories of women who shaped the Sunflower State, including a dentist, an orator, a pilot, a mayor and a fugitive slave.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:43:32 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Walt Bodine 11554 at http://kcur.org KC History: Remarkable Kansas Women KC History: Americans by Choice http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-americans-choice <p>Coming up Friday on the <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow">Walt Bodine Show</a></em>, we&#39;ll take a look at &quot;Americans by Choice,&quot; an exhibit that tells the history of immigration and naturalization in the state of Kansas.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Walt Bodine & Tomeka Weatherspoon 10282 at http://kcur.org KC History: Americans by Choice KC History: Prairie Fire http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-prairie-fire <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Our past guest <strong>Julie Courtwright</strong> will be speaking this Sunday at 2pm at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. <a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/event/julie-courtwright-prairie-fire-great-plains-history"><strong>More info here</strong></a>.</p><p>Coming up on the <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong>Walt Bodine Show</strong></a> this Friday, an environmental history of the Great Plains through the lens of prairie fires. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:52:05 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Walt Bodine 9106 at http://kcur.org KC History: Prairie Fire