Kansas City Star http://kcur.org en Kansas City Writer's Reflection On His Youth Inspires New Ideas About Being 'Midwestern' http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-writers-reflection-his-youth-inspires-new-ideas-about-being-midwestern <p>Former <em>Kansas City Star</em> columnist Bill Tammeus, who still blogs for the paper, recently released a memoir titled <a href="http://billtammeus.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/03/3-12-14.html"><em>Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans</em></a>.</p><p>It's about his boyhood in the Illinois town of Woodstock, in the middle of the 20th century. Through critical reflection on his early experiences and observations, Tammeus arrives at a handful of truisms about life in the Midwest, offered without sentimentality or rose-colored glasses, but with measured fondness.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:26:51 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 59079 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Writer's Reflection On His Youth Inspires New Ideas About Being 'Midwestern' Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems http://kcur.org/post/finding-kansas-citys-hidden-food-gems <p></p><p>Kielbasa, carnitas&nbsp;and pulled pork — are you getting hungry? Some local restaurants are proving that Kansas City isn’t just a barbecue town.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a look at highlights and hidden gems featured in the Kansas City Star’s Food Issue.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Jill Silva, </strong>food editor at <em>The Kansas City Star</em></li></ul> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:43:19 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52172 at http://kcur.org Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems Kansas City Star Changes Commenting Policy To Clean Up Site, Engage Users http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-star-changes-commenting-policy-clean-site-engage-users <p>The Kansas City Star recently changed the way visitors to their website can comment on stories. Commentors must now login to the system using a Facebook account, and their comments will be displayed using the name and photograph attached to that account.</p><p>&quot;Facebook has a vested interest in making sure that the people using Facebook are real people,&quot; says Derek Donovan, public editor at the Kansas City Star. &quot;This site is, or at least tries to be aggressive about weeding out fake accounts and also spamming accounts.&quot;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:10:58 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 45014 at http://kcur.org Live Music For A Living http://kcur.org/post/live-music-living <p>If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club. He might say hi to passing friends, but this guy’s a lot more tuned in to the music than your typical concert-goer. And he should be; he’s working.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:43:02 +0000 Alex Smith 24152 at http://kcur.org Live Music For A Living Requiem For A Heavyweight http://kcur.org/post/requiem-heavyweight <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><strong>Walt </strong><strong>Bodine</strong>&#39;s final show has inspired a lot of emotions and fond farewells, including this haiku from longtime listener <strong>Greg Hack</strong>.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:17:32 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16701 at http://kcur.org Requiem For A Heavyweight Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/steve-rose-changing-johnson-county <p>Is the relationship between Johnson County and Kansas City, Missouri as tense as the one between Jayhawks and Tigers? Is "Lexus Land" still an appropriate nickname for Johnson County? </p> <p>It’s a conversation on Johnson County’s politics, regional relationships and growing poverty levels with the Kansas City Star’s Steve Rose.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:38:02 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15056 at http://kcur.org Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County Glass Shell Damaged At Sprint Center http://kcur.org/post/glass-shell-damaged-sprint-center <p>Two large panes of glass that make up the outer wall of the Kansas City Sprint Center broke today, as the Big 12 men&rsquo;s basketball tournament was set to begin. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:50:36 +0000 Dan Verbeck 13820 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Area Development In 2011 http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-area-development-2011 <p>Whether it&#39;s the opening of a beacon of the performing arts, a shopping mall revived from near death, a business fleeing one side of the state for the other, or a law firm&#39;s attempt to build a new office structure on the Country Club Plaza, it&#39;s been a <strong>busy year in development</strong> across the Kansas City region. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 04:03:22 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 9242 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Area Development In 2011