neighborhoods http://kcur.org en How Residents Turned Things Around In Kansas City's Ivanhoe Neighborhood http://kcur.org/post/how-residents-turned-things-around-kansas-citys-ivanhoe-neighborhood <p>Few neighborhoods in Kansas City. Mo., have faced as many problems as the&nbsp;Ivanhoe neighborhood in the city's urban core.</p><p>Crime, drug houses, frequent vacancy, and trash buildup have plagued the area for decades, but neighborhood residents have been working towards change.&nbsp;</p><p>Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council Executive Director Margaret May has worked in the neighborhood since 2001, and has seen it blossom as residents like Ida Dockery take ownership and responsibility for cleaning it up.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:45:07 +0000 Cody Newill 58347 at http://kcur.org How Residents Turned Things Around In Kansas City's Ivanhoe Neighborhood Kansas City's Front Porches Are Gathering Places, And Now Music Venues, Too http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-front-porches-are-gathering-places-and-now-music-venues-too <p>The front porch is an American institution. It's an ideal place to wind down with a cool drink on a summer night. But this familiar scene is all-too-easy to take for granted.</p><p>On the occasion of Kansas City's inaugural PorchFest, a music festival bringing 70 bands to residential porches, <em>Central Standard</em> takes a look at the history of the American front porch. We also visit with the festival organizer to hear about the bands bringing West Plaza porches to life this weekend.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:26:30 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 57278 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Front Porches Are Gathering Places, And Now Music Venues, Too Home For Prostitutes Creates Controversy Over Future Of Theology School http://kcur.org/post/home-prostitutes-creates-controversy-over-future-theology-school <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When St. Paul’s School of Theology moved to Johnson County, Kansas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last year, it left a beautiful, 19-acre campus in Northeast Kansas City, Mo. vacant.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, the campus could become home to recovering prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts, and at-risk boys.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:08:07 +0000 Laura Ziegler 43795 at http://kcur.org Home For Prostitutes Creates Controversy Over Future Of Theology School The Remarkable Transformation Of One Neighborhood In KCK http://kcur.org/post/remarkable-transformation-one-neighborhood-kck <p>In 2006, an organization called Local Initiatives Support Corporation of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greater Kansas City</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(</span>LISC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) identified six neighborhoods in the Kansas City area to target for improvements:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blue Hills, Douglass-Sumner, </span>Ivanhoe Northwest,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Kansas City, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., </span>Scaritt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Renaiss Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:55:22 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 43466 at http://kcur.org The Remarkable Transformation Of One Neighborhood In KCK 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