urban community http://kcur.org en 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 Promoting The Arts In The Urban Core http://kcur.org/post/promoting-arts-urban-core <p></p><p>The Musical Bridges program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music aims to give more arts opportunities to young people in the urban core of the city.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with a MacArthur Fellow who's done a similar thing in Detroit.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:33:30 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 53520 at http://kcur.org Promoting The Arts In The Urban Core Kansas City's First Black Baptist Church Marks 150 Year Anniversary http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-first-black-baptist-church-marks-150-year-anniversary <p>One hundred fifty years ago the country was midway through the Civil War, and back then, <strong>Second Baptist Church</strong> was a mission known as a "Stragglers Camp" located on the south banks of the Missouri River.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:56:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 41696 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's First Black Baptist Church Marks 150 Year Anniversary Conference with the Urban Summit http://kcur.org/post/conference-urban-summit <p>On Wednesday&rsquo;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, we&rsquo;re previewing the next <a href="http://www.theurbansummit.com/">Urban Summit</a>, a meeting of minds that addresses the needs and concerns of the urban core.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Jabulani Leffall 10135 at http://kcur.org Conference with the Urban Summit Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/poverty-rise-johnson-county <p>The Johnson County Christmas Bureau, has opened its doors to their annual Holiday Shop at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, KS. This is their 50th year creating a shopping experience for low income families around the holidays.</p><p>Director Barb McNeil says that &ldquo;Poverty&rdquo; and &ldquo;Johnson County&rdquo; aren&rsquo;t words often heard in the same sentence, they should be. Though the population in Johnson County grew by 2% last year, the number of families below the poverty line grew by 64%.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15476 at http://kcur.org Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County