Mike Burke http://kcur.org en A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan http://kcur.org/post/vision-taking-shape-kcs-arts-and-culture-plan <p>In January, the <a href="http://www.kcmomentum.com/">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a> launched a series of meetings - at community centers, nature centers, libraries and other venues - to try to map out a vision for Kansas City’s arts and cultural policy. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 33806 at http://kcur.org A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan Improving The Arts In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/improving-arts-kansas-city-0 <p>For the first time in 15 years, Kansas City, Mo. is examining its arts-related policies through <a href="http://content.mindmixer.com/Live/Projects/KansasCityMO/files/48506/MayorsTaskForcefortheArts_Summary.pdf?634939637014700000">Mayor Sly James' Task Force for the Arts</a>. This task force is composed of important political members from the city and a variety of artists and advocates for the arts in Kansas City. The task force launched the <a href="http://www.kcmomentum.com/">Envision Arts &amp; Culture KC campaign</a> Monday night, which is the first step in trying to make the arts a more prominent and meaningful part of life in Kansas City.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:51:35 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31207 at http://kcur.org Improving The Arts In Kansas City Mayor's Task Force For The Arts Kicks Off Conversation http://kcur.org/post/mayors-task-force-arts-kicks-conversation <p>This week marked the launch of a series of public meetings – at community centers, libraries, churches, a museum, an art gallery, even a police station - to discuss the future of the arts in Kansas City. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:37:58 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 31095 at http://kcur.org Mayor's Task Force For The Arts Kicks Off Conversation Launch KC Hopes To Attract IT Startups http://kcur.org/post/launch-kc-hopes-attract-it-startups <p>Part of the hype that’s come with Google fiber is how great the super-fast internet speed could be for IT businesses. But is Google fiber enough to attract the world’s high-tech entrepreneurs to Kansas City, especially when the technology will probably spread to other cities within the next few years? On September 10th, local business leaders and politicians proposed a plan called Launch KC to sweeten the pot for potential new IT companies.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:55:14 +0000 Alex Smith 24972 at http://kcur.org Launch KC Hopes To Attract IT Startups Kansas City Touted As 'The Place' For Startups http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-touted-place-startups <p>Kansas City’s civic and business leaders are mounting a push to spawn high-tech companies here. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:50:46 +0000 Frank Morris 24303 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Touted As 'The Place' For Startups Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus http://kcur.org/post/discussing-future-downtown-arts-campus <p>In September 2011, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced "<a href="http://www.big5kc.com/the-big-5/">the Big 5</a>," ideas the city would champion, ranging from revitalizing the urban core to boosting medical research.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:06:40 +0000 Laura Spencer 23988 at http://kcur.org Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus KC Mayoral Candidate Mike Burke http://kcur.org/post/kc-mayoral-candidate-mike-burke <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bff5ca1f40d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bff5ca1f40d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bff5ca1f40d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-947911.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The primary election to narrow the field of candidates for Kansas City Mayor is less than a month away. There are seven candidates who want to be on the general election ballot in March. Only two will succeed. Included in KCUR's special election coverage are conversations with each candidate. Mike Burke is our second candidate to be interviewed.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:22:08 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7494 at http://kcur.org KC Mayoral Candidate Mike Burke