Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City Court of Appeals has ruled that the city of Kansas City, Missouri is not immune from a claim of liability in the death of a 9 year old boy. Christopher Dill drowned on his school playground.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Correctional Institution near the stadium would close and its 130 or so inmates would move to county facilities downtown under a proposal that will go to the mayor and council today.
Under the plan worked out by council members and Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, the city would pay the county to house inmates at its correctional facility at 13th and Cherry and/or in two now unused former downtown jails, one of which was in the upper stories of the courthouse.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Chiefs have named a new general manager to succeed Carl Peterson, who resigned last month. Scott Pioli (pee-OH-lee) is the choice. He has spent the last nine years in the front office of the New England Patriots.
Steve Kraske talks with Andrew F. Smith, author of Hamburger: A Global History. The book covers the early days in the nineteenth century of hamburgers sold from street vendor carts - through the first hamburger chain - to the globalization of a beef patty on a bun.
Kansas City, MO – Ford's F series trucks are a staple of the Kansas City economy and one of the very few bright spots in domestic automobile manufacturing. KCUR's Frank Morris speaks with the truck's Chief Engineer about a rough year, and arguably a bright future, for making pickups.
After more than 25 years in Kansas City, painter Dean Mitchell recently left to return to his hometown in Florida. Mitchell is known for his light-infused watercolors of everyday people and worn-down houses.
Four years ago, film director and KU professor Kevin Willmott wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival with his film CSA: The Confederate States of America. This week, he'll return to Sundance - where they're showcasing his latest project, The Only Good Indian.
Kansas City, MO – The budget shortfall in Kansas could be bigger than expected.
For decades, Kansas City, Kansas, has fought a reputation for violent crime. A new report contradicts the city's image -- last night police told the board of commissioners that violent crimes in 2008 were at their lowest level in 22 years and fell nearly 25 percent from 2007.
A report released yesterday finds that biomedical ventures in the Midwest are attracting fewer investments.
Metcalf Avenue runs almost the entire length of Overland Park, Kansas. With as many as 40 thousand vehicles traveling along it each day, it's not considered the most pedestrian friendly street. But a revitalization is underway, including a focus on increased walkability.
Do cell phones, iPods, and other automated devices make us smarter? Or could the opposite be true?
By The Walt Bodine Show, Jan 8, 2009
Kansas City, MO – As smarter technologies continue to be developed and used in our everyday lives, how do the ways we interact with one another change? Author Eugene Halton joined us for a conversation on the relationship between technology and American culture, the topic of his book The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies.
Young adult writer M. T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (listed by Amazon in their top 20 books of 2008), talks about his immersion into 18th century literature in preparation for writing this National Book Award-winning novel.