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KCUR Newscast
5:05 am
Fri March 28, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-28-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
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5:04 am
Fri March 28, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 3-28-08

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KCUR Arts
11:00 am
Thu March 27, 2008

Gee's Bend Quilts Focus of New Play

?Housetop? variation by Louisiana Bendolph

The small town of Gee's Bend, Alabama was for decades just a blip on the map. That all changed when the art world embraced the vivid, ornate quilts that the town's womenfolk had been crafting for years as a way of documenting their modest yet complicated lives. This week, the Kansas City Rep opens a new play about Gee's Bend that animates the stories sewn into the quilts, and the women who lived them.

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Books
10:57 am
Thu March 27, 2008

New Letters on the Air: Sara Paretsky

Novelist Sara Paretsky is famous for her stories about the female private investigator, V. I. Warshawski. She usually sets these stories in Chicago, where the author has lived for the last 40 years. But Paretsky's 2008 novel, Bleeding Kansas, is very different from her others.

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KCUR Newscast
5:04 am
Thu March 27, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-27-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
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KCUR Newscast
11:27 pm
Wed March 26, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 3-27-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
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Headlines
10:35 am
Wed March 26, 2008

KC Ponders Fate of City Jail

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Missouri City Council has until Thursday to hammer out the coming year's budget. With the slowdown in the national economy, and a recent downgrading of the city's financial status, city council members are preparing to make decisions that will upset people.

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KCUR News
10:30 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Emergency Rooms Assess Preparedness

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KCUR News
5:46 am
Wed March 26, 2008

First Lady Visits Olathe School

Kansas City, MO – AMBI: "Good morning, Mrs. Bush. Good morning, boys and girls."

First Lady Laura Bush stopped by an Olathe school during a brief visit to Johnson County on Tuesday.

Bush told students at Rolling Ridge Elementary School that they should spend as much time reading as watching television.

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KCUR News
5:45 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Funkhouser Holds Budget Press Conference

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Council must vote on a final budget package by Thursday. The city's budget came under question when Mayor Mark Funkhouser criticized it as imbalanced and called for slashing tens of millions of dollars.

The current proposal doesn't go that far but does make some major changes, and Funkhouser told reporters Wednesday morning that the budget, though not ideal in his opinion, is headed in the right direction.

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KCUR News
5:45 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Missouri Legislature Takes Up Bombardier

Kansas City, MO – Action was swift in the Missouri General Assembly during discussions of a $375 million passenger jet assembly plant being considered for Kansas City by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace. Part of the deal would be state tax credits on up to 80 percent of payroll for the first three years, tapering off over 22 years.

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KCUR News
5:44 am
Wed March 26, 2008

City and County Officials Explore Possibility of Regional Jail

Councilwoman Cathy Jolly

Kansas City, MO – A long-discussed concept for a regional jail in Jackson County took a step closer to becoming an official plan Wednesday. Kansas City and Jackson County officials announced their intention to move forward with a merger during last minute negotiations on the city's budget - which is due Thursday.

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KCUR Newscast
5:17 am
Wed March 26, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-26-08

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11:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 3-26-08

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KCUR Newscast
5:20 am
Tue March 25, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-25-08

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KCUR Newscast
4:33 am
Tue March 25, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 3-25-08

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KCUR Arts
3:11 pm
Mon March 24, 2008

An Interview with Gee's Bend Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

The play "Gee's Bend" tells the story of a group of African American women who make quilts. The play opens at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre on March 28.

KANSAS CITY, MO – The women of Gee's Bend, Alabama have been making quilts for generations. But they recently came to national attention when a traveling museum exhibit displayed their highly original and strikingly modern designs.

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KCUR Arts
1:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2008

Linda Weintraub on Art and Ecology

Throughout her career, contemporary art educator and curator Linda Weintraub has been drawn to art that challenges cultural norms. Weintraub is currently writing the first eco-art college textbooks, focusing on contemporary artists using ecology in their work. She visits the Kansas City area this week and talked to KCUR's Laura Spencer.

Kansas City, MO – Linda Weintraub's schedule in the Midwest:

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KCUR News
5:47 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Funding Sought to Improve Amtrak in Missouri

Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation wants the legislature to spend $10.6 million to add sidings along the tracks it leases for Amtrak. MoDOT Railroad Administrator Rod Massman explained the problem.

According to Massman, "In Missouri in a given day, on that corridor, there's between 50 and 60 freight trains in addition to Amtrak trains all running on there at the same time."

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KCUR News
5:46 am
Mon March 24, 2008

KC-MO Considers Fate of City Jail

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has proposed privatizing the Municipal Correctional Institution.
Photo by Eugenio Taboada.

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Missouri City Council has until Thursday to hammer out the coming year's budget. With the slowdown in the national economy, and a recent downgrading of the city's financial status, city council members are preparing to make decisions that will upset people.

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KCUR News
5:46 am
Mon March 24, 2008

NAACP Convention Slated for Kansas City

Kansas City, MO – The NAACP Board of Directors ratified Kansas City as the site for its 2010 national convention.

Last year, officials considered pulling the convention in solidarity with the National Council of La Raza, which cancelled its 2009 meeting here. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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KCUR Newscast
5:02 am
Mon March 24, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 3-24-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
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5:02 am
Mon March 24, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-24-08

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KCUR News
11:58 am
Sun March 23, 2008

Biography of Kansas Basketball Legend John McLendon

Kansas City, MO – The history of sports is filled with athletes who have become civil rights heroes because of their insistence on equal rights in a segregated society. The accomplishments of people like Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens are widely revered, but their legend frequently overshadows lesser-known figures like basketball coach and Kansas native John McLendon, who died in 1999.

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KCUR Newscast
5:25 am
Sat March 22, 2008

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5:08 am
Fri March 21, 2008

KCUR Everning Newscast 3-21-08

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KCUR Newscast
5:29 am
Thu March 20, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 3-20-08

Kansas City, MO –

  • KC Council divided on social services cuts.
  • Kansas House adopts partial budget.
  • Running daylight gun battle ends in Brookside.
  • Suit filed to stop Overland Park annexation.
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    KCUR Arts
    2:03 pm
    Wed March 19, 2008

    Victor Babu Retrospective at the Epsten Gallery

    a view of the room in Remembering Beauty: The Ceramic Work of Victor Babu
    photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

    An exhibition at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom showcases more than 50 ceramic works, including plates, pitchers, casseroles and canisters. It's a nearly 50 year retrospective of the work of Victor Babu, who taught ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute for more than three decades.

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:45 am
    Wed March 19, 2008

    KCUR Morning Newscast 3-19-08

    Kansas City, MO – Two members of the Kansas City council discussed their proposed, compromise budget for the city.


    The Kansas Senate will take a final vote on a health reform bill that includes no new funding to help low-income people buy health insurance.


    The Kansas Senate also has rejected a proposal to stop the state from paying sales tax on materials used in renovating the Statehouse.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:54 am
    Wed March 19, 2008

    KCUR Evening Newscast 3-19-08

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