KANSAS CITY – Since September the 11th, almost 35,000 Americans have left normal jobs and donned military uniforms as reservists. A full one-third of them, 12 thousand troops, are college students. For these students, serving in the reserve comes with an added sacrifice. KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports there's no federal law to protect students from penalties if they're called up to serve in the reserves
Though Americans were being told to get back to normal after 9-11, there weren't many clues how to do that. Nearly a year later, in a Kansas City comedy club, KCUR's Steve Walker finds that it may be OK to laugh again.
Missouri Artist Deanna Dikeman's photograph "Leaving and Waving" depicts an elderly couple, her parents, standing in a driveway waving goodbye. It's part of a new exhibit in Kansas City called Big and Beautiful.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – A new exhibit at the H and R Block Artspace called Big and Beautiful features the work of national and regional women artists. As KCUR?s Laura Spencer reports, a new Project Wall on the outside of the gallery reflects the themes inside the exhibit.
Kansas City, MO – KCUR's Morning Edition host Jeremy Cate moved away from Kansas City recently to take a new job as program director at KDLG in Dillingham, Alaska - - the sockeye salmon capital of the world. Read about his latest adventure.
TOPEKA – Tim Shallenburger, the Republican candidate for governor in Kansas, will try to heal the split in his party when he meets today with incumbent Governor Bill Graves. Shallenburger, a conservative, hopes to get the endorsement of Graves, who's from the moderate wing of the party. Meanwhile, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius is working hard to attract moderate Republicans to her campaign, and many are already pledging their support. Kansas Public Radio's Peter Hancock has this report.
Epilepsy affects as many as 2.8 million Americans. In a rare collaboration, researchers have composed a musical model of an epileptic seizure.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, Missouri – The seizure disorder known as epilepsy affects as many as 2.8 million Americans. In a rare collaboration, researchers at the University of Kansas Music Department have composed a musical model of an epileptic seizure. It's based on Mozart's Symphony Number 40 and, as KCUR's Steve Walker reports, may topple some barriers to understanding the disease.
Belgium-based artist Till Freiwald paints portraits from memory, not photographs.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – Belgium-based artist Till Freiwald paints portraits from memory, not photographs. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, Till Freiwald's first solo exhibition in the United States opened last month at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. His portraits remain on display though October 6, 2002.