It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a film about at-risk girls in the juvenile justice system, a children's literature festival, and the anniversary of a local design studio.
This week, film director John Waters talks about turning the movie Hairspray into a hit Broadway musical...and a small theatre group presents the Kansas City premiere of a work by a controversial contemporary English playwright.
Kansas City, MO – President George W Bush hosts the leaders of Mexico and Canada tomorrow to discuss further integrating North America's economy, which has been losing ground to Asian manufacturers. To ease congestion at the border, Mexico hopes to open its first foreign-based customs facility smack in the middle of the continent-- in Kansas City. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to Mexican and Kansas City officials who are promoting the city's role in facilitating international trade
This week, a legendary Film Seminar comes to the Kansas City area; a Chicago-based art collective Lucky Pierre re-enacts final meal requests of death row prisoners at Grand Arts, and the role of political activism in the 21st century takes center stage.
Kansas City – Kansas State University professor Thomas Murray found guilty. Kansas House members consider state budget proposal to increase public school spending, largely at the expense of state employees.
Bonita Hanson (center) plays the title role in Theatre for Young America's \"The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.\" The show's cast of \"kids\" include (clockwise from upper left) Parry Luellen, Sarah Homan, Seth Golay and Jessica Dressler.
Kansas City, Missouri – The UMKC men's basketball team moved closer this week to clinching its first-ever regular season title in the Mid-Continent Conference. Though the team enters uncharted waters, the fiscal health of the athletic department is murky. KCUR's Greg Echlin explains.
This week, the Kansas City Ballet recreates a collaboration with a light sculptor; and two short story writers (Deb Olin Unferth and Phyllis Moore) - and recent transplants from Chicago - read their work at the Writers Place.
Kansas City, MO – Maynard Ahner, a supporter of the petition, is running against Steve Klika for board seat number five. For their comments on the book-removal petition, listen to the audio version posted here. Web links: the organization that circulated the petition: classkc.org Excerpts the group finds objectionable 29-book list
Kansas City, Missouri – The U.S. Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto, and his British counterpart, Martin Wyn Griffith met Thursday with local business leaders and Kauffman Foundation President Carl Schramm. Wyn Griffith, the chief executive of the UK's Small Business Service, says the Kauffman Foundation may provide a blueprint for Britain's push to foster entrepreneurial spirit there. Wyn Griffith, who was visiting the Midwest for the first time, spoke with KCUR's Frank Morris.
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/18/05 This week, a dance theatre interpretation of Shakespeare's Henry V, an exhibit of sound installations at the Boley, and Late Night Theatre stages its salute to the Prince movie, Purple Rain, though the show is cast completely with women.
Feb 15 2005 – Accounts of history vary widely depending on who is writing them. That's one of the lessons of a symposium this week at UMKC designed to encourage teachers to think about the legacy of Lewis and Clark in new ways. Laura Ziegler reports on the 2005 Richard D. McKinzie Symposium entitled After Lewis and Clark; American Indians in U.S. History.
Kansas City, KS – Over the past decade, Wyandotte County has transformed from an area down on its luck to a leader in economic growth and development. Unified Government Mayor and CEO Carol Marinovich has presided over these changes. The outgoing mayor delivered her final state of the government speech. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report.
It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, an exhibit at the Bank chronicles persecution during the Nazi regime; and a new exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrates the art of the Midwest.