The Grassroots Art Conference draws artists and scholars from around the country to tiny Lucas, Kansas to talk about "outsider", "primitive" or "grassroots" art. And the Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents its first show since changing its name.
Lee's Summit, Mo. – A small bit of history is at the Lee's Summit airport for a weekend visit. Ford Motor Company only made about 200 of its Tri-motor airplanes back in the 1920s. Lee's Summit's chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association has brought in the only Ford tri-motor still flying today. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth took a ride on the Tri-motor and brings us this postcard of what it's like to ride on a 75 year-old airplane.
KANSAS CITY – Tort reform Reporter: Hackworth, Matt
Doctors and insurers say the rising cost of malpractice insurance in Missouri is forcing physicians to leave the state. They say malpractice cases are on the rise in Missouri but trial attorneys say insurers are causing a scare to make record profits. As K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports, arguments from both sides of the debate are forcing politicians to define how they'd change the landscape of medical malpractice: ***
Kansas City – With contributions by conservative gun rights organizations and the controversy over the expiration of the ban on assault weapons, Democrat Dennis Moore and his Republican Challenger Kris Kobach address questions about how important 2nd amendment issues are to 3rd district voters.
Kansas City, MO – Federal agents shut down drug operations bringing thousands of pounds of illegal substances into the Kansas City area; Missouri children's support groups launch campaign to raise awarness of children's issues; Applebee's announces major expansion plans.
Kansas City, MO – Westport school not likely to appeal ruling relinquishing control to KCMO School District; Kerry campaign will not advertise in Missouri due to expected GOP majority; Union Station receives $1.3 million for further improvements.
Kansas City – Kansas to have full electronic voting capabilities within two years; Missouri Supreme Court to hear case involving Westport Charter School; Kansas lawmakers focus education discussions on students not fluent in English.
Kansas City, MO – Local and federal officials work on possible serial killer case; area festivals draw record attendance over holiday weekend; former prison inmates in Kansas sue for damages brought on by lack of cigarette time.
This week, a new art gallery opens in downtown Kansas City, Kansas with an exhibit featuring local African-American artists; and a Kansas City acid jazz trio Malachy Papers perform this weekend with a guest DJ.
This week, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art displays candid photos of women in the 60s and 70s; and Starlight Theater closes its summer musical season with the Oscar and Tony Award-winning "Chicago," which still boasts choreographer Ann Reinking as the show's disciplinarian.
This week, a Lawrence-based theater troupe stages 10 plays by area writers clocking in at 10 minutes or less; and 100 year old French dolls, and their jewelry, furniture, and clothes, go on display at the Toy and Miniature Museum.
Kansas City, MO – KCUR's Steve Bell talks with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes and Coalition Against Arena Taxes treasurer Russ Purvis about the proposed Sprint Center arena and the tax that would support it.
Kansas City – The policies they support are very similar, but otherwise Jamie Metzl and Emmanuel Cleaver, the two candidates for the Democratic nomination in Missouri's fifth district, could hardly be more different.
Kansas City, MO – For the first time in 20 years a sitting Missouri governor has a challenger from his own party. Steve Bell went on the campaign trail with Democratic Governor Bob Holden and his challenger State Auditor Claire McCaskill... and filed this report July 19th.
This week, the Coterie Theatre transforms a troubled Broadway musical into a world premiere production for young audiences and a painter covers most of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Missouri and paints landscapes the expeditioners might have seen.
KANSAS CITY – Forty years ago this summer, civil rights activists descended on the sweltering American South for a massive voter registration drive aimed at African-Americans. Many workers in the movement were college students, whose job was to spur the voting effort by teaching classes on literacy, Black history and civil rights. The classes became known as Freedom Schools, a large part of what's now called the Freedom Summer of 1964. Today, some social activists have resurrected the Freedom School idea, as KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports.