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KCUR News
3:12 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Growth and Diversity in Lee's Summit

Newly-elected Lee's Summit Councilman Allan Gray.

Lee's Summit, MO – Historians disagree whether Lee's Summit was named after Civil War General Robert E. Lee or early civic leader Pleasant Lee. But we can probably all agree that today, to steal a line from Walt Bodine, "Lee's Summit is a sudden burst of everything."

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KCUR News
4:58 am
Sun April 20, 2008

Participatory Prairie Burning in the Flint Hills

Kansas City, MO – Jan Jantzen grew up in a small town in Western Kansas.

I've always been an outdoors kid at heart, Jantzen says. And gave things names - trees and weeds and bushes, even when I didn't know what they were.

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KCUR Newscast
5:34 am
Sat April 19, 2008

Top Stories of the Week

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Kemper ARTcasts
12:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Artist Interview with Julia Oschatz

Julia Oschatz and Christopher Cook in KCUR's recording studio
photo: Drew Bolton, Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook interviews visiting artist Julia Oschatz about her room-sized installation Where Else, comprised of painting, sculpture, and video.

Kansas City, MO – Where Else is on view through July 6 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Film
8:18 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Silent Film Series Incorporates Eclectic Score

Composer Jeffrey Ruckma (or Ruckman) gestures in the background as musician Mark Cohick takes notes.
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR

The term "silent film" is in some ways a misnomer since musical accompaniment was always a part of the viewing experience. The Sounds of Silents film series at the Kansas City Public Library pairs short films and a full-length feature with unique scoring by a local composer.

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KCUR Newscast
5:28 am
Fri April 18, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast - 4/18/09

Kansas City, MO –

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10:00 - 11:00 AM Weekdays
11:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

The Movie Critics

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Newsmakers and interesting personalities join us in the studios of KCUR for a lively call-in program.

Central Standard Friday
11:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

The Movie Critics

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Newsmakers and interesting personalities join us in the studios of KCUR for a lively call-in program. --- 4/18/2008, (5708.m3u)

KCUR Newscast
6:05 am
Thu April 17, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 4-17-08

Kansas City, MO –

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10:00 - 11:00 AM Weekdays
11:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2008

Book Doctors

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Newsmakers and interesting personalities join us in the studios of KCUR for a lively call-in program.

KCUR Newscast
6:45 am
Wed April 16, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 4-16-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Evening Headlines (1 min 48 sec)

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KCUR News
5:15 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Food Aid Conference Calls for Action

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The international conference on food aid ended in Kansas City on a note of urgency, with a call to action, and some voices of skepticism. KCUR's Laura Ziegler reports.

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KCUR News
4:52 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Food Aid Programs Look for Relief

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From the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to Private Voluntary Organizations, to faith based charities like Catholic Relief Services - officials are meeting in Kansas City this week to address record deficits in commodities available for food aid.

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KCUR Newscast
11:11 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 4-16-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 10 sec)

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10:00 - 11:00 AM Weekdays
11:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

The Computer Guys

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Newsmakers and interesting personalities join us in the studios of KCUR for a lively call-in program.

Central Standard Friday
11:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

The Computer Guys

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Books
3:46 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

<I>Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland</I>

Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland is the new anthology by the Latino Writers Collective, a group of Latino writers who meet to critique and hone their poetry for readings and publication. The collection includes more than a dozen voices, and in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll hear two of the poets read their work.

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Books
3:28 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

Officer Connects High School Students to Inmates

KC-MO Police Officer Chato Villalobos works with a group of teenage poets on Breaking Pinatas - a presentation of dance, music and poetry at the Guadalupe Center on Thursday, April 17.

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KCUR Newscast
5:45 am
Tue April 15, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 4-15-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Evening Headlines (1 min 48 sec)

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KCUR News
5:37 am
Tue April 15, 2008

Libertarian Candidates, Supporters Gather in KC

Libertarian candidates and supporters gather at a hotel in Kansas City.
Photo by Steve Bell.

KANSAS CITY, MO –
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About a hundred Midwesterners are milling around in the ballroom of the Intrigue Park Place hotel off Riverfront Drive. Some are delegates to next month's Libertarian national convention in Denver. Others are candidates for office. Still others are just here to support the only party they believe represents their views.

Sean O'Toole, from Kansas City, summed up the Libertarian philosophy.

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KCUR Newscast
2:13 am
Tue April 15, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 4-15-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 24 sec)

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10:00 - 11:00 AM Weekdays
11:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2008

Lee Woodruff

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Newsmakers and interesting personalities join us in the studios of KCUR for a lively call-in program.

Central Standard Friday
11:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2008

Lee Woodruff

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Books
2:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2008

WEB EXTRA: Chato Villalobos Reads from Primera P?gina

Kansas City, Missouri, police officer Chato Villalobos has been involved in the performing arts for more than 15 years as a dancer and actor. He's a new member of the Latino Writers Collective.

Kansas City, MO – Here, Villalobos reads a poem called "Brown Eyes in Blues." He says he views his role as a police officer as a "prideful position", but his poem explores the Latino community's conflicting relationship with the police.

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KCUR Newscast
10:51 am
Mon April 14, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 4-14-08

KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 6 sec)

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KCUR News
10:35 am
Mon April 14, 2008

Congressman Cleaver Steps Down from Pulpit

KANSAS CITY, MO – This week, Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver announced that he's getting ready to step down as pastor of St. James United Methodist Church. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross talked to Cleaver about his decision and his role as a superdelegate in the upcoming presidential election.

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KCUR News
10:35 am
Mon April 14, 2008

Garage Approved for Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City, MO – After more than six months of negotiations, the Kansas City Council Thursday approved an agreement for the forty-seven million dollar parking garage for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Some of the sticking points included a funding mechanism and control of the one thousand space garage just south of the center. City Manager Wayne Cauthen says the agreement calls for the city to own and operate the garage and gambling revenues will pay the debt service.

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Books
9:24 am
Mon April 14, 2008

WEB EXTRA: Xanath Caraza Reads from Primera Pagina

Traveler, educator and short story writer Xanath Caraza says she first started writing poetry when she was about six years old.

Kansas City, MO – Caraza writes in Spanish, her first language, and then translates her own work into English. Here, she reads a poem she wrote in Mexico to celebrate International Women's Day; it's called "Mujer."

This poem is published in the anthology called Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland.

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Books
9:13 am
Mon April 14, 2008

WEB EXTRA: Maria Vasquez Boyd Reads from Primera P?gina

A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Maria Vasquez Boyd's background is in painting and illustration. She says she only started writing poetry in the last few years.

Kansas City, MO – Vasquez Boyd says this poem called "Adios, Barbie" was inspired by a conversation with her college-aged daughter who told her about a lecture she attended about Barbie and the changing perceptions of women.

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KCUR News
5:44 am
Mon April 14, 2008

Two Kansas City Artists Awarded Guggenheims

Floating 1, 2006 34 x 40 inches archival pigment print
Photo: Elijah Gowin

Kansas City – Guggenheim Fellows are selected based on achievements and their promise for continued accomplishments. 190 fellowships totaling more than $8 million were awarded this year to scientists, scholars and artists.

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