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4:52 am
Wed October 4, 2006

Supreme Court Hears Tobacco Tax Challenge

Kansas City, MO – The Supreme Court will hear an appeal today from opponents who want to keep a proposed tobacco tax off the November ballot. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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KCUR News
11:44 pm
Tue October 3, 2006

FBI Clears Governor Blunt

Kansas City, MO – A US attorney has confirmed that the FBI investigated the way the Missouri Governor Matt Blunt's administration awarded contracts to manage state motor vehicle fee offices. The probe exonerated the governor. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

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KCUR News
10:50 am
Tue October 3, 2006

Benton Blvd Residents Concerned about Services, Safety

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2:48 am
Tue October 3, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Wendell Isaac and Rita Flynn

Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Wednesday during NPR's Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story recorded at the MobileBooth in Kansas City. Catholic Charities case manager Rita Flynn brought her client Wendell Isaac. Wendell was 17 when he was sent to prison, and after serving 25 years, he talks about adjusting to life outside the prison walls.

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11:30 pm
Mon October 2, 2006

KC CURRENTS 10-1-06

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Education
11:00 pm
Mon October 2, 2006

Kansas Immigrant In-State Tuition Appeal

KCUR News
8:05 am
Mon October 2, 2006

City Launches New 311 Service

Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes places the first call to the city's new 311 system.

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City residents can now dial 3-1-1 to find out about city services or report problems. The city began consolidating customer service phone numbers over the past couple of years as part of city hall reorganization plan. Now, residents will be able to call 311 to report a neighbor's weeds or find out when's the next bulky trash pick up day. Councilman Chuck Eddy says the new system will provide needed data to help the city council plan.

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Health
2:44 am
Sat September 30, 2006

Hospital Bridging Gap Between Muslim Patients and Doctors

Kansas City, MO – Going to the doctor can be a struggle for anyone. But it can be much worse for a Muslim woman who's afraid of violating Islamic law. The problem is that many times patients aren't sure of what's allowed by the Quran and health care providers aren't aware that Muslim women have special needs. These uncertainties can cause women to refuse care, even in life threatening situations. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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KCUR News
12:34 am
Sat September 30, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –
MOHELA loans sale advances again to legislature.
Overland Park okays STAR bond request for soccer omplex.
Kline, Abortion Clinics disagree on inquisition results.
Missouri ranked lowest on child-care assistance.
Missouri businesses escape $103 million tax hike.

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KCUR News
10:04 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Secretary of Agriculture on the safety of U.S. food

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KCUR Arts
12:55 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Sculptor Tony Cragg on Science and Art

Sculptor Tony Cragg stands in front of his two sculptures in the Kansas City Sculpture Park.
photo: Laura Spencer

The Kansas City Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently re-opened (Fall 2006) to the public. Half of the thirty-one outdoor sculptures are in new locations; there are new signs, new labels, more pathways and five new entrances. Two of the bronze sculptures on display are works by British artist Tony Cragg.

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KCUR News
8:59 am
Thu September 28, 2006

A Digital Fresco Called <i>Vault </i>

Vault, 2006
photo: http://www.chrisdoylestudio.com

Kansas City, MO – Nearly 40 employees of the downtown Jackson County Courthouse, including current County Executive Katheryn Shields, are featured in a new $100,000 public artwork, a digital fresco called Vault. Photographs were turned into watercolor portraits, then re-photographed and transferred to adhesive vinyl. At a dedication ceremony yesterday (Wednesday), New York based artist Chris Doyle said the work is intended to create discussion.

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KCUR News
10:46 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Kansas Attorney General Debate

Kansas City, MO – Kansas attorney general debate between Republican Phill Kline, the incumbent, and his Democratic challenger, Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison.

KCUR News
9:54 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Appeal Begins on Kansas Immigrant In-State Tuition Law

Kansas City, MO – A US appeals court in Denver hears arguments today on whether a group of students can sue the state of Kansas for offering in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants. A federal judge in Topeka dismissed the case last year because he said the students weren't harmed by the law. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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KCUR Arts
3:57 pm
Tue September 26, 2006

<i>With Their Eyes</i> at the Coterie

The Coterie Theatre opens its new season by venturing into lower New York on the fateful day of September 11th, 2001.

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KCUR News
5:53 am
Tue September 26, 2006

Iraq Trade Delegation Stop in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO – An Iraqi trade delegation stopped in Kansas City today as part of a U-S tour to increase understanding of how the U-S wheat market works. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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No deal was struck today, but the Iraqi trade delegation's Abdul Hadi Al-Hamiri says the tour will help the Iraqi trade ministry and U-S companies figure out how to work together.

Abdul Hadi Al-Hamiri: As you know in here, they sell and buy, in English they say in a Jiffy. Now in our procedures, it takes time

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KCUR News
2:26 am
Tue September 26, 2006

Candidate for Kansas Governor Outlines Health Plan

Kansas City, MO – Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett has outlined a plan to give Kansans better access to health care. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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Kansas Senator Jim Barnett, a physician vying for the Governor's seat, says it's unacceptable for 300,000 Kansans to be uninsured and that the state needs to expand its preventative care and clinics for indigent populations.

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KCUR News
2:24 am
Tue September 26, 2006

Tobacco Tax TV Ad Called 'Misleading and False'

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2:21 am
Tue September 26, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Nila Cleaves and Jannise Stallard

Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Wednesday during Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story recorded at the MobileBooth in Kansas City. Jannise Stallard brought her cousin Nila Cleaves. Here, Nila talks about her earliest memory: the day she met her father when he returned home from World War II.

Storycorps in Kansas City is sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee.

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KCUR Arts
11:58 am
Mon September 25, 2006

Painter Gajin Fujita at the Kemper

Twenty-nine of Gajin Fujita's paintings will be on display at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art through November 5th. This is the artist's first solo museum exhibition.

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10:35 am
Mon September 25, 2006

KC CURRENTS 9-24-06

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People
12:20 am
Mon September 25, 2006

Capoeira in Kansas City

People
12:06 am
Mon September 25, 2006

Links: African American Women's Philanthropy Club

KCUR News
11:47 pm
Sun September 24, 2006

Human Trafficking in the Kansas City Area

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Health
4:38 am
Sun September 24, 2006

Med School Express

Corrections
11:14 pm
Thu September 21, 2006

Correction: Liberty Memorial Designated National Historic Landmark

When this story originally aired during the morning newscasts on September 22nd, Liberty Memorial museum director Eli Paul was misidentified.

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The story is located here.

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KCUR News
11:06 pm
Thu September 21, 2006

Liberty Memorial Designated National Historic Landmark

Kansas City, MO – Liberty Memorial has garnered another honor. The World War I memorial has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne called Liberty Memorial one of the most compelling World War One Memorials. Museum director Eli Paul calls the national recognition an honor.

Eli Paul: "To become a national historic landmark, means that you have reached a significant level of importance both architecturally and historically to the nation that very few properties reach."

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People
2:34 pm
Thu September 21, 2006

Installation Underfoot at the Library

The Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library opened in April of 2005 in a brand new building, but it wasn't quite finished. Here, KCAI's Jason Pollen talks about a new installation he designed: carpeting.

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KCUR News
10:06 am
Thu September 21, 2006

Charlotte Street Foundation Wins Warhol Grant

Kansas City, MO – The Charlotte Street Foundation recently announced it's the recipient of a two year grant of $30,000 a year from the New York based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Director David Hughes says the grant will provide ongoing support for the Urban Culture Project, which transforms empty storefronts in downtown Kansas City into venues for art, performance, and studio residencies.

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KCUR News
5:50 am
Thu September 21, 2006

ACLU Seeks Info on Alleged Politically Motivated Domestic Spying

Kansas City, MO – Members of a number of liberal political groups in the Kansas City and Lawrence believe they're targets of a government spy program. This afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to get documents they hope will support that allegation. Federal officials here say they are barking up the wrong tree.

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