Kansas City, MO – Local contractor Gill Construction, Co. is finally paid nine years after work is completed on museums at 18th and Vine;J oe Miller's new book Cross-X: A Turbulent, Triumphant Season with an Inner-City Debate Squad, about Central High School's team; psychiatrist Catherine Steiner-Adair talks about eating disorders across different cultures.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Missouri City Council agreed on Thursday to pay a local contractor for the work he did on the 18th and Vine museums almost ten years ago. Rick Gill ran a successful construction business, and had won several awards from minority and Hispanic contractors associations. But his company fell apart over the past decade, while he's tried to get the city, or the authority it established, to pay up.
Missouri voter photo ID law ruled unconstitutional. Missouri death penalty remains in limbo. IRS service center blends old and new. Liberty Memorial asks city to double subsidy. Talent-McCaskill debate turns personal. Former Kansas Republican AGs back Democrat Morrison.
Kansas City, MO – The candidates in perhaps the most fiercely contested US Senate race in this turbulent year squared off last night (Wednesday) in Kansas City. KCUR's Frank Morris reports that Republican incumbent Jim Talent took every opportunity to raise questions about Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill's husband's business holdings, while the Democrat accused the incumbent of dragging down the tone of the campaign, and renewed calls change in Washington.
Kansas City, MO – Sunday, October 15, 2006 was the final episode of KC Currents hosted by Delores Jones. She's had to leave the show becuase of other commitments. Delores will still be contributing occasional features and essays to the show. Here, she shares thoughts about hosting KC Currents and her current plans.
At right, some links to some of Delores' memorable interviews and features on KC Currents.
Kansas City, MO – A group that promotes a national solution to the rising cost of health care has released a study that says the cost of health insurance in Missouri has increased at three times the pace of income increases over the past six years. Ron Pollack of Families USA says that's only half of the story.
Kansas City, MO – Baseball Hall-of-Famers Joe Morgan and Ernie Banks remember the man who paved the way for them -- Buck O'Neil. Hear also from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, documentary film-maker Ken Burns and an original composition by Danny Cox, performed at O'Neil's memorial service. Plus, a controversial new immigration law class is slated for next semester at UMKC law school. And a local minority contractor is suing Kansas City and the museum authority at 18th and Vine for unpaid work he did nearly ten years ago.
Kansas City, MO – University of Missouri Kansas City law professor Kris Kobach argues nationally for stricter enforcement of immigration laws. He's slated to teach a course in immigration law for the first time next semester, but many local immigration lawyers think his experience and perspective make him an inappropriate choice for the subject. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Kansas City – Missouri Democrats are celebrating a state Supreme Court ruling blocking a photo ID law they say would have disenfranchised thousands. State Republicans call today's ruling an attack on free elections.
Kansas City, MO – A recording of documentary film-maker Ken Burns' remarks at Buck O'Neil's public memorial service at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium. Burns' PBS documentary Baseball brought O'Neil's retelling of Negro Leagues history to national prominence.
Kansas City, MO – $4.50 parking surcharge for stadium maintenance. Tobacco tax increase back on Missouri's ballot. Talent, McCaskill clash on stem-cells. Kansas governor's race spotlights education. NCAA ups Kansas athletic violations penalties. A farewell to Buck, but not to his legacy Ballet pioneer Bolender dies at 92.
Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion that will allow a proposed tobacco tax to stay on the November ballot. After months of legal disputes voters will now decide the fate of Amendment 3, which would raise taxes on cigarettes by five times. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.
Kansas City, MO. – More than 20 Kansas school districts including Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Lawrence and Basehor Linwood operate on-line schools. Missouri's plans call for a statewide K-through-12 on-line school operated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Missouri does have a virtual high school with an enrollment of 1400, operated by Missouri State University.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri National Guard Staff Sergeant Michael Fuga's body took a long route home from the war. There were ceremonies in Afghanistan, then in Hawaii, where most of his family lives. Later in Independence Missouri, dozens donned leis at a packed a church service, and there was a five hour memorial in a high school auditorium.
Justina Fuga: My husband's funeral, it was almost like the passing of a president. She made sure he was laid to rest like one too.
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. Samantha Moreno Petty and Cecilia Vigliaturo came to the booth to talk about a childhood accident from thirty years ago. When Samantha was in the fourth grade, she told her friend Jeff he couldn't play with her viola. Minutes later, he picked up a gun, loaded it, and shot her.
Kansas City, MO – Saint Luke's Hospital will break ground on a new building for its Heart Institute today. The ground breaking comes just days after the University of Kansas opened its new heart center. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.
Kansas City Repertory Theater artistic director Peter Altman and actors James Craven and Abdul Salaam El Razzac remember working with playwright August Wilson and discuss his play Jitney. They spoke to Up To Date's Steve Kraske.
By Up to Date host Steve Kraske (edited by Alex Smith)
By Delores Jones, Sylvia Maria Gross and Alex Smith
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City remembers Negro League champion Buck O'Neil. The founder of a local news and events website milatino.com talks about marketing to second and third generation Latinos in Kansas City. The local Samoan community mourns the death of Michael Fuga, a Missouri National Guardsman in Iraq. And, Kansas City Repertory Artistic Director Peter Altman, and actors James Craven and Abdul Salaam El Razzac discuss the legacy of playwright August Wilson.