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4:38 am
Sun September 24, 2006

Med School Express

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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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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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3:43 am
Tue September 19, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Craig Jones and Gay Cordes-Jones

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 from the MobileBooth in Kansas City. Here, Craig Jones and his wife Gay Cordes-Jones talk about their first encounter.

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

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11:10 am
Mon September 18, 2006

St. Louis Bluesman Bennie Smith Dies

Photo Bill Greensmith

St. Louis bluesman Bennie Smith died this week at the age of 72.

Kansas City, MO – He played with greats like Chuck Berry, and was a part of the local music scene at the beginning of rock and roll and during the heyday of St. Louis rhythm and blues. John May with the St. Louis Blues Society told KWMU?s Tom Weber that Smith also was a master at playing what's known as the "St. Louis sound."

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Jazz/Blues
9:09 am
Mon September 18, 2006

KC Pianist Harold O'Neal Competes in Monk Competition

This weekend, Kansas City jazz musician Harold O'Neal traveled to Washington D.C. to play in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Piano Competition. O'Neal is one of twelve young pianists selected from around the world to play for the judges, who include jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron and Randy Weston. The top prize is a twenty thousand dollar scholarship.

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KCUR News
12:18 am
Mon September 18, 2006

1986 Farm Protests

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12:05 am
Mon September 18, 2006

Report Measures Minority Participation in KC Construction

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12:02 am
Mon September 18, 2006

Interview with League of Women Voters President Mary Wilson

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11:05 pm
Sun September 17, 2006

KC CURRENTS 9-17-06

Kansas City, MO – A Cole County Judge rejects the new Missouri law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The national president of the League of Women Voters Mary Wilson discusses the implications of voter ID legislation. And, Kansas City musician Harold O'Neal (pictured) is a finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

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KCUR News
7:25 am
Sat September 16, 2006

Saturday News Review

Kansas City, MO – Missouri judges ruled in several cases this week--putting a cigarette tax on the November ballot, ordering the state to revise its death penalty procedures, and overturning the new voter ID law. Maria Carter recaps those top stories of the week and more on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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11:04 pm
Thu September 14, 2006

Agroterrorism Conference in Kansas City

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10:33 am
Thu September 14, 2006

League of Women Voters President Opposes Voter ID

Kansas City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan meets today with the national president of the League of Women Voters in St. Louis. Missouri is one of six states in which the non-partisan political organization will concentrate its efforts to inform voters about candidates and new voting regulations. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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KCUR News
6:27 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Judge Rules More Changes to Execution Protocol

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2:27 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Tobacco Tax Ordered onto Ballot

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11:47 pm
Mon September 11, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Judge Scott Wright and Brigette Mitchell

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 from the MobileBooth in Kansas City.

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Performance
1:33 pm
Mon September 11, 2006

Orpheus in Kansas City

The myth has inspired an opera, paintings and films, and most recently a new modern ballet set in Kansas City's jazz era. It's a work in progress by Pascal Rioult, artistic director of the Pascal Rioult Dance Theater. Before starting his own company, Rioult was a principal dancer with the groundbreaking Martha Graham Dance Company. Pascal Rioult joined us over the phone from his rehearsal studio in New York City.

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KCUR News
4:49 am
Mon September 11, 2006

Public Hears Possibilities for Black Archives Future

The Black Archives' current location in a former fire station on 20th and Vine.
Nicholas Segura

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11:24 pm
Sun September 10, 2006

KC CURRENTS 9-10-06

Kansas City, MO – Excerpts from a second public hearing on the state of the Black Archives of Mid America. Kansas City resident Ann Jacobson remembers growing up and competing in swimming competitions in Nazi Germany and Austria. Plus, choreographer Pascal Rioult sets the Greek myth of Orpheus in Kansas City's jazz era.

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KCUR News
11:25 pm
Fri September 8, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –
Missouri voter photo ID faces new federal lawsuit.
Missouri judge concerned about costs related to photo ID.
Blunt introduces partnering plan to fix bridges.
Charter schools proposal would take schools out of district.
Nixon lawsuit threat puts MOHELA student loan sale on hold.
Black Archives building planned, but timing questioned.
Presidential event draws protest in Kansas City.

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KCUR News
10:19 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Second Public Hearing on Black Archives

Kansas City, MO – The Black Archives of Mid America's current board members have agreed to move forward with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon and community leaders to take immediate steps to preserve the archives' documents and artifacts. Nixon's office began circulating applications for a fifteen member board of directors at last night's public hearing near 18th and Vine. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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Jazz/Blues
8:09 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Natalie Twigg on Aurora Consort

The Kansas City-based ensemble Aurora Consort is known for its fusion of jazz, world, and classical music. This weekend, the group presents original compositions, as well as traditional music from Iraq.

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KCUR News
4:47 am
Thu September 7, 2006

KC Watersheds Like Other Cities

Terry Leeds from the Kansas City Water Services Department discusses the results of the water quality study.
(Haley Salvo, KCUR)

Kansas City, MO – A recent water quality survey found many Kansas City area streams were similar to their counterparts in other cities. The waterways get more polluted as they wind their way through the Kansas City area. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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3:54 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Global Warming Movie Premiers in Overland Park

Kansas City, MO – A film premiering tonight in Overland Park bills it self as an entertaining, apolitical discussion of global warming. The Great Warming revolves around the premise that climate change shape the current generation at least as forcefully as the Great Depression defined people raised in the 1930s. KCUR's Frank Morris asked the film's producer Karen Coshof why The Great Warming is premiering in Kansas, and why the documentary wasn't produced for television.

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3:45 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Global Warming Movie Premiers in Overland Park

Kansas City, MO – A film premiering tonight in Overland Park bills it self as an entertaining, apolitical discussion of global warming. The Great Warming revolves around the premise that climate change shape the current generation at least as forcefully as the Great Depression defined people raised in the 1930s. KCUR's Frank Morris asked the film's producer Karen Coshof why The Great Warming is premiering in Kansas, and why the documentary wasn't produced for television.

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Health
2:31 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Searching for Autism Services

Kansas City, MO – Parents of children with autism face many challenges in taking care of their kids who are often socially isolated and have difficulties communicating. The Autism Aspergers Resource Center used to be available for the more than 30,000 families in Kansas City dealing with autism. But the center, that drew people from around the country, recently closed its doors. Now families and agencies are scrambling to continue to get and provide services in light of the center's closing. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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