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KCUR News
9:58 am
Fri April 1, 2005

Health Levy Up for Vote

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KCUR News
5:07 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

Wyandotte County chooses a new CEO

Kansas City, Kansas – One of the men running for CEO of the Unified Government of Kansas City Kansas and Wyandotte County will take over after decade long, successful reign of Carol Marinovich. Former State Representative Rick Rehorn, and Unified Government Commissioner Joe Reardon appeared on KCUR's Up to Date today. KCUR's Frank Morris has this look at the race.

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Visual Arts
10:33 am
Thu March 31, 2005

Remembering Kenneth R. Ferguson

Artist Ken Ferguson

One of Kansas City's most respected artists Ken Ferguson passed away in December. In April, a memorial service was held in his honor.

Kansas City, Missouri – Memorial service for Ken Ferguson, Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.

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KCUR Arts
9:29 am
Wed March 30, 2005

Arts Roundup, April 1

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a film about at-risk girls in the juvenile justice system, a children's literature festival, and the anniversary of a local design studio.

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KCUR News
6:38 pm
Tue March 29, 2005

New candidates vie for Overland Park mayor's chair

Headlines
6:47 pm
Thu March 24, 2005

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KCUR Arts
10:36 am
Thu March 24, 2005

Arts Roundup, March 25

This week, film director John Waters talks about turning the movie Hairspray into a hit Broadway musical...and a small theatre group presents the Kansas City premiere of a work by a controversial contemporary English playwright.

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KCUR News
1:55 pm
Wed March 23, 2005

Legislature offers little hope for Kansas uninsured

Film
11:55 am
Tue March 22, 2005

An Interview With John Waters

Photo by Greg Gorman

  Filmmaker John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s and began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid 1960s, screened in rented church halls and attended by underground audiences who heard of the films by word-of-mouth and leaflets. His first success: the 1972 film Pink Flamingos starring Divine.

Hairspray opened Tuesday, March 29 at the Music Hall and runs through April 10, 2005.

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KCUR News
11:30 am
Tue March 22, 2005

Kansas City - Mexico Trade

Kansas City, MO – President George W Bush hosts the leaders of Mexico and Canada tomorrow to discuss further integrating North America's economy, which has been losing ground to Asian manufacturers. To ease congestion at the border, Mexico hopes to open its first foreign-based customs facility smack in the middle of the continent-- in Kansas City. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to Mexican and Kansas City officials who are promoting the city's role in facilitating international trade

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KCUR Arts
2:03 pm
Thu March 17, 2005

Arts Roundup, March 18

Charlotte and Pete O'Neal

This week, a legendary Film Seminar comes to the Kansas City area; a Chicago-based art collective Lucky Pierre re-enacts final meal requests of death row prisoners at Grand Arts, and the role of political activism in the 21st century takes center stage.

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Headlines
10:07 am
Thu March 17, 2005

KSU professor convicted of first-degree murder

Kansas City – Kansas State University professor Thomas Murray found guilty. Kansas House members consider state budget proposal to increase public school spending, largely at the expense of state employees.

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KCUR Arts
8:39 am
Thu March 17, 2005

Public Forum with Nelson-Atkins Expansion Architect Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl spoke to a near capacity crowd on March 17, 2005 in the sanctuary of Unity Temple on the Plaza...at a public forum about the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
's expansion
project.

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KCUR Arts
12:27 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

Arts Roundup, March 11

This week...Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso reads in Lawrence, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and a festival recognizing women playwrights marks its tenth anniversary. Listen to Luci Tapahonso's K-Tag Ceremony, written for Read Across Lawrence.

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KCUR Arts
10:42 am
Thu March 3, 2005

Arts Roundup, March 4

Bonita Hanson (center) plays the title role in Theatre for Young America's \"The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.\" The show's cast of \"kids\" include (clockwise from upper left) Parry Luellen, Sarah Homan, Seth Golay and Jessica Dressler.
Theatre for Young America

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, an eccentric widow called Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is brought to life in a new Theatre for Young America production; mural artist David Loewenstein exhibits his latest stencil prints
; and Lawrence filmmakers

screen new short films.

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KCUR News
10:44 pm
Thu February 24, 2005

UMKC Men's Basketball Program

Kansas City, Missouri – The UMKC men's basketball team moved closer this week to clinching its first-ever regular season title in the Mid-Continent Conference. Though the team enters uncharted waters, the fiscal health of the athletic department is murky. KCUR's Greg Echlin explains.

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KCUR Arts
3:26 pm
Thu February 24, 2005

Arts Roundup, February 25

This week, the Kansas City Ballet recreates a collaboration with a light sculptor; and two short story writers (Deb Olin Unferth and Phyllis Moore) - and recent transplants from Chicago - read their work at the Writers Place.

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KCUR News
6:28 pm
Wed February 23, 2005

A Conversation with Henry Bloch

Henry Bloch holding a picture of the newspaper ad that launched the tax preparation industry.
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3:11 pm
Wed February 23, 2005

Deb Olin Unferth and Phyllis Moore

Here, writers Deb Olin Unferth and Phyllis Moore read excerpts from their work.

Deb Olin Unferth's Juan the Cell Phone Salesman is included in Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best of the Small Presses, 2005 Edition.

Phyllis Moore's The Language Event is included in her short story collection a compendium of skirts.

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Headlines
6:42 pm
Mon February 21, 2005

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KCUR News
5:09 pm
Mon February 21, 2005

Books Debate to Election Arena

Kansas City, MO – Maynard Ahner, a supporter of the petition, is running against Steve Klika for board seat number five. For their comments on the book-removal petition, listen to the audio version posted here.
Web links: the organization that circulated the petition:
classkc.org
Excerpts the group finds objectionable
29-book list

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Headlines
11:28 am
Mon February 21, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas lawmakers to hear public comments on school funding plan, House committee debates fate of import drug proposal.

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KCUR News
2:27 pm
Fri February 18, 2005

An Interview with Martin Wyn Griffith

Kansas City, Missouri – The U.S. Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto, and his British counterpart, Martin Wyn Griffith met Thursday with local business leaders and Kauffman Foundation President Carl Schramm. Wyn Griffith, the chief executive of the UK's Small Business Service, says the Kauffman Foundation may provide a blueprint for Britain's push to foster entrepreneurial spirit there. Wyn Griffith, who was visiting the Midwest for the first time, spoke with KCUR's Frank Morris.

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KCUR Arts
3:58 pm
Thu February 17, 2005

Arts Roundup, February 18

Late Night Theatre

ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/18/05
This week, a dance theatre interpretation of Shakespeare's Henry V, an exhibit of sound installations at the Boley, and Late Night Theatre stages its salute to the Prince movie, Purple Rain, though the show is cast completely with women.

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KCUR Arts
3:00 pm
Thu February 17, 2005

August Wilson Interview

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson visited Kansas City in February to watch a production of Two Trains Running at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district.

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KCUR News
1:33 pm
Thu February 17, 2005

August Wilson Interview

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KCUR Arts
1:22 pm
Wed February 16, 2005

Expansion at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Close-up of the exterior of the Bloch Building, January 2005

The expansion at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has sparked discussion - and some controversy - as it starts to take shape along Rockhill Road.

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KCUR News
4:39 pm
Tue February 15, 2005

UMKC Richard D. McKinzie Symposium

Feb 15 2005 – Accounts of history vary widely depending on who is writing them. That's one of the lessons of a symposium this week at UMKC designed to encourage teachers to think about the legacy of Lewis and Clark in new ways. Laura Ziegler reports on the 2005 Richard D. McKinzie Symposium entitled After Lewis and Clark; American Indians in U.S. History.

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KCUR News
4:32 pm
Fri February 11, 2005

Royals Say No to Downtown Ballpark

Kansas City, MO – The Royals have nixed plans for a downtown baseball park. The baseball team wants to stay at their current home, Kaufmann Stadium. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report.

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