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KCUR News
4:18 pm
Tue May 10, 2005

Medicaid Cuts Spark Moral and Economic Debate

Medicaid will pay for a heart transplant for Jennifer Shuman, but Shuman will soon have to pay nearly half her family income for Medicaid. She's not sure how she and her husband will afford the increase.

Kansas City, MO – A Missouri budget that cuts more than 90-thousand people off of Medicaid is on Governor Matt Blunt's budget. The debate over Medicaid cuts this year has opened a moral schism, between service providers, patients and activists who deplore the cuts as cruel, and the governor who defends them as being morally correct.

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KCUR Arts
1:25 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

Arts Roundup, May 6

Voysey Inheritance
Kansas City Repertory Theatre

This week, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre stages the Kansas City premiere of a one hundred year old drama adapted for contemporary audiences by playwright David Mamet; it's the 10th anniversary of Chameleon - an interdisciplinary arts organization; and a display in the Crossroads Arts District puts the spotlight on the Mutual Musicians Foundation

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KCUR Arts
12:39 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Arts Roundup, April 29

This week, two theatrical productions (at the Lied Center in Lawrence and the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City) take a look at issues of race and culture, justice and healing.

Kansas City, Missouri – It?s the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, two theatrical productions take a look at issues of race and culture, justice and healing. KCUR?s Laura Spencer reports.

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KCUR News
6:31 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

Alvin Brooks talks about Precious Doe

Alvin Brooks
City Council photo
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KCUR News
6:29 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

Precious Doe: Hunt for killer enters fourth year

How Precious Doe might have looked in life: (l)KCUR colorized photo of a forensic sculpture, (r) computer-generated image
Steve Bell/Center for Missing Children
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KCUR Arts
1:11 pm
Mon April 25, 2005

Center High School Poetry Club

It's National Poetry Month. Each Wednesday, for an hour after school, Center High School students in the Poetry Club meet to read and critique their poems.

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KCUR Arts
8:09 am
Mon April 25, 2005

Arts Roundup, April 22

The SSION, a bizarre, arty, Kansas City punk rock band changes its style and line up and gets ready to release another album. And a new play takes an unapologetically twisted look at 175 years of Kansas City History.

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KCUR News
5:03 pm
Fri April 22, 2005

Arts Roundup

Kansas City, MO – The SSION, a bizarre, arty, Kansas City punk rock band chantes it's style and line up and gets ready to relese another album. And a new play takes an unapologetically twisted look at 175 years of Kansas City History.

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KCUR Arts
2:34 pm
Thu April 14, 2005

Arts Roundup, April 15

Untitled (ocean), 2004; Cibachrome, 50 x 60 inches; Private collection, Miami
Naomi Fisher

This week...a Miami-based artist explores femininity and girl power at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and an exhibit at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph gallery explores universal themes through the lens of personal experience. Also, the University of Kansas in Lawrence hosts its largest annual cultural event.

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KCUR Arts
11:17 am
Thu April 14, 2005

An Interview with John Doe

Musician John Doe has been paving his own musical path since 1977 when he founded the legendary Los Angeles punk band X.

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Headlines
6:55 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

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Headlines
11:21 am
Tue April 12, 2005

Top Area Stories

Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Senate is set to debate its plan for overhauling the state's formula for funding public schools. A Kansas state attorney asks the state Supreme Court to ignore a filing by school districts to reject the legislature's school finance plan and force legislators to approve more than $800 million a year in additional funding. Records show the 2004 property taxes on a car wash owned by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver have not been paid.

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KCUR News
10:47 am
Fri April 8, 2005

H&R Block faces a big class-action law suit over its marketing of refund anticipation loans

Kansas City – The IRS figures about 100 million tax payers will be eligible for refunds this year. Almost one in eight will likely speed up the process, with a Refund Anticipation Loan. A class action law suit against the nation's largest tax preparer, H&R Block alleges, tricked customers into buying these high priced loans. But some consumer advocates say Block has become a model for openness in marketing refund anticipation loans. KCUR's Frank Morris of reports.

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KCUR Arts
11:22 am
Thu April 7, 2005

An Interview with Ben Cameron

Theatre Communications Group is a national organization that advises and supports non-profit professional theatres across the country. Here, Executive Director Ben Cameron talks about the state of the arts today.

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KCUR News
10:10 am
Thu April 7, 2005

Missouri lawmakers poised to cut Medicaid to 120,000

Kansas City – Missouri House is debating a bill cutting more than 100-thousand lower income children, parents, elderly and disabled people off the state subsidized health insurance. The cuts were initially proposed by Governor Matt Blunt, and amplified by the state Senate. As part of our series Critical Condition a check up on public health care in two states, KCUR's Frank Morris has this overview of the Medicaid cuts proposed in Missouri.

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Headlines
6:46 pm
Fri April 1, 2005

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Headlines
11:17 am
Fri April 1, 2005

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Kansas City, Missouri – The Kansas Senate is poised to vote on an $11.3 billion compromise state budget. Missouri Repulicans are fast-tracking legislation to authorize many of Governor Matt Blunt's proposed cuts to Medicaid. Missouri's unemployment jumped a half of a percent in February, while Kansas saw a slight decrease compared with last year.

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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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