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Theater/Performance
3:23 pm
Mon April 17, 2006

Not My Size

Cast members of Not My Size with playwright Stacey Tolbert.

A new play and a documentary examine women's body images.

Stacey Tolbert's play Not My Size will be performed this Thursday and Friday (April 20-21) at the Creative Minds Community Art Center at 3109 Troost.

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10:50 am
Mon April 17, 2006

KC CURRENTS 4-16-06

Kansas City, MO – A report from Monday's immigrants' rights rally in Kansas City, Missouri. And immigration lawyer Hsiang Lin Lee talks about the local Chinese community. A local family commemorates Passover. Glenn Rice and Lewis Diuguid of the Kansas City Star discuss the use of the n-word in popular culture. Plus, writer Stacey Tolbert discusses Not My Size; her play about women and their body images, and a documentary-in-progress called Got Breast?

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People
1:59 am
Mon April 17, 2006

KCMO Rally for Immigrants' Rights

People
1:50 am
Mon April 17, 2006

Commentary on Immigration Reform: Speaking of Felons

Kansas City, MO – Some members of the House of Representatives have been distancing themselves from the immigration enforcement bill passed in December. One provision of the bill makes being undocumented in the US a felony and criminalizes aid to illegal immigrants. Our regular contributor Angela Cervantes was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. Some aspects of the House immigration bill remind her of her own childhood.

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People
1:36 am
Mon April 17, 2006

Glenn Rice and Lewis Duiguid on the N-word

Kansas City, MO – With its frequent use in rap lyrics, movies and even as a greeting among some young African Americans, the N-word seems to have reached new levels of acceptance in mainstream American culture. On Saturday, the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists will host a forum with reporters, academics and hip hop artists entitled "The N-Word, have we really come that far?".

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Food & Drink
1:27 am
Mon April 17, 2006

Passover at the Starrs

Kansas City, MO – Passover celebrates the journey of the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt. A special text called The Haggadah organizes the Seder meal through rituals such as dipping parsley in salt water to symbolize the tears of suffering. The evening progresses through prayers and song and ends with the celebration of freedom. Laura Ziegler visited the home of John and Debbie Starr -- who invited family and friends for their Seder -- and prepared this audio postcard.

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Headlines
1:40 am
Sat April 15, 2006

The Week's Top Stories

Kansas City, MO –
Felony charges for sextuplets hoax
Independence, Kansas girl faked abduction
Latinos rally for immigrants' rights
Missouri Senate backs Medicaid Fraud bill
Missouri House would limit higher ed funding
Kansas Board of Ed puts abstinence on hold
Performing Arts Center announces groundbreaking
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Visual Arts
12:17 pm
Fri April 14, 2006

Arts Roundup, April 14

This week, Archie Scott Gobber: Ready or Not is the inaugural exhibit in the Review Studios exhibit space, a local children's boutique presents a rock and roll concert at the RecordBar for parents and their kids, and a show at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art combines popular music and car culture.

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Headlines
11:23 pm
Thu April 13, 2006

Latest News from KCUR

Kansas City, MO – A Grain Valley couple who lied about having sextuplets to con people out of money and gifts now face felony charges. Kris and Sarah Everson admitted mid-week that their claim they had six critically ill infants was a lie. Today prosecutors charged them both with stealing by deceit, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. Prosecutor Mike Sanders said the Eversons collected a verified $3500 in cash from a local charity and the manufacturing plant from where Kris Everson worked.

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Headlines
9:10 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Latest News from KCUR

Kansas City, MO – MO educators concerned over House vote to cap higher ed funding, tuition increases. MO House overwhelmingly approves eminent domain restrictions. Group calls MO TABOR initiative "Hancock on steroids." Stem cell opponents appeal decision upholding ballot language. FBI reportedly investigating MO lobbyists. Authorities puzzled over teenager's 15-hour disappearance. Grain Valley couple apologizes for sextuplet scam.

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KCUR News
4:48 am
Thu April 13, 2006

A Missouri Soldier Laid to Rest

A collection jar in an Orrick, Missouri convenience store.
photo: Frank Morris/KCUR

Orrick, MO – Mike Hartwick was buried Friday, April 14 in Liberty, Missouri. The 36 year old Army Warrant Officer died April 1, 2006 near Baghdad, when Iraqi fighters shot down his helicopter killing him and his co-pilot Captain Tim Moshier. Planners expect more than 12-hundred people at Hartwick's service, far more than live in his hometown of Orrick, Missouri.

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Jazz/Blues
3:15 pm
Mon April 10, 2006

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

Kansas City filmmaker Glenn Stewart talks about her work, Riffs: A Kansas City Jazz Coda. The film was screened as part of this year's 10th annual Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.

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Business & Tech
10:05 am
Mon April 10, 2006

Financial Columnist Michelle Singletary

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Government
6:08 am
Mon April 10, 2006

Congressman Dennis Moore on Immigration Reform

11:52 pm
Sun April 9, 2006

KC CURRENTS 4-9-06

Kansas City, MO – Congressman Dennis Moore talks about immigration reform. Financial columnist and regular Day to Day contributor Michelle Singletary discusses how she became interested in money. Missouri proposes to sell part of its student loan program to support higher education. Plus, hear about Bollywood movies in Overland Park, and a series of films about jazz at the Kansas City Filmmakers' Jubilee.

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KCUR News
11:22 pm
Sat April 8, 2006

Missouri Weighs Selling Assets Held by its Non Profit Student Loan Agency

MU School of Medicine Dean William Crist
photo: Frank Morris/KCUR

Kansas City, MO – Missouri and Illinois are the latest states proposing to raise hundreds of millions of dollars selling part or all of their student loan program to raise money higher education. Student groups warn that borrowers could face harsher repayment terms, and that the move shrinks the pool of potential lenders for college loans if they do. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

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KCUR Arts
3:24 pm
Thu April 6, 2006

Bollywood in Overland Park

For the past few years, Venkat Manda of KC Desi has been presenting Bollywood films at the Glenwood Arts movie theater in Overland Park. Next week's film is Being Cyrus, April 15 at 9:30pm.

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KCUR Arts
12:55 pm
Thu April 6, 2006

Arts Roundup, April 7

Emily Lauren at the KC Fringe Festival, 2005
Photo: Heather Wilkinson

This week, the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee celebrates 10 years, and students of burlesque strut their stuff.

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee takes place April 7 - 13, 2006.

Emily Lauren presents ?Burlesque and the Art of Striptease: A Recital? Friday, April 7, 2006 at 10 at the Farm Gallery, in the Crossroads Arts District.

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KCUR News
1:47 am
Tue April 4, 2006

KC Health Summit

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City, Missouri Health commission met with representatives from hospitals, community groups, and churches to develop a plan on how to improve the health of Kansas City. Last year, these groups identified areas that needed more work like preventative care, tobacco use, and mental health services. These priorities are part of Kansas City's Community Health Improvement Plan, approved earlier this year by the City Council.

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People
3:32 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Local Latinos Disagree about Immigration Reform

People
12:21 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Iyanla Vanzant to Speak at Black Women Leaders Conference

Iyanla Vanzant will speak at UMKC's first Black Women's Leadership Conference.
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12:03 am
Mon April 3, 2006

KC CURRENTS 4-2-06

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KCUR Arts
2:18 pm
Thu March 30, 2006

Arts Roundup, March 31

Photo: Kenny Johnson and Anthony Magliano

This week, the art of April Fool's as Quixotic Performance Fusion throws an April Fool's Ball, and an improv comedy group gets hypothetical.

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KCUR Arts
1:08 pm
Thu March 30, 2006

An Interview with Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, is the author of a series of children's novels called A Series of Unfortunate Events. There are 12 books in the series so far, detailing the adventures and misfortunes of the three Baudelaire orphans. The series has gained a following with young readers, as well as adults.

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Music
1:15 pm
Wed March 29, 2006

Musician Shane Borth

Kansas City based musician Shane Borth plays a number of instruments, but his primary ones are violin and viola (he's a violist for the Des Moines Symphony). This weekend, Borth will collaborate with the ensemble of artists called Quixotic Performance Fusion in an improvisational piece, and here, gives a sample.

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Headlines
6:51 am
Wed March 29, 2006

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – On the eve of the vote on improvements to Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums. The Detroit Tigers beat the K.C. Royals 3 to 1. Two stadium issues are on tomorrow's ballot. One is a 25-year 3/3 cent sales tax for general stadium improvements, the other a use tax on goods bought out of state by Jackson County businesses for a rolling roof.

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KCUR News
6:14 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Seven Schools Seek to Secede

State Senator Victor Callahan explains SB 602 at William Chrisman High School.
Photo by Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – State Senator Victor Callahan says it was a grassroots movement in his district that led him to introduce Senate Bill 602, which would allow the change upon approval by the Independence district and voters in the area served by the seven schools.

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People
10:28 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Tony Aguirre Remembered

KCUR News
3:31 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Congress Considers "False Claim to Citizenship"

Winnie Jamieson and her three children History, Squirmy and O'Neill. Jamieson's husband was deported two years ago for claiming to be a US citizen at the border.
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