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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

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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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12:47 am
Mon March 27, 2006

KC CURRENTS 3-26-06

Kansas City, MO – The US Senate considers federal immigration laws, we consider the effect of one law on local families and hear from some of the 2000 demonstrators at an immigrants' rights rally in Kansas City Kansas. Missouri legislators consider a ban on contraceptives at public health clinics. Financial planner David Jackson gives some advice on investing. And, we remember Tony Aguirre, who coached young people in Kansas City for 60 years.

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KCUR News
11:43 pm
Sun March 26, 2006

What's the price for keeping KC major league?

Architechts drawing of the rolling positioned between Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums.

Kansas City, MO – On April 4th, Jackson County voters will head to the polls to consider two tax measures, a 3/8th cent sales tax and a use tax.

Stadium supporters say massive upgrades and a rolling roof will keep the Royals and Chiefs in town, create economic development, and help Kansas City maintain the cachet of being a big league city.

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Headlines
11:25 pm
Sun March 26, 2006

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KCUR News
10:50 am
Sun March 26, 2006

Thousands Rally in Kansas City Kansas

Kansas City, KS – In cities around the country, people have been rallying in opposition to an immigration reform plan, and emphasizing the importance of immigrants to the US work force. Thousands rallied in Kansas City Kansas, Friday morning. Michael Leahy was there and asked the protestors what brought them out.

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Business & Tech
10:28 am
Sun March 26, 2006

David Jackson on Investing

Kansas City, MO – In our fourth installment in a series on financial independence, financial planner David Jackson, of Waddell and Reed, talks about investing.

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Government
10:27 am
Sun March 26, 2006

Limiting Contraceptives at Health Clinics?

Kansas City, MO – Missouri State Representatives Brian Baker (R-Belton) and Beth Low (D-Kansas City) discuss an amendment to the Missouri budget limiting access to contraceptives for low-income women.

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Headlines
7:06 am
Fri March 24, 2006

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Kansas City, MO – The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Kansas capital punishment law again. The first hearing, with an even-numbered court one justice short, resulted in a tie vote. Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is hoping new appointees to the court will swing the next decision to favor the state. The case centers about the law's provision that if evidence for and against the death penalty are equal a jury must vote for death.

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Headlines
4:46 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Jackson County Workers Get Free Bus Ride

Jackson County Executive Katherine Shields (County photo)

Kansas City, MO – Jackson County is launching a new program to encourage more county workers to ride the bus. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.
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One benefit of working for the Jackson county government is a free parking space downtown. That costs the county some 60 dollars each month per employee, but a new program would give county workers an alternative to driving to work, taking the bus for free. County Executive Katherine Shields says the program would save both employees and the county money.

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Headlines
11:11 pm
Thu March 23, 2006

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Kansas City, MO – Jackson County approves "fair share" program for stadium construction contracts. Kansas City approves $1.1 billion budget.

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KCUR Arts
9:08 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Arts Roundup, March 24

Monks from the Kharnang monastery in Tibet begin to create the sand mandala
photo: Laura Spencer

This week, celebrating the spiritual side of art with a sand mandala painting at the Center for Spiritual Living, and a butterfly artist's works take flight at the Olive Gallery in Lawrence.

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KCUR News
11:11 pm
Mon March 20, 2006

Missouri Supreme Court to Rule on State Sex Offender Registry

Kansas City, MO – About 11-thousand people are on Missouri's public registry of sex offenders. The list includes rapists and pedophiles, but it also lists thousands of people who have never even been accused of committing a sex crime. For these citizens, being listed on the registry can be a catastrophic, unexpected, and long lasting burden. The Missouri Supreme Court could rule as early as today on the registry's constitutionality. KCUR's Frank Morris has the story.

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KCUR Arts
2:45 pm
Mon March 20, 2006

Hats and Crowns

A new production at the Unicorn Theatre gives a look at the tradition of black women's church hats. Later, Delores Jones stops by the shop of Lessie McClendon who has been making and selling hand-made hats for 50 years.

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