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2:10 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Neil Smith on KC Arena Football

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Government
11:26 pm
Sun January 22, 2006

In-state Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants in Kansas

Kansas City, MO – A Kansas state representative introduced a bill on Tuesday to repeal the law that allows undocumented immigrants who live in Kansas to pay in-state tuition. The law passed in 2004, and 221 students are now enrolled in Kansas colleges and universities under its provisions. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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11:02 pm
Sun January 22, 2006

KC CURRENTS 1-22-06

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Jazz/Blues
9:46 am
Fri January 20, 2006

WEB EXTRA: Loren Pickford's First Day in New Orleans

Loren Pickford

Musician and artist Loren Pickford is a veteran of jazz scenes in Los Angeles, Boston, and Paris. Pickford lived in New Orleans from 1990 to 2005, and here shares the story of his first day in the Big Easy.

Kansas City, MO – Pickford and his wife, Sheila, relocated from New Orleans to Kansas City, Missouri after Hurricane Katrina.

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Headlines
6:43 am
Fri January 20, 2006

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Kansas City, MO – The roof costs come on top of a proposed sales tax for renovations and repairs at Truman Sports Complex. A 25-year use tax for the roof would raise $225 million, the Jackson County Legislature was told today. In addition to $575 million in renovations, the proposed 25-year leases with the Chiefs and Royals would require the city, county and state to pay a total of $212 million for maintenance. The teams will pay a total of $100 million and cover cost overruns.

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KCUR Arts
1:50 pm
Thu January 19, 2006

Arts Roundup, January 20

This week, a new jazz festival in the Crossroads features Kansas City artists, as well as a recent transplant from New Orleans. Also, for the first time since its founding in 1964, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents A Raisin in the Sun.

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10:28 am
Wed January 18, 2006

Parents urged to monitor TV time

Kansas City, MO – Indecency on television has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. The Federal Communications has held hearings, and various proposals have been kicked around Congress to change how the cable industry does business. On Tuesday, Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore and other area legislators urged parents to use controls to restrict what programs their kids can watch. Moore said it's a parent's responsibility to supervise what's on T-V.

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Headlines
11:11 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

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Kansas City, MO – Jackson County Sheriff Tom Phillips subject of U.S. legal complaint. Missouri judge orders state to stop charging disabled people for handicapped tags.

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2:24 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

A Conversation with The Capes

An in-studio performance and interview with The Capes, conducted by Sonic Spectrum host Robert Moore.

Kansas City, MO – An in-studio performance and interview with The Capes, conducted by Sonic Spectrum host Robert Moore. (recorded 11/10/05)

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People
2:14 am
Tue January 17, 2006

New Data on Latino Immigrants in KC

Kansas City, MO – It's become almost a cliche to comment on the growth of the Latino community in every part of the United States - including the Kansas City area. But few can accurately answer the question - how big is this community? And what are its characteristics?

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People
12:47 am
Tue January 17, 2006

Construction Workers Sue Union for Discrimination

Kansas City, MO – Five African American members of Sheet Metal Workers Number 2 are suing their union in federal court for race discrimination. They're alleging they've been passed over fpr construction jobs over the last five years. During this period, Kansas City has enjoyed a tremendous building boom. Minority leaders have been at odds with city officials and the construction industry as to whether jobs have been fairly distributed.

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10:18 am
Mon January 16, 2006

KC CURRENTS 1-15-06

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KCUR Arts
1:30 pm
Fri January 13, 2006

Director Gary Huggins and Actor Santiago Vasquez

Santiago Vasquez, movie poster for First Date

A library staffer and an undercover cop meet at the Kansas City, Kansas public library. Now, they're on their way to present the film First Date at the Sundance Film Festival.

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KCUR Arts
12:45 pm
Fri January 13, 2006

Nelson-Atkins Acquires Complete Hallmark Photographic Collection

"Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California," 1936. Gelatin silver print, 13 3/8 x 10 ? inches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., P5.143.034.92.
Dorothea Lange, American (1895-1965).

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art today announced the acquisition of the Hallmark Photographic Collection.

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KCUR Arts
12:06 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

Arts Roundup, January 13

This week, the American Heartland Theatre stages what's considered to be one of the funniest plays of the last twenty-five years, gallery owner Sherry Leedy celebrates twenty years in the Crossroads, and local choreographers perform their works in a showcase at the Folly.

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8:04 am
Wed January 11, 2006

An Interview with Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey

Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey joined Sonic Spectrum host Robert Moore for a conversation and live performance.

Kansas City, MO – Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey joined Sonic Spectrum host Robert Moore for a conversation and live performance. (recorded 8/16/03)

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KCUR News
5:10 am
Wed January 11, 2006

Historic President Hotel Reopens Downtown

Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes celebrates the grand re-opening of the historic President Hotel with Harry Truman impersonator Neil Johnson.
(Photo by Frank Morris)

Kansas City, MO – A few years ago, even preservationists predicted the Hotel President would never open for business again. Those predictions were proven wrong, as civic leaders celebrated the rebirth of the historic hotel, and what they say may be the dawn of a new era in the downtown Kansas City. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

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Film
3:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Up to Date: First Date Goes to Sundance

Kansas City filmmaker Gary Huggins joined Up to Date host Steve Kraske recently to discuss the film First Date. It's been selected for this year's Sundance Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.

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KCUR News
12:05 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

G. Lawrence Blankinship Dies

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KCUR News
11:57 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Kansas Kids and Courts Committee Eliminated

Kansas City, MO – Leaders of the Kansas House of Representatives have disbanded the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to increase the efficiency of the House. Speaker Doug Mays says the committee produced too many bills, bogging down Judiciary Committee. But some black and Latino leaders say that the committee was addressing issues that are important to their communities. Last year, the committee drafted the bill that made racial profiling illegal in the state of Kansas.

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Jazz/Blues
9:26 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Blue Mondays at the Blue Room

Every Monday night, a jam session at the Blue Room draws a rambunctious crowd of genuine music-lovers, many of whom attend with religious devotion.

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KCUR Arts
8:25 am
Mon January 9, 2006

KC Play Recalls Martin Luther King's Assassination

Actors Karen French, Donette Reese and Brian Spurlock
photo by Jacquie Lenati

Jacqee Gafford's play is set in a Kansas City beatuy shop on the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed.

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3:17 am
Mon January 9, 2006

KC CURRENTS 1-8-06

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8:57 am
Fri January 6, 2006

Quilt Artist Sonie Ruffin's Journey

Works in Sonie Ruffin's exhibition

When Sonie Ruffin was 4 years old her grandmother handed her a piece of fabric, needle and thread and told her to go sew something. Little did Ruffin know that her childhood sewing assignment would change the course of her life.

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Jazz/Blues
8:33 am
Fri January 6, 2006

Jazz Relocation Project Brings in Second Artist

Cultural Convention and Visitors Bureau President Anita Dixon says her vision of 12th Street, from the Paseo to Brooklyn, is as an enclave for jazz artists.

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Jazz/Blues
8:50 am
Sun January 1, 2006

Kansas City's Ida McBeth Releases New CD

T. Michael Stanley (913) 341-7229

Original airdate: November 2006. Versatile singer Ida McBeth has been serving up jazz, blues, soul and funk to Kansas City audiences for 30 years.

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KCUR Arts
10:28 am
Fri December 23, 2005

Arts Roundup, December 30

This week, Music Theatre for Young People tackles an unorthodox show that originated at the New York Fringe Festival, and the Donkey Show presents its 10th extravaganza.

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Headlines
6:43 pm
Thu December 22, 2005

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2:55 pm
Thu December 22, 2005

The Wilders Live on Sonic Spectrum

The Wilders in the KCUR studios, Dec. 20, 2005.
Photo: Gary Barber, UMKC

Old-time music purveyors The Wilders returned to Sonic Spectrum to play some of our seasonal favorites live in the KCUR studios. (air date: December 2005)

The last time The Wilders graced our studios Sonic Spectrum was rewarded with "Best Holiday Broadcast" honors from The Pitch.

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